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: 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 supporting the KIDS Initiative organization through a voluntary role, 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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KIDS Initiative operates as a full functioning WORKING BOARD. A working board consists of board members who do the work of the organization. This includes administrative tasks, fundraising, accounting, grant writing, event planning, marketing, and communications, etc. It is important to note that KIDS Initiative does not operate as a governing board where members would simply oversee and guide its activities.
The board consists of no more than 12 members and no less than 3. New Officers (Executive positions) shall be chosen at the AGM of this organization, and they shall serve for a minimum term of 2 years and a maximum term of 4 years. Vacant Officer (Executive) positions can be voted in by quorum outside of the AGM. Each Officer (Executive) shall lead a committee role and utilize volunteers as need be in order to fulfill their responsibilities.
Directors of the organization shall serve a minimum of a 2-year term with the opportunity for renewal at the AGM. The President position held by the Founder of the organization will maintain its role permanently on the board unless a vote of 75%+1 is approved to have the member removed when sufficient cause exists for such removal.
The Vice President of the Board of Directors shall:
preside at all 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 had been the duly elected President.
Skills Required: Responsibilities:
-Coordinate regular meetings with committee leads to manage and gauge progress of all committee members
-Coordinate regular meetings with the President to communicate operations of all committees
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
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: Mar 1, 2022