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Vacancy - Board Member of the Foresee Foundation (4C)
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SummaryThe Foresee Foundation is looking for a well-qualified board member to join our team in overseeing our ever-growing list of local and international projects.
The Foresee Foundation is looking for a well-qualified board member to join our team. We are a new non-profit organization that abides by the four ‘C’s that are the pillars of the foundation – communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. We provide the mentality, training and the resources for the necessary skills for a modern, innovative and highly-connected world.
We are in the process of transitioning to larger local and international projects with larger requirements and budgets, including among others the new and innovative Volunteer.sx volunteerism platform. Therefore, there is a need to have a fully-staffed board to oversee these projects and future prospects.
We are looking for somebody with passion and drive for serving the St. Maarten non-profit community sector with a special interest in education and training. Our board consists of forward-thinking, open-minded innovative thinkers that believe in bringing society up to speed in terms of knowledge, skill and resources.
- Actively participate in quarterly board meetings.
- Review and approve annual projects, budgets and decisions.
- Be committed to the organization's mission and values.
- Facilitate community connections for our organization.
- Assist in developing a strategic plan for our organization.
- Prepares minutes of the board meetings.
- Supports activities organized by Foresee board/directors.
- A two (2) year term commitment to the board.
- Dedication and commitment to the organization's mission.
- Able to lead and influence others.
- Have a strong local network.
- Ability to be straightforward and impartial.
- Values discretion and confidentiality.
- Pre-existing passion for the cause.
- Eagerness to participate at every meeting.
- Willing to prepare ahead for meetings.
- Willing to spend at least 50 hours per year.
Previous board member experience preferred but not required.
🗣️ Native language skills
About Foresee Foundation
‘Communication’, ‘Collaboration’, ‘Creativity’ and ‘Critical thinking’ are the four pillars that the Foresee Foundation leans on. The Foresee Foundation, also known as the 4C-Foundation, was established in 2013 with a vision to bring 21st century learning to St. Maarten . The four ‘C’s symbolize the vision of innovation in the educational and social sector.
Between 2014 and 2017 , DigiKidz and DigiTeenz projects were launched by the Foresee Foundation in 5 different primary and secondary schools and the public library. It aimed at providing digital learning tools and included the set-up of infrastructure, devices, software, innovation teams etc. creating a digital learning environment for kids and staff.
Through collaborative initiatives , the Foresee Foundation organized two Caribbean Technology & Education Conferences, also known as C-TEC, in 2015 and 2016 with the intentions of having local, regional and international educators collaborate with each other and exchange the use of technology in their current countries and at their current schools.
With the passing of hurricane Irma in September 2017, the medialab in the library was completely destroyed and some of Foresee’s projects in the schools were also heavily affected. This brought a number of the projects temporarily to a halt and the foundation decided to assist schools, after-school programs, daycare centers with the reconstruction by providing uniforms, playgrounds, financial aid for arts- and cultural classes and playgrounds through it Educational ‘Post-Irma Relief’ and ‘Soualiga’ projects.
Observing the need for strengthening of the non-profit foundations in the educational and social sector Foresee Foundation initiated the project ‘NPOwer’ in 2018 with the aim to assist and support civic society through capacity strengthening activities.
After the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020 Foresee Foundation decided to bring the St. Maarten community a sense of connection through the island’s heritage and culture in producing an audio series of Caribbean folktales, as retold by St. Maarteners. Foresee's latest activity/program is done in collaboration with St. Maarten Development Fund and can be seen in this website: VOLUNTEER.SX!!!