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Position description: 

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast is a dynamic not-for-profit organization based in Sechelt
BC that builds affordable housing to help qualifying families in their quest for safe, comfortable
and stable housing that they might not be able to access through conventional means. Habitat
for Humanity Sunshine Coast is a member of Habitat Canada and is currently one of 54 affiliates
working across the country with the help of volunteers and homeowners to provide a solid
foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat Canada is a
member of Habitat for Humanity International which was established in 1976 and has grown to
become a leading global non profit working in more than 70 countries.
 

The Opportunity
Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast is seeking outstanding individuals with governance
experience to serve as directors on our board.

The Board of Directors
Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast is directed by a Board of up to 8 directors holding
oversight accountability for the organization’s mandate, brand strength, fundraising, health and
safety and more. The Board guides the strategic direction; hires and evaluates the CEO and
provides governance oversight to the day to day operations. This includes monitoring the
organization’s effectiveness and service outcomes through a range of performance indicators.
The board monitors the use of resources and evaluates and improves its own governance
effectiveness. In addition, Board members may act in an advocacy capacity and subject matter
experts in the various operating areas as needed. Presently, Habitat for Humanity Sunshine
Coast is a working board that seeks to transition to a governance board as it grows it’s staff
complement.
 

The Positions Available
We are currently seeking experienced directors, preferably with experience in the not for profit
boards, who are passionate about our mission and understand their governance role in that
capacity. While all accomplished career individuals will be considered, of particular interest
will be those whose resumes include finance, banking and mortgages, retail experience,
construction/land development, human resources and those with a law degree and CA/CPA
designation.
More information about the Board role and responsibilities can be found at www.habitatsc.ca.
Closing date for submissions is September 10, 2019.
If you are interested and wish to take on this highly challenging volunteer board position that
helps families across Canada and around the world achieve safety and security through
affordable home ownership, please contact us at volunteer@habitatsc.ca

Qualifications: 

Three Legal Duties:
Duty of Care: Directors and officers must perform their responsibilities in good faith and with the
same care an ordinary person would use in managing his/her own affairs.
Duty of Loyalty: Directors and officers must act in good faith and in a manner which does not harm
the organization to the benefit of the director or officer. Avoid any conflicts of
interest or appearances of impropriety.
Duty of Obedience: Directors and officers must comply with the provisions of the articles of
incorporation, bylaws, and state laws, and should safeguard Habitat's mission.

General Expectations:
• Know Habitat for Humanity's mission, purpose, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, and needs.
• Suggest possible nominees to the board who are clearly women and men of achievement and who can
make significant contributions to the work of the board and Habitat's progress.
• Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings, asking timely and substantive questions,
maintaining confidentiality and speaking for the board when authorized to do so.
• Counsel the executive director as appropriate to offer support in his or her own relationships with groups
or individuals.
• Exercise prudence with the board in the control and transfer of funds.
• Assist the fundraising committee and staff by implementing fundraising strategies to ensure that
adequate funds are raised to support the affiliate's policies and programs.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• A demonstrated interest in the affiliate's mission and goals.
• Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one area: human resources, planning, fundraising,
building, finance, community relations, or organizational operation.
• A willingness to expand knowledge of board responsibilities through orientation and ongoing education.
• A willingness to represent Habitat to the community.
• Six to ten hours per month distributed among: Board meeting - preparation and attendance, committee
meetings and special requests.
• Serve as a liaison to one of the standing committees.
• Give an annual gift according to personal means.

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
How to apply: 
via email
Contact person: 
Ronnalee
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Mission:
Position type:
Board Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
4
Position start/end date:
1 Jul 2019
Time Committment:
10 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening
Work location:
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Sechelt, BC