Board Member Position

The Board supports The Hunger Project Canada and provides results-driven leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive / Country Director, the Board-Executive / Country Director relationship is a partnership and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance, and oversight

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive / Country Director through the development and implementation of THPC’s strategic plan
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board meetings
  • Attend all board meetings (virtually); Board members are spread across Canada
  • Approve THPC’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; Be informed of, and meet all, by-laws, codes of conduct, policies, and legal / fiduciary responsibilities
  • Assist the Executive / Country Director in identifying and recruiting other Board Members, as needed; Participate in the hiring of, and if required, the releasing of, the Executive / Country Director
  • Partner with the Executive / Country Director and other board members to ensure all board resolutions are carried out 
  • Represent The Hunger Project Canada to stakeholders, investors, and act as an ambassador for the organization
  • Listen to others’ views, advocate for your own, identify common interests and alternatives, and be open to compromise
  • Help the board to monitor the performance of THPC in relation to its mission, objectives, core values, and reputation
  • Participate in in the approval of the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of THPC in relation to it

Fundraising & Investments

As a Board Member, you must consider The Hunger Project Canada a philanthropic priority within your capacity to give - both in terms of your time and financial resources.

You must be willing to support the fundraising efforts in some way on behalf of The Hunger Project Canada - this can mean many things such as connecting with other investors, making connections and sharing our stories in your personal networks and beyond. 

Board Terms and Participation

The Hunger Project’s Board Members serve a one year-term. Virtual board meetings will be held monthly. 

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ending chronic, persistent hunger. The following are considered key qualifications:

  • Belief that ending hunger is possible
  • Knowledge of the work of The Hunger Project and The Hunger Project Canada; Commitment to the organization’s vision, mission, values, purpose, and strategic directions
  • A commitment of time
  • Openness to learning
  • Belief in transformative leadership
  • A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • A strong network and community that share your values and believe in ending hunger, women’s empowerment, and/or community-led development 
  • Knowledge in at least one of the following areas is considered an asset: International Development, Fundraising, Communications / Digital Marketing