• Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

Governance Committee Member

4 hours / monthly
at least 3 months
Governance Committees stop organizations from falling apart. They help to organize the business, hold the business leaders accountable, and support the growth necessary to maximize the benefit to society. 

Committee Members:
Governance Committee members are resilient, determined, and practical. We are diverse and passionate. We focus on bringing the best out of each other. We help each other produce value and find meaning. We uphold the duties of the governance committee not because they are easy, but because they are hard, and we enjoy the challenge. We pursue our governance duties because they make a difference for the organization, the population that Affinity Mentorship serves, and because we become better people in the process. It’s a win, win, win!
This is a volunteer position with a focus on developing your analytical and strategic thinking abilities, professionalism, and unlocking your best teamwork.

Members are responsible for showing up to meetings (currently all virtual), maintaining communication, and managing their own workload.

1.	Research
	   Investigate best practices
	   Evidence-based and relevant
2.	Policy Oversight
	   Develop and maintain bylaws (like a charity business plan)
 	   Develop and maintain the Policies and Procedures
3.	Board Management
	   Board Effectiveness
	      Evaluation of executive board member performance
	         Committee chair performance
	         Evaluation of committee performance
	   Board Diversity
	         Prioritizing board and committee diversity and representation
4.	Monitor Governance and Compliance Issues
	   Identify and report on risk
5.	Executive Director Management
	   Performance Evaluation
	   Succession Planning
6.	Committee Charter Development/Maintenance
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Invitation to public events and voting opportunities.
Professional Development.
Exposure to and coaching on policy analysis, research methods, not-for-profit business planning, and many other business functions.
Belonging to a tight knit and supportive team.
Expanding social network.
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit