Board Member

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, July 17, 2020
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For almost 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area has been supporting children and youth (Littles) in our community by providing them with a mentor, or a Big, as we call them. All our programs—whether it’s 1:1 matching or group sessions—have the gold standard of mentorship at their core.

Reporting to the Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area Board of Directors, a Director is responsible for determining policies and procedures for the agency, monitoring agency performance to achieve its mission, assisting in all fundraising activities, ensures the agency is in compliance with its legal requirements and ensures the agency is financially stable and sustainable.

Duties include:

· Gain an understanding about the agency, how it operates, and its programs and policies
· Prepare for and attend monthly board meetings; actively participate in Board discussions and decisions
· Join and actively participate in at least one sub-committee to provide support and expertise
· Assist in establishing and reviewing policies that guide the agency in achieving its mandate
· Ensure financial accountability of the agency to its stakeholders
· Ensure the agency has sufficient and appropriate resources to fulfill its Mission
· Promote community support and involvement in agency fundraisers
· Financially support the agency to the extent possible
· Provide mentorship to new board members as neede

Required Qualifications/Training: 
Previous board of directors or committee experience is an asset, although not necessary, as mentoring is provided by a current board member during the first six months
Work or volunteer experience and/or training in legal, human resources, database management, fund development, government relations, program service delivery and program evaluation, and policy development considered an asset
A current Police Records Check will be required upon successful nomination
Skills Preferred: 
Strong attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability and willingness to effectively and positively collaborate with staff and other volunteers
Additional Opportunity Information: 
2–3 hours per month for regular Board meetings and one committee meeting. Board meetings are currently held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (subject to change). The Annual General Meeting is held in September. An additional possible 1-2 hours per month for email or phone correspondence, review of materials, donor calls, attending networking or fundraising events, and other duties as needed. Additional time may be required depending on level of committee involvement and any other special projects or issues that arise. Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area strives to build and maintain a board and staff that reflect the diversity in our community. We welcome applicants of all faiths, cultural background, gender, race, orientation and ability. Please email resume and three references (at least 2 professional) to: Janet Tufts Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area 519-438-7065 x6235 janet.tufts@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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