Pacific Community Resources Society Board of Directors – Expression of Interest
Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) has a 35-year history of providing a breadth of quality, accredited social services across British Columbia, including: education, employment, housing, substance use, mental health, and youth and family support services. We are committed to the delivery of effective high-quality integrated community services which are people-centred, inclusive, collaborative, and evidence-based. PCRS continues to identify gaps in service and find solutions to address inequality and social justice for complex problems such as poverty, child abuse, mental health, substance misuse, violence and homelessness. We will remain strongly committed to our partnerships and collaborating with the communities we serve. Our agency mission is to see “everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities”.
The Board of Directors of Pacific Community Resources Society is currently seeking expressions of interest for 2 new volunteer community board members/directors.
The Board of Directors is legally responsible for all facets of the Society and the services offered by the Society. The Board will direct and inspire PCRS by strategic leadership and governance policies which emphasize outward vision and a focus on the future. In formulating long-term strategic goals and monitoring broad policies, the Board will encourage diversity of viewpoints and collective decision-making. The Board, as a whole, shall reflect a broad range of backgrounds, skills, and experience.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.
Skills & Competencies
The specific competencies currently sought for Pacific Community Resources Society’s Board of Directors are as follows:
- Accounting/audit or finance expertise
- Business or Not for Profit operations
- Interest in the mission driven work of the agency
- Alignment with agency values of Diversity and Inclusion, Advocacy, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship and Well-being
The Board of Directors meets on approximately every 6 weeks from September-June through a combination of tele/electronic communications and in-person meetings (in Vancouver and/or Surrey). We also host a board retreat every fall and an annual AGM. We ask board members for a 3-year commitment, which can be renewed up to a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms. During Covid-19 all meetings are by teleconference or video conference. Please note that these positions are volunteer based and there is no remuneration for participation.