Board of Directors Members

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, October 30, 2020
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Volunteer Member of Board of Directors

Alice Saddy Association – 111 Waterloo Street, Suite 401, London, ON

 

Are you passionate about seeing all people treated with respect and acceptance? Do you believe that everyone deserves to achieve the life that they choose within their community? Are you motivated to see people discover their gifts and interests? Do you thrive on seeing people build relationships and be included in their community?

If you’ve answered “yes” to those questions, we’d love to connect with you about an exciting opportunity to join Alice Saddy Association’s Board of Directors. We’re looking for volunteers who are as committed as we are to seeing people envision and live their “best life!”

About Alice Saddy Association:

Since 1973, the Alice Saddy Association has provided support to people who have an intellectual disability to achieve the life that they choose in their community. We also encourage community members to understand the needs of people with disabilities and their need for inclusion and belonging in all aspects of community life.

Vision:

Alice Saddy Association envisions a community that welcomes every person equally with respect and acceptance.

Mission:

Alice Saddy Association:                                                                                                                                                               

  • Actively supports and encourages people who have an intellectual disability to achieve the life that they choose in their community.
  • Actively supports community members to understand the needs of people with disabilities and their need for inclusion and belonging in all aspects of community life.
  • Actively encourages people supported, employees and volunteers to discover their gifts and interests.
  • Actively facilitates connections between people and their family and community members by recognizing and fostering relationships.

Values:

  • Individuality -We listen to the wishes and choices of people supported understanding that we all learn and grow differently.
  • Autonomy- We encourage people to define and choose what makes the ‘good life’ that they want to pursue.
  • Safety-We listen to people supported, family members, community members, volunteers and employees to ensure that the risks associated with community participation are balanced with the benefits of inclusion.
  • Community- We seek out and discover opportunities within our community to help people we support to build relationships.
  • Inclusion- We find ways to engage people we support, families, volunteers, employees and community members in learning opportunities that will help in understanding the Vision and Mission of the Association.
  • Respect- We support employees and volunteers to grow and we work to create a respectful and healthy work environment.

Position Description:

Members of the Board of Directors of Alice Saddy Association are responsible for determining the vision of the organization and insuring the organization’s performance. Board members regularly establish, monitor and enhance organizational goals, long-term strategy, and policies. The Board is also responsible for the approval of budgets and financial records of the agency.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to devote a minimum of 2 hours per month to attend regularly scheduled board meetings
  • Ability to, on occasion, devote additional time to standing and ad-hoc committee work and/or to represent the agency at community events
  • Willingness to make a 4-year (1 term) commitment to Board participation
  • Fully support the Vision, Mission and Values of Alice Saddy Association

Desirable Skills/Characteristics:

  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to build a collegial working relationship with other board members that supports consensus
  • Understanding of social service in the community
  • Interested in listening to different perspectives
  • Board and/or committee experience
  • Experience in donor development and fundraising, governance, budget planning, marketing, business and/or law preferred, but not necessary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Regular attendance at Board meetings
  • Active participation in governance role outlined in the position description
  • Willingness to participate in committee work as determined by Board consensus
  • Commitment to staying informed about organizational and board matters
  • Support for organizational fundraising initiatives

How to Apply:

If interested, please send a detailed letter of interest by October 27, 2020:

Online: AliceSaddy.com/volunteer

Email: volunteer@alicesaddy.com

Fax: 519-433-1435

Mailing Address: 111 Waterloo Street, Suite 401

                               London, ON N6B 2M4

 

 

 

Skills Preferred: 
Strong communication skills, preference for fund development, law or business expertise, commitment to agency values

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