The Co-Chair works with the other incumbent Co-Chair to hold the Board and CEO to account for the mission and vision, provide inclusive leadership, and ensure that all Board members fulfill their responsibilities for the effective governance of Pathways Community Services Association.
The Co-Chair supports the CEO and ensures that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the PCSA Executive to achieve their objectives. The Co-Chair acts as an ambassador of PCSA in partnership with the CEO.
Responsibilities and Duties:
• Provide strategic leadership: Ensure Board governs in accordance with internal and external rules, regularly conducts risk analysis activities and fulfils its duties to assure sound financial health
• Support organizational management: Participate in contract management, ensure compliance with By-Laws, oversee administration and act as an ex-officio member of standing and ad hoc Board committees
• Lead governance: Ensure effectiveness in governance arrangements, Co-Chair board and AGM, ensure deliberation, collaboration and consensus in meetings and ensure Board meeting materials distribution
• Support external relations: Serve as an official representative to other organizations in regard to grants, opinions and proposed legislation and oversee public programs, including annual conference and website
• Facilitate relationships: Build an effective relationship with the CEO and management team, conduct an annual appraisal and remuneration review for CEO and ensure professional development of CEO
• Lead new direction and planning: Provide and foster organizational vision, provide strategic oversight of new ventures and manage the strategic planning cycle
• Provide financial oversight: Support development of annual budget, seek out fundraising opportunities and act as a signing authority for the organization
Experience and Skills:
• Active PCSA Board service and commitment to organization.
• Experience in supervising employees and managing budgets.
• Significant knowledge of board governance.
• Strong background in working with diverse stakeholders.
• Experience in communications and/or public speaking.
• Ability to commit time to the role, including travel and attending events outside office hours.
• Employer support to the extent that business may be conducted during working hours.
• Relationship-building capabilities, with the ability to listen and engage effectively.
• Ability to act in an ambassadorial role.
• Tact and diplomacy.
• Strong ethics and integrity.
• Strong networking capabilities that can be utilized for the benefit of PCSA.
• Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment.
• Strong knowledge of Indigenous issues and opportunities.
• 2-3 hours per week, depending upon activities including 6 Board meetings per year
• This is a 3-year term, beginning at the annual conference in June, 2019.
• In addition to chairing Board meetings, the Co-Chair may attend quarterly sub-committee meetings.
• Total term has the potential to be two consecutive 3-year terms
• No financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.
Pathways Community Services Association is an Indigenous agency that draws jointly from the strengths and guidance of Indigenous teachings and traditions and from evidence-based practices in human services to support vulnerable children, youth and families. We are seeking a Cultural Connector who will contribute to the work of our Cultural Team.
Our Cultural Team is guided by the wisdom of the Elders from many nations and we respect and honour these different influences. Our Cultural Connectors draw from their own strengths and interests, lived experiences, formal education, and traditional teachings to support the children, youth, and families of Pathways. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter with their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2019. Please reference “Board Co-Chair” in the subject line.