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Call for Board Member for Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society: Secretary Position

11555 - 85th Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T3R 1J3 [map]
10-12 hours / monthly
2 years
Calgary Wildlife is seeking an energetic, professional, proactive individual who is passionate about wildlife and human resource activities to join our Board of Directors as Director of Communications. The Calgary Wildlife Board is a working board for a small organization which means we do more than simply oversee operations, we also roll up our sleeves and help elevate the stature of the organization in ways that align with our skillsets and title. Board members oversee organizational operations to ensure our mandate is being fulfilled, we help raise funds and public awareness, and assist with leadership and general promotion of Calgary Wildlife in support of our mission and goals. Board members are expected to make a commitment to participate fully in strategic planning, governance, fund development and tactical activities. 

General Board roles and responsibilities
Proactive leadership
Fund development and outreach
Organizational leadership and strategic advisement
Inspire individual and corporate support
Financial management, including oversight of the annual budget
Promotion of organization and public awareness
Active presence and support at key events

Secretary specific responsibilities:
The Secretary ensures all rules and bylaws of the organization are adhered to by the board during meetings and the implementation of board decisions. The secretary is also in charge of all of the records and documentation for the organization.

Meetings and time commitment:
Board members may have monthly committee meetings they are chairing or attending depending on their role. 
Monthly Board meetings take place in the evenings with rotating hosts. Meetings are typically 90 minutes unless urgent issues require additional attention.
The Annual General Meeting in May takes place in lieu of a monthly Board meeting and typically takes 1 hour.
Casino fundraiser takes place once every 18 months and each Board member is expected to sign up for one 8-hour shift. 
Other events Board members may be encouraged to attend include our Spring Baby Shower, the fall photography gala, and other key fundraising events.

About us:
Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (Calgary Wildlife) was formed in 1993 to rescues and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife in Calgary and the surrounding area. Calgary Wildlife runs an accredited veterinary clinic, intakes over 2,200 patients a year, responds to thousands of wildlife-related calls from the public and educates over 5,000 Calgarians through our wildlife education program each year.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Administrative experience preferred.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
This is a unique opportunity to engage with a non-profit that provides care to injured and orphaned wildlife.
Activities involved
Administration Board Member
  • Interview
  • Resume
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule