Hands-on Growing (HOG) is an emerging nonprofit with the vision to teach people how to grow food so they can grow and teach each other. We aim to create better places to live by educating young people in the art of growing food with regenerative methods.
We help manage indoor and outdoor garden spaces throughout Calgary with the help of student volunteers. These become important places to invite knowledge from older generations and diverse communities so that together we can enrich life around us for years to come. As Hands-on Growing is expanding, we have set out to build-up our Board of Directors to help take root in our community, extend our reach and strengthen our capacity.
We are looking to onboard varying positions including Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, fundraisers and Members at Large. This is a volunteer position.
Term: min. 1 year, position renewable.
Time Commitment: Board Meetings will be 2 - 3 hours every month in person or via teleconferencing. The exact timing will be determined based on the availability of the board members. In addition to attending the monthly board meetings, the Board Directors are asked to allocate an average of 10 - 20 hours per month on HOG work.
We are looking for candidates with experience in any of the following areas:
Finance, fundraising, operations management, business skills, non-profit/charity governance, organizational development, legal, knowledge of organic gardening, hydroponics, permaculture, marketing, communications, member/stakeholder engagement, human resource management.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Board:
Supports HOG's executive team based on the identified priorities of the organization in 2020-2021 including the following:
Responsibilities of Individual Board Members:
Directors manage the business of Hands-On Growing according to the Alberta Companies Act. This is in particular in regard to the registration of mortgages and to keeping registers of directors and members; in addition, they keep account of mailing of forms of proxy and information circulars, and to filing with the Registrar an annual report, and copies of special and other resolutions, and of any change in the registered office or of directors. The directors will also be accountable for the Minute book and the seal.
Currently Hands-On Growing is a non-profit organization. We are looking to register as a charity under Government of Alberta’s charitable registration status as specified under the Charitable Fundraising Act this year. The board will work toward achieving these priorities namely:
Interested parties will need to register as members of Hands on Growing to be able to serve on the board.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please send your resume and a personal statement indicating your relevant interests and qualifications.
Applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until August 15, 2020 .
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 13 2020 ID: 57026