We're a charitable organization that's been serving the St Albert, Sturgeon County, and surrounding communities for over 30 years. We work with families and individuals to address the impacts of domestic abuse and violence and provide education to prevent abuse and bullying in our communities.
Our Board works in a governance & policy capacity, providing fiduciary oversight to the organization and manages the Executive Director. The Board also has a committee structure that conducts tasks and projects for Board review and approval. Some of these committees can have external (to the Board) members who may serve for 1, 2, or 3 year terms.
We're seeking interested members of the community to serve on a number of our Board committees. Volunteers are critical to the success of our organization and we value the many community members who have stepped up to serve on our Board or on our committees at one time or another. If you've served with us before or are looking to get involved, we'd love to have you apply!
There are 4 committees that allow for external membership to the Board. We've listed them below along with the general roles and responsibilities of each. Please note that the committees are not liable for the recommendations they make to the Board and serve in an advisory capacity only.
Fund Development Committee: to support strategic fund development initiatives, participate in planning and execution of fundraising events and initiatives, and network with the greater community to support the organization's revenue generation activities. Meets monthly.
Policy & Governance Committee: helps conduct reviews of Board policy and drafts new policy as needed for Board consideration, review and approval. Meets quarterly or as needed.
Finance & Risk Management Committee: reviews broad organizational risk and financial management, provides advice and expertise on audit processes and effective use of resources of the organization per the strategic plan. Meets every 2 months or as needed.
Clinical Advisory Committee: provides clinical opinions and advice on matters relating to client care, best practices for clinical programs and services, and professional development support as requested by staff and Board. Meets quarterly.
Our ideal candidate would possess:
Time commitments for the role:
Able to commit to regular meetings as necessary for a min of 1 year.
Able to attend SAIF's major annual events (approx. 2-3) that are held throughout the year.
Time commitment for members is approx. 2-4 hours/month highly dependent on the committee's work plan and time of year.
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