Apply to join our Board of Directors

Do you want to make a difference for the Hamilton watershed? Does your personal and professional experience give you a skill set that could make a difference for our organization? The Hamilton Conservation Foundation is looking for people who care deeply about the natural world and are willing to commit their time, effort, and skills to our volunteer Board of Directors to ensure the success of the Foundation.

The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Board members oversee the strategic plan, finances, and policies and procedures of the Foundation, and ultimately ensure that the resources entrusted to the Foundation further the goals of the Hamilton Conservation Authority. Board members are expected to attend 8-10 Board meetings per year, join at least one Board Committee and attend committee meetings (usually quarterly or as needed), and also to participate in the life of the organization in between Board meetings, including attending Foundation events. Board and Committee meetings are typically held on weekday evenings, in Ancaster, Ontario.

We expect that different candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to the Hamilton Conservation Foundation Board, including, but not limited to those skills listed below. Prospective candidates for the Board will be considered based on equal weighting of the following criteria:

  • Fit with the organizational Mission and belief in conservation;
  • Alignment of experience and influence that represents value added to champion our strategic goals;
  • Goal of increased cultural diversity and gender balance to reflect our community.

Term of Office:

The duration of terms is for a period of 3 years and may be renewed for a second term, for up to 6 years of service in total.

Relevant Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Community Contacts
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Fundraising
  • Financial and Investment
  • Non-Profit Governance
  • Estate Planning
  • Legal
  • Risk Management

How to Apply:

Please send your expression of interest by submitting a resume and covering letter to Grace Correia, Foundation Executive Director, at grace.correia@conservationhamilton.ca. Your covering letter should state why you wish to be considered for the role and how you meet relevant skills.

Candidates who best meet our requirements will be invited to meet with members of the Board Nominations Committee. The Nominations Committee will make its recommendations to the Board who will in turn short list candidates and present recommendations for ratification annually at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting.

We thank all who apply, although further contact and possible interviews do not occur for everyone.

Deadline:

Applications are welcome throughout the year as recruitment is ongoing as positions become open.

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If you are interested in playing a role in the success of the Foundation, you can find out more at https://hamiltonconservationfoundation.ca/volunteer/apply-to-board/

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