Website YWCA Metro Vancouver
Established in 1897, YWCA’s vision is to achieve women’s equality and its mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities. YWCA serves over 48,000 clients annually, with 66 programs and services in 75 locations.
YWCA is appropriately described as an entrepreneurial non-profit. With an annual budget of just over $35 million, YWCA generates annual revenue from social ventures: a hotel and residence and two health and fitness centres. Other revenues are generated through fundraising, government contracts, fee-for-service programs, investments, events and more.
YWCA has a large, highly engaged workforce, consisting of over 400 employees (239 FTE) and over 800 individual and group volunteers.
YWCA Metro Vancouver is seeking applications from self-identified women living in the Metro Vancouver region to serve on its Board of Directors.
The YWCA board is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. In the 2021 recruitment round, the Board is looking to fill one director position. Preference will be given to an individual from the following group(s), as per our commitment to diversity and belonging:
- Indigenous peoples (First Nations – includes Status, Treaty or Non-Status, Métis and Inuit)
- Racialized individuals (includes people, other than Indigenous, who are non-white regardless of place of birth) and
- LGBTQ2S+ individuals.
While not a requirement, the preferred candidate should have experience or competencies in one or more of the following:
- Previous Boards/Governance
- Strategic Planning
- Executive Leadership
- Community Profile
- Risk Management
- Finance and Investments
- Fund Development
- Human Resources
- Land Development
- Information Technology
To apply for this job please visit ywcavan.org.