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Job Title: Board Director and Chair of Equity & Inclusion Committee - Non-Profit Organization


Organization: The CPMHC – Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative

Location: Remote, Canada

Type: Volunteer Position

Commitment: 2 year term, renewable

Position Overview:

The Board Director and Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee plays a critical role in championing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the CPMHC. This dual role is responsible for guiding the organization’s efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable environment, both internally and in its mission-driven work. The Director will serve on the board and lead the Equity and Inclusion Committee, helping to shape the organization’s DEI strategies and impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Committee Leadership: Lead and oversee the Equity and Inclusion Committee, which includes committee members, staff, and external DEI experts. Facilitate regular meetings, set the agenda, and ensure committee goals are met.


  • DEI Strategy: Develop, implement, and monitor strategies and policies to advance equity and inclusion within the organization, aligning with its mission and goals.


  • Education and Training: Promote awareness and understanding of DEI concepts among board members, staff, and volunteers through training, workshops, and resources.


  • Assessment and Reporting: Evaluate and report on the organization’s progress in achieving DEI goals, including regular assessments and metrics to track improvements.


  • Recruitment and Retention: Work with the committee to develop strategies for diverse and inclusive recruitment, onboarding, and retention of staff, board members, and volunteers.

  • Equitable Program and Service Delivery: Collaborate with program managers to ensure the equitable delivery of services, programs, and initiatives to the communities served.


  • Community Engagement: Build relationships with external DEI organizations and stakeholders, fostering partnerships and collaborations that support the organization’s mission.


  • Board Engagement: Engage with fellow board members to ensure they have a deep understanding of DEI principles and integrate them into the organization’s decision-making processes.


  • Advocacy and Outreach: Advocate for DEI principles in the organization’s external activities, promoting social justice and equity.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Understanding of DEI concepts and practices in the non-profit sector.

  • Previous board or committee experience, especially within a non-profit organization.

  • Strong leadership, communication, and team-building skills.

  • Passion for the mission and values of the CPMHC.

  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive and equitable organizational culture.

Time Commitment:

Board Directors and Committee Chairs typically commit to a 2 year term, with the option for re-election. This dual role requires an estimated time commitment of 5-10 hours per month, including committee meetings, board meetings, and associated tasks. Occasional participation in organizational events and activities may also be necessary.

How to Apply:

To apply for the position of Board Director and Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee, please submit your resume, a cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications, and two relevant references here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 22, 2024.

The CPMHC  is an equitable opportunity organization and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.