Board of Directors

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, June 18, 2023
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The Leadership & Nominations Committee is seeking to recruit three members to join our Board of Directors, including:

1. A candidate who has held a leadership position in the public education sector, such as a Superintendent or Director, with expertise in K-12;

2. A candidate with a professional designation in finance to serve as Board Treasurer; 

3. A candidate with experience in early childhood development and/or education. 

We are recruiting board members who reflect the diversity of the children we serve (including black / Indigenous / people of colour (BIPOC), immigrant / refugee / ethno-cultural / racialized (IRER), English as an Additional Language (EAL) to ensure a broad spectrum of perspectives are represented in decision making.

All candidates must have core skills and attributes including a commitment to Strong Start’s mandate and strategic directions and understanding of the board’s governance role. Strong Start board members commit to help govern the organization and provide expertise, vision and energy to help Strong Start reach its ambitious strategic goals and achieve maximum impact for children. Board members demonstrate exceptional board leadership and believe in the need for a strong and effective board to fully realize our potential for impact. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of Directors, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are engaged in identifying the resources and partnerships necessary to advance our mission. 

All expressions of interest are confidential and should be made by contacting: Nominating Committee Chair, c/o Strong Start, 1-565 Kumpf Dr. Waterloo, ON N2V 1K3, or online here. Deadline is June 18, 2023.  

Additional Opportunity Information: 
Meetings of the Board of Directors are currently held on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:00-6:00 pm except for August and September when no meetings are held. Board members may also serve on ad hoc committees as needed, or the standing Leadership and Nominations Committee. Board meetings are held in person in Waterloo, Ontario as well as through remote means.

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