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Board of Directors Recruiting

24 April 2011

Paper Kite Children’s Foundation is a 100% volunteer run charity. Like all organizations, the functioning of our team determines the success of Paper Kite and our social benefit. Paper Kite is a non-profit charity working to ensure that basic necessities are available to the orphanages in the state of Bihar, India. Our work empowers the children to fulfill their aspirations and end the cycle of poverty.

The role of our Board of Directors (Board) is to ensure Paper Kite is responsibly managed and accomplishes its goals effectively and efficiently. Our Board has overall responsibility for strategic planning, finances, organizational operations, community relations and human resources. Our Board is structured as a Working Board, which means our Board Members directly assist with the operations of Paper Kite, and is composed of our:

Board Chair/President (voting) – FILLED
Secretary (voting) – FILLED
Executive Director (non-voting) – FILLED UNTIL AUGUST 2011
General Members (voting) – CURRENTLY RECRUITING

The following are the core responsibilities for each of our Board Members:
-Be totally committed to the goals of Paper Kite and act in Paper Kite’s best interest at all times
-Regularly attend our Board meetings and related meetings
-Make a serious commitment to actively participate in Board matters
-Stay informed about Board matters, prepare well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports
-Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments, including committee appointments, and complete them thoroughly and on time
-Get to know other Board members and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus
-Represent Paper Kite at community activities to enhance our community profile
-Actively participate in the annual evaluation of our Board, Executive Director and any committees
-Elect a meeting Chair should both the President and Vice-President be absent
-Participate in our fundraising activities

Currently, our working board meets once a month for two hours. Some of our board members live in Ontario and attend the board meeting via the internet. Living in Vancouver is not a requirement.

We encourage applicants with prior board involvement, non-profit and business management experience to apply. Paper Kite is strongly committed to diversity within its community. Paper Kite especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, seniors, retirees and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Within our commitment, Paper Kite Children’s Foundation seeks to select Board members that are reflective of Canada’s diverse population.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please contact our President, Tarik Kadri, president@paperkitefoundation.com or 604.800.0950.

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