Join Our Board

Have questions about joining Family Services’ Board of Directors? Contact 604-­731-4951 ext 4017­ or submit inquiry here.

Want to donate your time and talents?

Are you interested in giving back to your community, networking with some of the region’s most influential and experienced business leaders and professionals, and influencing the strategic direction and governance of a complex and diverse organization? Consider a role on Family Services Board of Directors.

Overview

The Board of Directors of Family Services of Greater Vancouver is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals who have a strong belief in the mission of Family Services of Greater Vancouver and a background/expertise in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Knowledge or expertise in the not-for-profit sector
  • Knowledge or expertise in government social assistance and social enterprise programs
  • Experience in functional areas such as finance/audit, governance, facilities/real estate, marketing, and technology
  • Fund development

General skills and attributes of ideal candidates must include:

  • Leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Able to contribute to the long term vision for the organization and set strategic goals
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and build consensus

About the Board

Family Services is governed by a maximum 20 member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the overall leadership, governance, and health of Family Services of Greater Vancouver—from strategic planning, financial management, fund development, community relations, and much more—ensuring that our community’s most vulnerable children, youth, and families have a place to turn for support for years to come. The Board comprises a diverse cross-section of community leaders and professionals who are committed to giving back to the communities in which they live and work.

About the Commitment

The Board of Directors meets 6-8 times per year, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on the third Wednesday of the month, and for special meetings as required. Board members are required to be involved in one or more Committees of the Board or of the organization. Members can expect to spend 6-8 hours per month preparing for Board meetings, attending meetings, and completing Committee work. Committee appointments are determined by the Chair of the Board and generally align with the interests and areas of expertise of the member. Appointments to the Board are for a three-year term and can be renewed a maximum of three times. Board positions are voluntary and board members are not remunerated for their services.

The Benefits

As a Board Member, you can expect to develop and enhance your leadership skills; expand your personal networks; expand your understanding of governance at a not- for- profit organization; develop, broaden, and enhance your business and interpersonal skills; deepen your understanding and support of the community; and work alongside a dynamic group of people to fulfill a mission in which you strongly believe.

The Process

If you are interested in sharing your enthusiasm and expertise to help guide the direction of Family Services of Greater Vancouver through a position on the Board, please complete this application form.

View our 2015/2016 Board of Directors for Family Services of Greater Vancouver.

Learn about our Committees of the Board.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver encourages and supports applications from individuals across a diverse cross-section of the community.

For more information on joining the board, please contact:

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
201 – 1638 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC   V5N 1W1

Phone: 604‐731­‐4951 ext 4017
Fax: 604‐733­‐7009

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is a registered charity in Canada.

Charitable registration #11891‐3102­‐RR0001.