Governance Board Member - Leads Employment Services London Inc.

Volunteer Details

Position Activity

Board Member


Individual Adult (over 18)

Age Requirement


Hours Per Week

3-4 hours per month


171 Queens Ave., London ON N6A 5J7

Population Served

Adult, Youth

Number of Positions


Time Commitment: 

  • Long-Term (6+ months)

Deadline to Apply: 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Position Description


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


 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


 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.



  • 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);


  • 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 (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


  • Board Member

Required Qualifications/Training


How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Wendy Lau

Deadline to Apply: 

Friday, March 8, 2019
171 Queens Ave., Suite 410
London N6A 5J7
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