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Board Member – Board of Directors (Volunteer)

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 sexualized violence as well as public education and advocacy about violence against all genders and children. The organization and Board are committed to hiring using a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppression ideology to this and all future hiring.

 

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 the 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 5 pm) 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, the ability of working with diverse teams

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

  • Strong Ethical values

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

  • Ability to provide a unique perspective 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 an 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 women, genderqueer 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.

 

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 with any accepted candidates confirmed at the next AGM in September 2021. If any accommodations are required in this recruitment process please reach out to recruitment@sackingston.com