Board Member - Vice President

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: 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 Required: The role of the VICE PRESIDENT is responsible for the organization's leadership, operation, and
success, and has the following accountabilities:
* Preside at and often chair all meetings
* Prepare meeting agendas and supporting materials for the board and select sub-committee meetings
* In the event of the absence or inability of the President to exercise his/her office duties, become acting
President of KIDS with all the rights, privileges, and powers as if he/she/they had been the duly elected
President
* Build relationships with, and help mentor all Directors (Committee Leads) in operationalizing the
strategic goals through their areas of responsibility, and be the conduit for them to the President
* In consultation and collaboration with program leads, lead the development of cases for support to build
awareness of philanthropic opportunities for our programs, equipment, and operational needs
*Monitor day-to-day delivery through each committee to ensure goals are met and budgets respected
* In conjunction with the board President;
-Plan, participate in, and help to inspire the team through Strategic Planning/setting goals for the
organization every three years
-Identify, assess, and inform the board of directors of internal and external issues
-Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the board and its committees as appropriate
-Work with each committee lead to draft policies and manuals for appropriate sustainability and succession planning for every committee; review existing policies/manuals on an annual basis and recommend changes to the committee lead as appropriate
-Foster an environment in which board members are supported, enables, and empowered to deliver excellence and reach their potential through creativity and collaboration
-Model teh values, attitude, work ethic, and behaviours expected of all organization members
-Participate in interviews and select board members that have the right technical and interpersonal abilities to help further the organization's mission.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: QUALIFICATIONS & KEY COMPETENCIES
-A minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience in fundraising within the non-profit
charitable/voluntary sector and/or in related fields in the private sector such as business development,
sales and/or marketing
-Success in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts in the five figures or more
-Superior interpersonal skills to develop and maintain a broad range of relationships
-Demonstrated success in effectively developing and managing high performing teams
-Experience in engaging and supporting volunteers for fundraising initiative
-Demonstrated knowledge with best practices in fundraising and a proven track record in leading or
managing fundraising programs including annual campaigns, major gift programs, and events
-Experience with planned giving programs and capital campaigns will be considered an asset
-Knowledge of concepts of good governance
-Successful track record supporting boards and board committees
-Knowledge of financial management and experience managing budgets and fiscal accountability
-Excellent track record in community outreach and the building of strong networks
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
-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