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Position: 1903 - Board Members [You are invited to APPLY during the COVID-19 Emergency]
Organization: Ecosource
Position Address: St. Hilary Elementary School, 5070 Fairwind Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
Candidates skilled in communications, human resources management, contract law, governance, and/or fundraising are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Ecosource's Nominations Committee of the Board by email to Mississauga residents are preferred.

**** PLEASE NOTE: Interested volunteers are INVITED to apply for this leadership opportunity DURING the COVID-19 Emergency. Your application will be responded to by way of email/telephone and/or 'virtual' communication. Volunteer MBC clients (with 'profiles') should upload resumes to their 'profiles', then click on the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below). Thank you!

Ecosource is an environmental education charity in Ontario serving children, youth, adults, and families with a focus on improving access to environmental engagement for marginalized communities. Since 1979, we have expanded from Mississauga into other areas of Peel region and beyond to promote waste reduction, urban agriculture, sustainability education, nature connection, and youth leadership.

Ecosource is seeking new Board Members who are committed to the environment and who share Ecosource's vision of personal and communal responsibility for the environment. See the 'Position Description', above, for the particular areas of expertise that we are seeking.

+ You will engage with a group of volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds dedicated to grow a green community
+ Excellent opportunity to enhance your professional and volunteer leadership experience, as you assist a highly-regarded charity in Peel region
+ Pursue your passion for a healthy environment, networking with like-minded residents, staff, and stakeholders
+ Become part of Ecosource's vital strategic planning process and make a lasting contribution to the community

Position Qualifications
● You are passionate about a healthy environment, in Peel region and beyond
● Ready to set a leadership example
● Able to make an overall volunteering commitment of 1 year (the director's term under our corporate by-laws), perhaps more
● Applicants with the following skills/expertise are especially welcome to explore membership on our Board:
- Human resources management
- Legal (contract law; not-for-profit corporate governance)
- Fundraising (grant research/solicitation; campaigns to attract donors and other support/endorsement)
● Residency in Mississauga is preferred
● Available to serve on Board and other committees, regularly participating
● Commitment to the schedule outlined below (and respect for project/planning deadlines)

**** Until further notice, ALL SCREENING of applications will be 'virtual' (email/telephone, etc.)

Min Age: 18    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Wednesday Evening
Time commitment is a 1-year term. Each term commitment is a minimum 4-5 hours/month for preparation for and attendance of 10 board meetings per year (usually on a Wednesday evening) with 1 or 2 half-day strategic planning sessions each year, plus willingness to act on project-based committees (time commitment to be determined).

Nominees to the Board will be invited to observe a few Board meetings and learn more about the organization before any commitment by either party is required. New Board members will be oriented by current Board members, Executive Director, management team, and other organizational resources. In addition, resources are allocated for Board member development throughout the year.

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Fundraising, Legal, Boards & Committees, Marketing/Promotion, Research/Evaluation
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