Join the Board of Directors

To fulfill our responsibilities, we seek a diverse Board composed of directors passionate about                                                                                                                                                         ALDEA’s mission and who, collectively, have a wealth of relevant expertise and experience.

What does board membership entail?

The major responsibilities of the Board of Directors of ALDEA are to shape the mission and strategic direction of the organization, participate actively in fundraising and development activities, ensure ALDEA has appropriate leadership, and exercise fiduciary responsibilities related to the operations of the organization.


Expectations of Board Directors

  • Stated commitment to the mission and vision of ALDEA.
  • Ability to contribute in one or more of the following areas by actively serving on committees or involvement in special projects: strategic planning, nonprofit board governance, board and committee leadership, fundraising, donor relations, planning/facilitating tours, legal and fiduciary oversight, and community development programming.
  • Commitment to actively serve on at least one committee, with monthly Zoom meetings and associated work between meetings.
  • Attendance at two ALDEA Board meetings in Guatemala per year; meetings are usually held in January/February and in June. (Some financial support is available to assist with travel expenses, if requested.)
  • A personal financial commitment to ALDEA (annual giving, Legacy Society, etc.); Board members are asked to prioritize ALDEA as one of their top gift recipients.
  • Commitment to support ALDEA fundraising activities.
  • Commitment to a three-year term on the Board.

Benefits of Serving on the Board

There are numerous benefits to serving on the Board. Most important is the ability to contribute to an organization and program that reduces chronic childhood malnutrition in indigenous communities in rural Guatemala. Other benefits include the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills through the work of committees and special tasks, as well as to develop friendships with others who also are passionate about the work of ALDEA.

Are you interested in joining our Board of Directors? Download the application form below and return the completed application and a copy of your CV/resumé to us via email at : [email protected]