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Position: 2521 - Board Member
Organization: Embrave (Interim Place)
Location: Mississauga

Goal

Interim Place operates 2 emergency shelters for women and children who are leaving abuse. We also operate a Community Support and Outreach Program (THSP) for women in the community who have experienced violence. Interim Place is committed to ending violence against women by acknowledging and addressing the multitude of barriers facing women who have experienced violence and by providing crisis intervention and a range of supports and services. Interim Place works within a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, queer and trans positive, disability positive, harm reduction framework.

We believe:
● in equity for all women and children
● in recognizing and respecting diversity
● violence and abuse against women and children is systemic and a crime
● violence is about power, control and oppression
● every person has the right to live in a non-violent environment
● the community as a whole has a responsibility to contribute to ending violence against women
● all women have the right to make choices
● that abuse takes many forms

Interim Place Board Members are responsible for participating in the on-going development and implementation of a long-term vision and strategic plan for Interim Place, and they have a mandate to ensure that the programs and services reflect the mission and vision of the agency.


Description

● Our Board of Directors is a 10-member community board● We wish to fill board vacancies with particular regard to energetic volunteers who demonstrate leadership and possess skills and experience in any of the following areas:- program and community development- finance- fundraising- communications (incl. marketing)- legal (corporate/not-for-profit)- social justice & advocacy- human resourcesInterim Place is committed to the development of an organization that reflects the community and women it serves. Applications from Indigenous Women, World Majority Women/Women of Colour, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Women, Consumer Survivors and Women with Disabilities are strongly encouraged.*** We are especially interested in persons who are from the not-for-profit, charitable/volunteer sector, AND we are interested in women with lived experiences of poverty, violence and homelessness.TO GAIN IMMEDIATE ACCESS to Interim Place's website, additional details about this volunteering opportunity, plus the Board membership APPLICATION FORM, please 'click on' the yellow box 'Apply Now!', below.


Benefits

> Excellent opportunity to use your leadership skills/experience and professional expertise in the volunteer sector> Be in a leadership role with a highly regarded, longstanding community service organization> Strengthen your personal and professional profile within your community> Network and build valuable relationships> Benefit from our 'continuing education' opportunities> Join other volunteers and a dedicated, capable executive and staff in carrying out Interim Place's ongoing important mission in Peel region> Enjoy having given back to your community in a very significant way


Qualifications

● Prior leadership experience in the volunteer sector is an asset (Board experience a bonus)● Professional expertise in one or more of the 'areas' outlined in the 'Position Description' is welcome● Commitment to support Interim Place's vision, mission, and ongoing initiatives to see its goals realized● Proactive about community 'diversity and inclusiveness'● Commitment to attend all Interim Place signature fundraising events and participate in major activities of Interim Place including community education and social justice advocacy● Ability to act as an 'ambassador' who represents Interim Place in the community, consistently upholding our values in the community, with a corresponding commitment to raise our 'profile' and build community engagement● Commitment to fill a Board Member 'position' for the length of term requested (fill a vacancy and/or serve the prescribed term of 2 years following election at an AGM)● Ready, willing, able to fulfill the obligations required of a Board Member (see 'Goal of Position', 'Orientation & Training', and 'Time Detail')● Assume a leadership role with respect to fundraising and other financial support● Undertaking to abide by and preserve the privacy and confidentiality requirements involved in Interim's Place's mission and programs*** Please note that the 'position' requires a successful volunteer applicant to provide a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Report'.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Tuesday Evening

The 'position' entails monthly Board meetings (typically on a Tuesday evening), plus a commitment to be involved in at least ONE committee that meets separately. For these meetings and for any project/task undertaken or assigned, additional time usually is required.

Annual General Meeting: MANDATORY, with any additional time needed to contribute (reports, etc.) to the agenda

Attendance at Annual Signature Fundraising Events


Training

Details regarding Board Onboarding procedures will be shared with successful applicants.During your volunteer engagement, you will be expected to attend all Board training sessions, as required.PLEASE NOTE: Board membership training is MANDATORY.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Fundraising, Legal, Boards & Committees, Finance, Marketing/Promotion, Parent & Child Support, Research/Evaluation, Shelters
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults



How to Contact
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Social Media
http://www.interimplace.com
https://www.facebook.com/InterimPlace1
https://twitter.com/InterimPlace
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