Call for Applications – Board of Directors

Capital Pride is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and, in particular, applications are encouraged from members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons living with HIV/AIDS, older adults and seniors, francophones, immigrants and newcomers, women and gender diverse folx.

Anticipated start date: late-May
Commitment: 5 to 10 hours per month

Description

Capital Pride is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and, in particular, applications are encouraged from members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons living with HIV/AIDS, older adults and seniors, francophones, immigrants and newcomers, women and gender diverse folx.

Capital Pride is looking for several new board members to contribute to the organization’s strategic direction and growth, provide sound governance and advice to the Operations team, and serve as ambassadors within the community.

Capital Pride brings together a team of dedicated staff and volunteers to make the Capital Pride Summer Festival and WinterPride Festival happen each year, as well as other year-round events. The mission of Capital Pride is to create opportunities to celebrate, advocate, educate and connect people, respecting the full diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities in the National Capital Region – the unceded and unsurrendered traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people.

Skills and Qualifications

Board Members are responsible for ensuring the success of the organization by attending board meetings and contributing strategic oversight; helping to develop, implement and monitor policies; designing the creation or expansion of programs and services, fundraising and reviewing the organization’s budgets and other financial activity; representing Capital Pride in the community and to the media, and; assisting with growth and development in other ways.

We are looking for a group of candidates who, together, will have a broad range of experience and contribute an array of skills that will benefit the organization and who reflect the diversity of the community we serve. Skills and experience that are welcomed include (but is certainly not limited to):

  • Policy analysis, especially relating to human rights, GBA+, diversity/equity/inclusion issues
  • Grassroots organizing and entrepreneurship
  • Public and parliamentary affairs
  • Providing education and employment services Volunteer Opportunity Board of Directors Anticipated start date: April 15, 2021 (Intake 1); May 31, 2021 (Intake 2) Commitment: 10-15 hours per month
  • DEI consulting and facilitation
  • Developing funding programs, reviewing grant applications
  • Education and/or school administration
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Online community moderation
  • Managing fundraising events and strategic partnerships
  • Leading in workplace employment equity or employee resource groups
  • Non-profit governance experience, especially with feminist and BIPOC organizations
  • Experience with, or involvement in, 2SLGBTQ+ community organizations

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume that outlines the experience and skills you will bring to Capital Pride to [email protected] Capital Pride has not yet determined how many positions are available on the Board of Directors. Applications will be reviewed in two rounds, deadline for Intake 1: March 31, 2021; deadline for Intake 2: May 15, 2021.