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Director, Human Resources Committee Centre 507 Board of Directors (volunteer)


Organization: Centre 507

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Mar 17, 2021


Centre 507 is a busy adult drop-in centre in the Centretown area of Ottawa, collaborating with partners to provide healthy meals, a welcoming community and access to resources. Our Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization.

Our values:
• Participant-centric • Inclusive • Collaborative • Agile • Accountable

Our Board of Directors:
The role of our policy board is to provide leadership and support to the Centre’s Executive Director and staff. We provide orientation to all new Board members.

Our Human Resources Committee:
The human resources (HR) committee provides advice and support to the Executive Director on human resources issues and may participate in related activities.

About this Role:
• Supports the mission and values of Centre 507 as a board
• Leads the HR Committee.
• Provides advice on issues of human resources management,
staffing and policy development.
• Participates in staff recruitment, health & safety and
compensation reviews, as required.
• Participates in strategic planning to reach organizational goals.

Time Commitment:
• 5 to 7 hours per month.
• Facilitate quarterly HR committee meetings.
• Attend monthly board meetings.
• Plan, lead or implement specific projects.
Length of Term 3 years

• Experienced HR professional, preferably with a professional
• Knowledge of employment legislation.
• Champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion principles.
• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Passion for serving our community and interest in social justice.
• Previous non-profit or Board experience is an asset.

Ottawa. Remote meetings temporarily due to COVID-19.
Ideally to start in April 2021

How to apply:
If you are interested in volunteering on the Centre 507’s Board of Directors, please send a résumé to by March 17, 2021 or until the position is filled.

Centre 507 welcomes diversity of perspectives and inclusion from all members of society regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation.


Susan Alcott


Ext: 224

Volunteer Opportunity Address
Centre 507
507 Bank Street. Ottawa Ontario. K2P 1Z5


Good for people interested in: Writing; Administration/Office; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering; Governance (Boards, Committees)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Benefits of Role
• Contribute to a small, grass roots organization.
• Engage with a passionate and vital Board.
• Collaborate with forward thinking people.
• Develop leadership skills.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes