Join the fight for gender justice! Apply to serve on our Board of Directors.

We are seeking enthusiastic, social-justice-minded applicants who share a passion for gender justice to join our board starting in January 2018. 

Gender Justice is a 501c3 legal and policy advocacy organization devoted to addressing the causes and consequences of gender inequality. We envision a world without discrimination based on sex, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Our experienced attorneys represent clients in state and federal legal cases, focusing on communities often left behind by the legal system such as low-income people, immigrants, and people of color. We seek to improve the law through policy advocacy. Our public education and training programs expand people’s knowledge of their rights and understanding of the ways implicit bias leads to systemic discrimination. While our efforts are concentrated within the Upper Midwest, our successes reach beyond regional borders.

The Board of Directors provides fiduciary oversight, mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and advice to the Executive Director who manages day-to-day operations. 

Board meetings are held in St. Paul ten times a year (monthly except July and December) for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Board members from outside the Twin Cities are able to participate by phone. Three-year terms begin January 1, 2018. Board members may serve two consecutive terms.

Thank you for your interest!

Process and Timeline

  • Review the board member "job description" here

  • Let our executive director, Megan Peterson, know that you're interested in applying and learning more. Email her at

  • Join us for a Meet and Greet with current board and staff

    • Tuesday, October 17th, 5-6pm 
      Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Ave. N, St. Paul

  • Complete an application by October 27th

  • New members will be voted in on November 14th and notified shortly after

  • New members' terms begin January 1, 2018

Gender Justice is committed to building a board of directors that reflects our values of equity and inclusion with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice, economic justice and racial justice movements, Gender Justice is committed to fostering the leadership of women, people of color, Native and indigenous people, LGBQ and trans people, immigrants, and others living in marginalized communities.