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Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (Call for Candidates – Board of Directors)

Organization Name: Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation
Opportunity Title: Call for Candidates – Board of Directors
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: August 30, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is looking for new members from the Greater Barrie area to serve on our Board of Directors. Founded in 1973, the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF) is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the land and water of the of the Simcoe watershed. LSCF has been certified in Imagine Canada’s Standards Programs for excellence in non-profit management since 2013. Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members We are looking for individuals whose skills, passion and experience align with the LSCF’s mission, guiding principles and strategic priorities. The LSCF Board of Directors provides strategic leadership, governance and oversees the operational and financial performance of the Foundation. Members of the Board bear a fiduciary duty to LSCF, its mission and its supporters. Board Members have the option to serve on one or more standing/ad hoc committees such as Executive, Finance, Nomination and Funding, or on various event committees. In pursuing their duties of care, diligence and loyalty, members are expected to come prepared for meetings, ask questions, actively participate in events and fundraising. Major Responsibilities Fulfill governance and stewardship role to ensure the long-term success of the organization Promote the organization and its mission in the community at large and build new supporters Engage with key stakeholders including funders, partners, donors, and supporters Adhere to the bylaws, policies, and purposes of the LSCF as set out in the articles of incorporation Help the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities including approval and oversight of the annual budget Ensure that the resources entrusted to the Foundation further the goals of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority  Expected Commitment from Board Members Attend bi-monthly Board meetings (6 times per year) from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Newmarket ON (mostly now in person), including the Annual General Meeting in May. Able to commit the time and resources to serve on the Board. Represent LSCF in the community, particularly the greater Barrie area. Can serve for 2 consecutive three-year terms. President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. Desired Competencies If LSCF’s mission inspires you and you are interested in putting your experience to a good cause, we are looking for your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm in: Conservation and watershed health Not-for-profit governance/legal expertise Strategic planning and visioning Fundraising — annual and capital campaigns Financial management Greater Barrie area community contacts Communications, public relations, and advocacy Collaboration The Board values diversity and strives to reflect the makeup of the Lake Simcoe watershed. To Apply Please send a short cover letter describing your knowledge and skills, along with your resumé to Questions? Contact Cheryl Taylor, LSCF Executive Director, above.

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