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GVTA Board of Directors

Grand Valley Trails Association

   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Grand Valley Trail was built and maintained through a large network of volunteer maintenance workers who ensure a strong and safe trail system. A volunteer Board of Directors administers this not-for-profit organization and therefore we would not exist if not for our enthusiastic volunteers. As Vice-President, you assist the GVTA president in fulfilling the association's current priorities.

Strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of the GVTA trail, excellent organizational, planning and delegation skills is necessary.

As part of the GVTA board, the Vice President will work closely with the President to drive the overall strategy of the association and its interests to outside communities and organizations or delegates. You will guide the development of the strategic plan and oversee its implementation. You may preside at a board meeting or planning meeting. You will encourage and support directors, volunteers and members in all activities related to key goals of the association and the delivery of key initiatives.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 50+

Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Environment, Leadership/Management

Skill(s): Motivate Others, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Strategic Thinking, Problem Solving, Accountability

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation to the GVTA organization and board is provided to all directors.
Training to use the database and tools will be provided.
Current GVTA Guidebook will be provided to board members.
Working Conditions: With the exception of board meetings 10 times a year (currently handled remotely), most volunteer work is done independently from your home or office between meetings.
Board members must have access to a phone, a computer and the internet. Support and encouragement is to be provided in all manner: verbally, in writing, by active participation.

Administration Activities:
- prepare reports to update the board on relevant issues
- may chair monthly board meetings, and assist in the planning the running of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- manage one-off issues and requests through email and phone calls. You may have to set up informal meetings at local venues (ie Coffee shops)

Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
- Attend monthly board meetings (10 / year)
- Host a planning meeting typically held in the summer (date determined by board members)
- Chair the AGM
- participate in Association related events
- perform regular executive functions/planning/consultations as required.
- meet with board members and volunteers as required to respond to inquiries, resolve issues or plan activities (estimating about 4-6 hours weekly).

   Contact Information
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Emily Bennett
P.O. Box 40068 Waterloo, N2J 4V1
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries

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