Volunteer Posting 637

Board Member
The Rainbow Society of Alberta
Work From Home - Alberta
less than 2 hours per week
closes in 83 days (Fri, 19 Aug)

The Board is responsible for the highest level of decision-making and legal authority in the Society.  By law, the Board is ultimately accountable for, and has authority over, the Society’s resources and activities.

Under ideal conditions, a diverse Board would be comprised of Directors that have experience in finance, business, health care, law, marketing, communications, public relations, and fundraising.

In general, we ask that our Board promotes the Society’s:

  • Purpose: Ensure the Society is carrying out our mission in a manner that is ethical, effective, and fiscally accountable.
  • Continuity: Be responsible for the process of policy, including establishing, developing, implementing, and evaluating policies.
  • Progress: Set the rate of progress which the organization will undertake in achieving its purpose or mission through programs.
  • Identity: Secure community support and appreciation for the Society’s objectives, beliefs, vision, mission, and long-term direction.


Your Responsibilities as a Director:

  • Working to achieve the stated purpose and objectives of the Society (in conjunction with the Executive Director), including a 3 to 5-year strategic plan;
  • Helping to raise and manage funds through the Executive Director and the Fund Development Managers;
  • Employing staff (the Executive Director);
  • Replying in a timely manner to the requests of employees of the Society;
  • Advocating for the Society in the community;
  • Approving budgets set forth and implemented by the Executive Director; and
  • Orienting your replacement on the Board.

Your Commitment as a Board Member:

By accepting a Board position, you in effect become one of our most important volunteers and are encouraged to be involved in a multitude of activities.  We require that our Board Members:

  • Attend monthly Board meetings (usually excluding July and August) in Edmonton either in person or via teleconference.

A typical Board meeting consists of:

  • Reviewing financial statements, budget forecasts and other pertinent financial documents;
  • Reviewing current Wish applications and collectively making Wish package decisions; and
  • Presenting reports relating to individual portfolios outlining recent activity on behalf of the Society.
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (in person) in Edmonton each year.
  • Take an active role as a volunteer in regional fundraisers.
  • Promote the Society to contacts within the community including corporate partners, foundations, and other funding agencies, with an emphasis on developing corporate relationships.
  • Be involved with at-home Wish applications.

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