Board Member

(CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E)

Position ID: V-ALL0126
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2023
Last Full Update: 24 Apr 2023

Opportunity Details: Board Member

Contact Emily McIntosh, Executive Director, CONTACT Community Services; Phone: 705-435-4900 ext 202; Fax: 705-435-1106; Email:

Board Commitment:

The Board meets at least eight times a year and generally takes the summer months off (as well as December and January, although this fluctuates based on need). Board Members are expected to participate in occasional activities such as fundraisers, board subcommittees (when required), and participation in email discussions (only when in-person or virtual discussion is not possible).

Meetings are held virtually, ensuring accessibility for all Board members located throughout a large region. Board meetings are often not more than one hour in length, given members are expected to have reviewed the Board report beforehand.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· To resolutely uphold the interests of CONTACT Community Services, avoiding conflicts of interest in personal or other    business.

· To maintain the confidentiality of restricted Board information.

· To be open to serving as an active member on at least one board appointed committee (if possible).

· To attend Board and committee meetings on a regular and timely basis,with a full understanding of the agenda and      accompanying package. All materials are circulated in advance to allow for ample time for member review. The ED  encourages any member to reach out for clarification prior to the meeting to help support efficiency at the meetings.

· To conduct Board business in a professional manner.

· To be an active participant in all Board issues, providing a positive influence; open to change and creative problem solving.

· To interact with all other Board members with respect and dignity.

Skills and Abilities of Individual Board Members:

· Experience in the field or lived experience related to the organization’s mission and purpose.

· Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance: policy, finance, programs, legal, personnel, and advocacy.

· Experience with strategic planning and organizational development.

· History and knowledge of one of the South Simcoe communities: Essa, Adjala-Tosorontio, Innisfil, New  Tecumseth,Bradford West Gwillimbury.

· Experience with communications, branding and/or philanthropy.

Benefits Experience working within a Board environment 
Recognition for your work within CONTACT 
Opportunities to grow, team-build and network 
Opportunity to develop new skill sets 
Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of South Simcoe community members
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Board of Directors ; Committees ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Finance / Cash Handling ; Fundraising / Canvassing
Skills/Experience Accounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Leadership ; Legal Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Governance, Fundraising
Commitment Length I year terms, 8 Board meeting per year, plus AGM
Interaction Level Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 2 / Month
Accessibility Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Meetings are held virtually.
Location Alliston
Number of Positions Alliston: 1 individual(s) ; Bradford 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - On boarding package available
Police Check Required

Agency Details: CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E

Office Phone 705-435-4900
Toll Free Phone 7054354900
Address & Map
CONTACT Community Services
39 Victoria St E
New Tecumseth, ON
Canada L9R 1T3
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Mailing Address PO Box 932 
39 Victoria St E 
New Tecumseth, ON 
Canada L9R 1W1