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About the Position
Position: 2460 - Board Member
Organization: Armagh
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual
As a member of Armagh's Board of Directors, you will participate in, and provide key guidance in respect of, governance of the charity, in order to:

● Actualize its mission and vision
● Review, formulate, and revise our ongoing strategic plan
● Oversee the legal and financial obligations of the charity
● Focus upon, and assist in, a continuing review of Building Condition Assessments, facility and property maintenance policies/procedures
● Lend your voice about Armagh to the communities and their residents that we serve
● Promote Armagh as a valuable, essential community resource, worthy of support

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity. Armagh's need is immediate (see 'Position Qualifications', below)

Armagh provides women and their children with the best possible opportunity to overcome the devastating effects of abuse. Our programs and services help women regain a self-determined and independent life that is free from violence.

Armagh is the only supportive, transitional housing program serving the Region of Peel. We offer a safe and supportive environment for women, with or without children.

At this time, Armagh is looking to fill vacancy on our Board of Directors, and we seek in particular a leader in our community who has a background in facility and property management, in addition to having a keen interest in, and commitment to, our mission and vision.

+ Assume a key role in a community service organization that assists vulnerable women and children in extremely important ways
+ Excellent opportunity to use/enhance leadership skills and professional training/experience (add to your resume)
+ Gain experience/expertise in board governance
+ Increase your presence (profile) in the Peel region volunteering sector
+ Learn about domestic abuse issues (i.e. abuse of women in relationships, children, ways and means to assist)
+ Commit your creative energy towards speaking about domestic violence in your community
+ Personal satisfaction (and recognition by peers) that you will have made a significant difference as the result of taking on this leadership role

Position Qualifications
● Understanding of, and commitment to, the mission and vision of Armagh
● Awareness of the incidence and impact of domestic violence
● Strict compliance with Armagh's confidentiality requirements
● Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills (incl. adherence to meeting/assignments, their dates/deadlines)
● Service until our AGM (Sept, 2019), plus willingness to commit to a further term on the Board of 3 years thereafter
● Specialized professional training/expertise in building and property maintenance procedures REQUIRED
● Knowledge and experience of maintenance budgets, cost estimating and Building Condition Assessments
● Knowledge and experience of various building trades such as HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems
● Knowledge and experience in grounds maintenance, such as tree care/management and general landscaping
● Understanding of building/property legislation (including: Ontario Building and Fire Codes, local by-laws, health and safety regulations)
● Committed and empathetic towards inclusiveness and diversity
● Friendly, engaging, and empathetic towards women and children who are in vulnerable situations
● Ability to participate/collaborate in a team setting, plus work independently

PLEASE NOTE: Because the role entails involvement with women and children in vulnerable circumstances, a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is a prerequisite for this 'position' (will be discussed at an early stage of the applicant screening process)

SHOULD YOU WISH TO APPLY for this opportunity, 'attaching' a resume to your Volunteer MBC volunteer 'profile' is REQUIRED. You can send your contact information, together with your resume, by 'clicking' on the 'Apply NOW!' yellow box that is visible on this page.

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Evening
Board membership will entail attendance at evening Board meetings, Armagh's AGM, and at other commitments and occasions that may arise from time to time.

The successful applicant will commit to service on the Board until at least September, 2019, plus be willing to serve a 3-year term beyond that date.

Board Governance Orientation

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Fundraising, Construction/Renovation/Repair, Boards & Committees, Counselling & Mental Health, Finance, Research/Evaluation
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