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Board Member for infant loss support organization

Board of Directors

Simply A Miracle began as a family project in 2018 after the death of our newborn son, Sam. With the two of us founders and a handful of volunteers, we held a fundraiser to earn just over $1000 to buy a headstone for a local family who had recently lost their infant son. We have continued to run a completely voluntary organization out of our home, and have grown quite a bit in 6 years - we are now raising $10,000-$20,000 each year and helping dozens of families with medical, mortuary, emergency transport, counseling, and memorial costs. Now, we have hit a deciding moment for this little organization: Will we continue to run a tiny, home-grown, volunteer organization until our life takes a different turn? Or will Simply A Miracle, one of less than 10 organizations in the nation that offer financial assistance to infant loss families, become self-sustaining and provide support to infant loss families far into the future?

We know the answer. In Utah alone, over 250 families each year lose a child between birth and one year old. (This does not include miscarriage or stillbirth numbers, which are significantly higher.) These deaths can result in medical and other bills that can range from $5000 to nearly $1 million. After the death of a child, no one should be worrying about finances. The need is enormous, and the resources to fill that need are grossly insufficient. We know there is no true decision. Simply A Miracle NEEDS to continue to exist and fulfill its purpose, no matter what direction our life takes.

And so… It’s time for us to create a Board of Directors to provide the continuity, connections, and leadership to ensure that the work of supporting infant loss families goes on!


If this cause and this situation strike a chord with you, we would love to discuss the possibility of having you on our Board.

Qualifications:

We are looking for board members who:

-care about people and love to bless the lives of others

-can support the mission of Simply A Miracle: to provide financial and emotional support to infant loss families

-will leverage their connections to solicit donations, volunteers, beneficiaries, and profitable partnerships for Simply A Miracle

-are prepared to make a significant personal contribution to Simply A Miracle each year

-are willing to donate time and services in the following areas: legal, tax and finance, grant writing, marketing, event planning, fundraising and donor relations

-can spend 10+ hours per month fulfilling board responsibilities

-are flexible, proactive problem-solvers who are willing to take initiative in transitioning Simply A Miracle to a more sustainable operation

-can commit to a 2 year board term, and solicit options for replacement at the end of that term

-will attend Simply A Miracle events and represent Simply A Miracle in various settings

-bring unique perspectives to the table and work well with others to accomplish goals

-are honest, trustworthy, and dependable, even when the inevitable hiccups of life come up.

We are especially interested in members with prior board or non-profit experience.

It is helpful but not necessary for board members to live in Utah.


This is a volunteer position. This Board will be breaking new ground for our small organization, and will be learning together as we go. If you are looking for a prestigious, easy position with a clear description of your exact duties, this may not be the best fit for you. If you are willing to give it a go and do your best, let’s talk! Visit our website and fill out a short interest form (https://www.simplyamiracle.com/about-5) and attach your resume, and we will be in touch.

Additional Info

Job Type : Volunteer

Organization Mission : Simply A Miracle provides emotional and financial support to families who lose infants. Family matters most, and families deserve to grieve, remember, and heal together without the burden of financial worry.

DEI/Nondiscrimination Statement : Simply A Miracle does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in our search for volunteers and staff, providing services, or accepting donations.

Work Model : Hybrid

Compensation Type : Unpaid (Volunteer/Intern)

Job Status : Other

Pay Range : Volunteer

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