We are actively recruiting new board members for the 2018/2019 School year. If interested please contact our current Board Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Below is an overview of what the expectations are for LBNS board members.
Little Blessings Nursery School is a non-profit Christian nursery school providing half day (morning and afternoon) programs in Whitby. We are looking for a creative and energetic community member who enjoys an active team environment and is passionate about children and supporting programs for their enrichment to take fulfill a position on our Board of Directors. The candidate will be able to help fulfill the Mission Statement at Little Blessings:
Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn through play and to support the children's family and Christian values.
The school was established in 1996 and operates out of the Hebron Christian Reformed Church. While Little Blessings operates independently, we partner with the church in providing a Christian based school where children can learn and grow in a preschool setting. We are a team of dedicated teachers, board members and volunteers that strive to provide a loving and happy environment for children to explore and learn.
The LBNS Board of Directors is comprised of community members who are dedicated to the organization's mission. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing financial resources and community partnerships and engagement necessary for LBNS to advance its mission.
Position: Volunteer Board Member (Director)
Serving on the LBNS Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about their local community and the nursery school, but also someone who thrives and enjoys volunteer and nonprofit sector work.
Board members are expected to attend 8-10 board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions. Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to actively participate in committee work.
Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial and community resources necessary for LBNS to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit partnerships.
Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand LBNS's financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities. Board members are expected to responsibly represent LBNS to their respective communities and to advocate for LBNS's mission, programs, and services as appropriate.
Board terms last a minimum of one year, but a commitment of 2-3 consecutive years is ideal.
Desired Skills and Expertise
The LBNS Board currently has a need for directors with one or more of the following expertise:
- Social Media knowledge
- Graphic or Web Design
- Not for Profit sector experience
- Community relations experience