Interested in joining the Taking Travel Black Leadership Team? You’ve come to the right place.
Our mission is to build a community of global citizens from across the Black Diaspora by making travel, study, and cultural exchange affordable and accessible.
This is the focus of our work every day and is manifested via discounted group travel, passport grants, study abroad scholarships, and building engaging content.
What is the role of the Leadership Team?
The Leadership Team plays an essential role in the success of the Taking Travel Black. Each Leader contributes to accomplishing our mission by executing their specific duties.
How much time must I commit as a member of the Leadership Team?
As a member of the Leadership Team (aka the Board of Directors,) you are a representative of Taking Travel Black and are expected to uphold our mission and values accordingly.
You will be expected to dedicate time to executing the duties related to your position on the BOD, attend one virtual Board meeting per month, attend the annual Leadership Conference, and attend one Group Escape per year.
What are the responsibilities of a member of the Leadership Team?
Initially serve a one-year term
Serve as a spokesperson on behalf of the Taking Travel Black
Use your personal network & connections to promote the needs of the organization
Make personal financial contributions with a minimum annual dues of $145 (cost of a passport)
Volunteer your time by attending monthly board meetings, the annual Leadership Conference, and one Group Escape per year
Collaborate with other members of the Leadership Team & staff
open leadership roles:
Director of Development
Your role is to grow Taking Travel Black’s budget so we can have the capital we need to execute the mission. Get us this shmoney.
Develop & execute the 2019 Fundraising Plan
Write grant proposals and track reports for all secured grants
Secure financial support from individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
This is for you if: you can strike up an interesting conversation with anyone, at any time and any place.
Words that describe you: charismatic, analytical, goal-oriented
Director of Marketing & Engagement
Your role is to establish and manage the brand, face, and voice of Taking Travel Black. You are TTB.
Establish Taking Travel Black’s digital brand, blog, & social media presence
Create + execute the social media and content calendars
Manage email marketing, organization announcements, press releases and other marketing communications
Develop an influencer strategy
This is for you if: you notice the little details in everything.
Word that describe you: tech-savvy, creative eye, typo-hater
Director of People & Culture
Your role is to establish a kick-ass organizational culture. You are the glue of Taking Travel Black.
Cultivate and lead a talented and service-minded organization by building trust, listening, and relating to employees at all layers
Ensure that TTB has the right talent, infrastructure/systems/processes, and policies necessary to accomplish our mission
Establish onboarding, training, and management processes for all new BOD members, interns, community leaders, and volunteers
Ensure all internal staff’s information, records, and documentation are accurate, complete, and up to date
This is for you if: your friends would describe as a momma or poppa bear.
Words that describe you: process-driven, people-focused, data-driven
Director of Policy
Your role is to provide legal advice to Taking Travel Black.
Write, analyze, and interpret a variety of administrative and legal documents
Help us not get into hot sh*t
Familiarity with (or interest in) nonprofit legal work
This is for you if: you’re a practicing attorney with a penchant for service
Words that describe you: 5-star communicator, can keep a secret (#confidentiality), fluent in legalese
Director of Technology & Innovation
Your role is to create a cutting edge online and mobile experience for Taking Travel Black. You are our tech guru.
Manage TTB’s technology infrastructure and resources
Make all necessary changes and updates to the website to maintain accuracy in information & a great user experience
Develop a plan for an upcoming customer portal/app and work with external teams to build & execute it
Use web data to test/update/change various components of the website
This is for you if: you are fluent in multiple programming languages, can translate tech-talk to non-tech people, & your motto is ABT - always be testing
Words that describe you: organized, curious, data-driven, excellent communicator
Director of Programs
Your role is to plan and execute Taking Travel Black’s various programs.
Develop and create informational guides for existing programs, as well as research/propose new programs
Develop an expansion plan for local and college chapters to represent TTB all over the world map
Develop a partnership program to get other orgs and companies to realize the benefits of working with TTB
This is for you if: you can’t live without your calendar & notes apps
Words that describe you: ridiculous organized, outside the box thinker, believe “no” is not a final answer
Director of Customer Experience
Your role is to keep our paying customers happy and returning.
Design a safe & delightful customer experience for all TTB guests
Manage customer feedback & complaints
Develop a customer experience survey & use the resulting data to implement changes
Establish strategies and programs related to increasing customer loyalty and referrals
This is for you if: you believe the glass is half full and have a natural ability to make people turn their frowns upside down
Words that describe you: extroverted, caring, problem-solver, “yes, but and…”