HPRT Board Of Directors Volunteer Positions

1. Director 2. Treasurer – As a local nonprofit and registered charity, the Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT) is a leader in connecting, educating and acting on issues related to poverty in Halton. For the past 8 years, we have brought together key partners to drive the conversation towards action and measurable impact. We believe that we have the most comprehensive understanding of the resources required to eradicate poverty; and the best network to ensure people in poverty are reached. By leveraging our expertise of available resources and our strong network we can reach our ultimate goal: the eradication of poverty in Halton.

The Halton Poverty Roundtable is seeking applicants from Halton Region for two upcoming openings on the Board of Directors. The Halton Poverty Roundtable is especially interested in applicants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals with lived experience in poverty. We are also looking for individuals with senior leadership experience in any of the following areas: Fundraising, Finance, and Organizational Transformation Projects. If you are interested in serving your community through the HPRT, consider getting involved as an HPRT Director.

Directors will be interviewed by the Co-Chairs and the Director, Community Engagement and successful candidates will govern the association on behalf of the community. This is a volunteer position that will involve approximately five to eight hours each month. Directors meet monthly for board meetings and are required to participate on board committees. Board members are also encouraged to attend HPRT events.

The Board of Directors is ultimately accountable for all matters relating to the HPRT. However, its primary responsibilities are as follows:
1. Provide a link and liaison with the community.
2. Ensure that the HPRT By-Laws remain current and relevant.
3. Ensure that the HPRT vision and strategic plan are consistent with the organization’s values and mission.
4. Ensure that the annual operating plan is consistent with the HPRT long-term vision and strategic plan. 5. Support and assist philanthropic and fundraising efforts such as, donor thank yous and speaking engagements.
6. Monitor Director, Community Engagement performance. Recruit and hire, and terminate if necessary.
7. Report to the community, HPRT members, volunteers and participants at the Annual General Meeting.
8. Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the HPRT and will bring to the task of informed decision-making a broad knowledge and an inclusive perspective.

Treasurer Position:
Key Duties
 Be aware of CRA policies/regulatory requirements with respect to financial compliance.
 Assume a leadership role on board committee or initiatives related to financial matters
 Oversee, and present budgets, accounts, management accounts and financial statements to the board of directors
 Liaise with the Director of Community Engagement (or other designated individual), where applicable, to ensure that the charity’s annual accounts are compliant with the CRA guidelines
 Ensure that proper accounts and records are kept; ensuring financial resources are spent and invested in line with the charity’s policies, good governance, legal and regulatory requirements
 Liaise with the charity’s auditors or independent examiner, where appropriate
 Ensure the financial components of the T3010B Information Return are completed in an accurate and timely manner
 Advise on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan
 Maintain sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the charity’s objectives
 Contribute to the fundraising strategy of the organization
 Act as a counter‐signatory on charity cheques and any applications for funds Qualifications

The following are considered key job qualifications:
• Must have an Accounting Designation or equivalent financial background
• Identify, support, and share funding/donor development opportunities
• Knowledge of the community
• Experience in community collaboration/collective impact
• Commitment to the Halton Poverty Roundtable’s mission and strategic directions
• A commitment to social and economic justice

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please submit your resume and a cover letter stating how you can contribute to our board to sarah@haltonpovertyroundtable.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility The HPRT is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities.

We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA.

Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our office at 905-635-3131 ext. 303.

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