Governor – Board of Governors - Montessori Academy of London


Volunteer Details

Position Activity

Board Member

Suitability

Individual Adult (over 18)

Age Requirement

18 years+

Hours Per Week

9 meetings per year

Population Served

Children

Number of Positions

1

Time Commitment: 

  • Long-Term (6+ months)

Deadline to Apply: 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Position Description

Governor – Board of Governors

Montessori Academy of London’s Board of Governors seeks to add a new Governor with HR expertise and/or organizational experience and board governance knowledge. The Board is currently accepting applications and actively recruiting for this Governor role.

About the Board of Governors

The Governance of the Academy is the responsibility of a volunteer board consisting of a committed group of alumni, alumni parents, current parents, community members and ex-officio school officers with a passion for education and the growth and development of children. To learn more about our current Board members, visit the school’s website: www.montessori.on.ca/about/board-of-governors/

It is the mandate of this group to provide oversight and direction to support the legacy of Montessori Academy of London and ensure that strong Montessori education is available in London for years to come.  The Board assumes strategic and fiscal responsibility for the Academy, meeting regularly throughout the school year and having responsibility for several board-mandated committees.    

Governor Role and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Board of Governors for term of 3 years
  • Attend Board meetings which are held approximately 9 times per year
  • Sit on one of the board’s standing committees 
  • Provide support to the Executive Director in HR/organizational-related areas as requested

Experience

The Board looks to enhance our experience in Human Resource management, legal practice and fundraising.  Familiarity with not-for-profit sector and previous not-for-profit board experience is an asset, but not a requirement.

If you have a passion for education and community leadership, and are interested in this position, the Academy would like to hear from you.  Please send a brief letter of introduction and personal CV by email to maboard@montessori.on.ca , or mail to Attn: Board Governance Committee Chair, Montessori Academy of London, 711 Waterloo St, London, ON, N6A 3W1.

Montessori Academy of London is non-discriminatory, values inclusivity and is strongly committed to diversity.  We welcome and encourage applications from all community members with the appropriate experience and qualifications.

About Montessori Academy of London

Since 1968, Montessori Academy of London has made it our mission to provide a world-class Montessori education that promotes academic excellence and prepares children and young adults to engage the world as active citizens and successful leaders. The Vision of Montessori Academy of London is a community of confident, compassionate and engaged citizens who think globally, act responsibly and collaborate successfully to create a humane world. We seek to offer education that supports this vision and exhibits our values of respect, independence, compassion, global citizenship, critical thinking, creativity, and community.

Montessori Academy offers a continuum of traditional Montessori programs for toddler, preschool, Elementary and Junior High students that are enhanced by specialty programs in Art, Physical Education, French and Music.  We offer the only program in the city – and one of the first in Canada – to receive accreditation by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA).

Skills Preferred

Organizational experience - HR, legal, fundraising
Not-for-profit experience (preferred but not essential)

Activities

  • Board Member

How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Board Governance Committee Chair

Phone

519-433-9121

Deadline to Apply: 

Monday, January 14, 2019
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