Board of Directors

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce)

Position ID: V-GRE0007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2023
Last Full Update: 18 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Board of Directors

Contact Beth Aubrey, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey and Bruce and Western Simcoe; Phone: 519-376-4449 * 519-589-0326; Email:

Board of Directors Description - Director 



Board members are responsible for determining and implementing governance policies and procedures to achieve the mission and mandate of Big Brothers Big Sisters.   


Role and Responsibilities 

  • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs; 

  • Be informed about agency policies and programs in order to support adherence to the National Standards as set out by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada; 

  • Possess knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy; 

  • Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work; 

  • Understand and maintain confidentiality; 

  • Avoid any potential conflicts of interest; 

  • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements; 

  • Assist in fostering positive relationships among the Board, staff and community to support fulfillment of organizational mandate. 

  • Serve as an ambassador for the organization;  


General Duties 

  • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them; 

  • Attend meetings regularly; 

  • Be an active participant on at least one board committee; 

  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization; 

  • Participate in the review of the Board’s structure, approve changes, and assist in bylaw amendments; 

  • Participate in the recruitment of new board members and staff; 

  • Support and participate in the evaluation of the board; 

  • Get to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus; 

  • Assist in the recruitment of new volunteers for all positions in the agency; 

  • Participate in fundraising for the organization and any events related thereto; 

  • Participate in orientation, educational and strategic planning sessions;  

  • Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs including review and approval of annual budgets; 

More Info Link
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Board of Directors ; Committees ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Accounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Legal Skills ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Writing & Editing
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Number of Positions Grey County: 1 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 1 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce

Office Phone 519-376-4449
Address & Map
Harmony Centre; 890 4th Ave E
2nd Flr
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 2N7
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Mailing Address Harmony Centre; 890 4th Ave E 
2nd Flr 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 2N7