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Recruitment Information


About ACAR

The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to improve the treatment of women and men that have been raped or sexually assaulted.  ACAR endeavors to continually improve the treatment of sexual violence survivors and to ultimately end sexual violence. Our services include:

  • Training for allied professionals through workshops and conferences.

  • Education of the public about sexual assault through prevention programs, website, quarterly newsletter and other materials.

  • Advocacy for sexual assault survivors with statewide agencies and in the formation of public policy.

  • Support for sexual assault program staff through training and technical assistance.

  • Providing information, technical assistance, and resources to anyone seeking to learn more about the prevalence and prevention of sexual violence.

Letter from our Executive Director​ 

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Dear Prospective Board Member, 


Let me start by thanking you for expressing interest in serving on ACAR’s Board of Directors. Since its inception in 1995, ACAR has worked tirelessly to support the efforts of our 16 member rape crisis centers with the goal of facilitating effective, efficient, and compassionate care to victims of sexual violence and their families. It is the mission of ACAR to endeavor to continually improve the treatment of sexual violence survivors and to ultimately end sexual violence. 


As someone who has indicated your support of this mission, I ask you to consider taking the next step and joining ACAR’s efforts as a member of our Board of Directors. We have a small, but fantastic staff at ACAR who carry out the duties of administration, finance, training, and technical assistance, policy development, prevention, and advocacy. We feel that we have put together a team that are experts in our field and that are tireless advocates for victims of sexual assault. We need board members on our team to focus on critical governance issues including strategic planning, financial oversight, and fund development. 


We are currently seeking new board members who will expand our capabilities in those areas and strengthen our connections with the business community, culturally specific populations, and diverse geographic areas of our state. We know that a strong Board of Directors is essential to pursuing our mission. I ask you to consider bringing your experience and passion to ACAR by serving as a member of our Board of Directors.

We appreciate your consideration and your continued support in the fight against sexual violence. 

Kimberly  Love


We appreciate your consideration and your continued support in the fight against sexual violence. 



ACAR is currently seeking Alabamians to serve on the Board of Directors. Directors are persons interested in improving conditions for victims and survivors of rape in the state of Alabama. Directors shall be vested with the overall responsibility for fiscal management of the corporation, including fundraising, policy, and the overall direction of the policy. The Directors are also responsible for the direction and management of the business and affairs of the corporation subject to the law, the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws and any duly adopted resolution of the Board of Directors.  



  • Experience and expertise that will help the organization meet its goals and objectives.

  • Demonstrated interest in the mission and philosophy of the organization.

  • Possess the ability to work well with people individually and in a group. 


Responsibilities of the Board

  • Support ACAR’s mission and purpose.

  • Support the Executive Director and assess his/her performance.

  • Participate in strategic planning.

  • Organize and facilitate fundraising activities.

  • Provide fiduciary oversight.

  • Support ACAR’s legislative agenda.

  • Ensure adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.

  • Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance.


Individual Board Member Responsibilities

  • Attend board meetings, committee meetings, retreats, and functions, such as fundraising events.

  • Know ACAR’s mission, services, policies, and programs.

  • Serve on committees and take on assignments.

  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board meetings.

  • Contribute creativity, skills, perspective, influence, and resources.

  • Make an annual financial contribution to ACAR.

  • Participate in discussions, fulfill assignments, and contribute to orderly problem-solving and decision making processes. 

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