Board Member

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
University Settlement
  • Board Member / Leadership
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Ontario - Toronto


23 Grange Road, Toronto ON M5T 1C3

Telephone: 416-598-3444   Fax: 416-598-4401


Charitable #: 119279412RR0001

JOB TITLE:                                      Board Member

POSITION TYPE:                            Volunteer                                          

COMMITMENT:                            Three-year term

DEADLINE:                                      March 31, 2019                                                                                                                 

University Settlement is a multi-service agency that was founded in 1910 and has the distinction of being the first community-based social service centre in the City of Toronto. Serving some 10,000 people annually, University Settlement’s three offices are part of culturally rich and vibrant neighborhoods in downtown Toronto and North York.

University Settlement helps individuals and families to learn and grow by engaging them in social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities through services such as settlement, English language classes, employment programs, senior services, children’s programming, homeless programs, music and arts education, and daycare.  In addition, our main site hosts a full recreation centre with pool, gym and state of the art fitness facility. We have an annual budget of approximately $5.5 million and a staff of over 150. The Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members who represent the diversity of the communities we serve. 

 Please note that at this time we are specifically looking for individuals with experience and interest in fundraising, sponsorships, marketing or related backgrounds. 


  • To govern the affairs of the organization on behalf of its members and to do so reasonably, prudently and in good faith in accordance with the agency’s bylaws, rules and regulations.
  • To establish or update the governing policies of the organization.
  • To be well informed about the activities and finances of the organization.
  • To take reasonable steps to manage the risks inherent in governing a registered charity.
  • To participate in University Settlement’s development activities including networking, donating, gift solicitation, attending fundraising and community events, and acting as an ambassador for the agency with contacts and connections.


  • Knowledge of the charity sector.
  • Experience in working with not-for-profit organizations on successful fundraising strategies and campaigns.
  • Experience of serving on a non-profit Board is an asset.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles is an asset.
  • Prior experience in areas such as sales or business development can act as an asset

Please send resume and cover letter by March 31, 2019 indicating your interest to:

BOARD NOMINATIONS c/o Patricia Jacobs, Executive Director,

University Settlement

23 Grange Road, Toronto ON  M5T 1C3