Be a Director!
What do you do as a director of the PFA Board?
You can serve as a director in the Power For All Board. The term is for one year from January to November of the following year. We host our meetings about every two months (summer and Christmas are off) in the City of Langley. We ask for a commitment to regularly attend board meetings, only two absences are accepted. We also ask for participation on a PFA Committee (fundraiser, grants, community outreach).
Depending on the work-plans of a committee, committee participation includes in person meetings (at least one and up to 4 meetings per year) and some teleconference meetings and attendance to community events. One meeting will be held over a day or two once per year for paddling, team building and visioning.
The role of directors encompasses advocacy, networking, community outreach, creativity with funding ideas and projects, supporting our fundraisers, supervising some working committees when necessary and the most influential: visioning, overseeing the accountability processes to our partners and safeguarding of our society’s purposes in everything we do.
What support is in place for participating on the Board?
- Orientation & some training: transition meeting with executive director and outgoing Board member as well as the sharing of documents from previous year’s projects. Ongoing support from Executive Director as projects and their tasks arise.
- Board members may be provided with education opportunities at some community events.
Who is eligible for nomination?
- Individuals willing to travel to the Fraser Valley Community to get acquainted with our programs and to attend Board and committee meetings.
- Individuals who bring skills from formal or informal leadership experiences in delivering therapeutic programs to children, youth and adults in the community.
- Individuals who consider issues of disability from a frame work of empowering ability in individuals and have a passion for adventure and the outdoors
- Individuals who respect diverse viewpoints and actively debate policy issues related to disability, cutting edge therapy through adventure and the outdoors and universal access
- Individuals who grasp the big picture and the work of Power For All and what this entails in the community
- Individuals committed to making the best decisions in the best interest of Power For All and
- support others and work together as a whole Board
What is the process for nomination?
Please submit your expression of interest to our executive director along with your answer to the following questions by Nov 30:
1. Why is important for you to join PFA as a director?
2. What experience or skills do you believe you could bring to Power For All?
3. What is your vision for Power For All?
4. Are you able to commit 2-4 hours during the busy months if need be to Power For All’s work and vision?
Once your questions have been reviewed and our directors have approved your application, you will be notified of our decision and invited to join our Board.
What happens after your nomination has been accepted?
- You will be contacted to confirm your acceptance of the role as a director.
- You will be asked to submit a short bio as well as a picture to show on our website. Contact information to file with BC Society Act will also be needed to register you as a director of our society.
Meet our previous directors:
For more information or to express interest, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.