HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) is an organization serving Hastings & Prince Edward, Kingston, Frontenac Lennox & Addington and Leeds & Grenville counties, which provides practical support, counselling and programming to diverse populations of people living with and affected by issues relating to HIV/AIDS. 

BOARD MEMBER OPPORTUNITY:

Board Member 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Understand and demonstrate a commitment to HARS’s mission, vision, values to provide leadership support to this vibrant organization;
  2. Be aware of current issues and trends that may affect HARS, the sector and the region;
  3. Prepare for board and special meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation; actively participate in board discussion;
  4. Attend monthly board meetings, and other committee meetings or planning sessions as required;
  5. Commit to engage in events and activities related to the fundraising and visibility of HARS;
  6. Understand, review and monitor HARS’s financial affairs including the annual budget, quarterly financial reports and annual audit reports;
  7. Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements;
  8. Openly disclose any potential conflicts of interest;
  9. Understand and maintain confidentiality; and
  10. Be willing to undergo a Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC)

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Our goal is to have a Board that reflects the diversity of the community, populations, and organization we serve and also represents the range of strengths and skills we need to effectively govern the organization in its work.

To that end, the Board endeavours to:

  • Ensure people living with, marginalized by, or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or HCV have a voice
  • Embrace cultural, age, ability, and gender diversity
  • Ensure the counties of our region are represented

People with a background in not for profit governance, advocacy, human resources, law, finance and social services are encouraged to apply.

We require:

  • Knowledge of/ interest in community development, particularly in the health sector;
  • A commitment to HARS’s mission, vision and values.
  • A commitment of time, focus, and engagement as outlined above; and
  • An openness to learning.

TERMS OF OFFICE & TIME COMMITMENT

Terms for HARS Board Members are 3 years.  Board members may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Time commitment is 4-5 hours per month, plus any committee work required.

BENEFITS OF HARS BOARD MEMBERSHIP

  • The satisfaction of making a difference in the community
  • An opportunity to engage with and learn from individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Enhance development of effective decision-making and communication skills
  • Develop increased understanding of group dynamics and working relationships

TO APPLY

Prospective board members are asked to submit their resume and letter of interest by Thursday, July 25th at 5pm to harsboard@kingston.net .

Please include your contact information and answer the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in serving as a member of HIV/AIDS Regional Services’ Board of Directors?
  • Briefly describe your experience as a committee or board member of a non-profit organization.
  • What skills, experience or perspective would you bring into board decisions and policy development?
  • Do you presently hold membership with HARS, and are you aware of any potential conflicts of interest if you are elected to serve on the Board of Directors of HARS?