Join Our Board of Trustees


The Women's Center Board of Trustees is responsible for the organization's vision, goals, policies, finances, and staffing. Trustees have the following responsibilities:

  • Management and oversight over all property, affairs and funds of the Center.

  • Planning of long-term goals and vision for the Center.

  • Creation and revision of policies, and hiring, oversight, evaluation and support of the staff.

  • Support for fundraising initiatives.

  • Facilitation of communication among the Board, staff, members, and community.

Board members attend monthly meetings and help with critical tasks, such as fundraising, financial management, event planning, hiring and staff development, and board health and recruitment. We are seeking candidates with the following characteristics:

  • Strong commitment to the mission of the Center.

  • Willing to make a commitment of at least 10 hours per month, including attending at least 80% of Board meetings.

  • We especially seek women with experience or education in non-profit governance. Other priority areas include: fundraising, human services, law, taxes, finance, and human resources.

  • Involvement in the Women's Center or the larger women's community, anti-racism, LGBTQ or disability rights, and/or other social justice movements.

The Women's Center is committed to maintaining a Board which reflects the diversity of the women we serve. Women of color, immigrants, low-income women, women from the LGBTQ community, and disabled women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please download and fill out our application form, and send it to us along with your resume and a brief cover letter about why you would like to join, what skills or interests you would bring, and any other relevant information.

For more information, please email:, or call Judy at (617) 354-6394, ext. 12.