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Board of Director positions with Nelson House Women's Shelter

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton

ARE YOU A DYNAMIC WOMAN LOOKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Established in 1992, Nelson House is a non-profit shelter that provides emergency shelter and social services for women and children who are fleeing abuse in their lives. Nelson House also works with other groups and individuals to end violence towards women.

Nelson House of Ottawa Carleton is seeking four exceptional women of all ages and from diverse backgrounds to join our Board of Directors. The Board plays a critical role in the governance of Nelson House and has regular Board meetings on a monthly basis. Board members also participate in the Board’s committees including the Governance, Finance, Human Resources and Fundraising Committees. Meetings are currently held virtually.

Qualifications:
  • Commitment to a feminist analysis and practice;
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing Board work and taking on executive positions on the Board (after receiving training and completing job shadowing).
  • Available to serve on the Board for a minimum of two years.
  • Work well in a diverse and collaborative environment.

Assets/experience desired include:

  • Financial management and accounting experience;
  • Knowledge of gender based violence issues;
  • Previous non-profit Board experience or non-profit Board training;
  • Fundraising and marketing experience;
  • Labour relations experience;


Nelson House strives to promote equity through recruiting women from traditionally excluded/oppressed groups, including, but not limited to women with disabilities, Aboriginal, M├ętis and Inuit women, racialized women, immigrants and refugees, lesbian, gay and bisexual, trans women, seniors, Francophones, and women with low-incomes. Women from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Number of Positions Available: 4

Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees)

You will be helping with: Women, children, visible minorities or racialized persons


Volunteer Considerations
  • Police record check required
  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Women
Children & Youth, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Ottawa, ON K2C 3J1Canada

(45.35429,-75.73341)
 

SKILLS

  • Accounting

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_MONTH

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