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Young Professionals Board Application


Young Professionals Board Application

About the Young Professionals Board

IN!'s Young Professionals Board is a group of emerging leaders who dedicate their own time, talents, networks, and resources to raise awareness and support for the work and mission of IN!. IN!'s mission is to create inclusive college opportunities in Colorado for students with intellectual disabilities to foster academic growth, social development, and career advancement.

Young Professionals Board Goals

  • Build awareness of inclusive higher education via IN!'s social media networks
  • Organize events and fundraisers to promote inclusive higher education in Colorado
  • Engage IN! program alumni in ongoing community
  • Create avenues for community members to share about the impact of inclusive higher education in our state

Roles and Responsibilities

The role of a Young Professionals board member carries with it the responsibility to serve as a committed supporter and thoughtful advocate for IN!. The specific responsibilities that all members are asked to accept are included below.

Expectations and Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Spread awareness of IN! and its mission 
  • Engage with and help build our community of advocates 
  • Invest in the community of IN! program alumni

Time Commitment

  • 2 year term
  • Attend or call into 9 of 12 (1 meeting/month/year) Young Professionals Board meetings, varying number of special taskforce/committee meetings as needed, and special events 

Staff Support

  • Young Professionals Board members will receive regular, timely, and accurate information from IN! staff
  • IN! staff will support the Young Professionals Board leadership to ensure success 
  • At least one staff will attend each Young Professionals Board meeting to serve as a liaison to IN!


  • Become part of the IN! network 
  • Connections to other organizations with whom IN! works 
  • Opportunities for networking with the IN! Board of Directors 
  • Growth in knowledge of how non-profits function 
  • Special programmatic opportunities in relation to IN!’s partner schools and current college students

Interest/Application Form

The Young Professionals Board accepts new members on a rolling basis.

General Interest

First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Briefly tell us a bit about yourself. Note: To enlarge the text box area, drag down the bottom right corner of the text box.
What makes you interested in the Young Professionals Board? What inspires you about IN!’s mission?
How did you find out about the Young Professionals Board?
What questions do you have about the Young Professionals Board?

Board Specific Questions

If you just want to learn more about the board, you can skip ahead and submit the form. If you are ready to apply, please answer each of the following questions.

What skills, connections, resources, or expertise do you are willing to use on the behalf of the organization? Please list any prior board experience or relevant leadership experience.
Please list a few of your personal/professional goals.
What expectations do you have of this board?
Are you willing to commit to serving a minimum of one 2 year term?
How much time per month can you commit to meetings and serving the mission?
Please attach your resume and/or cover letter.
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Thank you for your time filling out this form. Someone from the Young Professionals Board will reach out to you within 1-2 weeks of submission. We look forward to getting to know you more!

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