Board Member Search
Position: Business Development or International Development Advisor (2 posts)
Type: board of directors position / unpaid
Organization: Taking Root
Location: Vancouver BC or Montreal QC
Taking Root is looking to recruit two senior members to its Board of Directors to help guide the strategic direction & governance of the organization and build new relationships with the objective of expanding and diversifying revenue. Candidates are expected to contribute to the development of the organization’s mission by:
Below are more detailed descriptions of the preferred qualifications of the candidates:
Board Position #1: Business Advisor
The Business Advisor role has experience as an entrepreneur. Understanding product development & product funding, particularly with respect to software, is an asset.
Board Position #2: International Development Advisor
The International Development Advisor role has experience working in international environmental development projects. Knowledge and experience in commodity supply chains is a plus.
About Taking Root
Taking Root is a Canadian non-profit that fights poverty and climate change by making it economically advantageous for farmers to grow trees (and other agroforestry products, e.g. coffee) on their farms. This is achieved by providing farmers with financial incentives to plant on their farms, providing enhanced technical assistance to boost yields, and connecting them to premium markets for fully traceable reforestation products such as carbon offsets, timber and shade grown coffee. Through this model, Taking Root has directed millions of dollars to communities living on less than $2/day, created thousands of jobs and has incentivized the planting of millions of trees.
To find out more, visit http://www.takingroot.org
Board Member Responsibilities
Board membership responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
We believe that a diverse board is a sustainable board. Therefore, we encourage women and people of all ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations to apply.
Two years, renewable if elected by membership.
This is a volunteer position.
Interested applicants should email a short letter of interest along with a resume to Taking Root Board Search Committee at boardrecruitment takingroot.org* by January 15, 2018. Candidates identified with good fit potential will be contacted to meet (either via phone or in person) with members of the Taking Root Recruitment Committee shortly thereafter.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their time and interest in Taking Root.
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GoodWork ID: 43126 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Nov 22 2017