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Indigenous Board Member – Board of Directors (Volunteer)

We are seeking Indigenous candidates to join our Board of Directors!

The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a feminist organization providing emergency,

crisis, short term and long-term supportive counselling, information, referral and

advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, as well as public education and advocacy

about sexual violence. We are actively working to diversify our staff and Board in order

to best serve all survivors; the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives and knowledge in

our services and practices is a priority. The organization and Board are committed to

hiring using a feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, and anti-oppression ideology to this and

all future hiring. This is an important part of our mission, and we are committed to

expanding our knowledge of, and working towards, decolonization, Indigenization,

equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Director will bring a feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression ideology to the following

roles and responsibilities:

  • Establishing the vision, goals, and priorities of the Centre

  • Overseeing the organization and management of the Centre

  • Hiring and overseeing the work of an Executive Director to manage the operation of the Centre

  • Determining Strategy and plan for future vision of the Centre

  • Approving annual budgets

  • Monitoring and assessing the Centres fundraising practices, policies

  • Preparing for, attending, and participating in the Board Meetings (usually held after 5pm) and serve on committees as required

  • Meet all legal and fiduciary responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Self-identification as First Nations/Inuit/Métis

  • Passion for feminist issues, and adherence to centres’ mission and values

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability of working with diverse teams

  • Strategic, resourceful, diplomatic, culturally sensitive, knack for conflict resolution & mediation

  • Strong ethical values

  • Commitment to govern through an anti-racist/anti oppression lens

  • Ability to provide unique prospective to the board (career, background, lived experiences etc.)

 

Assets:

  • Proficiency in additional language(s)

  • Experience with specialized work on behalf of or within Indigenous communities,

collectives and/or organizations

  • Knowledge of services and resources in the organization’s service area

  • Experience in legal, human resources or feminist activism

  • Previous board experience is as asset but not required

  • Residency within the service area (Kingston area from Brockville to Napanee)

  • Challenge maker

In line with our commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression we encourage applicants

who are two-spirit, gender queer, non-binary persons, trans identified, 2SLGBTQ+, ESL,

people with disabilities, and those with lived experience to self-identify in their

application. Priority will be given to applicants within these identity groups.

This is a volunteer position with financial responsibilities and an expected time

commitment of roughly 2 to 5 hours per month. Meetings are currently held remotely but

expected to resume in person in the future. Reasonable accommodations can be made

for those with disabilities.

Applications must contain a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how

your qualifications are appropriate and a detailed resume, prepared in one document

with your name as the file name. Meeting all the qualifications listed above is not a

requirement we encourage all those who are interested to apply to the role. On the job

and additional training opportunities will be available to the successful applicant to fill

any required knowledge gaps.

Applications may be submitted to recruitment@sackingston.com by on a rolling basis

and the deadline to submit a full application is April 31st, 2022.

If any accommodations are required in this hiring process, please reach out to

recruitment@sackingston.com.

Board Member – Board of Directors (Volunteer)

We are seeking a candidate to join our Board of Directors!

The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a feminist organization providing emergency,

crisis, short term and long-term supportive counselling, information, referral and

advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, as well as public education and advocacy

about sexual violence. We are actively working to diversify our staff and Board in order

to best serve all survivors. The organization and Board are committed to hiring using a

feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, and anti-oppression ideology to this and all future

hiring. This is an important part of our mission, and we are committed to expanding our

knowledge of, and working towards, decolonization, Indigenization, equity, diversity, and

inclusion.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Director will bring a feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression ideology to the following

roles and responsibilities:

  • Establishing the vision, goals, and priorities of the Centre

  • Overseeing the organization and management of the Centre

  • Hiring and overseeing the work of an Executive Director to manage the operation

of the Centre

  • Determining Strategy and plan for future vision of the Centre

  • Approving annual budgets

  • Monitoring and assessing the Centres fundraising practices, policies

  • Preparing for, attending, and participating in the Board Meetings (usually held after 5pm)

and serve on committees as required

  • Meet all legal and fiduciary responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Passion for feminist issues, and adherence to centres’ mission and values

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability of working with diverse

teams

  • Strategic, resourceful, diplomatic, culturally sensitive, knack for conflict resolution

& mediation

  • Strong Ethical values

  • Commitment to govern through an anti racist/anti oppression lens

  • Ability to provide unique prospective to the board (career, background, lived

experiences etc.)

Assets:

  • Proficiency in additional language(s)

  • Knowledge of services and resources in the organization’s service area

  • Experience in legal, human resources or feminist activism

  • Previous board experience is as asset but not required

  • Residency within the service area (Kingston area from Brockville to Napanee)

  • Challenge maker

In line with our commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression we encourage applicants

who are two-spirit, gender queer and non-binary persons who are racialized, trans

identified, Black, Brown, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, Francophone, veterans and people

with disabilities and lived experience to self-identify in their application. Priority will be

given to applicants within these identity groups.

This is a volunteer position with financial responsibilities and an expected time

commitment of roughly 2 to 5 hours per month. Meetings are currently held remotely but

expected to resume in person in the future. In person attendance at future board

meetings is expected, reasonable accommodations can be made for those with

disabilities.

Applications must contain a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how

your qualifications are appropriate and a detailed resume, prepared in one document

with your name as the file name. Meeting all the qualifications listed above is not a

requirement we encourage all those who are interested to apply to the role. On the job

and additional training opportunities will be available to the successful applicant to fill

any required knowledge gaps.

Applications may be submitted to recruitment@sackingston.com by on a rolling basis

and the deadline to submit a full application is April 31st, 2022. If any accommodations are

required in this recruitment process please reach out to recruitment@sackingston.com.