The Distress Centre is a Governance Board and is currently looking to supplement its Board with up to three qualified members at its upcoming Annual General Meeting in May. Members of the Board are elected to office for a term of three years and may stand for an additional 3 year term.
Your success is based on:
I. Strategic input into activating the Vision, Mission, and Values of the Distress Centre and being a true advocate for the Not for Profit;
II. Raising issues and concerns that support the Vision, Mission and the effective operation of the Distress Centre;
III. Providing support by attending special events and/or participating in Distress Centre activities;
IV. Participating with fundraising initiatives;
V. Providing assistance and guidance in making connections, and supporting and advising on the long term sustainability of the Distress Centre;
VI. Providing sound, objective judgement in decision making; and
VII. Attending Board meetings regularly 0 6-8 per year, and serving on Committees.
Experience in advocacy, government relations, public relations, communications, Nonprofit Management, Law, Social Service, Social Media or an accounting designation is preferred but not essential.
Previous not-for-profit Board experience would be helpful
Prior experience in working with or leading a team or company in strategy development, planning, and critical thinking would be an asset.
Candidates must be of uncompromising character and personal ethics
A strategic, thoughtful, helpful individual;
Professional and engaged;
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment;
Someone with a sense of humour, a sense of curiosity and empathy;
The opportunity to work with an experienced, talented, leadership team and Board, and be a key contributor;
The opportunity to work for an organization that contributes significantly to the betterment of our community.