Invitation to join the Cedar Cottage Food Network’s Board of Directors
Wanted: Volunteer Board Members
Type: board of directors position / unpaid
Organization: Cedar Cottage Food Network Society
Location: Vancouver, BC
The CCFN is looking for individuals who are passionate about urban agriculture, food security, community-building and how all that intersects with social justice to sit on our board of directors! We're actively looking to increase the range and diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences on our board.
Organizational Mandate: The Cedar Cottage Food Network Society (CCFN) is an independent, non-profit organization working toward more sustainable and just food systems at the neighbourhood level. We create space for Kensington-Cedar Cottage residents to take part in different levels of food systems by providing programming, tools, and opportunities for community connections.
Description of Positions:
Chair – Primary board contact with Executive Director and the spokesperson for the organization to the public. Leads and liaises with board members. Expected to take an active role. Chairs board meetings: responsible for conduct of board meetings and of board members; sets and follows agendas; signing authority on legal and financial documents.
Treasurer – Accounts for and reports on the funds, budget and expenditures of the organization; often a signing authority on financial documents. Assists Executive Director with fundraising and/or financial aspects of grant proposals.
Members at Large – Skills in the areas of Marketing and Communications would be appreciated. Interest in the areas of community development, specifically food security and policy.
Prior experience on a non-profit board is not required but is preferred. Ideally we are seeking members who are living or working in Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhoods. All candidates should be committed to social and environmental justice and anti-oppression perspective.
Interested candidates are invited to apply via the following process:
1. Review the CCFN Board Member Job Description (see below)
2. Complete the candidate Expression of Interest form (see attached) and describe the skills and experience you can bring to our team and submit along with your CV/resume to email@example.com
3. The Board Recruitment Committee will schedule a Meet and Greet with you to learn more about the position.
If you would like to know more about the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the work of the Board of Directors prior to submitting an expression of interest, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , and we would be happy to schedule a meet and greet first.
Job Description and Expectations:
Board of Directors Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist developing and promoting the mission and values of the CCFN.
Organizational decision-making and development
Organization of the board of directors, officers, and committees. Ensure the Executive Board is filled with competent and passionate individuals to support CCFN and its committees
Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
Fiduciary & financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
Hiring and supervision of the Executive Director
Coordinating personnel evaluations and supporting staff during hiring processes if required
Oversight of program planning and evaluation
Review of organizational and programmatic reports
Promotion of the organization
*Members of the board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of Cedar Cottage Food Network. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on their experience and vantage point in the community. More specific tasks are taken on by the officer roles of co-chairs, secretary and treasurer.
Length of term: Board terms are two years, renewable at the end of each term at the Annual General Meeting.
Meetings and time commitment:
Expectations of board members:
Desired Skills and Experience:
Experience working or volunteering within the non-profit sector
Demonstrated commitment to social and food justice issues and anti-oppression analysis
Familiarity with the work of the CCFN
Prior non-profit management/board experience an asset, particularly board development and leadership experience and skills
Experience developing organizational policies, strategic planning, and human resource management
Experience, interest, and passion to support the development and implementation of fundraising strategies, activities and events to further CCFN's mandate
Knowledge of financial and fiduciary management
Accountable and reliable, able to work collaboratively in a virtual space/ environment
Excellent communication skills, event planning, promotions or marketing abilities, etc.
Ability to work collaboratively and have fun!
The above qualities with the addition of:
Experience with group facilitation, and chairing meetings.
Comfortable with communication tools such as non-violent communication and survivor centered approaches.
The above qualities with the addition of:
Experience with Fund Development in the non-profit sector
Financial background (preferably a combination of education and experience) and knowledge of accounting practices
Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
Board of Directors Candidate
Expression of Interest
Please provide a short answer to the following questions describing your experience and interest in joining the CCFN Board of Directors.
(1) Briefly describe your background and interest in food systems and/or food justice?
(2) Describe experience you have had working or volunteering with not-for-profit organizations. Have you previously held a board position?
(3) What kind of time commitment are you willing/able to commit to your responsibilities as a Board member? (For example, how long do you envision holding this position, how much time do you have to offer each week, are you available for evening or weekend meetings/retreats, etc.?)
Please email your candidate expression of interest as soon as possible to email@example.com as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 6 2018 ID: 49020