Join our Board of Directors
Head & Hands is looking for motivated, passionate people to run for election to our Board of Directors.
Who we are looking for:
We are working to create a balanced group that reflects the skills and priorities of our community. Head & Hands values the unique contributions that youth (25 and under) bring to our organization and strongly encourage these individuals to apply. We invite all applicants to describe the contributions they can bring, as individuals, to our board. Relevant experiences do not need to come from school or work; we are looking for people who understand our mandate and community and, though their own lived experiences, can harness their skills to help support Head & Hands.
Commitment to social justice and to the Head & Hands mission
Willingness to participate in fundraising activities in a collaborative context
Desire to work with a diversity of people towards common goals
Available for monthly evening Board meetings and ongoing committee work (total time commitment is approximately 10 hours per month)
2016 Board recruitment priorities:
To support our work towards a collective mission, we feel that it is important for the Head &Hands Board to be strong and diverse in terms of skills, connections to programming, and connections to client communities. Having analyzed the balance of qualities on our current Board, and after asking ourselves which missing qualities would be most beneficial to our work, we encourage applicants who have been clients of, worked with, or worked in a similar field to our Young Parents Program (YPP), Jeunesse 2000 (J2K) teen centre, Legal, Health, and Street services. <We also encourage applicants who have skills and energy to contribute around raising money, organizational development, communications and public relations, and English to French translation.
As an organization that works to facilitate social change and to empower diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that living under marginalization and oppression is challenging. However, we are inspired by ways that lived experiences of oppression and marginalization generate valuable skills and perspectives that can be used as anti-oppressive tools. People of colour, people with disabilities, women, Two-Spirited, queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve.
Interested? Check out this flowchart on how to become a board member!