KIDS INITIATIVE INC

APPLICATION FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

How to become a Board Member:

Governing our organization is one of the most critical roles someone can play at KIDS Initiative Inc. That is why we recruit people with a variety of skills for board positions. Board Members are expected to attend and actively participate in board meetings (8-10 per year), and occasional special meetings and planning sessions. In addition, Board Members monitor the strategic plan and annual budget, assist in fundraising events and help make decisions that guide the organization’s progress.

KIDS Initiative Inc. has two functioning sides to our board, working board members and advisory board members.

The working board members are individuals who take on executive roles and lead committee roles. Their purpose is to truly "roll up their sleeves" and operate on a full functioning level participating in the overall operations of the organization.
The advisory board members are typically academic individuals who have experience and skills that KIDS Initiative can benefit from but don't necessarily have the commitment capacity.

How do I apply?  

1. Review our Board of Director expectations, board committees, and any vacant positions
2. Choose the board position you are interested in  (i.e. Working Board Member – Event Planning Committee or Advisory Board Member)
3. Fill out the form at the end of this page
4. Arrange a meeting with one of our KIDS Initiative Inc. Board Members to review your experience and discuss expectations
5. Should your application be approved, attend Board Meeting(s) prior to official position approval
a. Working Board Member – attend two consecutive board meetings
b. Advisory Board Member – attend one board meeting
6. Start building children’s futures globally while inspiring children locally!

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer and Board Member opportunities are available for Manitoba residents only.
APPLICATION FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Join the KIDS Initiative Board of Directors and help support development & sustainability. Governing our organization is one of the most critical roles someone can play at KIDS Initiative Inc. That is why we recruit people with a variety of skills for board positions.

What will be expected of me as a Board Member?
Board Members are expected to attend and actively participate in board meetings (8-10 per year), and occasional special meetings and planning sessions. In addition, Board Members monitor the strategic plan and annual budget, assist in fundraising events and help make decisions that guide the organization’s progress.

What is the recruitment process?
All interested parties would submit their resume/application, followed by attending two consecutive board meetings. After the two meetings, the board of directors will review your application and place a vote. Should you be approved to become a KIDS Initiative Board Member, you would be required to take on a minimum commitment of 3 years on the board of directors.

General expectations of the Board:
Regularly participate in Board meetings, committees and important related meetings.
Make a serious commitment to participate actively in board and committee work.
Stay informed about board and committee issues, prepare for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports.
Get to know other board members and build collegial working relationships that contribute to consensus.
Be an active participant in the board evaluation and planning efforts.
Avoid any conflicts of interest.
Disclose all material facts and relationships, and refrain from voting when there is a conflict of interest.
Maintain confidentiality.
Participate in fundraising or special events.
Publicly support the organization’s mandate.

**Thank you for your interest, please note that there are no open roles available at the moment.
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