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Board Member: Development Director

SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space

   About the Position

Impact Statement
As a registered charity, SPECTRUM relies on a strong Board of Directors to govern the organization. The Development Director is a critical member of our Board of Directors.

Board members must be members of the organization by making a financial contribution of any amount or volunteering at least 30 hours each fiscal year (August-July). Board terms are two-years long, and no member may serve more than six terms. SPECTRUM’S Board can have up to 13 members at a time.

SPECTRUM’s Board of Directors has adopted a mixed model of governance. Since the organization is largely volunteer run we use a modified Management Team Model in which members of the Board are tasked with some operational duties in the areas of human resources, financing, fundraising, and public relations. As the organization grows, we are moving towards a governance Board.

Having prior experience as a Board Director would be very helpful. Lived experience as a member of an LGBTQ2+ community or ally is essential. Board members must complete a successful police reference check for the vulnerable sector.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 19+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: New Board members will receive appropriate training in governance and ongoing training opportunities will be identified.
Working Conditions: Role Responsibilities//What You’ll be Doing:
-Be an active member of the Board of Directors (BOD), attending monthly meetings
-Be the chair of the Fundraising and Development Committee (FDC), attending monthly FDC meetings
-The Development Director will work with other Board members and staff to develop an annual fund development plan that includes fundraising events, an annual campaign, grants, and other revenue-generating activities
-The Development Director will volunteer at fundraising events
-The Development Director may be asked to write thank you cards to donors
-The Development Director will work with staff to identify grant opportunities, write grant applications, and write grant reports
-A minimum commitment of two years with approximately four to six hours of work monthly


Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
A minimum commitment of two years with approximately four to six hours of work monthly

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Communication/Public Relations, Fund Development
Skill(s): Public and Media Relations, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Project Management, Fund Development, Strategic Thinking
Transportation: NONE Needed

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Kristy Skelton
283 Duke Street West, Unit 210 Kitchener, N2H 3X7
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries
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