RHAC Board Member

Time Commitment: 
Mid-Term (3-6 months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
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Consider joining the Board of Regional HIV/AIDSConnection. Community Inspired. Courage Driven.

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and six counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford. We are a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for, or affected by the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS/HCV. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), Peer Engagement, AntiRacism/Anti-Oppression, Sex Positivity, Principles of Harm Reduction, Holistic Health, and Civil Society. Please click here to learn more about RHAC.

Position: Board Member, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC)

Duties & Responsibilities This exciting volunteer opportunity to join this governance-focused Board involves a number of responsibilities:

1. Understand and demonstrate your commitment to RHAC’s mission, vision, values, and programming to provide governance support to this vibrant organization

2. Keep up-to-date with issues and trendsthat affect RHAC, the sector, and the region

3. Prepare for Board and special meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports, and other documentation; actively participate in discussions

4. Attend monthly board meetings and regular committee and planning meetings with a commitment to engage in events and activitiesrelated to the fundraising and visibility of RHAC

5. Contribute yourskills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work

6. Make inquiries when clarification or more information is needed

7. Understand, review, and monitor RHAC’sfinancial affairs including: annual budget; financial statements; and quarterly reports 8. Openly disclose any potential conflicts of interest

9. Understand and maintain confidentiality

10. Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements

Qualifications & Requirements:

Our goal isto have a Board that reflectsthe diversity of the community, populations, and organization we serve and also representsthe range of strengths and skills we need to effectively govern the organization in its work. To that end, the Board endeavours to:

- Ensure people living with, marginalized by, or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or HCV have a voice

- Embrace cultural, age, ability, and gender diversity

- Ensure the six counties of our region are represented

Requirements:

- Resident of the geographical area RHAC serves: London/Middlesex; Perth; Huron; Elgin; Lambton; or Oxford

- Current Police Check within the last 6 months 

- Fulfill a specific skill set needed in the current Board complement. People with a background in law, finance, human resources and/or education are encouraged to apply 

- Knowledge of/interest in community development, particularly in the health sector 

- A commitment to RHAC’s mission, vision, and values including policy statements and strategic directions

- A commitment of time, focus, and engagement as outlined above  Opennessto learning 

- Previous Board or Committee experience would be considered an asset

Term & Time Commitment:

RHAC Board Members can serve up to 3 consecutive, two-yearterms. Time commitment is 4-5 hours per month plus committee work.

Benefits of RHAC Board Membership

• The satisfaction of making a difference in the community

• An opportunity to engage with and learn from individuals of diverse backgrounds

• Enhance development of effective decision-making and communication skills

• Develop increased understanding of group dynamics and working relationships

Please click the below link to learn more about becoming a Board Member at RHAC and to apply.

http://www.hivaidsconnection.ca/about/board/become-board-member

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