Board member

September 19, 2023


Board member

Job Type: Volunteer

Location: Bathurst

The member of the Board of Directors (BOD) occupies a crucial role within a not-for-profit association. Here is a general description of the responsibilities and expectations of such a position:

Main mission:

Contribute to the organization's governance and strategic decision-making as a member of the Board of Directors.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

  • Monitoring and governance,
  • Actively participate in Board meetings,
  • Review and approve the organization's policies and strategic plans,
  • Oversee general management and evaluate the performance of the Director 

Fiduciary duties:

  • Act in the best interests of the organization and its stakeholders.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any potentially damaging relationships or interests.

Expertise and counsel:

  • Provide expertise specific to the organization (finance, legal, marketing, etc.).
  • Provide strategic advice based on professional experience and knowledge.

Financial responsibility:

  • Monitor the organization's finances, including approval of financial statements and budgets.
  • Ensure prudent management of the company's financial resources.

Representing the organization:

  • Act as an ambassador for the organization, strengthening its reputation and relationships with external stakeholders.

Board performance evaluation:

  • Participate in periodic board performance evaluations and engage in professional development activities.

Compliance and ethics:

  • Ensure that the organization complies with all applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.

Skills and qualifications:

  • In-depth understanding of corporate governance and best practices.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Commitment to integrity, transparency and ethics.

Availability to attend board meetings every 1st Tuesday of the month except July and August, and committees, as well as training or development workshops.

Working relationship:

  • The Board member works closely with other Board members, the President of the Board, and senior management, as well as other key stakeholders in the organization.
  • The role of a board member is essential to ensure the effective governance, strategic direction and oversight of an organization. It requires serious commitment and a thorough understanding of the fiduciary and legal responsibilities associated with the role.


Any member of the AMRC, aged 19 and over, resident in Canada for a minimum of 3 years at the time of election, is eligible for election to the Board of Directors. Nominations should be submitted seven (7) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.

Staff members and their first-degree relatives (parents, spouses and children) are not eligible for Board membership.

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