Board Director Recruitment

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, June 30, 2023
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Time Commitment: 3 years

Anova is seeking new board members who will commit and contribute to moving us boldly into the future.  We believe an inclusive world of shared power where everyone lives freely without fear of violence is possible. We are working to create change to eliminate patriarchal patterns that result in gender-based sexual violence and inequality.

Anova is built on four pillars: shelter, support, education, and advocacy. Services at our six sites include: Violence Against Women Emergency Shelters, Second Stage Housing, Community Outreach, Children’s Group Program, Counselling and Support, 24 Hour Crisis and Support Line, Sexual Assault Counselling and Public Education. 

The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month and the expected time commitment is approximately 4 hours a month (September-June). In addition to regular board meetings, we ask our board members to sit on one of our committees. The time commitment for committees will vary from committee to committee and time of the year.

As a Board, we strive to expand the voices contributing at the Board level and would benefit from the perspectives of: equity deserving groups (marginalized groups), rural experience, LGBTQ2+ identified folks, Indigenous Peoples, male identified individuals, newcomers, and those with lived experience. As a part of our Board, you will use your skills, experience, and passion to help us work towards a world without violence.

Required Qualifications/Training: 
● Intersectional Feminist Lens ● Commitment to the “Vision, Mission and Core Values” of Anova (on website:, click “About Us”) ● Agreement with the Anova Board’s Position Statement on “Decriminalization of Sex Work” and “White Supremacy
● Previous experience with a governance Board is an asset, but not required
Skills Preferred: 
Our organization currently is looking to recruit individuals with experience or expertise in the following areas: • Accounting (CPA designation preferred) • Strong knowledge of the GBV sector • Community mindedness
Additional Opportunity Information: 
Please note that the law states that someone who has claimed bankruptcy in the last 5 years cannot sit on the board of a non-profit How to Apply: Please send your resume with a cover letter to the Anova Board Succession and Nomination Committee at: and include two references. Add any relevant volunteer and lived experiences, why you would like to join the Anova Board and how you are engaged in your community. Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The Anova Board of Directors has a responsibility to closely monitor its relationships, arrangements, agreements and contracts and not engage in any that may result in a conflict of interest. Please disclose any potential conflicts of interest in your cover letter for our Nomination Committee to review. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Anova.

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