Board of Director
Organization: Mission Thrift Store Orleans
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 3
Location: Ottawa - East
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
DescriptionBFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 thrift stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distributes Bibles in 43 countries around the world. The stores operate primarily by dedicated volunteers.
Mission Thrift Store Orleans is currently seeking Volunteer Board Members who understand and support the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada).
Board Members are responsible for board governance, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and bylaws, conducting board business effectively and efficiently and holding overall accountability for the organization. Board Members will be relied upon to assist with business development duties, including the creation of suitable and beneficial partnerships and assessing the Mission Thrift Store.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Experience in community relations and relationship building, generally
· Ability to build relationships and work with volunteers, staff and community members.
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Ability to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.
· Organizational, strategic planning and implementation skills
· Experience in real estate, insurance, professional or business management
Working Conditions: Board Members will be expected to attend monthly/bi-monthly board meetings, Volunteer Appreciation events, Annual General Meetings. Board Members may be assigned positions that will take up extra time (Secretary, Treasurer, Chair or Vice Chair).
Board Members may be asked to attend the BFM Foundation (Canada) Annual Conference as a Voting Delegate in May, in the Toronto area.
Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Men; Seniors; Women
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Gain great experience with other volunteers on the Board as well as a chance to give back to the local community as well as across the world
How will the organization benefit?
Provide great governance to the store and succeeding in giving back to the local community as well as across the world
Organization category: Business and professional associations, unions
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - Seniors (65+); Families