Vaughan Chamber Job Board

Board of Directors Member (Volunteer Position)

Company Information

Shining Through Centre

Remote Position

Organization Overview

Creating hope. Building futures. Unlocking potential.

The Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism, a registered charitable organization, is a recognized leader in the field of autism, providing service excellence in therapy, education, research, and awareness to children, youth, and their families. We provide intensive, comprehensive, and individualized therapeutic and educational programs to each of our learners based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)- an evidence based intervention in the treatment of autism symptoms.

We believe that every child affected by autism deserves an opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We take a personal and nurturing approach in our interactions with each of our learners to ensure that maximum individual development can take place, all within a warm, welcoming, safe, and comfortable environment.

Position Summary

The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to clients and their families, the community,
funders and other stakeholders. They are accountable for Shining Through Centre’s performance
in realizing its mission and achieving its goals, and for the effective stewardship of financial and
human resources and for the overall quality of supports to clients.

Position Responsibilities

  • Must have a strong commitment to the cause, the gift of time, and a willingness to use
    personal and professional resources to advance Shining Through Centre’s mission
  • Be familiar with and committed to STC’s mission, policies, programs and needs
  • Help identify personal connections that can support STC’s fundraising goals
  • Prepare for and participate in board meetings
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve
    the organization’s mission
  • Listen to others’ views, advocate their own, identify common interests and alternatives,
    and be open to compromise
  • Support governance decisions once made
  • Participate in the development of a strategic plan to help guide future decisions
  • Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct and other polices that apply to the board
  • Participate in the approval the annual budget and monitor its financial performance
  • Help establish, review and monitor operational polices including ones related to the
    quality of care and human resources
  • Participate in the evaluation of the Business Manager and Clinical Director
  • Identify prospective board members and help recruit and mentor them
  • Contribute to the work of board as a member of a Board committee
  • Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting
  • Be an ambassador for STC in the wider community
  • Keep informed about issues relevant to the work of STC

Position Qualifications

  • Passion for the cause
  • Desire for stewardship and service
  • Communication skills
  • Connection to the community network
  • Skills in finance, fundraising and/or facilities management

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