Board Member - Member at Large

Opportunity ID: 3025

Organization Details
Organization Name: Visions of Independence, Inc.
Address: 211-530 Century St
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Y4
Website: http://visionsofindependence.org/
Organizational Description: Visions of Independence (VOI) is a non-profit organization as well as a registered charity that offers an individualized and unique approach to community living for people with Intellectual Disabilities. The types of services offered include Day and Employment; Residential; and Independent Living and Respite.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Member at Large in conjunction with other members of the Board of Directors is responsible for supporting the ends and core values of the organization through governing, rather than managing, the organization.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry and an Adult Abuse Registry Check.
Skills Required: - Commitment to linking with the legal and moral ownership. This includes an understanding that board members, individually and collectively, are stewards for the organization.

- Ability to think in terms of systems and context - to see the big picture.
- Interest in and capability to discuss the values underlying the actions taken in the organization, and to govern through the broader formulation of those values.

- Moral courage and the willingness to value reasonable risk and innovation that furthers the organization.

- Willingness to delegate the operational detail to others.

- Ability and willingness to deal with the vision and the long term, rather than the day to day details.

- Ability and willingness to participate assertively in deliberation, while respecting the opinions of others.

- Willingness and commitment to honour board policies and decisions.

- Commitment to withhold judgments in the absence of previously stated criteria.

- Willingness to engage in the orientation, training and professional development including the ongoing study and application of Policy Governance
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Sound business acumen and experience in the following fields is considered an asset: health care; social work; finance; and engineering.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
This volunteer position requires meeting a minimum of six (6) times a year. The meetings will be held in the evening and are approximately 2.5 hours in length.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Evaluation
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: careers@visionsofindependence.org
Closing Date: Jan 15, 2019
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