Job ID 6031
Our client, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley is a charitable organization belonging to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, a Federation comprised of 102 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across the country.
Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development. With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and young people can realize their full potential.
Enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.
All young people realize their full potential through mentorship.
Safety is at the core of all our decisions and actions. We prioritize the protection of children, youth, families, volunteers, and staff. We screen, coach and support to ensure safe, fun, and healthy mentoring relationships.
Our professionally trained staff members contribute toward building a culture of collaboration and teamwork, both within our organization and across the communities we serve.
We bring community members together for the common purpose of mentoring children and youth, which cultivates a positive impact in our communities. We identify, understand, and respond to community needs with innovative and inclusive mentoring programs and services.
We are committed to creating inclusive spaces of belonging where all voices and experiences are welcomed and valued. We commit to taking intentional actions towards advancing our commitments to equity, reconciliation, and anti-racism across our policy, procedure, and practice.
We facilitate reciprocal child and youth-centered mentoring relationships. Using a strength-based focus on empowerment and empathy, we engage through mentorship to inspire youth in shaping their own futures with confidence and positivity.
For further information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, please visit their website at https://langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley are looking to appoint up to three new Board Directors to its highly engaged and dedicated Board. The Board seeks the knowledge and experience, including lived experience, to provide strategic oversight and guidance to the organization, ensuring necessary resources are in place to support management in realizing their objectives. With strong leadership in place, the Board’s role is to uphold strong governance while supporting at an operational level on an as needed basis. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley Board has reviewed the competencies, skill and experience of its current Board and is looking to add new Directors that will diversify the Board experience in supporting the organization in meetings its goals.
The organization is looking to raise awareness and to continue to build financial sustainability to support the mission of the organization in providing more mentorship opportunities for young people. To do this, the organization is looking to expand its knowledge in the areas of sales and marketing, fund development, human resources and it is looking for professionals who can help to open doors with industry to build awareness, donation, corporate sponsorship, and volunteer support for the Langley chapter.
To successfully achieve the strategic objectives of the organization and ensure its success, the individuals must possess a specific set of core competencies, experience, and attributes. The Board is seeking individuals that have skill and/or experience in ONE of the following areas:
- Sales and marketing experience with strong connections in the Langley community, with the ideal candidate having a strong network at the ownership or executive level in private industry, land development, construction, or real estate.
- Experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies, executing targeted campaigns, and in identifying and cultivating new donor prospects with an ability to work with the executive team in creating compelling fundraising pitches and proposals that resonate with potential donors and supporters.
- A business owner who has a strong presence in Langley with demonstrated experience in building and scaling a business, including building their business and personal brand in a community.
- Experience in human resources or employment law with a strong understanding of BC employment law and human rights legislation.
- Lived experience having seen the value of mentorship as a young person with a big brother or big sister.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley would like to expand their knowledge and perspective in equity, diversity, and inclusion to better support the needs of the diverse community in which they serve. Experience and/or understanding of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion would be an asset.
Competencies and Knowledge
- Strategic thinker: Ability to think strategically and assess strategic opportunities and threats in the context of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley mission, vision, and strategy.
- Financial Acumen: Skilled in financial oversight and budgeting to uphold responsibility as a Board Director.
- Philanthropy: Willingness to act, inspire and mobilize others via community connections and influential community leadership.
- Human Resources: Generalist knowledge and experience in human resources to support and mitigate legal risk for the organization.
- Non-Profit Governance: Experience on a volunteer Board is an asset.
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB): Knowledge and/or experience in DEIB would be an asset.
- Relationship Building: A desire to build relationships with other Board Directors, key stakeholders, industry, business leaders, volunteers and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley leadership and team.
- Accountability: The ability to take ownership of your commitments and responsibilities.
- Ethical leadership: A commitment to conducting oneself with integrity, fairness, and transparency.
- Team player: The ability to collaborate effectively with others and contribute to the team’s success.
- Passion for the cause: A genuine interest and enthusiasm for the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
- Respectful of others: A commitment to treating others with dignity, respect, and professionalism.
- Positive attitude and energy: The ability to approach challenges with optimism and energy, while maintaining a can-do attitude.
- Leads by example: The ability to model the behaviour and standards expected of others in the organization.
- Innovative and strategic: A willingness to take calculated risks and explore new ideas and strategies to achieve Big Brothers Big Sister’s goals.
- Highly organized with good time management skills: The ability to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
- Critical thinker with problem-solving skills: The ability to analyze complex issues, identify root causes, and develop practical solutions.
- Positive outlook: The ability to maintain composure and a positive outlook.
- Exhibits sound judgment: The ability to make informed and prudent decisions based on careful analysis and consideration.
- Must be able to provide a clear, current Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check.
These attributes, when exhibited by the ideal candidate, will ensure that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley achieves its strategic objectives and supports the success of the organization.
FIRST YEAR – MEASURES OF SUCCESS
- As a Board Director it will be expected you are a regular contributor in attendance and in contribution at the meetings.
- You will promote and be an ambassador of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley within the community supporting through introductions and connections to build brand, awareness, and financial support.
- Be an active volunteer supporting a sub-committee and sharing your knowledge with the management team as needed to aid in meeting their operational goals.
Volunteer Board Director position with no remuneration provided.
The appointment to the board will be for a term of two years with renewal opportunity. It is the desire of the Board to have succession plans for the executive with the incoming Board Directors being required to consider roles within the Board executive including Board President.
The Board meets in person once a month except for summer and the month of December. The Board Director must be available for approximately 9 meetings/ year with each meeting being approximately 90 minutes. In addition, every Board Director must volunteer on a sub-committee of the Board requiring two to three hours per month (1 or 2 meetings per month). You are expected to attend a half-day strategic planning meeting once a year.
HOW TO APPLY
For the opportunity to join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley in the role of Board Director, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID # AOAN-412045.
Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Pierre Bourbonnais at 587-200-0114 ext. 102.
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