Join the Board of Directors

The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society is seeking volunteers to be part of the Board of Directors.

SPECIFIC SKILLS

Human Resources; Community Development; Accounting; Organizational Planning; Programming, Social Service; Finance; Fundraising; Communications, Facilities Design & Operations.
Board members must have the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, using computer and telephone.

DESCRIPTION

The Board of Directors is composed of Kerrisdale Community Centre Society members. You are a member of the Society if you hold a valid Kerrisdale Community Centre membership.

The Board is made up of 18 people, nine of whom are elected each year. Up to five additional members may be appointed by the Board. The Board determines the budget, sets policies regarding operations at the Centre and responds to the Park Board and other community initiatives. The Board meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Centre. A Park Board representative and staff members may also be in attendance. Board Committees report on their work and activities at this time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Knowledge and skill in implementing a strategic plan is preferred
Experience in non-profit board work is an advantage
Genuine personal warmth
Empathic skill
Optimistic upbeat attitude
Team orientation
Conscientiousness
Committed to the work of the organization
Contribute specific expertise in a desired area such as communication, programming, finance, law, human resources, information technology, facilities, advocacy, or fund development
Ability to focus on external and future issues
Ability to question, probe and analyze at a high level
Attendance at monthly board meetings
Support of programs and projects
Promote the organization in the community

BENEFITS AND RECOGNITION

Board training
Orientation to The Kerrisdale Community Centre and Society
Being a member of a dynamic new team
Making a difference in the lives of your community and others
Unlimited Gym access and rebate on program participation and rentals

DELIVERABLES/DUTIES

Support:
Advocacy
Acting as ambassadors to the community
Acting in at least two (2) standing or ad-hoc Committees: it being Arena and Pool, Building & Maintenance, Community Engagement, Community Garden, Finance, Program, Rentals, Seniors’ Council, Youth, Volunteer of the Year and/or others

GOVERNANCE

Protection of the public interest
Keeping the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society on course with its strategic plan
Writing policies
Keeping the bylaws up to date
Reviewing and authorising plans and commitments
Ensuring compliance with legal and contract requirements
Evaluating the Kerrisdale Community Centre and Society’s work

TIME COMMITMENT

Approx. 8-10 hours per month

WHY JOIN THE BOARD?

Joining the Board allows you to learn about the inner workings of the Community Centre and influence its management, direction, and scope. It provides a hands on, skill building experience. It is a concrete way to contribute to the community and meet new people.

TO GET INVOLVED

Pick up an application package at the front desk, download the package from here or email: kerrisdaleccsociety@gmail.com