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Please send your resume and cover letter to Vanessa Steward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Selections Career Support Services is expanding and wants you to be part of our success!
If you are looking for a positive work environment, with camaraderie, team players, strong work ethic and values, then consider joining our team.
“Selections Career Support Services is a dynamic organization that strives for excellence and promotes inclusive employment by removing barriers for individuals with disabilities.”
Board Member Job Posting
Authority and Responsibility:
The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the Society for Selections: A Career Support Service. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in the position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. The Society for Selections: A Career Support Service is a Policy Governing Board. This means that it governs the organization by making policy. The policy determines the long-term direction of the organization. The Executive Director is also responsible to manage the day-to-day business of the organization and decision-making of any and all programs run by the Society and acts within the plans, policies, and procedures established by the Board. The Executive Director is accountable to the board. Front-line staff and volunteers are accountable to the Executive Director. These staff members and volunteers implement programs and services.
The Board directs the purpose and scope of the organization.
Mission: Selections advocates for community inclusion, empowering individuals with disabilities and other barriers by creating individualized and innovative employment and volunteer opportunities.
Vision: Individuals strengthening their communities through inclusivity, connections, and empowerment.
Governing boards are responsible for:
- PURPOSE: determining what community need (s) the organization wishes to address and how they will fulfill them
- PROGRESS: setting the rate at which the organization takes on activities, programs and services to fulfill its purpose
- CONTINUITY: making sure that there are enough financial and human resources in place to guarantee the existence of the organization
- IDENTITY: clarifying to the community the organization’s values, beliefs, and services.
- Requirements of Board Membership include:
- Commitment to the work of the organization
- Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance; policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy.
- Willingness to serve on committees
- Attendance at monthly board meetings
- Attendance at meetings of assigned committees
- Attendance at Annual General Meetings (AGM)
- Attendance at membership meetings
- Support of special events
- Support of, and participation in, fundraising events
The Executive Director and Accountant/Office Manager manage the day-to-day finances of the organization. The Board treasurer is responsible to oversee the financial functioning of the organization and provide reports to the Board.
According to the present by-laws, Officers may hold office for a maximum of four (4) 2-year terms. If it is desirable and in the best interest of the Society, an Officer can hold the same office for an additional 2-year term, at the discretion of the Board.
- Attend meetings as scheduled
- Review financial records as kept by the Accountant/Office Manager
- Review financial statements with the Board
- Provide regular reports to the Board on the financial state of the organization
- Advise regarding the development of the annual budget
- Ensure that all disbursements of funds are made according to the budget and the direction of the board and that proper vouchers are maintained
- Acting as one of the signing authorities for the organization, authorizes bank documents, funding contracts, grant applications, etc., as directed by the board.
- Provide financial advice to the Board
- Keeps financial reports on file
- Prepares a report for the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- Orients the new Board members.
Board Members benefits:
- Career Advancement
- Skill development in areas such as marketing, governance, leadership and finance.
- Network opportunities
- Professional credibility and resume enrichment
- Make a socially responsible difference for the community
- Development of complex thinking and decision making skills.
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