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Board Member Opportunity

We are currently hiring Board Members with an interest in supporting children and families in Huron and Perth County. Board Member commitment is a two-year term, with the posibility of renewal to a maximum of 3 terms. This is a volunteer opportunity. 


Job Summary:


The Board Member participates in the strategic and financial oversight, policy development, goal setting, and evaluation activities of Rural Response for Healthy Children. The Board Member acts in good faith and honesty to further the best interests of RRHC, representing the organization in the community. The Board Member applies his or her knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the organization, to the fullest amount that is reasonable. This position reports to the Executive Committee of the Rural Response for Healthy Children Board of Directors.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supports the values and mission of Rural Response for Healthy Children

  • Attends Board of Director Meetings

  • Makes a personal commitment to the organization in the form of time, effort, and financial support to the best of their ability

  • Prepares for meetings by reviewing all relevant materials and contributing insight and feedback for discussions

  • Contributes to governance by voicing opinions at board meetings while respecting the views of other board members, and respecting the role of the Chair or Co-Chairs

  • Participates in board training, orientation, and organizational learning opportunities

  • Promotes and participates in Rural Response for Healthy Children activities and events where it is appropriate to do so

  • Represents community interests in the decision making process of the Board of Directors

  • Identifies potential conflicts of interest and avoids participating in, influencing, or voting on such matters 

  • Demonstrates team work and a spirit of collaboration in working interactions with Board Chair(s), Board of Directors, and Executive Director

  • Respects and does not interfere in the responsibilities delegated to the Executive Director

  • Ensures the allocation of resources are guided by accountabilities to clients, staff and volunteers, partners, and the communities served by RRHC

  • Participates in annual performance reviews and board of director evaluations

  • Respects and abides by the By-Laws and Policies and Procedures established by the Board of Directors

  • Lives or works in Huron or Perth County

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Leadership skills

  • Proven commitment to community development 

  • Financial literacy

  • Tact and diplomacy

  • Strategic thinking

  • Strong communications 

  • Familiarity with issues affecting children and families in rural communities

  • Familiarity with partner organizations

Rural Response for Healthy Children encourages applicants from all backgrounds that reflect the richness of diversity in Huron and Perth County. Members of community groups considered diverse by virtue of ethnicity, race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, differing abilities, and social perspectives are encouraged to apply. Past participants of RRHC programming are also encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a CV and brief letter of intent to

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