Board of Directors

There is currently one Board Member position available.

Job Description


The Board of Directors is collectively accountable for the organization’s performance in respect to the mission and objectives of the organization and for the stewardship of its financial resources. The Directors are accountable to funders, members, key stakeholders and the community in general. Board members have no authority to act individually in the direction of staff and volunteers or to act as spokesperson for the organization unless specifically given such authority by the board.


Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector. The Board Members accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members. The ideal candidates will bring experience and knowledge to a number of the following categories:

Areas of Influence

Experience and knowledge working with Unions and/or Funders.

Specific Skills

  • Board Constitution/Bylaws
  • Business Development
  • Planned Giving
  • Capital Giving
  • Other Fundraising
  • Budgeting
  • Fiscal Control
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Technical


Service on Emery-Keelesdale NPLC Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.


  • A commitment to the operation of the organization
  • To attend all board meetings and serve on and be an active participant of at least one committee
  • To display an understanding of board governance
  • A commitment of 4 hours per month, (includes Board preparation, meeting and committee meeting time)
  • To attend the Annual General Meeting
  • To stay informed of the services and work effort provided by the organization and publicly support its cause
  • To prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board
  • To be aware and abstain from any conflict of interest
  • To adhere to the board’s Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policy
  • To be clear on the organization’s mission
  • To be aware of the Board’s role in strategic planning
  • To be willing to lead and actively participate in the process
  • To be connected to the community served

Major Duties

  • To govern the organization by the policies developed by the board
  • To participate in the board’s strategic planning process
  • To recommend new policies and policy changes to the board
  • To be accountable to the membership and funder for the services provided and funds expended.
  • To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization through a regular review of programs and services.
  • To provide effective oversight of risk ensuring adherence to the board’s risk management policy
  • To prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board.
  • To complete an annual board competency checklist in order to determine skill gaps on the board that could be addressed when recruitment new board members.
  • To participate in the board’s annual recruitment efforts and its assessment program
  • To contribute to the evaluation of the Clinic Director following the board approved policy
  • To foster a positive working relationship with other board members, the organization employees and other stakeholders.

Review/Approval Date

The board annually reviews the Board Member job description and makes change as/when deemed appropriate.