ICA Recruiting Volunteers for Board of Directors

ICA is calling for applications of volunteers to fill positions to lead, advise, and support the activities of the ICA by serving on its Board of Directors.

Apply by May 31, 2023

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is calling for applications of knowledgeable, engaged, and inspired volunteers to fill up to three positions to lead, advise, and support the activities of the ICA by serving on its Board of Directors for a three-year term.

The ICA’s Board of Directors addresses its fiduciary and strategic duties led by the officers and the executive committee. The ICA currently has four standing committees – finance, fundraising, governance, and communications and awareness. The full Board meets four times annually of which at least one meeting is conducted in-person/face-to-face in conjunction with ICA’s annual visit to Capitol Hill.

The ICA Board of Directors oversees the administration of the ICA, exercises financial stewardship over the association, determines annual budget, establishes and enforces policies and procedures of the organization, and sets a strategic direction. The Board addresses its fiduciary and strategic duties led by the officers and the executive committee.

Established in 1984 to give a voice and put a face on those impacted by this insidious disease, ICA is the only nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with IC/BPS. ICA advocates for IC/BPS research dedicated to discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness to ensure early diagnosis and optimal care with dignity, and serves as a central network for healthcare providers, researchers, and the millions of patients who suffer with constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain.

IC/BPS is recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go). IC/BPS can affect anyone; more than 12 million men, women, and children in the US alone have IC.

Call for Applications and Selection Process

The Board plays a leadership role in implementing strategic direction while securing funds to advance the ICA and its mission.

In addition to the general eligibility qualifications and requirements set out in the Director Job Description, Board members should collectively represent the following range of skills, experience, and expertise in the public, private, and non-profit sectors:

  • Business/Corporate Leadership
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Fundraising/Development/Philanthropy
  • Government/Legislative/Advocacy
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Public/Media Relations
  • Technology/Digital Media
  • Involvement with/Connection to IC/BPS Community

How to Apply:

Applications for Board service are invited from the ICA community and the general public. A completed application is comprised of the following items:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Skills/Capability/Experience Assessment

Please fill out the application form, sign it, and email it along with your cover letter and resume to Lee Lowery, ICA Executive Director, at lee.lowery@ichelp.org by May 31, 2023. 

ICA is an organization that values difference in background, perspective, beliefs, and traditions. ICA does not discriminate against any individual because of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, creed, physical ability, and/or national origin.

The Governance Committee will oversee the call for applications and Director selection process which involves:

May 22 – Close call for applications

June – Review applications

July – Interview candidates

August– Finalize selection for Board review

September – Board approval of new board members with term effective October 1, 2023

September – Onboarding/Orientation of new Board members.

October – New Board member selection(s) announced

Also see:

Job Description