Board Director - Daybreak non-profit Housing Corp
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy, Social Media
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Community and Social Services, Poverty/Social Justice
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
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Description

Daybreak Housing Seeks New Board Members
For over 30 years, Daybreak Housing has provided housing to single adults in need of a caring, community-based environment that fosters personal growth and independence. An exciting future awaits Daybreak, and we are seeking new Board members to join the Board to realize our mission to help residents rebuild their lives in a supportive community where we help them find the strength to hope for a better future.

DUTIES
Board Directors carry out the following duties:
Attend a minimum of five meetings of the Board of Directors each calendar year, and the Annual General Meeting
Serve on at least one standing committee
Contribute to the development of Daybreak’s overall direction that ensures it continues as a supportive housing provider has a positive impact on addressing homelessness in Ottawa
Participate in overseeing the annual review and implementation of strategic objectives
Participate in the annual review and approval of policies, annual budget and reporting

TIME COMMITMENT
Directors serve for a three-year term. They should plan for one or two, 2-to-3-hour meetings per month (including committee meetings). Meetings may be in person or via teleconference. At this time, due to Covid-19 restrictions, most meetings are being held virtually. In addition to meetings, our Directors are encouraged to attend community outreach and engagement activities, and events with our residents.

QUALIFICATIONS
We are looking for individuals with:
A strong commitment to reducing homelessness in Ottawa
A background in one or more of the following: human resources, finance & accounting, community engagement & fundraising, business, the housing sector
Board experience as a Director on a not-for-profit board would be an asset

Preference will be given to applicants residing in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau).
Knowledge of English and French would be an asset.

How will the organization benefit?
Daybreak recognizes the value that diversity brings to our Board and the workplace. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds including gender, race, ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation and those with disabilities and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values of inclusion. Please share a brief introduction, your CV and a letter of interest with the Chair of Governance, [email protected] by April 1, 2023.
Volunteer location:
www.daybreakhousing.org

Contact

Jon
@Daybreak Non-Profit Housing Corp
Time it will take to contact applicants:
‚Äč2-3-weeks

Details

This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 4
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy, Social Media
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (19-24 years)

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