Join PSO's Board of Directors

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Not have been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country

  • Be an individual (i.e. a corporation cannot be a Director)

  • Not be in bankrupt status: and

  • Be a member of PSO in good standing for a period of at least 30 days

 

Functions of the Board of Directors

  • Organizational Operations.

  • Vision and Planning.

  • Financial Oversight.

  • Community Relations

  • Provide direction and supervision to the Executive Director

  • (Cause to be) carried out all resolutions and orders of the PSO Corporation

 

General Information

  • Term of office is two (2) years. A Director may serve on the Board for a shorter period if they were selected to complete another’s term

  • Monthly meetings (occasionally two, as necessary) plus committee meetings/work as necessary

  • Being a Director is a volunteer position without monetary compensation

 

 

General Expectations of Each Director

  • Know the organization's mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs, serve in leadership positions or undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically when asked to do so

  • Complete the Board of Directors training program

  • Follow trends in the organization's field of interest

  • Suggest possible nominees for board service

  • Serve the organization as a whole rather than any special interest group or constituency

  • Maintain objectivity

  • Read and understand the organization's financial statements

  • Be yourself!

 

Meetings

  • Prepare for, attend and participate in meetings and/or training.

  • Read minutes, reports etc. circulated ahead of time.

  • Suggest agenda items when appropriate.

  • The position of ‘Chairperson’ rotates among the Directors for each meeting.

Confidentiality/Conflicts of Interest

  • Maintain the confidentiality of items so designated

  • Avoid conflicts of interest that might embarrass the organization, and disclose any possible  conflicts as early as possible

  • Speak on behalf of the organization when requested to do so

 

 

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