Location:      Ontario/primarily virtual with possible periodic on-site attendance

Hiring Range: $22,000 to $26,000 based on two days/week (Equivalent to $55,000 to $65,000 per annum full time)

About Parachute Leaders in Injury Prevention

Are you looking for a part-time challenge that allows you to have better work-life balance? Are you passionate about the work of Boards of Directors and their various committees? Do you want to make a difference on an issue that impacts the life of every Canadian? 

Join our dynamic team at Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention. Injuries are the No. 1 cause of death to Canadians ages 1 to 44 and the third-leading cause to all ages. Our mission is to create a safer Canada by preventing serious and fatal injuries through evidence-based solutions that advocate and educate. Our vision: A Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest. For more information, visit www.parachute.ca

Parachute offers team members a progressive remote work policy and flex hours, and a supportive and positive team environment.

Parachute aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas, an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected and that all voices are heard. All members of the Parachute community have a responsibility to uphold these values. 

Position summary

The Board Liaison is responsible for providing support to the Chairs of the Board and its committees in carrying out duties relating to their effective governance and performance. The Board Liaison is also responsible for managing all activities for the Board of Directors, including scheduling of all Board and committee meetings, creating agendas, and meeting materials, attending meetings, recording minutes and action items, maintaining corporate records, Board policy manual and resource manual.

Major accountabilities

  • Prepare calendar and schedule the Board and Committee meetings, including the Annual General Meeting.
  • Create background materials and agendas for Board of Directors and Committee meetings, ensure all staff are aware of deadlines for materials. 
  • Assist Chairs to enable meetings to be conducted in accordance with Roberts’ Rules of Order
  • Attend all Board of Directors and Committee meetings, record minutes and action items.  
  • Disseminate minutes for review by Chairs, compile edits and refresh minutes for approval and signature by Board or committee members at the following meeting
  • Follow up with CEO and other staff regarding action items noted from Board and Committee meetings.  
  • Ensure board activities are completed in keeping with Board governance policies. Maintain Board governance policies and Board resource manual.
  • Maintains corporate records relating to Parachute’s governance activities. Consult with legal counsel on various matters relating to Parachute’s governance.
  • Anticipate and resolve potential issues that may arise, or if a Board member reports an issue, work to resolve issue with guidance from CEO. 
  • Maintain up-to-date records of Board policies and procedures, articles of incorporation, bylaws, Board and committee memberships including appointment dates, term limits and re-election eligibility, contact information
  • Assist with onboarding and orientation of new board members

Skills and qualifications

Post-secondary education/diploma in business administration, public administration or governance preferred. 

Work requires minimum 10 years’ professional experience and/or working knowledge in one or more of the following functional areas:

  • Executive officer/Board of Directors support
  • Program administration and/or project management
  • Operations or governance of nonprofit organizations
  • Governance committee work and experience as recording secretary,
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills  
  • Organized and self-motivated individual. Capable of planning, executing and completing tasks independently and on time
  • Excellent word processing / presentations computer skills
  • Excellent knowledge and experience related to Board administrative, organizational/ office practices, procedures, and standards
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional and positive attitude
  • Sound judgment and diplomacy, particularly with a view to the handling of confidential and/or highly sensitive matters
  • Ability to work well under pressure and use good judgment in assessing situations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat and social media web platforms
  • French language is an asset.

Posting Date:  August 30, 2022

Closing Date:  September 13, 2022  

How to apply:  Apply directly online with your cover letter and resume to 

careers@parachute.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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