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WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC rehabilitates wildlife affected by human activity and provides education to the public on co-existing with urban wildlife. Wildlife Rescue runs a wildlife hospital on the south shore of Burnaby Lake and treats animals from across the Lower Mainland, the rest of BC, and further afield.

The role of the Board it to: provide leadership and oversight to Wildlife Rescue and its activities; represent the interests of its Members, and the broader community; ensure broad organizational accountability and transparency; and facilitate active and meaningful external relationships. Members of the board are passionate about Wildlife Rescue’s mission and are committed to the organizational values of respect, caring, creativity, and collaboration.

This is an exciting time for Wildlife Rescue, as it evolves and adapts to an ever-increasing number of injured wildlife brought to its Hospital. Over the last two years, Wildlife Rescue has worked hard to re-align organizational strengths to achieve greater mission achievement, in support of injured wildlife.

Wildlife Rescue has a long history of successes and is looking to bring in a number of new board members who are excited to be a part of the renewed growth and relevance of the organization. As the organization embarks on new and innovative fund development initiatives, board members will have the opportunity to play a collaborative role with senior staff in achieving these critical philanthropic goals.


Governance Roles & Responsibilities

  • Commit to the mission, vision, and values of Wildlife Rescue.
  • Oversee adherence to all policies and legal requirements.
  • Prepare for and participate in Board meetings, Annual General Meetings, and Extraordinary Meetings.
  • Serve on one or more task force or committee, attend all meetings, and engage in the work of the committee.
  • Support the hiring, monitoring, and evaluation of the Executive Director.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the organization.
  • Support the organization financially.
  • Review and approve operational policies.
  • Identify and recruit prospective Board members.
  • Participate in the annual Board self-evaluation.
  • Be an ambassador for Wildlife Rescue – ensure involvement is known within their own network of friends and contacts.
  • Keep informed about community issues relevant to the mission and objectives of Wildlife Rescue.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A focus on the future and external
  • Knowledge of effective not-for-profit governance practices
  • Knowledge of Wildlife Rescue Association
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Additional Information: 

Time Commitment - 4-8 hours per month for 2 years. Most meetings are conducted via tele/videoconferencing.

How to apply: 
Please email your resume, together with a letter of interest outlining your interest in the board position, in a single pdf file.
Contact person: 
Human Resources Director
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Cause Tags: 
Capacity Building
Education & Research
Environment & Animals
Wildlife Rescue's vision is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. The mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
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Position start/end date:
1 Jun 2018
Time Committment:
192 Hours Total
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Work location:
WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
5216 Glencarin Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1