Park People is recruiting Board Members
November 30, 2021
Park People is seeking candidates to join our volunteer Board of Directors. This is an exciting opportunity to join a great group of people from across Canada who are helping to guide and shape the work of a growing, dynamic national charity improving parks and communities in cities from coast to coast.
The Board of Directors is legally responsible for the governance of Park People. The Board sets policies, budgets and plans to ensure that Park People achieves its goals and mission. They support the management team to set the mission and Strategic Plan of the organization, evaluate the performance of senior management and ensure fiscal accountability and the long-term resiliency of the organization.
Park People mobilizes and supports community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals, and funders to activate the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities.
Park People is dedicated to promoting equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in all of the work that we do. We are striving for a Board of Directors that is representative of the communities where we work, and encourage applications from BIPOC candidates.
We are open to candidates from across Canada and seek a broad representation of regions and backgrounds. At the moment, we’re looking for the following skills and expertise on our Board. In your application, we ask that you tell us what you would bring to the Board:
- Passion for Park People’s mission
- Good understanding of the charitable sector and the role of boards
- Background or understanding of any of the following: governance, finance/accounting, experience working with equity deserving communities, human resources, marketing, fundraising, legal, park management, planning or design.
Our Board meets five times a year by Zoom. Board members are expected to also participate in one of our committees focused on Governance and Human Resources or Finance. Committees meet generally twice a year. There is also an annual in-person gathering usually in the Greater Toronto Area and Park People will cover any travel costs associated with this gathering.
Anticipated Start Date: This can be flexible to meet candidate needs.
We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis. We are thankful for all applications, and will only be contacting candidates invited for an interview.
Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at email@example.com to provide your contact information.