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West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (Volunteer Opportunity – WCDWA Board of Directors)

Organization Name: West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Opportunity – WCDWA Board of Directors
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: November 28, 2016
End Date: November 30, 2017

  • Appropriate for Volunteers Aged 55 and Over
  • Training or Orientation Required
Opportunity Description:

      WCDWA Board Member Posting   West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (WCDWA) is accepting applications for Board Members for the 2016-2017 term.   WCDWA is a non-profit community legal clinic in its 30th year of operation. WCDWA provides legal assistance and community support to live-in caregivers and temporary foreign workers in British Columbia. WCDWA is also engaged in public legal education, advocacy and law reform initiatives. For more information, see:   The Board of Directors’ role: The Board’s primary responsibility is overseeing and making decisions regarding WCDWA’s governance. The Board also offers strategic planning related to finances with the aim of steering the organization towards a sustainable future. Board members are involved in fundraising and advocating for WCDWA’s mission in the community and setting policies for achieving goals. Day-to-day operations are led by WCDWA’s Executive Director.   This is a great opportunity for an individual who is concerned with the situation of caregivers and temporary foreign workers and wishes to contribute to WCDWA’s mission.   Duties and Responsibilities Attend bi-monthly board meetings (usually held on Saturdays) Participate in one of the Board Committees (HR, fundraising, finance) Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them Participate in fundraising initiatives Volunteer for assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs Annually evaluate the performance of the organization in achieving its mission and objectives Advocate WCDWA’s work in the community Keep up to date with relevant issues and trends Skills and Competencies   The ideal candidate will have: Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving caregivers’ lives A commitment to the mission and values of WCDWA The ability and willingness to contribute to the strategic plan Previous board or committee experience Any experience or skills in the following areas will be considered an asset: fundraising, budgeting, legal, project planning Experience working in government, non-profit, or business or in any leadership positions will also be considered an asset Benefits of Board Membership Enhance and develop leadership and governance skills and knowledge of non-profit management Expand personal networks Support WCDWA’s mission Term: Board members will be elected for a one year term. Note: this is a volunteer (unpaid) position. The time commitment may vary, but a commitment of 10-15 hours per month is required. Application process: If you are interested in being considered for a position on our Board of Directors, please submit a cover letter and resume to Natalie Drolet at by October 20th, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.   Please include answers to the following questions: – What do you hope to gain from this role? – What can you contribute to this role? – Which committee(s) would you be interested in joining? – How did you hear about this opportunity/our organization?   All applications will be considered. New Directors will be selected my members at the Annual General Meeting November 26 2016. All interested candidates must attend the AGM. In order to become a board member, individuals must become members of WCDWA and must attend an orientation session at the WCDWA office.  

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