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Board Member Job Description

Orientation and training is provided to make sure directors are comfortable and knowledgeable in their role; previous board experience is an asset but not required.

A team player with an interest in making a difference in their local community, creating conversations around social issues, with the willingness to:
• Commit time for regular Board meetings, committee meetings and planning sessions.
• Volunteer at special events, as required.
• Engage in critical thought and be committed to a vibrant future for the organization.
• Prepare well for meetings, reviewing and commenting on minutes and reports.
• Listen will and be thoughtful in considering issues.
• Get to know other directors and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
• Actively participate in the board's annual evaluation and planning efforts.
•Understand the fiscal implications of decisions.

• Provide strategic leadership.
• Be knowledgeable about the organizations values, mission, programs and performance.
• Be an ambassador for the organization and promote its work in the community.
• Ensure the organization's financial viability and sustainability.
• Develop policy framework.
• Participate in fundraising efforts.

To carry out these responsibilities, the Board meets for approximately 1 hour on the 3rd Friday of every month.

The board is comprised of up to 15 members. The board serves a minimum two-year term. Members may serve a maximum of two consecutive 2 year terms.