Board Member - Secretary

Organization Details
Organization Name: KIDS Initiative
Address: Winnipeg MB
Website: http://www.kidsinitiative.ca
Organizational Description: MISSION
To work with developing communities by facilitating sustainable solutions to enrich the lives of children.

VISION
A world where everyone lives more and suffers less.

PURPOSE
To better the lives of children by helping to alleviate poverty, facilitating sustainable food and water solutions, advancing education, and improving health.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The role of the SECRETARY is responsible for the organization's leadership, operation, and success,
and has the following accountabilities:
-Keep the minutes and records of the organization in appropriate books
-Give and serve all notices to members of this organization
-Submit to the Board of Directors any communications that are addressed to the Secretary of the
organization
-Attend to all correspondence of the organization while exercising all duties relevant to the office of
Secretary
-Stay informed on and keep the President and Vice President informed on board member terms and
succession plan needs
-Recruit for any board vacancies with the Donor & Volunteer Management and Stewardship and the
Marketing & Communications committee leads, select board members that have the right technical and
interpersonal abilities to help further the organization's mission, and pass along to the President for
Initial Interview securement
-Oversee the appointment of all committees, temporary or permanent pending the needs of the
organization, through a selection process approved by the Board of Directors
Skills Required: Mission & Expectations
Our mission at KIDS Initiative is to focus on helping to facilitate sustainable solutions in developing countries to
enrich the lives of children. We can only focus on doing so when our team on the ground are driven,
passionate, and innovative. We focus on developing genuine and impactful relationships with those we work
with, which allows us to work cohesively as a team. We look to recruit a diverse group of individuals willing to
dedicate their time to our mission and help to grow our organization into an efficient machine whose goal is to
strive for a world where everyone lives more and suffers less.
In applying to work with KIDS Initiative, you adopt and exude the following characteristics:
-Dedicated, Committed, and Passionate about the overall mission to enrich the lives of children.
-Values the qualities necessary to strive in relationship building.
-Respectful in all areas and methods of communication.
-The drive to be Innovative, Independent, and to take Initiative.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: QUALIFICATIONS & KEY COMPETENCIES
-A minimum of 2 years of administrative experience within the non-profit charitable/voluntary sector
and/or in related fields in the private sector such as business development, sales and/or marketing
-Superior interpersonal skills to develop and maintain a broad range of relationships
-Successful track record supporting boards and board committees
-Excellent track record in community outreach and the building of strong networks
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
-An understanding of the required record keeping
-A capacity for attention to detail
-Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and donor databases
-Knowledge and comfort with social media and digital platforms
-A university degree in a related field is preferred
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Must participate in Monthly Board meetings Use of BaseCamp is used and is mandatory to maintain communications.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are carrying out of court ordered community service
Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Requires child minding
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online: www.kidsinitiative.ca/application-for-board-of-directors
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2022