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Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (Board Member)Organization Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario
Opportunity Title: Board Member
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 4, 2022
End Date: January 23, 2022
- Background/police check required
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
- Family-oriented volunteering
Organizational Profile For 37 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (“the Chapter”) has been improving the health and wellbeing of children and their families through the creation of a home-away-from-home for families of sick children who are receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals. An essential part of the Pediatric Healthcare system -we care for the families of critically ill children so they stay close to their sick child. Established in 1985, the Chapter has experienced significant growth with the original 15-bedroom house expanding to 40 rooms in 2022, the introduction of a Family Room at London Children’s Hospital in 2012 and the opening of the first in Canada House within-a-Hospital in Windsor Regional Hospital in 2016 allowing the organization to make a significant impact on Ontario families. Please visit our website at www.rmhc-swo.ca for more information. Our Mission To provide comforting and supportive services and programs for families of seriously ill children who require medical care The Opportunity We currently have openings on our Board of Directors effective April 2022. As a member of the Board, you will have a governance role in providing financial and strategic oversight for the Chapter. We are looking for Board Members who are: Passionate about the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario Committed to being an: active member of the Board of Directors, able and willing to fulfill all key responsibilities –governance, strategic planning, financial, risk management, and oversight – Community Ambassadors who will promote the vision, mission and goals of RMHC Canada in the community Dedicated volunteers will engage in all board activities to support and promote a culture of high performance, ethical behavior, accountability, transparency, and open communication Committed to professional development and will attend training and workshops as appropriate to expand their skills and knowledge Prepare for, and attend, Board meetings, actively participating in discussions and decisions Provide counsel and input to review strategy and approaches, based on specific areas of expertise Candidate Profile RMHC-SWO is seeking up to five individuals to join the Board of Directors in April 2022, experienced in one or more of the following areas: •Business Entrepreneur and/ or Business Management •Financial Management and Risk Oversight •Capital Campaign and Fundraising Experience •Government Relations •Pediatric Healthcare •Board Governance •Lived Experience with RMH Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (RMHC-SWO) has made the decision to implement a COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff, volunteers, guest families, visitors, and contractors. Proof of Vaccination is required. How to apply? If you are interested, please complete your online application and submit your cover letter and resume at https://form.jotform.com/213427082610245 by January 23rd, 2022. Alternatively, candidates may also send a cover letter and resume via email at email@example.com or by mail to 741 Base Line Road East, London, Ontario, Attn: Michaela Englbrecht. Questions can be directed to the Chief Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be contacted mid-February with online interviews taking place until early March. RMHC-SWO welcomes the unique contributions that candidates can bring in terms of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences and encourages applications that represent the communities and families we serve. All submissions will be reviewed, and successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.