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GRAND RIVER EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

IS SEEKING

TWO (2) BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS

Summary:

The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to clients and their families, the community, funders and other stakeholders. They are accountable for the performance of Grand River Employment & Training Inc., in realizing its mission and achieving its goals, and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources and for the overall quality of supports to clients

Who possesses the following Qualifications:

  1. Onkwehon:we member of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to employment.
  3. Past community involvement.
  4. Able to commit to orientation training sessions.
  5. Must serve a minimum term of three (3) years.
  6. Ability to dialogue in a consensus decision-making process.
  7. Willing to submit a police record check.

Please submit resume and a cover letter indicating how you meet the above criteria to:

Grand River Employment and Training

16 Sunrise Court

P.O. Box 69

Ohsweken, Ontario

N0A 1M0

Attention: Chairperson

Deadline for submissions: January 28, 2022.

GRETI Board Member Job Description

 

Position: Board Member/Director (Volunteer) 

 

Time commitment: Average five (5) to ten (10) hours per month (meetings, preparation, events)

Term: Three (3) years, appointed or elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (Term may be renewed once for a total of four years)


Accountability

The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to clients and their families, the community, funders and other stakeholders. They are accountable for the performance of Grand River Employment & Training Inc., in realizing its mission and achieving its goals, and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources and for the overall quality of supports to clients

Authority

Individual board members have no authority to direct or make requests of the executive director or staff, or to speak on behalf for the Association unless given such authority by the board.

Responsibility

Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the organization and the community and will bring to their deliberations a broad knowledge, a long-range view and openness to learning.

Clients or family members of clients who serve on the board are expected to keep their board and client or family member support roles separate and will be treated the same as other clients or family members in matters related to the provision of Association services.

Principle Duties

Every member of the Board of Directors, including the Board’s officers, is expected to do the following:

  • Prepare for and participate in board meetings (Supper, Quarterly and Annual Meetings)
  • Listen to others’ views, advocate their own, identify common interests and alternatives, and be open to compromise
  • Support governance decisions once made
  • Participate in the development of a strategic plan to help guide future decisions
  • Abide by all by-laws, code of conduct and all other policies including health and safety, that apply to the board
  • Participate in the approval the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the Association in relation to it
  • Help establish, review and monitor operational polices including ones related to the quality of care and human
  • Participate in the hiring of, and if required, the releasing of, the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO’s)
  • Participate in the evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO’s)
  • Identify prospective board members and possibly help recruit and mentor them
  • Participate in the evaluation of the board itself (annual board self-evaluation)
  • Contribute to the work of board as a member of a board committee3
  • Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting
  • Be an ambassador for the Association in the wider community
  • Keep informed about community issues relevant to the work of the Association

Qualifications

The following are considered key job qualifications:

  • Onkwehon:we member of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
  • Knowledge of the community and the field in which the Association operates
  • Commitment to organization’s mission and strategic directions
  • Availability of sufficient time to devote to board duties
  • Openness to learning
  • Able to commit to orientation training sessions
  • Must serve a minimum of three (3) years
  • Ability to dialogue a consensus decision-making process
  • Must be willing to submit a police record check

Evaluation

The performance of individual directors is evaluated annually in the context of the evaluation of the whole board and is based on the carrying out of duties and responsibilities as outlined above.

Removal of a Board Member

A director may be removed from the board, by majority vote, for not performing his/her duties. Being absent from three consecutive board meetings without reasonable cause will result in the automatic removal from the board unless otherwise determined by a decision of the board.

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating how you meet the above criteria to:

GRETI Board Chair Person

16 Sunrise Court, Ohsweken ON. N0A 1M0

 

Deadline for submissions: January 28, 2022.

Point of contact for questions: kristen.smith@greatisn.com