- Work remotely
- Flexible in schedule
Director (Volunteer Board of Directors)
10-20 hours / monthly
Low Entropy is a registered charity with a mission to elevate humanity through the power of compassionate, authentic communities. Our programs foster transformational impact by empowering adults, youth and children through personal growth and meaningful interpersonal connections. 2020 was a busy year for us; we supported 1,247 youth and children through our online Youth Empowering Youth program, 2,305 adults through our Conscious Connections sessions and 585 individuals through our C.A.R.E. project (food hampers & one on one support), while managing through the complexities of the pandemic. To maintain our growth and continue supporting adults, youth & children, we are looking for volunteers to govern our organization on our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and policies that will enable Low Entropy to meet its goals and carry out its work. Our Board is made up of six members: President, Treasurer, Secretary, and three Directors at Large. This year, we are recruiting for new Directors to help lead Low Entropy. Position Overview In addition to serving on the Board of Directors and providing strategic governance to Low Entropy, a Director at Large promotes Low Entropy’s objectives and goals by providing leadership to assigned projects, committees, and activities. Duties and Responsibilities - Provide leadership for Low Entropy and assure that it maintains its focus on its primary mission and objectives - Prepare for, and attend, all Board meetings and participate independently and knowledgeably in all deliberations of the Board. - Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports. - Participate actively in committees and project work assigned by the Board and the development of policies to guide the organization towards its strategic goals - Approve material business decisions - Ensure he/she is informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities. - Ensure that performance measures and targets are established that are both realistic and challenging and that they are monitored and delivered - Develop collegial working relationships with other Board and committee members that contribute to consensus. - Actively participate in the Board and committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts. - Participate in fundraising and volunteer events for Low Entropy Qualifications and Experiences Needed: - Experience in leading organizations or cross-functional teams preferably with some experience in the non-profit sector. - Demonstrated business acumen, knowledge, and experience in one or more key functional areas such as Fundraising, Communications/Public Relations, Human Resources, and Law. - Board of Directors experience is a plus - Able to navigate complex challenges and deal with ambiguity - Strong interpersonal skills networking abilities able to create collaborative relationships with government and like-minded organizations - Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and personal skills. - Demonstrated change and project management skills and the ability to delegate - Able to manage vision and purpose - Action-oriented - Operates with integrity The time commitment is a two-year term with approximately 10-15 hours per month for the duration of the term. Most of the support can be done remotely. The hours are flexible, except for monthly Board meetings. Key skills and experience for the role include: leadership, strategic planning, and the ability to navigate complex challenges and ambiguity. Legal, fundraising, communications/public relations and human resources skills are a plus!
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Community, Connection & Contribution towards making our world a better place.
- Remote or online
- Flexible in schedule