Board of directors - General Member

Board of directors - General Member
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Burnaby Hospice Society
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Board Member / Leadership
  • Fundraising / Giving
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Burnaby
2019-06-112019-07-31

The Burnaby Hospice Society is currently expanding its Board of Directors!

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2019.

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply below.

Our Mission is to provide services in Burnaby to individuals and families going through the end-of-life journey. We support individuals who are in palliative or hospice care along with their families and caregivers. We educate our community about death, dying and bereavement.

 POSITION DESCRIPTION

As the Burnaby Hospice Society celebrates its 33rd year of service, we are seeking members of the community to fill openings on our Board of Directors.

The BHS board operates as the Society’s main governing body and focuses its efforts on developing and monitoring the goals and policies of the organization.

The natures of these duties are primarily strategic (setting priorities and monitoring performance), generative (big picture questions and big picture thinking) and fiduciary (stewardship of assets and accountability).

The Burnaby Hospice Society is committed to ensuring our Board reflects the community we serve. Our recruitment processes strive to ensure a diversity of backgrounds and experiences are represented, including ethnicity, gender, age, geography and cultural background.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Clear understanding of (or strong commitment to learn about) non-profit governance
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to contribute to the strategic plan
  • Visionary: able to see the organization in broad terms
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively

Volunteers who contribute their time and knowledge as a Board Member benefit from opportunities too!

  • Influence the future growth and success of Burnaby Hospice Society
  • Develop personal leadership through committees and/or projects of the Board
  • Network in the Healthcare and “Not for Profit” sectors
  • Build strategic and visionary thinking skills; and
  • Spark individual creativity.

DELIVERABLES AND DUTIES

  • Commit to the mission and vision of The Burnaby Hospice Society
  • Contribute in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, finance, human resources and/or resource development (human and capital)
  • Prepare for and attend monthly board meetings
  • Serve on a committee(s)
  • Support special events as required
  • Act as an ambassador of The Burnaby Hospice Society to external stakeholders

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Approximately 5 – 10 hours per month

Board meetings are held monthly and typically last 120 minutes. Directors are expected to read all materials in advance and come prepared to contribute to the discussion.

Board members are also expected to serve on one or more internal committees, which would involve attending additional meetings and working on deliverables between meetings.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to gary.mackenzie@telus.net

 

In your cover letter, please address the following two questions...

1)        What do you hope to gain from being a BHS Board Member?

2)        What do you hope to contribute as BHS Board Member?

 

 

 

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