Job Posting 65202

Board Director
Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 6 days (Sat, 31 Oct)
part time  •  0

 

October 1st, 2020

 

Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society

 

Board of Directors: Fund Development

 

Background

 

Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society was founded in 2012 to support women who are parenting below the poverty line to build resiliency and keep their families intact. Our team of staff, donors and volunteers connects women to others who can offer support, advice, resources and practical strategies to help alleviate poverty-related stress.  Motherhood can be challenging under any circumstances. Struggles faced by women raising children below the poverty line in a city like Vancouver – with the dauntingly high cost of housing, food, childcare and transportation – make it really tough.

Mom2Mom strives to increase the social, emotional, and financial resources of program participants so that their poverty-related stress decreases. We know that has a tremendously positive impact on family life. “When moms thrive, children thrive.” Our vision is a future where all moms are connected to a community of caring and their basic needs are met.

Who We Need Now

One focus of Mom2Mom’s board and staff is on developing long-term sustainability. Our volunteer Board of Directors is currently seeking an additional member who is enthusiastic about and competent in fund development/fundraising, preferably with non-profit or charitable sector board experience. Someone whose ideas, engagement expertise and mentorship will help us expand and retain our generous donor base.

The Board

The scope of work of Mom2Mom’s Board is strategic, fiduciary and generative.  The board provides oversight of the organization, and strategic planning in partnership with staff. The board stewards the organization by determining, monitoring, and ensuring appropriate organizational performance, and fulfills the highest fiduciary duties, including fiscal accountability and positive organizational outcomes.

In addition, the Board is collectively responsible for:

  • Guiding organizational thinking and behaviour, in partnership with staff, through the provision of clearly stated values and principles and being proactive in the identification and development of policies
  • Organizational monitoring
  • Hiring and performance evaluation of the Executive Director
  • Performance evaluation of the Board of Directors
  • Representing a positive image of the organization to the public
  • Contributing to sustainability planning and maintaining relationships with funders
  • Approving an annual report on the affairs of the Society

 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Mom2Mom has a clear purpose and a values-based culture. We have a strong organizational commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from candidates who can provide an underrepresented perspective.
  • Further, women who parent below the poverty line in Canada and in BC are disproportionately Indigenous and people of colour, and that disparity is reflected in the cultural background of Mom2Mom participants. Indigenous background (status, non-status, Metis, Urban Aboriginal) and/or knowledge of, and experience with Indigenous culture(s); familiarity with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples would be strong assets.

 

Time Commitment

Board Directors should be prepared to spend 6-8 or more hours bi-monthly on Board and Committee matters. This would include a combination of electronic/telecommunications and in-person meetings (at the SpencerCreo Centre, 610 Main St.), although during COVID-19 all meetings are by teleconference or video-conference (e.g., Zoom).

We ask all Board members for an initial one-year commitment, which can be renewed up to a maximum of 3 consecutive 2-year terms.

 

To apply: please send your expression of interest and current CV/resume to:  In your cover letter, please tell us a bit about yourself, why you would like to join as a volunteer Director, and what you hope to contribute and gain from being involved with Mom2Mom. To learn more about us, please visit www.m2mcharity.ca.

 

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