The Board of Directors advances and safeguards Terra’s mission. The Board is responsible for long-term strategic planning and direction. It defines Terra’s organizational culture, values and operating principles. The Board works as team with the Executive Director who manages operations.

Major Duties of the Board

  1. Oversees the development and approval of the strategic plan
  2. Approves the annual budget
  3. Safeguards the agency’s mission, vision and values
  4. Governs the agency through board policies
  5. Selects and supports an Executive Director; regularly reviews and evaluates the Executive Director’s performance
  6. Accounts to the public and funders
  7. Ensures proper management of the agency’s resources
  8. Regularly reviews the agency’s services to ensure that they are consistent with the purpose of the agency and that its programs are effective and relevant to community needs
  9. Represents the agency to the community

Commitment

  • Minimum of a three year commitment (one term) with the opportunity to renew for a second term, which is an additional three years
  • Board meets monthly, on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. with the exception of December, July and August
  • Ad hoc or standing committee work; one meeting for one hour per month
  • Annual planning day

General Profile

  • Reflects the vibrant diversity of the communities we serve
  • Brings a personal interest in helping build strong, healthy young families
  • Has some knowledge, skills and/or experience in community-based services
  • Has the ability to attend monthly board meetings and participate on committees
  • Willing to share personal skills, expertise and experiences to advance the mission
  • Has the desire to serve; willing to invest working capital
  • Has an orientation to the future
  • Willing to grow and learn about our population and their challenges
  • Has the skills to work effectively with others; is a respectful communicator
  • Willing to support and participate in fundraising
  • Willing to make a financial contribution as personal circumstance permits

If you’re interested, please forward your resume and a cover letter stating why this opportunity is of interest to you, to:

Terra Centre for Teen Parents
Anne Smith, Board Chair
9930 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7