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Job Title: Board Director and Member of the Finance Committee

Job Title: Board Director and Member of the Finance Committee 

Organization: The CPMHC – Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative

Location: Remote, Canada

Type: Volunteer Position

Commitment: 2-year term, renewable

Position Overview:

The role of a Board Director and Member of the Finance Committee at the CPMHC is a dual position that combines governance responsibilities as a board member with a specific focus on financial oversight and strategy as a member of the Finance Committee. This role plays a critical part in the organization’s leadership by ensuring sound financial management, transparency, and accountability.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Board Director:

  • Board Governance: Participate actively in board meetings, discussions, and decision-making processes to provide oversight, guidance, and strategic direction to the organization.

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  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment with its mission and goals.

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  • Committee Engagement: Depending on the organization’s structure, you may serve on various board committees to support specific aspects of the organization’s work.

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  • Community Engagement: Act as an ambassador for the organization, representing it at external events, meetings, and partnerships, promoting its mission and values.

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  • Advocacy: Advocate for the organization, helping to secure resources, partnerships, and support to advance its mission and initiatives.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the board and throughout the organization’s operations.

As a Member of the Finance Committee:

Financial Strategy: Collaborate with the Finance Committee to develop, implement, and monitor financial strategies, policies, and procedures that align with the organization’s mission.

Budgeting and Planning: Work with the committee to oversee and manage the annual budget, ensuring resources are allocated effectively and in line with the organization’s strategic priorities.

Financial Oversight: Provide ongoing financial oversight, ensuring compliance with financial regulations, and mitigating financial risks.

Financial Reporting: Review financial reports and statements, and assist in presenting financial updates to the board, ensuring transparency and clear communication.

Fundraising and Revenue Generation: Support the development of sustainable fundraising strategies, collaborating with the Sustainability Committee to achieve financial sustainability.

Risk Management: Identify and manage financial risks, including internal controls, audit processes, and compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Investment Management: Assist in the management of the organization’s investments and assets, ensuring responsible and prudent financial stewardship.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated financial expertise, including experience in finance, accounting, or a related field.

  • Strong understanding of non-profit financial management, budgeting, and fiscal best practices.

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

  • Passion for the mission and values of the CPMHC.

  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the organization.

  • Strong leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.

Time Commitment:

Board Directors and Finance Committee Members typically serve a 2 year term, with the option for re-election. The combined role requires an estimated time commitment of 5-10 hours per month, including board meetings, committee meetings, and associated tasks. Occasional participation in organizational events and external engagements may also be necessary.

How to Apply:

To apply for the position of Board Director and Member of the Finance 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.

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