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HIV Community Link

Volunteer Director



Company Information

HIV Community Link promotes wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C, offering prevention, education and support programs across Calgary and Southeastern Alberta. We work from a harm reduction perspective offering non-judgmental support, tools and information to reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C and to end the stigma associated with the illnesses. Our goal is to empower choices, to engage communities and to end transmission of HIV.

Job Description

A Director is accountable to the membership of the organization for effective governance and advocacy, as well as to funders and donors for financial responsibility. They also are responsible to the numerous communities we serve for the mission, vision, strategic direction and outcomes of the organization. They serve as a member of the Board for a two year term and may serve for a maximum of three terms (or six years)

The time commitment for this role is approximately 10-15 hours per month including board meetings and varying times for committee meetings and other engagements such as fundraisers or public events.

As a Director you would be responsible for a number of important tasks including:
- Committing to the mission, vision and values of HIV Community Link
- Being informed on the scope of the organization’s work, and participate in decision making surrounding policy, finance, programs, and advocacy
- Approving and monitoring strategic directions, policy and recommendations from committees and the Executive Director
- Reviewing the organization’s bylaws and approving the annual budget
- Participating in advocacy and fund development activities, and supporting fundraising efforts for the organization including the AIDS Walk and Splash of Red
- Developing and maintaining positive relations between various stakeholders in the organization and community to enhance the mission of the organization
- Contributing to the work of committees or special projects on a regular basis, while maintaining a strong level of commitment to the Board

The full position description, including a detailed list of responsibilities is available on the HIV Community Link website for further information.

We are looking for individuals with experience and expertise in fields such as accounting (CAs and CPAs), law and policy, marketing and communications, human resources, and strategic planning. If you have previous experience serving on a policy governance board, that would be considered a definite asset.

Finally, board members demonstrate an interest and awareness of the relevant issues which we work to address through our numerous programs and services. Successful candidates will be required to attend our Core Training which addresses Challenging Stereotypes, Safer Sex & HIV/AIDS, and Living with HIV/AIDS and will give you more information about the work that we do.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a completed volunteer application, letter of intent, and CV via e-mail to volunteer@hivcl.org with ‘Board of Directors Application’ in the subject line before April 30, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

HIV Community Link
Not-for-profit and Charitable Organizations
Nolan Hill
Posting Date: 11-Apr-2017Not-for-profit and Charitable OrganizationsVolunteer Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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