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In an organization that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, is it surprising our Board has MBAs, a CA, a Q.C. and an RN? The Board of Directors of Prospect Human Services is made up of volunteers with a diverse range of talents and perspectives, and we’re looking for more. Our directors eschew fancy perks in favour of good works. We value cognition over recognition. We’re looking for new directors with fresh expertise and energy. You’ll be joining an eclectic group that is doing great work for an organization that helps people who face barriers to employment overcome those obstacles and find rewarding jobs. Check out our brand pillars on our website. If you exemplify these qualities and have a sense of humour, confidence and integrity, we’re interested in meeting you. What will you do? Prospect is seeking new members to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members play a governance role in supporting the strategic vision of Prospect. As volunteers, Board members commit to 2-4 hours per month on Board related activities, including Board/Committee meetings, participation in Board retreats and attendance at Prospect events. As a governance Board, directors focus on strategic planning, financial oversight and policy development. They also support and provide high level oversight to the CEO who is directly responsible for operational matters. Duties Include: • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to Prospect’s vision, mission and brand values • Prepare for, attend and participate in bi-monthly board meetings, committee meetings, Prospect’s annual Board retreat, and other ad-hoc meetings as needed • Act as an ambassador for Prospect in the community • Participate in Prospect sponsored staff and program events • Leverage relationships in the community to help grow Prospect’s philanthropic supporters • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization • Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs • Avoid any potential conflicts of interest • Understand and maintain confidentiality • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements • Serve as an advisor to the CEO as they develop and implement Prospect’s strategic plan • Approve Prospect’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO • Assist the CEO and Board Chair to identify and recruit new Board Members • Support the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out What does it take to do this job? We are seeking diverse candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and currently have a specific interest in candidates experienced in finance and accounting, diversity and inclusion, and government relations. Previous experience with Boards and/or not-for-profit organizations is desirable. Term of Office Directors may hold office for a term of three years and can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms, subject to the Society’s bylaws. To Apply Please go to our website at https://www.prospectnow.ca/?p=2537 and click on ‘View Our Career Opportunities’. From there, click on the Board of Directors posting and follow the steps to apply. Our Governance Committee will review all applications received and will contact selected candidates for an interview. At Prospect, we value the diversity of people. Diversity at Prospect means a workplace where individual differences are recognized and appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. In all circumstances, Prospect will make reasonable accommodations to enable all people to perform essential job functions.
Non-profit Board governance experience