Board Member - President

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

A world where everyone lives more and suffers less.

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 PRESIDENT is responsible for the organization's leadership, operation, and success, and has the following accountabilities:
- In conjunction with the Vice 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
- Act as the main representative for the board on all aspects of the organization's activities
- Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the board and its committees as appropriate
- Ensure the organization's compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards; this includes the Companies Office, and CRA's guidelines
- File any certificate required by any statute, federal, or provincial
- See to it that all books, reports, and certificates required by law are properly kept or filed
- Ensure that the board of directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and that they understand the terms, conditions, and limitations of the insurance coverage
- Manage the board with regards to onboarding and training of board members
- Preside at all meetings
- Maintain an effective and efficient communications system with the Marketing & Communications committee to ensure the organization is up to date on events, activities, and programs
- 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
- Ensure appropriate systems and structures are in place for the effective management and control of the organization and its resources
- Ensure that personnel, client, donor, and volunteer files are securely stored, and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
- Ensure that the fundraising programs offered by the organization contribute to its mission and reflect the priorities of the board
- In conjunction with the Donor & Volunteer Management and Stewardship committee lead, be one of the primary staff persons responsible for the major gift program and a portfolio of donors and prospects
- Lead the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects, including individuals and foundations, and strategic partnerships with corporations and other organizations
- Build relationships and work closely with board members and key volunteers, to develop, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors, and to build their linkages with the organization
- Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures, and practices
- Provide leadership, management, and coaching to the organization's board members, ensuring that the organization is optimally organized and staffed to achieve its vision and financial goals
- Foster an environment in which board members are supported, enabled, and empowered to deliver excellence and reach their full potential through creativity and collaboration
- Model the values, attitude, work ethic, and behaviours expected of all organization members
- Interview and select board members that have the right technical and interpersonal abilities to help further the organization's mission
- Implement a performance management process for all members which includes monitoring the performance of members on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance conversation
- Work with the board (Treasurer/Bookkeeper) to prepare a comprehensive budget on an annual basis
- Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the board
- Ensure that sound bookkeeping, and accounting procedures are followed
- Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
- In conjunction with the Treasurer, provide the board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues/expenditures and cash flow of the organization
- Ensure that the organization complies with all legislations
- Act as a key spokesperson and public face of the organization and represent the organization as required at conferences, community events, meetings, and speaking engagements
- 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 initiatives
- 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: Daytime, 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? 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: Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: $10,000 annual honorarium
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Jul 1, 2023