Canada Learning Code seeks to grow our Board of Directors
Canada Learning Code is Canada’s leading national charity championing digital literacy education. Placing a special emphasis on female, trans, and non-binary adults and youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers, Canada Learning Code is proud to work from coast to coast to make sure that all Canadians have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world. Originally founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators through programs Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers Learning Code.
Though 2020 has certainly gone differently than we expected it to, at Canada Learning Code we remain focused on our mission. Today, we are delivering live-online learning experiences across the country for adults, youth and educators. To date, Canada Learning Code has reached over 600,000 learners through an in-person experience.
We are particularly interested in candidates with experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Education Administration & Policy
- Community Development and Outreach
- Fundraising and Development
- Charity Organizations
Canada Learning Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion within all our teams (employees and volunteers alike). We are committed to continuing to diversify our Teams across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups - such as people of all gender expressions, indigenous people, black people, and people of colour.
ROLE DESCRIPTION AND COMMITMENT (Job Type: Volunteer)
- Play a key role in shaping Canada Learning Code’s missions, vision, strategy, values and culture.
- Regularly attend board meetings and important related meetings approximately once per month with quarterly mandatory meetings and AGM once per year.
- Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work. Attend and actively participate in bi-monthly Board Meetings, respond promptly to emails and messages to the Board of Directors, particularly if they require action or timely input, represent Canada Learning Code in a consistent basis.
- Participate actively in making decisions on behalf of the organization and to exercise his or her best judgment while doing so.
- Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
- Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
- Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.
- The ability to serve for a minimum of two (2) years
- Represent and advocate for Canada Learning Code in your area and across Canada
- A strong commitment to the Canada Learning Code’s Mission, Vision, and Values and a demonstrated passion for Diversity & Inclusion in the Technology Sector in Canada
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Professional experience in a relevant field
- Previous not-for-profit board experience is an asset
- Ability to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of a Board Member