Posted: December 20, 2023
Last Updated: January 2, 2024

Board of Directors

We are presently seeking skilled individuals (both lived experiences and formal education and experience) with finance, governance, fundraising, leadership, legal and/or global working experience to join our Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. As a board member, you provide leadership and governance to our charity, ensuring we are working towards our mission. This is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact in our community.
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Opportunity Start Date:
January 8, 2024
Opportunity End Date:
Ongoing
Typical Session Frequency
This Opportunity typically takes place Bi-weekly.
Typical Session Duration
Each session typically takes Less than 2 hours.
Total Opportunity Duration
The expected total duration is 1 Year or More.
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Application Process

To apply, interested candidates should complete an application form including uploading a
resume using the link here. Questions can be sent to jobs@kwic.info.

Point of Contact
Samantha Rockbrune
Executive Director
Application Requirements
Preferred Qualifications
Specific Tasks / Responsibilities

These are some of the major duties you can expect to support during your time on the board:

  • Assist with the establishment of long and short term goals, objectives and priorities for KWIC in
    meeting its charitable mandate
  • Recommend/Implement policies developed by the Board
  • Review as necessary the Board’s structure, approve changes and prepare necessary bylaw
    amendments
  • Participate in KWIC’s development and strategic plan of operation as part of an annual review
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Approve the hiring of the Executive Director
  • Approve the Executive Director’s contract based on the recommendations of the
    Personnel/Executive Committee
  • Participate in the evaluation of KWIC activities and performance of the Executive Director
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among staff, volunteers, Board
    committees, education institutions and the community to fulfill the mission of KWIC
  • Report and be answerable to the members
  • Participate in one standing committee & its activities ( currently: HR/Finance, Programs,
    Fundraising, Communications, Nominations )
  • Lead and/or support KWIC fundraising initiatives, including board fundraising strategy
  • Actively champion KWIC in the community
Goals & Objectives

We are presently seeking skilled individuals (both lived experiences and formal education and
experience) with finance, governance, fundraising, leadership, legal and/or global working experience to
join our Board of Directors. With that in mind, we encourage all with an interest in a governance volunteer role to submit an application, regardless of employment experience.
Our board meets 9-10 times a year, and board members support on our many standing board committees
including Finance/HR, Communications, Nominations, Fundraising and Programs. On average, our board members dedicate 6-8 hours a month to supporting our work. Board members are expected to support organization development, including taking part in our board fundraising strategy (“Give or Get”).

Community Impact

KWIC is a charitable organization located in Nogojiwanong | Peterborough that connects global issues to
local initiatives. We create opportunities that can change how people understand the world and foster
equitable and sustainable communities. We make change happen through three key program areas:
● Community Education
● Youth & School Programs
● Umbrella Support for Small and Emerging Projects
KWIC is committed to working from a participatory, anti-oppression, anti-racism, decolonizing and feminist frameworks and encourage all volunteers to deepen their understanding and practice of these issues with us. We are dedicated to global education and popular education (educating for change), consensus based decision making and genuine youth engagement.

You can find more about KWIC’s charitable purpose, programs, staff and volunteers by visiting our website: https://kwic.info/

Volunteer Outcomes

The Board of Directors is the Legal Authority for the Kawartha World Issues Centre. As a member of the
Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective
governance of the organization. As a board member, you provide leadership and governance to our
charity, ensuring we are working towards our mission. This is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact
in our community.
KWIC is at an exciting moment, as we will be implementing our new 2024-2027 Strategic Plan (approved
by the Board in 2023) and will be celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2024. There has never been a more
urgent time, nor a more exciting moment for global solidarity. We invite you to join us as we work together to create a more just, sustainable world.

Preferred Qualifications
Specific Tasks / Responsibilities

These are some of the major duties you can expect to support during your time on the board:

  • Assist with the establishment of long and short term goals, objectives and priorities for KWIC in
    meeting its charitable mandate
  • Recommend/Implement policies developed by the Board
  • Review as necessary the Board’s structure, approve changes and prepare necessary bylaw
    amendments
  • Participate in KWIC’s development and strategic plan of operation as part of an annual review
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Approve the hiring of the Executive Director
  • Approve the Executive Director’s contract based on the recommendations of the
    Personnel/Executive Committee
  • Participate in the evaluation of KWIC activities and performance of the Executive Director
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among staff, volunteers, Board
    committees, education institutions and the community to fulfill the mission of KWIC
  • Report and be answerable to the members
  • Participate in one standing committee & its activities ( currently: HR/Finance, Programs,
    Fundraising, Communications, Nominations )
  • Lead and/or support KWIC fundraising initiatives, including board fundraising strategy
  • Actively champion KWIC in the community
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