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Board President (Chair)

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ORGANIZATION: Low Entropy Foundation

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Status: Volunteer Opportunity
Commitment: 10-15 hours per month, 2-year term, option to renew
Location: Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) and surrounding areas
Some meetings will be held in-person and others remotely.

Would you like to volunteer your organizational and leadership skills to help us make personal development accessible to all? At Low Entropy, we understand that real change starts from within; when we seek compassion and emotional intelligence for ourselves, we extend this low entropy state to the wider world around us.

Low Entropy is a registered charity with a mission to elevate humanity through the power of compassionate, authentic communities. Our programs foster transformational impact by empowering people through personal growth and meaningful interpersonal connections. Our current offerings include providing employment services, events for seniors, supporting youth through Art Therapy, and providing food hampers to those struggling with food insecurity.

Located in the Tri-Cities, Low Entropy seeks to build connections and work with local stakeholders to create the future of our community. In 2023, we will be hosting collaborative community events to work towards this goal, as well as launching our Thrift & Fund store to support our programs. In addition, we are actively seeking to become a provider of affordable housing.

To maintain our growth and continue supporting adults, youth & children, we are looking for volunteers to govern our organization on our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and policies that will enable Low Entropy to meet its goals and carry out its work.

What is the Opportunity?

We are recruiting for a new President to help lead Low Entropy for a 2-year term.

You are committed and have expertise in at least one of these priority skill areas:

  • Government Relations
  • Legal/Risk Management
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Governance
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
  • Fundraising and Events
  • Affordable Housing

Accountability
The president serves and is accountable to the board of directors of the Foundation.

Time Commitment:
Ten to twenty hours month (board meetings, preparing for board meetings, attending special events)

Term of Office:
Two year term, renewable once.

Responsibility
The president is, first and foremost, responsible for the effective functioning of the board in its role of governing the Foundation. All other duties are secondary.

Primary Duties:

In addition to the duties of every board member, the chair is responsible for:

  • Participating in the preparation of the board’s meeting agenda
  • Chairing all meetings of the Board of directors
  • Reviewing meeting minutes
  • Enforcing rules of conduct as they apply to the board and its individual members
  • Coaching members of the board
  • Ensuring there is a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the board
  • Serving as spokesperson, together with the executive director, for the Association
  • Ensuring full and timely communication with members of the board
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of governing committees
  • Preparing for and chairing the annual general meeting (AGM
  • The preparation of an annual statement from the board (board or governance report) for presentation at the AGM and inclusion in the annual report
  • Co-signing contracts on behalf of the Association

Secondary duties

The president may, with greater regularity than other members of the board:

  • Prepare recommendations for board consideration
  • Prepare recommendations to the members for changes to by-laws
  • Be available to the executive director for consultation purposes
  • Represent the association at community meetings and events

Ex-officio Status

  • To ensure effective communication, the president will be an ex-officio member of all governance committees and may attend their meetings when needed.

Qualifications

The president must have:

  • A commitment to, and a clear understanding of the mission of the organization
  • Knowledge of meeting procedures, governance policies and by-laws of the Foundation
  • Sufficient time to devote to his/her primary duties
  • Experience in leading organizations or cross-functional teams preferably with some experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, knowledge, and experience in one or more key functional areas such as Fundraising, Communications/Public Relations, Human Resources, and Law.
  • Board of Directors experience is a plus
  • Able to navigate complex challenges and deal with ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal skills networking abilities able to create collaborative relationships with government and like-minded organizations
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and personal skills.
  • Demonstrated change and project management skills and the ability to delegate
  • Able to manage vision and purpose
  • Action oriented
  • Operates with integrity

Interested? Email info@lowentropy.org with your resume 5 min Loom video.

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About Low Entropy Foundation

Location:

#310 - 2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C 3W4, CA

Mission Statement

The Low Entropy Foundation is on a mission to elevate humanity through the power of compassionate, authentic communities. Our programs foster transformational impact by empowering individuals through personal growth and meaningful interpersonal connections. We believe that personal development should be available to all!

Description

Since 2015, what started as a small gathering for like-minded individuals has blossomed into an expansive community of programs and individuals seeking to elevate their worldview. Today, the Low Entropy Foundation offers a wide variety of free services for adults, youth, and children to empower personal development and build authentic interpersonal connections.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Community
Board Development, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1299 Pinetree WayCoquitlam, BC Canada

(49.28972,-122.78539)
 

SKILLS

  • Executive Admin
  • Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Ten to twenty hours month (board meetings, preparing for board meetings, attending special events)
  • Term of Office: Two year term, renewable once.

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