Board of Director Opportunities

We are looking to fill vacancies on our Board of Directors for the volunteer positions of Programs Director and Garden Co-ordinator. Programs Director is responsible for organizing events and developing and curating on-going programming at our Community Space, while the Garden Co-ordinator will be responsible for chairing and organizing the new Garden Committee at Alex Decoteau Park.

Please send your resume and a small paragraph about why you’d like to join the DECL team to Application deadline has been extended to November 8.

If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

The DECL Board

Term of office: Remainder of 2017-18 year.
Weekly time commitment of 3-4 hours.

General Duties/Requirements:

– A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
– Commit to the work of the organization.
– Speak positively of the league and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the league’s mission.
– Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
– Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
– Participate in the development of the league’s organizational plan and budget.
– Approve the budget and other financial matters.
– Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
– Prepare and present an annual report (if applicable) at the annual general meeting.

Responsibilities of Programs Chair:

– Works with the City Community Recreation Coordinators (CRCs).
– Is Chair of the Programs Committee and works with the other members of that committee
– Prepares and reviews policy and procedures related to programs and social activities
– Is “point person” or main contact for DECL’s main events/membership drives, the Pancake Breakfast and CornFest, as well as smaller events.
– Determines which programs will be offered to the community, then arranges for instructors and accommodation.
– Establishes process for approving new programming proposals
– Makes recommendations to the board.
– Coordinates marketing of events with Communications Chair
– Coordinates rental of DECL space with Facilities Coordinator
– Prepares budget and financial reports for the treasurer
– Arranges payments to instructors and keeps appropriate records.

Responsibilities of Garden Co-ordinator:

– Is Chair of the Alex Decoteau Park Garden Committee and works with other members of the committee
– Prepares and reviews policy and procedures related to the Garden Committee
– Is “point person” of main contact for DECL in regards to Alex Decoteau Park Garden.
– Determines how Alex Decoteau Park gardens will be offered to the community
– Coordinates marking of events related to the Garden Committee and provides content to Communications Chair
– Makes recommendations to the board
– Prepares budget and financial reports related to Garden Committee to treasure