Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is GROWING!

Acta Non Verba’s Board of Directors is seeking smart, motivated and dedicated individuals to serve on its Governing Board.

ANV’s Mission is to elevate life for youth and their families in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming and access to the natural environment.

Founded and led mainly by women and People of Color, ANV engages youth and families in safe and creative outdoor spaces in Oakland and the East Bay, CA. ANV strengthens young people’s understanding of nutrition, food production, healthy living, the natural environment and strengthens their ties to their community.

ANV has identified a need for individuals with knowledge in the following areas:

  • Attorney/ Legal Consultant
  • Financial Planning
  • Graphics/ Marketing
  • Community Activist

Board Member Job Description:

Acta Non Verba (ANV) is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. ANV does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, when not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. People of color strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please reach out to Acta Non Verba’s Board of Directors: anvboard(at)


The Board supports the work of ANV and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by ANV’s Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as s/he develops and implements ANV’s strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by ANV for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approving ANV’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the ED
  • Assisting the ED and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing ANV to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring ANV’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities ANV serves


ANV Board Members will consider ANV a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that ANV can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, ANV expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. ANV has a “Give or Get” policy in regards to board members annual contribution.

Board terms/participation

ANV’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for reappointment for one additional term. Board and committee meetings meetings will be held monthly and will be held in coordination with full board meetings.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ANV’s mission and who has a track record of leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in community, business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in community organizing, business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of ANV’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of ANV’s beneficiaries

Service on ANV’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, occasional travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Please check out our Board Inquiry Packet and find our Board Application HERE!