Volunteer Posting 321

Board Member
Langley Pos-Abilities Society
Fraser Valley
4 to 8 hours per week
closes in 21 days (Tue, 1 Jun)

 “We are making an effort to ensure that our board represents the people we serve. Regarding the principles of equity and diversity, we are actively seeking candidates who identify as being challenged by a visible or invisible disability”

 

Position: Board Member (applies to all board members with or without office)

 

Authority and Responsibility: The board of directors is the legal authority for Langley Pos-Abilities Society.  As a member of the board, a director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. This is a working board and all Directors are expected to carry out the tasks of their positions and what jobs they accept during the course of their term.

 

Requirements

Requirements of board membership include:

  1. Commitment to the work of the organization
  2. A Criminal Record Check
  3. Signature on a non-disclosure document
  4. Knowledge and skills in some area(s) of board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy
  5. Willingness to serve on committees
  6. Willingness to perform various positions or tasks
  7. Attendance at monthly board meetings
  8. Attendance at meetings of assigned committees
  9. Attendance at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  10. Attendance at membership meetings
  11. Support of special events
  12. Support of, and participation in, fundraising events
  13. Membership in Langley Pos-Abilities Society.

Term

Directors are elected by the membership at the AGM. Directors serve for a one–year term. Directors may be released at the end of the elected term, by resigning, or according to Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s bylaws.

 

General Duties

A director is fully informed on organizational matters and participates in the board’s deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.

 

The Director must:

  1. Approve, where appropriate, policy and other recommendations received from the board, and its standing committees.
  2. Monitor all board policies
  3. Review the bylaws and policy manual, and recommend bylaw changes to the membership
  4. Review the board’s structure, approve changes, and prepare necessary bylaw amendments.
  5. Participate in the development of Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s organizational plan and annual review
  6. Review and approve Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s budget.
  7. Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees, and community to enhance Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s mission

Evaluation

A director’s performance is evaluated annually based on the performance of assigned board requirements and duties.

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