Position: Board Member
Type: non-profit board position / unpaid
Organization: ReThink Red Deer
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Founded in 2007 and officially registered in 2010, the Sustainable Red Deer Society (operating as ReThink Red Deer) is dedicated to enhancing the long term quality of life in Red Deer and surrounding area. This group searches out and shares ideas that inspire citizens to make and create sustainable consumer choices - global in awareness, local in application. Members believe that we are citizens first and consumers second; that our world is finite and borrowed from future generations; that we can live sustainably and in harmony with nature; and that inspiration is a renewable resource.
Mission: We promote citizen-driven leadership by providing learning and practical opportunities for sustainable living in Red Deer and District.
Vision: We envision a community that is living sustainably.
ReThink Red Deer is looking to fill Board vacancies with community leaders who have expertise in non-profit volunteering, governance, and management. Particular skills we need are accounting, fundraising, marketing, and/or communications. We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year and have established many working relationships with organizations, businesses, agencies, and institutions in Red Deer and area. To help manage the growing number of opportunities in addition to our core projects and programs we need skilled collaborators and innovators who champion our values.
The role of the board of directors is currently administrative and we are in the middle of making the transition to a policy focus. The Board ensures the organization adheres to its mission through providing effective strategic direction, financial oversight, as well as guidance and input to the Project Leads and key volunteers. Board Members are expected to be active members of the Society by attending all board meetings, participating in the organization's campaigns and events, and by acting as good ambassadors on behalf of the Society, its members, and volunteers.
As volunteers, Board Directors commit approximately 8-10 hours per month to Board-related activities, including preparation for and participation in monthly Board meetings. Board members are elected for minimum 2-year terms, which may be renewed. All directors are required to be members of ReThink Red Deer ($25/year).
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Download the Director Application Form (PDF) and e-mail with a cover letter and resume to the attention of Rene Michalak, Project Lead, at:
Your cover letter should highlight your expertise in the above-mentioned areas and answer the question, Why are you interested in committing your time and energy to ReThink Red Deer?