Volunteer Posting 752

Board Chair
Halifax Sexual Health Centre
Work From Home - Nova Scotia
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 38 days (Thu, 30 Jun)

The Halifax Sexual Health Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which is responsible for determining HSHC’s purpose and mission as well as: reviewing and approving HSHC’s strategic planning, ethical values and structure; selecting and maintaining an effective Board; appointing and overseeing our Executive Director, overseeing HSHC’s operations, and overseeing HSHC’s communications with its members and external stakeholders.

Directors’ Qualities and Attributes

HSHC aims to provide accessible and client-centered services and we pride ourselves on building an organization that celebrates freedom of choice, diversity, and open mindedness. Prospective board members should fully support the vision and mission of the HSHC and will also be willing to:
• Act with integrity and courage
• Strengthen discussions and decision making with informed judgement, perspective, and analytical thinking
• Communicate and present their options effectively and constructively
• Listen attentively and respectfully, ask questions, and be willing to learn
• Be dependable, flexible, and strategically agile

Director Participation


  • Call, create agenda for and preside at annual general meeting (annual – spring/summer) – incl. Chair’s report on behalf of Board
  • Call, create agenda for and preside at board general meetings (at least 6/year) – incl. Chair’s report
  • Bank signing authority for all accounts and investments (as needed)
  • Ensure Board resolutions and responsibilities (incl. annual budget) carried into effect (as needed)
  • Lead and direct HSHC executive, board committees (as needed)
  • Participate in fundraising and other key engagement initiatives (as needed)
  • Board, staff, stakeholder and other external communications and/or oversight of same (periodically throughout year)
  • Coordinate strategic planning (expected to resume 2022)
  • Annual HSHC donation to maintain membership

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