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Paper Kite is looking for Board Members in Ottawa, Toronto or Vancouver

9 May 2013

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 the overall responsibility of working together in a collegial working environment for strategic planning, finances, organizational operations, community relations, human resources and leading volunteers. Our Board is structured as a Working Board, which means our Board Members directly assist with the management and operations of Paper Kite.

The following are the core responsibilities for each of our Board Members:

-Be committed to the goals of Paper Kite and act in Paper Kite’s best interest at all times

-Regularly attend Board meetings (every four to six weeks) via internet in the evenings

-Make a serious commitment to actively participate in all Paper Kite Board matters (policy advice and planning)

-Stay informed about Board matters; prior to meetings prepare, review and comment on board meeting material, minutes and agenda

-Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments, including committee appointments, and complete them thoroughly and on time, attend committee related meetings as required

-Represent and support Paper Kite at community activities

-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 (planning and attending)

The following are the core responsibilities for the position of Board Member – Ottawa, Toronto or Vancouver Chapter:

-act as Project Manager / Chief Operating Officer for Chapter events

-act as a liaison between the city chapter management and the Paper Kite Board

-effective communication and problem solving skills

-conflict management and resolution


-Experience with younger non-profits
-Previous board experience is strongly preferred
-strong leadership skills with the ability to guide the Ottawa, Toronto or Vancouver chapter with advice and support.  This role will be communicating with the Ottawa,

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