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About the Position
Position: 2414 - Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
Organization: Abbeyfield Caledon
Position Address: 22 Walker Road East, Caledon East, ON, Canada
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
Description
● Assume the role of a general member of the Board and all that entails
● Accept the particular office of 'Vice-Chair' and its administrative/leadership functions, including
conducting the not-for-profit's corporate affairs/Board meetings when the Chair is absent
● Leadership in certain committees
● Participate in Board administration with a firm commitment to become Chair in 2-3 years
● Active in the legal and financial affairs of the not-for-profit

Goal
Abbeyfield is an international society founded in England more than 50 years ago, dedicated to proving older people with affordable, companionable, and secure housing in a family-sized household within their local community. Abbeyfield Houses are set up and run on a not-for-profit basis under the management of a volunteer board of directors. Costs, which include meals, are shared by the residents.

The Abbeyfield Caledon House is located in the rural area of the Town of Caledon, in the village of Caledon East, just north of Brampton. The House, which was built to accommodate 12 seniors and the House Manager, opened in 2010. For more information please see 'Social Media', below, with an active 'link' to our website.

We seek an exceptional volunteer, who will combine a passion for leadership in their community and a commitment to facilitate the lifestyles of older adults with a commitment to serve as our Board of Directors Vice-Chair, subsequently assuming the role of Chair of Abbeyfield Caledon in 2 to 3 years time (a new Chair will be in place in 2019), in keeping with our succession planning and need for continuity in Board governance.

Benefits
> Opportunity to enhance your leadership talent and professional skills/expertise
> Enjoy association with a highly regarded not-for-profit in your local community
> Rewarding experience through assisting the elderly to live in affordable, companionable, and secure housing
> Have the benefit of working with passionate volunteers and staff who run this non-for-profit organization at a professional level
> Volunteer not only with the local Abbeyfield House, but also get to meet volunteers from all over Canada and abroad who administer comparable residences under the Abbeyfield name

Position Qualifications
● Passion to volunteer, utilizing your skills/expertise and leadership in a seniors environment
● Leadership experience in the volunteering sector is an asset
● Familiarity with corporate not-for-profit governance is an asset
● Friendly, engaging, eager to promote/enhance the profile of 'Abbeyfield House Caledon'
● Specific expertise/experience welcome in one or more of the following areas: Nursing/medical; Legal; Fundraising; Health and Wellness (lifestyle enhancement for seniors); 'Social Media'
● Organized, ready to join an energetic, committed Board of Directors in a leadership role
● Committed to be a key part of a visionary succession for the Board

PLEASE NOTE that a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is a prerequisite, given that Abbeyfield is closely involved with seniors.
Min Age: 21    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date:2019-01-21
Tuesday Evening
MONTHLY meeting (usually on a Tuesday) in the evening at 7pm that lasts 2 hours, plus committee involvement

Training
Mentored by current Chair

Area(s) of Interest: Fundraising, Office Administration, Boards & Committees, Finance, Food Services, Marketing/Promotion, Senior Support
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.abbeyfieldcaledon.org
http://Abbeyfield Caledon
http://Abbeyfield Caledon
Other Opportunities at this Organization http://bit.ly/vmbc_Abbeyfield


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