Board Member - Volunteer

Employer
Meta Centre
Location
Toronto (Region), Ontario
Salary
Volunteer
Posted
June 12, 2019
Closes
June 20, 2019
Ref
Ruth Sandland
Job Level
Board Member
Employment Type
Volunteer
Hours
Flexible
Designations Required/Preferred
None

WHO WE ARE

Meta Centre is a community-based, charity that provides services and supports for the social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.  With an annual approximate budget of $20M from various funding sources (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Meta Foundation fundraising and direct user payments), our services include: 24 hour Residential; Supported Independent Living; Community Participation in our 5 day program locations in North York, Scarborough, Vaughan and Richmond Hill and Respite offered to youth and adults.  From our grass-roots beginning, Meta Centre has evolved to a streamlined and efficient community-driven organization that supports approximately 500 children, youth and adults, to live their best life. 

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Meta Centre.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Meta Centre is seeking a passionate and motivated volunteer director with a range of skills and/or experience to complement our current board, especially in areas of public relations, government relations, human resources, community development, communications, IT, marketing and social media.

Time Commitment:

  • The Board meets 10 times per year; each director should be available to serve on at least one committee.
  • Board members are expected to serve, at least, one 2-year term

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the organization, ensuring that the mission, vision, and values are upheld
  • Represent the organization and actively participate in committee meetings and Board meetings
  • Review strategy and contribute to annual operation plans through constructive planning and manage relationships with our corporate and community partners
  • Be willing to serve on a minimum of one committee (e.g. Governance, Finance, etc.)
  • Approve the annual budget, audit reports and review monthly activities as presented in the monthly financial reports
  • Participate in Meta Foundation fundraising and other relevant special events

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated professional , executive or leadership experience and accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 
  • Experience in fundraising and/or marketing
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please forward a letter of interest and resume, highlighting relevant qualifications and experience to rsandland@metacentre.ca by June 15, 2019.   We thank all applicants; however, only those who are to be interviewed will be contacted.

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