Epilepsy Ottawa Seeks New Board Members

July 7, 2017

Volunteer Position:

Board Member for Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about making a difference and share our commitment to building a community where people with epilepsy and their families have the resources and support needed to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Epilepsy Ottawa is undergoing an exciting phase of growth with additional staff, funding, and programs on the horizon. This is an opportunity to get involved in a rapidly evolving organization.

  • Number of positions: 2-3
  • Deadline to apply: September 1, 2017
  • Submit CV and cover letter to info@epilepsyottawa.ca

Position Description

The Board of Directors provides strategic direction in alignment with Epilepsy Ottawa’s mission and vision, ensuring excellent financial oversight, legal and ethical integrity, and overall accountability. Board members perform not only their policy, fiduciary, and strategic duties, but are called upon to support fundraising, brand building and community relations in support of our agency’s sustainability and growth. Board members approve all organizational policies, and offer leadership in guiding Epilepsy Ottawa towards the attainment of strategic plan objectives, with steadfast focus on mission.

We are particularly interested in candidates with strong, broad networks in the Ottawa community and candidates with expertise in board governance, law (preferably disability law), health care and/or fundraising.

If you have a passion for helping to build a better community and a desire to share your expertise with a non-profit organization, we would love to meet you!

Our Board of Directors meets monthly from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, with the exception of December, July, and August.

About Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa is a not-for-profit, charitable agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or seizure disorders and those closest to them through support services, education, advocacy, and on-going public awareness. The agency provides services to those affected by epilepsy in the Ottawa region, including the wider rural communities (Lanark County, Renfrew County, Prescott-Russell County, and Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Counties). Almost 10,000 people in this area have been diagnosed with epilepsy. The effect of an epilepsy diagnosis goes beyond the individual; it impacts the entire family

Additional Information

Epilepsy Ottawa is committed to Board diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know through your cover letter.

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