Board Role Descriptions

Board Member

  • Commits to building a relationship with Isaac to get to know his talents, skills, hopes, dreams and challenges
  • Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings
  • Upholds the values and operating principles
  • Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work
  • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time
  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports
  • Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus
  • Is an active participant in the committee’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Participates in fund raising

President/Board Chair

  • Serves as the Chief Volunteer of the organisation
  • Is a partner with the Chief Executive in achieving the organization’s mission
  • Provides leadership to the Board of Directors, who sets policy and to whom the Chief Executive is accountable
  • Chairs meetings of the Board after developing the agenda with the Chief Executive
  • Encourages Board’s role in strategic planning
  • Appoints the chairpersons of committees, in consultation with other Board members
  • Discusses issues confronting the organization with the Chief Executive
  • Helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organisational priorities and governance concerns.
  • Reviews with the Chief Executive any issues of concern to the Board
  • Monitors financial planning and financial reports
  • Plays a leading role in fundraising activities
  • Formally evaluates the performance of the Chief Executive and informally evaluates the effectiveness of the Board members.
  • Evaluates annually the performance of the organisation in achieving its mission
  • Performs other responsibilities assigned by the Board

Board Secretary Job Description

  • Is a member of the Board
  • Maintains records of the board and ensures effective management of organisation’s records
  • Manages minutes of board meetings
  • Ensures minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meeting
  • Is sufficiently familiar with legal documents to note applicability during meetings

Board Treasurer Job Description

  • Is a member of the Board
  • Manages finances of the organisation
  • Administrates fiscal matters of the organisation
  • Provides annual budget to the board for members’ approval
  • Ensures development and board review of financial policies and procedures

Committee Chair Job Description

  • Is a member of the Board
  • Sets tone for the committee work
  • Ensures that members have the information needed to do their jobs.
  • Oversees the logistics of committee’s operations
  • Reports to the Board’s Chair
  • Reports to the full Board on committee’s decisions/recommendations.
  • Works closely with the Chief Executive and other staff as agreed to by the Chief Executive
  • Assigns work to the committee members, sets the agenda and runs the meetings, and ensures distribution of meeting minutes.
  • Initiates and leads the committee’s annual evaluation