Seeking Experienced Board Directors

 

SUMMARY
 

For over 30 years, Daybreak Housing has provided housing to single adults in need of a caring, community-based environment that fosters personal growth and independence. An exciting future awaits Daybreak, and we are seeking new Board members to join the Board to realize our mission to help residents rebuild their lives in a supportive community where we help them find the strength to hope for a better future.

DUTIES

Board Directors carry out the following duties:

  • Attend a minimum of five meetings of the Board of Directors each calendar year, and the Annual General Meeting

  • Serve on at least one standing committee

  • Contribute to the development of Daybreak’s overall direction that ensures it continues as a supportive housing provider has a positive impact on addressing homelessness in Ottawa

  • Participate in overseeing the annual review and implementation of strategic objectives

  • Participate in the annual review and approval of policies, annual budget and reporting

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Directors serve for a three-year term. They should plan for one or two, 2-to-3-hour meetings per month (including committee meetings). Meetings may be in person or via teleconference. At this time, due to Covid-19 restrictions, all meetings are being held virtually. In addition to meetings, our Directors are encouraged to attend community outreach and engagement activities, and events with our residents.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A strong commitment to reducing homelessness in Ottawa

  • A background in one or more of the following: finance & accounting, fundraising, business, the housing sector

  • Board experience as a Director on a not-for-profit board would be an asset

 

Preference will be given to applicants residing in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau).

Knowledge of English and French would be an asset.

 

Daybreak recognizes the value that diversity brings to our Board and the workplace. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds including gender, race, ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation and those with disabilities and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values of inclusion.

 

To apply, please send a CV and a description, not exceeding 250 words, on how you can contribute to the Board of Daybreak Non-Profit Housing. See www.Daybreakhousing.org for more information.

 

Application deadline: April 15, 2021 (application deadline may be extended beyond April 15, depending on responses)

 

Email applications to: DaybreakApplications@gmail.com