Are you looking for ways to help protect our water and the environment in Ontario?
Have you been concerned about the bottling and selling of water?
Do you believe water is a human right?
If you answered yes to those questions, then you may want to ask about being a board member, helping to lead the Water Watchers!
Wellington Water Watchers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of drinking water in Ontario.
Founded in 2007, Water Watchers is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, building an organization that reflects the communities we serve. We work through an anti-racist, anti-oppression lens.
The board functions through a mixed model of a working and governance board, and as such, is tasked with the following responsibilities:
- Prepare for and attend monthly Board meetings; committee meetings as needed and the Annual General Meeting
- Strategic Plan development
- Approve budgets and monitor financial performance
- Review organizational by-laws, code of conduct and Board policies
- Establish criteria and monitor Executive Director performance
- Participate in Board recruitment process
- Keep informed about community issues relevant to the Water Watchers mission and objectives
We are currently seeking dynamic, committed, community-oriented individuals to join the Board of Directors. The time commitment for Board meetings is approximately 2 days per month, attending the monthly Board meeting, preparation and participation in committees. Board meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month and are currently held virtually due to the pandemic.
We encourage applications from persons with experience in the following areas:
- Activism in environmental social and/or racial justice
- Board governance experience
- Non-profit Management/Leadership experience
- Finance and/or Accounting acumen
Along with the consideration of skills, we are intentional about seeking people who have:
- Affiliation or familiarity with Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) communities and issues
- Affiliation or familiarity with Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian gay, bisexual and queer people (2SLGBTQ+)
- People who seek disability justice
- Persons with an affiliation or familiarity with the reality of income injustice and poverty
There is a three-step selection process. Interested applicants will have an informal conversation with a member of the Water Watchers Board or staff. Selected applicants will be invited to an information/orientation session to review and discuss the Water Watchers Strategic Plan. Selected applicants will be invited to join the Board.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates selected for an interview and for all aspects of the selection process. If an applicant or a successful candidate requests an accommodation, we will discuss their needs with them and make adjustments to support them.
To apply for a position on our Board, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Within the content of your cover letter please include answers to the following questions:
- Why is the work of the Water Watchers important to you?
- How does your knowledge or expertise, and/or lived experience prepare you for a position on the Board of the WWW? Please make reference to your skill set.
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