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NACC Board of Directors Openings

The Nominating Committee of the National Association of Counsel for Children is accepting applications for open positions on NACC’s Board of Directors.


About NACC

The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is a 501(3)(c) non-profit professional membership association and children’s legal advocacy organization based in Denver, CO with staff in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. NACC’s mission is to advance the rights, well-being, and opportunities of children and families impacted by the child welfare system. NACC works to advance justice for children and families through our Training & Certification, Community Building, and Policy Advocacy programs. Last month the NACC Board approved a new five-year strategic plan wherein NACC refined its Mission, Vision, and Identity to clearly articulate who NACC is and what NACC stands for as a nonprofit children’s legal advocacy organization in the field of child welfare and intersecting systems. NACC also defined the organization’s impact model and key program areas, and set five-year goals and strategies to support goal attainment across NACC’s programs. This new plan sets NACC set on an exciting growth trajectory to increase our impact through earned revenue and grant-funded programs.


Board Recruitment

NACC is seeking nominations from candidates interested in advancing NACC’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan and organizational growth. While all interested persons may apply, NACC’s Board is seeking individuals with the following characteristics:

     Child Welfare Law Specialists
     Law office/agency Training Directors
     Persons with lived experience as a former foster youth or respondent parent
     Persons with financial expertise (budgeting, accounting)
     Persons who bring racial, ethnic, and age diversity
     Academics/Professors in the fields of children and family law and policy

Board Responsibilities

NACC is governed by a national Board of Directors which meets in person twice a year. Board service is a six (6) year renewable term. All NACC board members are expected to give their time, talent, and treasure to the organization. Please review the Basic Elements of NACC Board of Director Service and the general roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members.

All NACC board members are expected to serve on at least one committee or work group, which currently include Finance/Audit, Certification Oversight, Nominating, Policy, Conference Workgroup, Amicus Workgroup, Certification Workgroup. Board committees meet via telephone/video on a monthly, bi-monthly, or other basis as determined by the committee chair.

Nomination Process

Applicants must submit the online letter of interest and current resume or curriculum vitae no later than Monday, October 8, 2018.

Per NACC’s by-laws the nominating committee reviews applications, conducts interviews, and then submits Board candidates to the full NACC Board for review. Final candidates are presented to NACC membership for a vote in December. Board terms commence in January.

You may nominate another person or self-nominate. If you have questions about service or the process, please contact for more information.

NACC’s 2019 Board of Director’s meetings are as follows:

     March 29-30, 2019, Denver, Colorado (includes new board member orientation)

     August 25, 2019, Anaheim, California (NACC’s annual meeting pre-conference)




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