Board Member Job Descriptions

Responsible To: Board Chairperson

Purpose

To achieve the overall mission of the organization, all board members are responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and setting overall direction
  • Determining policies for the organization
  • Ensuring the fiscal and financial health of the organization
  • Monitoring overall organizational performance

(The Executive Director serves as the Board’s professional resource, attends Board meetings in a non-voting capacity and is responsible for implementing the board’s vision in LLN’s day to day operations.)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assume a leadership role as required (such as chair of committee)
  • Establish policies that guide the organization in achieving its mandate
  • Contribute to the process of establishing strategic direction for the agency
  • Employ the Executive Director and approve her/his employment contract
  • Support and participate in evaluating the Executive Director annually
  • Ensure fiscal stability and financial accountability
  • Attend and be prepared for Board and other meetings as required
  • Actively contribute to the functioning of the Board and its sub-committees
  • Be informed about agency programs and policies
  • Participate in a board self-assessment process
  • Review the Board’s structure, approve changes and prepare necessary bylaw amendments
  • Approve annual budget
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board members, staff and community to enhance the agency mission
  • Assist in the recruitment of new Board members
  • Ensure that the agency adheres to all federal and provincial privacy legislation

Terms are 2 or 3 years in duration.