Governance Board Member - Leads Employment Services London Inc.


Volunteer Details

Position Activity

Board Member

Suitability

Individual Adult (over 18)

Age Requirement

18+

Hours Per Week

3-4 hours per month

Location

171 Queens Ave., London ON N6A 5J7

Population Served

Adult, Youth

Number of Positions

4

Time Commitment: 

  • Long-Term (6+ months)

Deadline to Apply: 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Position Description

THE OPPORTUNITY:

 LEADS Employment Services is currently seeking enthusiastic Volunteer Board Members who are passionate about our mission and understand their governance role in that capacity.

 ABOUT US:

 LEADS Employment Services is a not for profit employment and skills development agency. Since 1986, we have been providing specialized services for people with disabilities and/or employment-related barriers throughout Southwestern Ontario. At LEADS, Employment Specialists work with clients who need varying levels of assistance developing skills and accessing employment opportunities, and/or post-employment supports. We also work with employers who have hiring needs, including screening, matching, and on-boarding, and who want to save money and resources in training and accommodation recommendations. For more information about LEADS, please visit www.leadsservices.com

 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

 LEADS Employment Services is directed by a Board of up to 15 Directors holding oversight accountability for the organization’s mandate, brand strength, fundraising, health and safety and more. The Board guides the strategic direction; hires and evaluates the CEO’s performance to meeting the strategic ends and provides governance oversight to the organization operations. This includes monitoring the organization’s effectiveness and service outcomes through a range of performance indicators.

 THE POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

 Responsibilities: 

  • Understand and promote the organization’s mission;
  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization;
  • Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs;
  • Avoid any potential conflicts of interest;
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality; and
  • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Attend and actively participate in at least 7 board meetings (9 monthly board meetings, approximately 2 hours in length, on the last Tuesday of each month, except July, August and December);
  • Attend and actively participate on at least one committee (approx. 1-2 hours per quarter as determined by the committee);
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual general meeting (approx. 2-3 hours);
  • Attend special events such as fundraisers and community linkage meetings;
  • Attend new board member orientation (approx. 2-3 hours);

 Qualifications: 

  • Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills;
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Expertise in: Accounting, Finance, Law, Human Resources (HR), Marketing, Governance, or Fundraising;
  • Integrity and high ethical standards;
  • Sufficient time to devote to LEADS business as a member of the Board;
  • Ability to oversee, as a director, LEADS business and affairs for the benefit of LEADS stakeholders;
  • Ability to comply with the Board's Code of Conduct; and
  • Demonstrated ability to think independently and work collaboratively. 

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to info2@leadsservices.com (Subject Line: Governance Board Member Application) or you can mail your application to 171 Queens Ave. Suite 410, London ON N6A 5J7 Attn: Board Nominating Committee. Application Deadline is March 8th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Skills Preferred

• Expertise in: Accounting, Finance, Law, Human Resources (HR), Marketing, Governance, or Fundraising

Activities

  • Board Member

Required Qualifications/Training

N/A

How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Wendy Lau

Deadline to Apply: 

Friday, March 8, 2019
171 Queens Ave., Suite 410
London N6A 5J7
519-439-0352
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