6 Great reasons to become a Laubach Literacy Ontario Director
1. You'll gain a provincial perspective on adult literacy.
Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to increasing literacy in Ontario.
LLO is a Literacy and Basic Skills Agency funded by the Government of Ontario.
LLO is a provincial network of 70 organizations, most of which are community-based literacy agencies. Other organizations include school boards, native programs, a centre for the deaf and even a prison.
2. You'll increase your organization's profile.
LLO is a member of ProLiteracy Worldwide, Volunteer Canada, CanadaHelps, Community Literacy of Ontario and the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition.
Some of the current board members are from the following member agencies:
- Orillia & District Literacy Council
- Literacy Nipissing
- Barrie Literacy Council
- Literacy Society of South Muskoka
- Hamilton Literacy Council
3. You'll gain new skills and knowledge.
LLO's board of directors includes staff and volunteers of LBS delivery agencies, adult literacy students, regional network staff, and external subject matter experts, and meets quarterly.
The board effectively oversees the policies, programs, and organizational operations including reviewing of achievement of strategic goals, financial status, and executive director performance.
4. You'll contribute your own unique skills and knowledge.
The board is currently looking for expertise in the following areas:
- Human Resources
- Policy Development
- Board Governance
- Tutor Training
- Social Enterprise
5. You'll be a leader in an organization that embraces change and innovation.
Each Board member is a chair or member of a committee.
- Training, Development and Certification
- Student Committee
- Policy Committee
- Nominations Committee
6. You'll enjoy the camaraderie of a hard-working board that mixes business with pleasure.
The board meets 4-5 times per year, twice face-to-face and 2-3 times by telephone conference call or using an online meeting space.
Face-to-face board meetings take place over 2 days - travel and accommodation costs are covered.
Board Members are elected at the Annual General Meeting in June of each year. Terms are 3 years.
Let's talk about the possibilities.To be sure, you'll work hard, you'll learn lots, and you'll enjoy sharing the skills and knowledge that you bring to the board table. Your contributions will be valued and make a difference.
If interested in serving call or email the LLO office for board positions descriptions and a board application form. 1-866-608-2574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!