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Position: Board Members
Type: board of directors / unpaid
Organization: FarmFolk CityFolk
Location: anywhere in BC

Position Summary

FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is BC’s oldest and largest charitable food organization that connects, empowers, and inspires people to strengthen BC's sustainable food systems.

We are looking for dynamic, creative, and committed individuals to join our board. We are in a growth phase, and are looking for people to bring energy, ideas, and networks to the table. We have a committed governance-focused board, a strong Executive Director and staff team, a strategic plan, money in the bank, and a range of impactful programs and events.

You’re our Dream Candidate if some of these apply to you:

  • Food and sustainability fascinate you (you’re a farmer, a chef, an academic - great! But food expertise doesn’t have to be part of your resume)
  • You live anywhere in BC and can bring a regional perspective
  • You bring a diverse voice. We encourage BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), LGBTQ, and individuals from other diverse communities to apply
  • You bring (or want to spend time building) a broad network to further our mission
  • Have energy and are looking for a great way to contribute to important issues
  • Are excited to be part of a diverse team and engage in governance and strategic conversations

Special bonus points for one specific person who loves writing internal policies!

All board members are responsible to:

  • Personally commit to the vision, mission, and values of the organization
  • Help support and evaluate the Executive Director
  • Help ensure effective fiscal management
  • Actively engage in strategic planning, help the board set the strategic direction
  • Help approve and monitor programs and services
  • Personally engage in resource development (asking for money) for the organization
  • Help oversee risk management
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of all policies and legal requirements
  • Prepare for and actively participate in monthly board meetings (in person or by phone) and Annual General Meetings
  • Join Committees and Task Forces as appropriate
  • Participate in annual board and self evaluation
  • Be an ambassador for FarmFolk CityFolk in your network
  • Stay informed on the work of the organization, local food systems issues, and board governance best practices
  • Assist in the recruitment of new board members
  • Become a member ($30 annual membership), and (if possible) contribute financially

Time Commitment

  • Board terms are two years starting from the AGM and can be renewed up to three times
  • Actively participate in monthly board meetings (in person in Vancouver or via Zoom). Meetings are currently scheduled for the first Wednesday of most months from 6-8pm.
  • Join and participate in one board committee, or lead one special project
  • Monthly commitment is 4-6 hours minimum, with occasional additional time for FFCF events, special projects such as strategic planning, and for executive positions (Chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer)

To Apply

  • Please direct applications to the Executive Director,
  • Please include a brief CV or description of your work, as well as a brief statement of your interest in food systems and the work of FFCF
  • Applications will be accepted until March 29th, 2020
  • An initial conversation will be set up with the board chair and vice chair, and candidates will be invited to attend one board meeting (on May 6, 2020). After that meeting, we can discuss fit, and invite selected candidates to be voted by the membership at the AGM on June 3

Thank you for your interest, however only selected candidates will be contacted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 28 2020    ID: 56384