The Literacy Group invites motivated individuals to join our Board of Directors
Our organisation’s mission is to develop and deliver accessible and effective literacy programs for adults in Waterloo Region. The Board of Directors helps us achieve that mission by overseeing the organisation, including the annual business plan, strategic plan and various fiduciary responsibilities. Our goal is to expand our capacity to provide free Literacy and Essential Skills programming to adults in our community.
It’s more important than ever to increase The Literacy Group’s capacity. Our programs directly address the essential skills gaps in our society and contribute to the well-being of individuals, their families and the community. It is estimated that by 2031, Ontario will need 77% of its workforce to have post-secondary credentials. Improving literacy rates is critical not just to those in our community at low literacy levels, but to our entire community’s future economic health.
We seek new Board members who are:
- Passionate about literacy
- Active in the community, want to serve and make a positive difference
- Able to devote four to eight hours a month to Board meetings and activities
- Goal oriented with a strong commitment to delivering results
As a Board Member you will be responsible for:
- Directing the organization according to its by-laws
- Providing direction to the Executive Director
- Formulating and approving board policy and strategic plans
- Assisting in fundraising strategies
Experience and expertise in any of the following areas would be helpful:
|· Finance||· Fundraising||· Human Resources|
|· Legal||· Marketing, Communications or Public Relations|
This position requires a minimum two-year term commitment. The Board meets once a month for two to three hours, with additional meetings potentially required for committee work and other tasks.
Benefits of Volunteering:
This position will benefit those who want to gain experience in working with not for profit boards. It will appeal to anyone with a passion for helping adults gain the literacy and other basic skills they need to fully participate in and contribute to our community.
If you are interested in making a difference in the life of people in our community please contact Chris Prosser, Executive Director at 519-743-6090 ext. 321 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org