Volunteer Posting 1156

Board Member
Edmonton area
less than 2 hours per week
closes in 9 days (Fri, 31 Mar)

e4c Board Member


Our Board of Directors is a volunteer-based Strategic Governance Board.


Strategic Governance

At e4c, the CEO and the Board Chair are jointly responsible for strategic planning. All Board Members are involved in the strategic thinking and decision-making that informs our strategic plan. The Board of Directors brings an outside perspective, tests the consistency of management's thinking, provides review and approval of major decisions, approves the strategic plan, and monitors the progress of key initiatives and the achievement of strategic objectives and



What we do: 

Food SecurityWe know hunger makes life more difficult. We help people access the healthy, nutritious food they need to survive and thrive.


Education and Skill DevelopmentEducation and skill development empowers people to discover their own potential. Access to educational and skill building opportunities prepares the children, youth, adults, and families we serve with the tools they need to reach their goals. This empowers them to build up their assets to create positive, lasting change.


Shelter and HousingSafe and affordable housing is essential to a person's wellness and quality of life. We know that when housing needs are met, people have a base of safety and security to explore and pursue their aspirations. Our work helps people to find a place they can call home.


Communication and Collaboration - Enhancing and strengthening community involvement can help people feel safe, connected, and invested in where they live. We know that when people feel engaged and accepted, they gain a sense of belonging and can participate as valued, respected and contributing members of our communities.


Board Director Term

The Board consist of up to 18 directors.  Directors are elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). A Director is elected for two or three year term with the option for re0election; up to a maximum of nine years on the Board.


Time Commitment

Directors attend Board meetings, held the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Most meetings are in person with some virtual meetings.


Additional duties include Committee meetings monthly or every other month (committee dependent).


Each Director will be a member on at least one of the Committees. Additional commitments include but are not limited to community events, workshops, forums, conferences, symposiums, and other training and/or professional development opportunities.


What We Can Offer You

  • The opportunity to give back to the community.
  • Experience working on a non-for-profit Strategic Governance Board
  • Opportunities to learn about and contribute to the ongoing efforts to eliminate poverty in the City of Edmonton
  • Effective use of your expertise and experience
  • Networking possibilities


Who Should Apply?

Candidates who demonstrate their interest in:

  • Supporting e4c’s mission, vision, and culture
  • Bringing a community perspective to the Board table.
  • Committing time for Board duties and related activities

Contribute their value by:

  • Helping make sense of a complex strategic environment.
  • Contributing diversified, and objective thinking
  • Exercising good judgement

Experience in the following areas would be an asset:

  • Strategic Thinking/Governance
  • Comfort with ambiguity and complexity
  • Leadership
  • Business Acumen
  • Community Involvement


Recruitment Process

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews for vacant Board positions. A Police Information Check is required.


Please include the following in your application:

  • Cover letter (one page) outlining your

interest in serving on the e4c Board of


  • Resume (maximum of three pages) and
  • Two references.


Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted.


For additional information about the recruitment process, please contact:

Barb Spencer

780.424.7543 ext. 165 or

tegic Governance Board

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