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Recruiting Organization: Mosqoy

General Description

Mosqoy is posting an open call for new board members who are passionate and committed to advancing women's empowerment, youth education, and the environment. The Board is responsible for the overall guidance, strategic direction, and governance of the organization’s programs and team. Specific requirements and assets are available upon request.

Responsibilities

  • Completes comprehensive Mosqoy Orientation, to learn about organization’s history, values, and organizational structure
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors (monthly) via Skype
  • Becomes familiar with the operations of the non-profit organization to inform planning and decision-making
  • Gets to know other Board members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus decision-making
  • Actively participates in Board meetings and planning efforts
  • Adequately prepares for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports
  • Communicates via email with other Board members and personnel in a timely manner to contribute to BOD decisions
  • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments, and completes them thoroughly and on time
  • Participates in fundraising for the organization

Position Details

Hours: Approximately 2-5 hours per week; flexible, except meetings (we hold monthly 2-hour Board meetings via Skype)

Start date: ASAP

Location: Anywhere. However, many of Mosqoy’s Canadian volunteers are based out of Victoria, BC and Cusco & Lima, Peru.

Remuneration: As per Canadian charitable law, all Board positions are unpaid volunteer positions.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a continual basis, and the positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is chosen.

About Mosqoy

Mosqoy works with Indigenous Quechua communities in the Peruvian Andes to mitigate the adverse effects of unsustainable tourism and development by providing economic and educational opportunities that nurture their threatened Indigenous culture. It does so through two social enterprises and a charitable program. Mosqoy Peruvian Textiles provides fair trade market access to Quechua artisans of remote highland communities. The Mosqoy Field School inspires Canadian students to be more responsible travellers and consumers. The Mosqoy Youth Program is our charitable program that provides post-secondary educational scholarships to marginalized but promising Quechua youth to then be employable in their communities’ new job sectors. We believe in empowering local communities through international solidarity and networking, sharing stories of celebration, struggle, and strength. For more information, visit our website: www.mosqoy.org.

Note on Accessibility & Non-Discrimination

Mosqoy is a values-based organization; we prioritize our values in our recruitment, orientation, training, and supervision processes. Such values include, but are not limited to, inclusivity, accessibility, diversity, and non-discrimination. We are an equitable opportunity employer. We will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment and volunteership on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or veteran’s status. If you are part of an underrepresented group or have additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market, we invite you to self-identify.

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Fee Amount: None

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