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About the Position
Position:
2592 - Volunteer Board Member > Apply for Sept START!
Organization:
Position Address:
Vita Centre: 5659 McAdam Road, Unit C - 2, Mississauga, Ontario and from the volunteer's residence
Location:
Mississauga, Virtual

Goal

Vita Centre is dedicated to excellent support, education, and counselling for pregnant and parenting women and men (aged 15 - 30 years). Our vision is to achieve a community where youth can make a choice for life, even in undesirable circumstances, and they will be accepted and supported, thereby allowing positive outcomes for their child. Our Board of Directors, comprised of dedicated volunteers with leadership experience in the local community and a deep commitment to Vita Centre, determines policy; selects the Director of Operations; initiates and/or approves of programs and services to be offered; is responsible for funds, both government and private; and exercises the power and authority vested in it by its incorporation documents and by-laws.


Description

As a Member of the Vita Centre Board of Directors, you'll be engaged as a leader in your community, with an organization that believes in diversity, equity and inclusion. Specifically:

  • Directing the organization according to its by-laws
  • Keeping abreast of community needs and trends so these may be reflected in the organization's policies and programs
  • Ensuring that the organization meets the needs of clients
  • Planning for. and pursuing, sufficient funds from public/private sources to operate the organization effectively
  • Approving and controlling the Centre's operating budget and other financial and material resources
  • Assuring the maintenance of accurate financial records in proper accounting order, with financial controls, and ensuring that audited financial reports available
  • Ensuring that the corporation is adequately insured against third party liability claims and other losses (incl. Director and corporate liability insurance)
  • Establishing/monitoring sound human resource policies and procedures
  • Striving for an effective working relationship between the Board and staff, and in respect of volunteers
  • Playing an active role in promoting and marketing the Centre and its services
  • Selection, and periodic 'performance review', of the Director of Operations

If you're a leader in your local community, plus passionate about early childhood parenting, Vita Centre invites you to APPLY AT YOUR EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. Volunteers with 'profiles' within Volunteer MBC's Referral System should upload their resumes to their 'profiles', then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to submit name/contact info/resume to Vita Centre. Thank you!


Benefits

Increased networking opportunities (build your 'contacts') Charitable giving/chance to make a positive impact in the community Learn and grow as a professional from serving with like-minded, committed and skilled professionals from different career paths Enjoy the experience of assisting youth and young families in a most critical aspect of their lives Through your dedication and valuable volunteering service, enhance your personal profile in your community


Qualifications

  • Minimum age - 21
  • Board membership term > 2 years (unless you are filling an immediate vacancy) > See TIME COMMITMENT, below
  • Committed to the work, mission and strategic goals of the organization
  • Regularly attend board meetings and important meetings/special events
  • Participate actively in committee work
  • Lead by example
  • Advocate on behalf of the organization
  • Experience in Human Resources or Finance essential
  • Fundraising experience beneficial
  • Represent the organization (be an 'ambassador', the face of Vita, as requested

SCREENING of applicants will be virtual, unless otherwise advised. Please ensure that you include your resume in your application. See DESCRIPTION, above.

Min Age: 21   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment starting 2022-09-01
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Evening

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING (Monday), plus committee participation: 4 to 8 hrs a month (on the average) Meetings (virtual) are generally monthly. Committee work and attendance at events will be scheduled, as required. Most other work such as reviewing documents, meeting prep, projects, can be done remotely, as needed.


Training

During the screvirtualening process, an introductory ORIENTATION will be provided. TRAINING for the successful applicant will relate to specific board governance, based on the volunteer's background.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Fundraising, Legal, Boards & Committees, Finance, Parent & Child Support
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
https://vitacentre.org/
https://facebook.com/Vita-Centre
https://twitter.com/VitaCentre
https://www.linkedin.com/company/vita-centre/about/
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