Link to Mission
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.
The Secretary is responsible for working with the Executive Director to ensure that effective records management systems and procedures have been established, are being consistently followed, and are in line with best practice and legal requirements.
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.
- Awareness of the Organization's choice of Rules of Order and support the President in presiding over meetings and ensuring the proper rules of order are followed.
Official Records Management
- Maintain up-do-date copies of Wildlife Rescue’s bylaws and policy statements.
- Bring official minute book to meetings.
- Keep record of Board attendance.
- Ensure there is an accurate record of each board meeting and decisions made.
- Ensure copies of minutes of Committee and Task Force meetings are kept.
- Ensure minutes of meetings are posted promptly after meetings.
- Ensures relevant annual reports and other filings are kept up-to-date with the BC Registry.
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Knowledge of Wildlife Rescue Association
- Knowledge of either Robert’s Rules of Order or Bourinot's Rules of Order.
Time Commitment - 5-10 hours per month for 2 years. Most meetings are conducted via tele/videoconferencing.