Position: Board Director
Type: board of directors / unpaid
Organization: HUB Cycling
Location: Greater Vancouver / Lower Mainland
Looking to ramp up your involvement in the Metro Vancouver cycling advocacy community? Join us for the 2019 HUB Cycling AGM and consider applying to join HUB's Board of Directors. An election for new Board members will be taking place at HUB Cycling's Annual General Meeting.
Annual General Meeting 2019:
HUB Cycling is a charitable, non-profit society that works to make cycling better through education, action, and events. We believe more people cycling creates healthier, happier, more connected communities. We’re leading the way in making cycling an attractive choice for everyone in Metro Vancouver.
HUB believes that increased bicycle use reduces traffic congestion, improves health conditions, and enhances our urban environment. HUB works to encourage bicycle use: to provide and improve cycling facilities, to educate cyclists in commuter cycling skills, and to encourage cycling as an embraced mode of transportation. HUB took an active role in allowing bicycles on the SkyTrain, in supporting the separated bike lanes in downtown Vancouver, and many improved cycling routes and facilities in other municipalities. HUB gained charitable status in 2012 for our educational activities promoting environmental, health, and society benefits through cycling.
HUB runs Bike to Work Week twice a year, teaches safe cycling skills at community centres, workplaces, and schools (Streetwise Cycling and Bike to School), and engages the community with its Bike Friendly Business program, and holds cycling-related events throughout Metro Vancouver like Bike the Night and Bike to Shop Days. Please visit http://www.bikehub.ca/events for more information.
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, download and email the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your bio included in the AGM package and to be included in the pre-AGM orientations.
Our Mission: To get more people cycling, more often.
Our Vision (2015-2020): In Metro Vancouver in 2030, cycling is an attractive transportation option because it is fun, safe, convenient and comfortable for people of all ages and cycling abilities. Investment in cycling is aligned with ambitious government mode share goals, cycling education is universally accessible and cycling facilities are connected throughout the region.
Our Core Values (2015-2020): As Metro Vancouver's most recognized and respected cycling transportation organization we:
HUB CYCLING BOARD OVERVIEW
Term: 2 years, roughly Sept - Sept. A portion of the Directors is elected each alternating year.
Composition: 13 Directors, elected by members at AGM
Executive Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Members at Large
Oversee specific areas of the organization via work on Board Committees (Regional Advisory; Operations; Board Development), and support local committees that deal with issues specific to each Metro Vancouver municipality by attending different local committee meetings from time to time. All Directors are actively involved in at least one Board Committee; attendance at two is encouraged to cover Board duties. Board Meetings are chaired by the President, or VP in case of President’s absence.
Collective Board Skills Required: Finance, fundraising, operations management, business skills, non-profit/charity governance, organizational development, legal, knowledge of the cycling community, cycling advocacy, marketing, communications, member/stakeholder engagement, human resource management.
Skills & Experience Sought for 2019 Board:
Demographics: We particularly encourage candidates from Metro Vancouver municipalities outside Vancouver itself - although Vancouver candidates are also welcome.
We strive to further diversify the Board through a wide range of ethnicities, ages, genders, and backgrounds. HUB Cycling is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive organization and to working with people and communities to support them to thrive and prosper. Diversity is integral to this commitment. Diversity among our members, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors allows us to better understand, connect to, and respond to the needs of HUB members and communities.
Regular Board Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-9:00 pm. Please ensure you are generally available to meet at this time in person or via teleconferencing.
Time Commitment: Board Directors spend a minimum of 10 hours per month on HUB Cycling work, including:
Committees generally meet on a monthly basis. During Bike to Work Week and other events, Board members may participate in additional events. Depending on the individual level of involvement and commitment, this time may increase. It is also recommended that Board Directors visit (or regularly attend) a Local Advocacy Committee meeting in their municipality and/or adjoining municipalities.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Board: The HUB Board of Directors is a Working Board and a Governance/ Policy Board. In addition to setting policies and approving the annual budget, the Board sets short- and long-term goals for the Society, guides the Society’s programs and services, ensures funding is secured, oversees the Society’s human resources through the placement and overview of the Executive Director, and directs communications with external stakeholders.
Responsibilities of Individual Board Members:
Board of Directors’ Liability
A Board of Directors is the legal entity for a non-profit organization. Board members are legally responsible for the activities of the Board. HUB maintains a comprehensive insurance policy with a $5 million limit for commercial general liability (including directors) and a $2 million limit for other director liability. For more general information, one resource is the Volunteer Canada paper entitled Directors’ Liability: A Discussion Paper on Legal Liability, Risk Management and the Role Of Directors in Non-Profit Organizations
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, download and email the completed application form to email@example.com by to have your bio included in the AGM package and to be included in the pre-AGM orientations.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 4 2019 ID: 52919