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Join our Board of Directors!

Mabel Wadsworth Center (“Mabel’s”), an independent, feminist healthcare provider based in Bangor, Maine, is seeking applications for the Board of Directors.  During this critical time for abortion access and transgender healthcare, it is important that we have a dynamic group of folks to help ensure Mabel’s vitality as we serve our community. The Board of Directors works to strengthen and promote our mission and values, ensure financial stability and growth, and strategically plan for Mabel’s future. Ours is a three pronged mission “to provide healthcare using a feminist model focused on sexual and reproductive health through education, advocacy, and clinical services.”  You can learn more about us at mabelwadsworth.org.

If you are interested in joining Mabel’s board, please respond to the four questions below. We are committed to inclusion and accessibility for all. We offer many ways to answer the application questions. Written, video and audio answers may be emailed to mabelbod@gmail.com. If you would like to speak with a board member, that can also be arranged by emailing the address above. Please remember to include your name, town you live in, telephone number, and preferred method of contact.  A general description of board responsibilities can be found HERE

Mabel’s is wholly engaged in the ongoing fight for reproductive justice, including dismantling white supremacy and oppressive systems within the nonprofit and health care industries where we operate. We welcome applicants of all genders & backgrounds, especially first-time Board of Directors members. If you have experience in anti-oppressive work, especially reproductive justice and abortion advocacy, anti-racism, and transgender inclusion, we hope you will share that with us. 

Thank you for your consideration!

  1. Please describe your interest in serving Mabel’s. Discuss your understanding of our programs, values, and mission, particularly as they relate to anti-oppressive work.
  2. There are a variety of ways to support Mabel’s work. What specifically interests you about board service? 
  3. What relevant experiences or skills might you bring to this role? What relationships (with organizations, communities, or key stakeholders) would you bring to this position? 
  4. What is important for us to know about you as we consider your application? We’d love to hear about any characteristics, identities, affinities, or lived experiences you would like to share with us that inform your understanding of the world or might add to our shared approach to leadership.