The North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association (NSDRC) is committed to building connections while carrying out our mission of working for a community for all by connecting people with diverse abilities to program and services that support their ability to live with dignity freedom and joy.
To explore the opportunity of joining our passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated Board of Directors, please complete the application.
The NSDRC Board of Directors is comprised of up to 11 members elected at the NSDRC Annual General Meeting, typically held in September. Directors serve a 2-year term and may serve a maximum of 3 consecutive 2-year terms. Board terms are staggered so that no more than half of the Directors are replaced or re-elected in any given year.
Orientation and training is provided to make sure new directors are comfortable and knowledgeable in their role; previous board experience is an asset but not required.
Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the Association and the community and will bring to the task of informed decision-making a broad knowledge and an inclusive perspective.
Every member of the Board of Directors is expected to do the following:
• Prepare for and participate in board meetings
• Listen to others’ views, advocate their own, identify common interests and alternatives, and be open to compromise
• Support governance decisions once made
• Participate in the review of the Association’s mission and objectives and in the development of a strategic plan
• Help the board to monitor the performance of the Association in relation to its mission, objectives, core values and reputation
• Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct, conflict of interest and other polices that apply to the board
• Participate in the approval the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the Association in relation to it
• Participate in the hiring of, and if required, the releasing of, the executive director
• Participate in the evaluation of the executive director
• Identify prospective board members and possibly help recruit them
• Participate in the evaluation of the board itself (annual board self-evaluation)
• Contribute to the work of board as a member of a board committee
• Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting
• Be an ambassador for the Association – ensure ones involvement is known within their own network of friends and contacts.
• Keep informed about community issues relevant to the mission and objectives of the Association
A team player with an interest in ensuring that people with disabilities have the opportunity to participate actively as contributing members of society. The following are considered key job qualifications:
• Knowledge of the community
• Commitment to the Association’s mission and strategic directions
• A commitment of time for regular board meetings, committee meetings and planning sessions
• Openness to learning
Thank you for your interest. For further information about the North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association and to learn more about the wonderful programs offered, meet some of the clients, hear their stories and meet some of the NSDRC staff, please visit our website at www.nsdrc.org.