FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization working to cultivate local, sustainable food systems across BC. We develop, operate, and act as a catalyst for projects that support access to and production of local, sustainable food; support local growers and producers; provide access to and protection of farmland; and connect, educate, and celebrate with communities across BC. For 25 years FFCF has been a leader in local food and sustainable agriculture working with business, NGO partners, government, universities, and the public to achieve our mandate.
FarmFolk CityFolk is seeking to fill several positions on the board of directors, including directors at large, secretary, and treasurer to help lead the organization through the next phase of effectiveness and food systems transformation. This is our 25th anniversary, and we are at an exciting stage of looking ahead to the next 25 years. The Food Systems movement has changed, and our work is needed more than ever. Joining the board is an exciting opportunity to help lead BC’s oldest and largest sustainable food systems organization. We are building a governance rather than operational board, and are looking for folks with strategic vision, deep food systems knowledge, broad networks, and governance experience.
Responsibilities of all Board Members
Determine and commit to the vision, mission, and values of the organization
Select, support, and evaluate the Executive Director
Ensure effective fiscal management
Engage in strategic planning
Approve and monitor programs and services
Develop resources for the organization
Oversee risk management
Assist in the development and monitoring of all policies and legal requirements
Prepare for and actively participate in monthly board meetings (in person or by phone) and Annual General Meetings
Join Committees and Task Forces as appropriate
Participate in annual board self-evaluation
Be an ambassador for FarmFolk CityFolk in your network
Stay informed on local food systems issues and board governance best practices
Assist in the recruitment of new board members
Treasurer Additional Responsibilities
Chair the Finance Committee, including Executive Director and Bookkeeper
Present annual financial statements at the AGM
Provide quarterly financial reports to the Board of Directors
Act as signing authority for the organization
Develop and monitor financial control policies
Assist the Executive Director with annual budget process and cash flow monitoring
Must have CPA designation and experience working with registered Charities
Secretary Additional Responsibilities
Record and promptly distribute board meeting minutes, and identify and train an alternate when absent
Support the Board Chair with meeting procedures, including following by-laws and policies
Ensure annual society filings are complete (task is done by Office Manager)
Keep board files up to date and organized in google drive
Must be tech savvy and exceptionally organized
Desired Skills for all roles
Deep understanding of and ability to think critically about pressing food systems issues
Knowledge of board governance
Strategic thinking and communications skills, with the ability to work as a team
Board terms are two years, though we invite longer commitments
Attend monthly board meetings (in person or via teleconference) with some communications between meetings
4-6 hours/ month for directors at large, with additional time for FFCF events, and special projects such as strategic planning
An additional 2-6 hours per month for Secretary and Treasurer
Please submit a letter of interest and CV to the Executive Director:
Please include a brief CV or description of your work, as well as a brief statement of your interest in food systems and the work of FFCF.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled
An initial meeting will be set up with the board chair and ED, and you will be invited to attend one board meeting. After that meeting the board will discuss suitability and make offers to join at that time.
FFCF is an equal opportunity organization and encourages women, Indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQ, and individuals from other diverse communities to apply.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date publiée : Aug 21 2018 Numéro : 47739