Board of Directors

Location
Scarborough, Ontario
Salary
Volunteer
Posted
April 16, 2024
Closes
May 13, 2024
Job Type
Volunteer
CPA status
None/Other

The Board of Directors of Senior Persons Living Connected (SPLC) is currently seeking two qualified individuals to join our Board.

SPLC offers a broad range of health and social services, and affordable housing for older adults and seniors. We are a charitable, not-for-profit corporation with a team of 150 employees, 200 volunteers, and a volunteer Board of Directors of twelve. Together we support thousands of older adults, seniors, and their care partners annually. We have expertise in supporting people who are from diverse backgrounds and experiencing complex social and health needs, to live at home.

We are seeking:

· Leaders who want to make a difference by contributing their skills and experience

· Persons who will share the strength of their diverse perspectives and professional & life experiences

· Persons who want to contribute to advancing inclusive communities for diverse seniors and older adults

· Leaders in human resources and accounting and reside in Toronto. See Qualifications for specifics

We offer:

· An opportunity to exercise leadership skills by participating in the organization’s governance and strategic decision-making processes

· A professional and collaborative environment

· An opportunity to contribute to local and system level transformation in the community health and housing sectors

Your commitment:

· The Board of Directors is responsible for and works collaboratively with the Executive Director to set strategic directions, provide fiduciary oversight and accountability for performance in achieving SPLC’s mission and vision, and build relationships with stakeholders

· Board members make a 3-year commitment upon election and participate in Board committees

· Attend Board meetings that are held 6 times per year, and committees that meet quarterly or as needed (average 3-4 hours per month in total). Some meetings will be held in-person.

· Represent the communities who are served by SPLC and bring their unique perspectives and interests to Board discussions.

The Nominating Committee of the Board welcomes expressions of interest from persons from diverse backgrounds and equity-deserving demographic groups. To learn more about SPLC, please visit us at https://www.splc.ca/about-us

Qualifications · Skills and experience in one or both of the following categories to complement our current Board’s range of expertise:

o Human Resources – CHRL designation or equivalent; 3-5 years’ experience in HR management role; demonstrated experience with best practices in Human Resources & Organizational Development including a well-developed knowledge of legislation, tools and systems;

o Finance - CPA or equivalent; 3-5 years’ experience working in a financial management role; Experience with not-for-profit accounting, particularly in healthcare; Familiar with CRA regulations regarding charitable organizations

· Reside in Toronto, and have knowledge of Scarborough/northeast Toronto as a local resident or through work experience

· Previous experience with a non-profit Board of Directors or a Board committee

Additional Skills and Experience in the following categories are considered an asset:

· Client, Patient, and Caregiver Experience – experience with receiving care or support at home or in the community (eg. from a healthcare worker) or being a caregiver / care partner, and experience with the importance of inclusive, culturally safe approaches that contribute to person-centred care

· Governance – 2-3 years experience contributing on a non-profit Board of Directors or Board committee, with knowledge of governance practices

· Healthcare – knowledge of the Ontario health system, and the legislative and structural transformation underway

· Mental Health and Addictions – knowledge in care and supports for mental health for older adults, including dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, and / or substance use and a harm reduction approach

· Resource Development / Fundraising – knowledge and experience of development of financial resources and / or fundraising

· Housing – Social / Community Housing, Supportive Housing, Housing Development, Property Management

· Specific Populations - Newcomers and Immigrants, Racialized Communities

Other Assets

· Knowledge/understanding of cultures, faiths and languages of diverse populations including Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean

· Understanding of social determinants of health and barriers for complex, frail seniors

· Understanding of non-profit community services

Selection Timeline and Process

Short listed candidates will be asked to complete an Expression of Interest form and may subsequently be invited for interview with the Nominating Committee in May. Interviewed candidates who are recommended by the Nominating Committee will stand for election at the 2024 Annual General Meeting in June and participate in reference check and vulnerable sector police check.

Please apply on our careers website - Careers - Senior Persons Living Connected (splc.ca)

We thank you for your interest.