Volunteer Posting 1638

Board Director
Soar Community Services
Work From Home - Hamilton area
Brantford, Ontario
flexible / as needed
closes in 3 days (Fri, 31 May)

Board Director

SOAR Community Services is seeking talented, experienced, and community-minded leaders to join its Board of Directors! 

Make a real difference in people's lives while utilizing your expertise, expanding your network, and fostering personal growth. By dedicating your time and skills, you can build a stronger community, enhance your reputation, and leave a legacy of positive impact. Be part of an extraordinary team transforming lives and creating a brighter future.

Seeking applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Who We Are:

Everyone leading meaningful and healthy lives by empowering people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing.

SOAR Community Services is a not-for-profit organization offering help to the people in Brantford, Brant, and Haldimand for over 50 years. Today, we provide our community members with support in the areas of Employment, Housing, Justice, and Addictions and Mental Health.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and financial accountability of SOAR Community Services.

 

Term: Up to 3 Years with re-election potential of one additional 3-Year Term (6 year maximum)

Annual Commitment: Regularly attend Board (up to 3 hours per month), ad-hoc Committee meetings (up to 2 hours per month) and an Annual General Meeting.

 

 Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership, including fiduciary responsibility, embodying SOAR’s mission, vision, and values. Develop, review, and approve the mission, values, and strategic directions in collaboration with staff, clients, and community stakeholders.
  • Fulfill governance responsibilities ensuring compliance with applicable laws and governance policies, procedures, and by-laws.
  • Protect SOAR’s business interests, including corporate opportunities, assets, and confidential information. Review by-laws, and annual work plans. Approve financial statements, operating budgets, and extraordinary expenditures.
  • Conduct Board business effectively and efficiently. Hold overall accountability in a manner that is transparent and seen to be fair and would bear close public scrutiny.
  • Keep informed about matters relating to SOAR, the community, and the broader social and health systems.
  • Participate in training, including governance/fiduciary roles, responsibilities, liabilities, and conflicts of interest.
  • Actively support a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide insight to other team members from a peer perspective, while working collaboratively with them.
  • Maintain effective professional boundaries with peers.

 

Core Competencies

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Analytical Thinking, Problem Solving & Judgement
  • Stewardship, Accountability & Dependability
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Creative & Innovative Thinking
  • Communication, Relationship Building & Teamwork
  • Ethics and Integrity

 

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in volunteering on the SOAR Community Services’ Board of Directors, please email

The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodation, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.

Meet our Board: https://www.soarcs.ca/agency/leadership-and-governance

 

Our Commitment to You

SOAR Community Services is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation.  The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory.  We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land.  We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.

We value the diverse and intersectional identities of our clients and staff.  The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff. 

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

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