Director at Large

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Burnaby MoreSports Society
  • Board Member / Leadership
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Burnaby

Burnaby MoreSports Society: Description

Burnaby MoreSports Society (BMS) is a registered charity providing sports programs for vulnerable children and youth. BMS works with community partners to eliminate traditional barriers to play, so that more youngsters can enjoy sports in a safe, structured and non-competitive environment.

BMS provides free after-school sports recreation programs to young children (grades 2-5) in Burnaby. These programs are delivered by experienced, trained staff who work alongside volunteer junior and senior youth coaches to provide mentorship and leadership opportunities. BMS currently provides quality programs and camps at 8 elementary schools and serves over 500 youngsters annually.

The mission of BMS is to create sustainable community sport programs in Burnaby neighbourhoods so that all children and youth have an opportunity to develop life skills and a love of sport. Working with local partner agencies, organizations and supporters, BMS allows youngsters to get involved in regular physical activity and play independent of ability, background and circumstance. We would like to see every child in the city have this chance, and we know there is much more demand for our services.

Director at Large: Role & Responsibilities

The operations of BMS are managed by the Executive Director (ED), who works alongside the Program Coordinator (PC) and program staff to deliver BMS community programs and activities. The Board of Directors (BOD) is responsible for helping to steer the strategic direction of BMS and managing risk on behalf of the organization. The BOD is responsible for several stewardship functions, including:

  • Strategic planning, including annual review of the Mission and Vision
  • Participating in Board development and self-evaluation activities
  • Developing and reviewing governance policies annually
  • Supporting financial planning, reporting and assessment
  • Supporting the ED’s performance plan
  • Supporting the organization and staff with the right resources to succeed and grow

The successful candidate for Director at Large should be engaged and passionate about our work. S/he will be available to attend monthly board meetings, to serve on board committees and to attend special events as required (3-10 hours/month). S/he should be willing to work with the ED to leverage personal and professional networks to generate funding support for BMS within a culture of philanthropy.

The ideal candidate should have some existing knowledge of the nonprofit sector and previous experience serving on a board of directors. Professional backgrounds of interest include: Community/social services; education/training; marketing/sales; and development/advancement.


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