The Advisory Board of the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison continuously accepts applications from prospective new members. If you are interested in working to support the Alliance and its mission, please consider submitting a self-nomination to join the Advisory Board.
The purpose of the Board is to provide oversight, to advise, assist, support and advocate for the Alliance in line with the Alliance’s stated mission: “To support the expansion of quality higher education in prison, empower students in prison and after release, and shape public discussion about education and incarceration.”
Board Members are volunteers who believe in the Alliance’s mission and agree to share their relevant expertise, skills, experience, resources, and networks to advance the organization by (in alphabetical order):
Members shall serve terms of one to three years, with term end dates staggered such that no more than 30% of the Board transitions off in a given calendar year (not including resignations or dismissals). No member shall serve more than six consecutive years without unanimous approval by the sitting Board. Term lengths shall be agreed upon in writing in the Board Member Agreement.
Board membership is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about the success of the Alliance and about the expansion of quality higher education opportunities in prisons across the country.
The first step to being considered for membership on the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison Advisory Board is to complete an application. The application process is for self-nominations only.
All applications will be reviewed by the Advisory Board’s Governance Committee. Applicants may be contacted for screening interviews. All qualified applicants will be presented to the full Board. Using applicant qualifications and the number of Board Member positions available, the Board will vote on which applicants will be invited to serve on the Board. The Advisory Board Chair will invite any applicant that receives a majority of the Board’s vote. Upon acceptance of the invitation to serve, new Board Members will be required to participate in the Board orientation and on-boarding process. The Advisory Board continuously engages with new members and maintains a goal of five to fifteen members at all times. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Service on the Alliance’s Advisory Board is without remuneration. However, expenses related to travel, accommodation and other reasonable costs related to board members’ duties will be reimbursed, as long as funds remain available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions about the Alliance or the Board Member recruitment process.