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Position Number: 2408
Position Title: Board of Directors - Member(s)
Organization Name: Indus Community Services
Area(s) of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Fund Development Assistance, Legal & Law Services, Board of Directors & Committees, Finance Related, Program Coordination, Seniors Support Services
Position Description: ● Indus Community Services (Indus) invites applications from interested candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. Indus seeks visionary individuals from all backgrounds to contribute to its new mission and implementation of its strategic plan.

● Elections of Directors to fill vacancies on the Board will take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled for June 27th, 2019.

● Board members typically assume a leadership role in their oversight of the not-for-profit, while bringing to the table a mix of talent, ability, particular skills, and valuable experience. These qualities are often most effective on the committee work that directors engage in.

● ligible candidates need to have membership in Indus by MARCH 15, 2019, and should be prepared to serve on the Board for a term of 3 years.
Goal of Position: About Indus Community Services ('Indus'):
In the early 1980s, a small group of community activists gathered and determined that the 'Indo-Canadian' community needed to create opportunities for its seniors to meet regularly. In 1985, the 'India Rainbow Club of Peel' was incorporated. As the community grew, the organization became India Rainbow Community Services of Peel, with a formal business address and a few programs for seniors.

Fast forward 3 decades and the agency has grown to 6 locations, has a staff of over 100, and a renewed commitment to serve people of all backgrounds in a way that is culturally responsive and adheres to the highest standards of service. In keeping with our commitment to be inclusive, the agency adopted a new name in the summer of 2016. Indus aims to create a strong foundation upon which to build services that are welcoming of all our diverse communities.

Vision: Leaders in building strong and supportive communities.

Mission: Supporting our growing communities to manage change through quality, client-centered social and health services and responsive public education.

Guiding Values: Inclusion and Transparency, Sustainability, and Integrity.
Position Benefits: > Import your leadership skills and experience into a highly regarded charitable community service organization
> Become part of an established team of volunteers, dedicated staff, leaders, and stakeholders, who believe in the the Indus Vision and Mission, underpinned by its Guiding Values (plus expand your 'network')
> Join a Board of Directors that is totally committed to community service excellence
> Be on the 'leading edge' in Peel region in reference to diversity and inclusiveness
> Utilize your special/professional training/skills/experience to contribute to, and enhance the quality of, the organization and its services (and add to your resume)
> Enjoy a worthwhile, earned profile in your community
> Deep personal satisfaction that the vital role you play on the Board secures and enhances the health and well being of countless residents in the local communities served by Indus
Training Details: Orientation and Training will be provided to successful candidates.
Position Qualifications: ● Commit to the Vision, Mission and Guiding Values of Indus, and adhere to its policies and procedures
● Experience (expertise) in at least one of the following areas: Finance & Accounting, Governance, Seniors Housing Development, Healthcare, Public Relations and Communications, Marketing and Fundraising, Human Services
● Commitment and ability to participate in the on-going development and implementation of the organization's strategic plan
● Attend all monthly Board meetings and the AGM, PLUS, work actively on at least 2 committees of the Board
● Have strong oral/written communication skills and fluency in English (multilingual applicants welcome)
● Have previous experience leading business or social organizations, and/or serving on a corporate board (especially not-for-profit/charity) in Canada
● Have a strong understanding of, and commitment to, the needs of the communities the organization serves
● Integrity and commitment to represent the best interests of the organization


Eligibility requirements:

1. To be eligible, all applicants must be, or become, a MEMBER of Indus as of March 15th, 2019
2. Minimum age for Board membership - 18
3. Term of volunteer engagement as a Board member - 3 years
4. Applicants should be prepared to undergo (or provide) a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check'
Time Commitment: Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening, Friday Evening
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: Must commit to an average of 13 to 15 hours per month for in-person board, committee*, and other, related meetings, plus be available for public engagement/promotion and industry-related events on behalf of Indus.

* ACTIVE SERVICE on at least 2 board committees
Application Due Date: 2019-03-15
Start Date: 2019-06-27
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual
Location: Indus Community Services, 3038 Hurontario Street, Suite 206, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Brampton
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
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Social Media
Website: http://induscs.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndusCommunityServices/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Indus_Helps
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/402482/


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