BOARD MEMBER ON THE VOLUNTARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS: (2) POSITIONS
Watersheds Canada is looking for two new board members who are passionate about Canada’s lakes and rivers, and who share our vision for communities to come together to care for their waters, resulting in clean, healthy lakes and rivers that will support humans and wildlife for years to come.
POSITION & PURPOSE:
Members of the Board of Directors of Watersheds Canada exercise ultimate authority for guiding the organization’s mission, values, goals and strategies.
Members of the Board have legal and fiduciary responsibilities and are committed to honour those responsibilities.
Members of the Board are required to be familiar with and at all times abide by the governing documents and policies of the organization, including, but not limited to its Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Ethics Policy, and Conflict of Interest Policy.
The Board is specifically responsible for:
- Determining Watersheds Canada’s mission and purpose consistent with its Articles of Incorporation;
- Conducting effective organizational planning;
- Approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services;
- Fostering collaboration between Watersheds Canada and other organizations;
- Making a personal commitment to actively participate in the organization’s resource development activities and efforts to achieve financial sustainability;
- Assisting the Executive Director and other staff raise funds from foundations, corporations, governmental entities and individual donors in accordance with the development policies of the organization;
- Overseeing the fiscal affairs and fiscal health of the organization;
- Selecting, supervising and evaluating the Executive Director of the organization;
- Working to enhance and protect the public image and reputation of the organization;
- Serving and actively participating in at least one Board Committee;
- Advancing the mission and goals of Watersheds Canada rather than serving the interests of any special interest group or constituency;
The Board meets four times each year. Members may participate in person or by telephone. Attendance at a minimum of two meetings is required.
With regard to financial sustainability, each newly elected Board Member is required to establish personal goals for supporting the organization. Goals should be congruent with the Board Member’s term of service, and may include a commitment to provide or solicit corporate or foundation support, reach out to affiliated constituencies that are prospective buyers of products or services, making a donation of personal significance, or other resource development efforts.
None required, however preference will be given to those with some experience in the conservation and/or non-profit sector(s).
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of Barbara King, Executive Director at email@example.com