Board Member Application

The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (RVWS) is governed by a Board of Directors, which is currently looking for enthusiastic and experienced professionals to join as Directors and/or Officers. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust and is responsible for contributing to the effective governance and administration of the organization.

RVWS has a working board. Time commitment is a minimum of 5 hours per month, depending on circumstances, leadership roles, and/or special events. Board member terms are for 3 years, and can be renewed for a maximum of three 3-year terms.

Some of the key expectations of Board members are:

  • commitment to and advancement of the organization’s mission and strategic plan
  • regular participation in board meetings, teleconferences and electronic conversations
  • willingness to serve in officer positions and/or on committees
  • commitment to participate actively in a leadership role in board and committee work
  • participate in fundraising and special events

RVWS is currently looking for candidates with the following skills and backgrounds:

  • fundraising
  • marketing, communications or PR
  • law
  • accounting or finance
  • human resources
  • governance
  • education
  • veterinary-related sciences

Candidates with other applicable experience or strengths are also encouraged to apply.

Ideal candidates will have previous board experience in the not-for-profit sector, experience in sectors related to RVWS’ mission, and demonstrated commitment to leadership.

Please send the Board member application form, along with your resume, to Linda Laurus at development at rideauwildlife.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. For any questions, please contact Linda at 613-258-9480 or by email.