Volunteer Director of the Board (Board of Directors)

(Alzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton)

Position ID: V-NLD0030 Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 Last Full Update: 12 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactShawna Peddar, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton; Phone: (Business) 705-748-5131 * (Business) 1-800-561-2588; Fax: 705-748-6174; Email: shawna@alzheimerjourney.ca
DutiesBoard members will act in an ethical and business-like manner. This includes appropriate behaviour and use of authority when acting as Director.  
Board Directors are accountable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of their office honestly and in good faith. Directors shall exercise the degree of care, diligence, and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.  
Governance Commitment: 
The purpose of Governance is that the Board, on behalf of the members, ensures accountability of the ASPKLNH by assuring that it achieves its mission. 
 Attend and participate at Board meetings and at the Annual General Meeting 
 Come to meetings prepared to listen, question, debate under Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. 
 Be prepared to act in the best interest of the Society, not just for a special interest, geographical segment or individual cause. 
 Once a vote is taken and a decision is reached, act as a spokesperson on behalf of the Board to explain and defend the Board’s position. 
 Stay informed about issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their treatment(s) and management support efforts to enhance the Board’s effectiveness. 
 Participate in the work of committees and other planned events. 
 Participate in Board Orientation and Strategic Planning sessions.  
 Work toward the achievement of ASPKLNH’s mission and strategic goals. 
Fiduciary and Legal Duties: 
 Comply with and formulate the by-laws and board policy according to the laws of the Province of Ontario. 
 Avoid situations of conflict of interest or personal gain. 
 Operate in the best interests of the Society. 
 Select from among the Directors, the Officers of the Corporation. 
 Nominate Auditors and Counsel. 
 Employ Executive Director. 
 Regularly monitor and when necessary invest funds received for use toward furtherance of the mission of ASPKLNH. 
 Monitor expenditures of the Corporation. 
 Approve annual budget to support operation. 
 Set standards of accountability.  
Accountability of the Executive Director:  
The ED is the Board’s link to operational achievement and conduct. 
 All Board authority delegated to staff is delegated through the ED. 
 The Board will evaluate the ED performance based on job performance relative to the job description, policy compliance and the organizational accomplishments of the Society’s Strategic Plan. 
Liaise with the Community to Promote Improved Dementia Care: 
 Convey a positive image of ASPKLNH through contacts, promotion, committee and advocacy work. 
 Ensure local representation at Alzheimer Society of Ontario board related meetings and on board related issues. 
 Promote local advocacy for improved dementia care.
Benefits Expand your network 
 Gain experiential opportunities 
 Raise your profile in your organization and profession 
 Strengthen project and team management skills 
 Be a leader within a larger cause, helping to raise awareness for the Alzheimer Society, supporting persons with dementia and their care partners
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestBoard of Directors
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Legal Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ;  Term of office for a Board Director shall be three (3) consecutive years to be reconfirmed at each Annual Meeting, up to a maximum of six (6) years
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and Times Flexible hours, occasional evening and weekend work.  
 Directors are expected to attend regular two (2) hour Board meetings* and the Annual General Meeting  
 A willingness to join committees/support Society events (approximately 2 hours/month)  
 4-6 additional hours per month to complete Board commitments, as needed  
 Total commitment up to 8-10 hours a month  
Regular Board meetings are held monthly, ten times per year in Peterborough from 12:00-2:00 pm
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationNorthumberland County/Peterborough
Number of PositionsNorthumberland County: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements A member in good standing of the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton (membership is for one (1) year)  
 Is a principle resident of and/or primary place of business or employment is in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland or Haliburton
Agency Details
Organization NameAlzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton
Office Phone705-748-5131
Toll Free Phone1-800-561-2588
Address & Map
Peterborough Square
360 George St N, Unit 18
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7