Director, Communications
Volunteer Types: Board Leadership
Organization types: Health and Diseases
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
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Description

Breast Cancer Action (BCA) is pleased to announce an open call for applications to join our esteemed Board of Directors. As a vital part of our commitment to excellence and innovation, we are seeking qualified and passionate individuals who are dedicated to contributing their skills and expertise to help guide our organization to new heights.
You can find our vision, mission, mandate and values here: https://bcaott.ca/about-us/who-we-are/
Responsibilities of Board Members: Board members play a crucial role in shaping the strategic direction of the organization. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Providing strategic guidance and oversight to the organization’s mission and goals.
2. Participating in regular board meetings to review and approve policies, budgets, and major decisions.
3. Contributing expertise and insights to support the organization’s growth and sustainability.
4. Actively participating in fundraising and advocacy efforts.
Qualifications and Requirements: We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Ideal candidates for the Board of Directors should possess the following qualifications:
1. Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
2. Leadership experience in a professional, nonprofit, or community setting.
3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to dedicate the necessary time and energy to fulfill board responsibilities.
Application Process: Interested individuals are invited to submit the following documents to [Email Address] by [Application Deadline]:
1. Please complete our volunteer application here: https://bcaott.ca/programs/peer-support-program/volunteer-program/
Timeline:
• Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
• Review of Applications: April 16-20, 2024
• Interviews: Aril 21-30, 2024
• Board Appointment: May 1, 2024
We look forward to reviewing your applications and welcoming new members to our dynamic and dedicated Board of Directors.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Marie-Louise Doyle, Executive Director, at 613-736-5921 or via email at [email protected]
Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of BCA.
All Board members adhere to the same eligibility, general responsibilities, attendance, and time commitment requirements.

Eligibility:
1. Knowledgeable about the activities/affairs of Breast Cancer Action (BCA).
2. Willing to dedicate the time, energy, talents, and enthusiasm required for the position.
3. Possesses good organizational skills.

General Responsibilities:
1. Support and defend policies and programs adopted by the Board of Directors.
2. Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors.
3. Assist in the development of the Strategic Business Plan.
4. Submit a written report for inclusion in the Annual Report.
5. Submit written Board reports in advance for monthly board meetings and request agenda time if required.
6. Ensure fiscal responsibility of the portfolio to which the position is assigned.
7. Submit budget needs for the following fiscal year.
8. Conduct transition meetings with successors.
9. Perform other duties delegated by the President and/or Board of Directors.
10. All portfolios work in conjunction with the Executive Director.

Attendance and Time Commitment:
1. Expected attendance at monthly Board of Directors meetings (teleconference participation accepted in some circumstances).
2. Expected attendance at the Annual General Meeting.
3. Attendance at official activities and functions whenever possible.

Estimated time per month: 4-6 hours.

Director, Communications

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Identify, recruit, and train required committee members.
2. Ensure the minutes of your committee meetings are taken and provide a final electronic copy to the Executive Director for archiving.
3. Manage and supervise the publications, marketing, advertising, public relations, community outreach, and advocacy efforts of BCA, including:
• Marketing – Website/technology
• Publications – Newsletter, social media
• Public Relations – Media Relations, Press Releases
• Advertising – Newsletter Ads, Website Ads
• Community Outreach – Philanthropic Activities
4. Research current communications/technology trends and topics pertinent to the sector and report findings to the Board of Directors.
5. Perform an annual review of the website to ensure its efficiency as a primary communication device.
6. Liaise with the Webmaster to develop and manage the operation of the website.
7. Implement and manage the Website Change Request process and ensure timely updates to keep the website fresh and informative.
8. Liaise with the contracted supplier to develop an Advertising Opportunities Prospectus for BCA.
9. Facilitate posting of banner ads on the website.
10. Maintain website and social media presence and promote activities and events to members and the City at large.
11. Work with appropriate committees to assist in publicizing events and capitalizing on social media.
12. Develop and manage collateral materials.
13. Ensure adherence to all branding standards.
14. Develop media contacts on behalf of BCA and maintain partnerships with key media.
15. Develop and maintain BCA media kit.
16. Communicate with the media, stakeholders/members, and the public to educate and promote sanctioned events, activities, and community service projects.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteering is not just an act of kindness; it is a transformative experience that enriches the lives of both volunteers and those they serve. Here are some key benefits worth highlighting: 1. Personal Growth and Development. 2. Sense of Purpose and Fulfillment 3. Building Stronger Communities 4. Health and Well-being Benefits 5. Professional and Networking Opportunities 7. Civic Engagement and Empowerment Volunteering is a powerful force for good that benefits both individuals and society as a whole. As we continue to navigate the complexities of our world, let us recognize and celebrate the profound impact of volunteerism in building a brighter, more compassionate future.
How will the organization benefit?
The organization will benefit by having a group of people who will work together to help our charity fulfill its mission and help those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer diagnosis.
Volunteer location:
140 Abbey Crescent

Contact

Marie-Louise Doyle
@Breast Cancer Action
613-736-5921
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-6-days

Details

This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions

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