Competencies and Skills

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The disAbility Law Center of Virginia is seeking applicants to serve on the Governing Board. The dLCV is seeking special skills and experiences that will most benefit the new organization.

Ideally, each director will bring a different set of skills to the dLCV Board, recognizing that no one individual will have expertise in every area. In determining the appropriate mix of skills, due regard shall be given to cultural, ethnic, racial, and disability diversity in Virginia. The dLCV Board will consider applicants with any of these skills or experiences:

  1. Financial Expertise, such as
    1. An understanding of audit committee functions;
    2. An understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, financial statements, and financial performance; or
    3. Education or experience as a principal financial officer, principal accounting officer, controller, accountant, or auditor
  2. Legal and Governance, such as
    1. Education, experience, or licensing as an attorney, paralegal, or legislative director;
    2. Experience with non-profit boards;
    3. Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups;
    4. Understanding of disability law and disability rights advocacy;
    5. Understanding of the political environment in which dLCV operates; or
    6. Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of senior executives and their accountability to the board of directors.
  3. Recipients and Advocates, such as
    1. Credentialing, education, or experience in a relevant field; or
    2. Knowledge about services to individuals with disabilities in Virginia.
  4. Development and Fundraising, such as
    1. Experience in development or fundraising for non-profit entities;
    2. Education or experience as a development director or fundraiser; or
    3. Experience with a variety of sources including federal and private grants.
  5. Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications, such as
    1. Education or experience in marketing, public relations, or communications
    2. Experience in managing large-scale public relations;
    3. Experience in marketing non-profit services; or
    4. Experience with communication strategy across various platforms.
  6. Human Resources, such as
    1. Education or experience as a human resources director, human resources manager, benefits and employee service specialist, or staffing director; or
    2. Experience with employment law in Virginia.