Board of Directors - Job Description - PLASP

Board of Directors - Job Description

Volunteer Director – Board of Directors – PLASP Child Care Services – Mississauga, ON

The PLASP Board of Directors is inviting applications for passionate, innovative and collaborative individuals who wish to make a meaningful and valued contribution to the governance of PLASP Child Care Services, a charitable organization operating on a not-for-profit basis and providing services to more than 17,000 children from 13,000 families across 237 locations in Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga and Toronto.  

The 7-member PLASP Board provides strategic governance through leading PLASP’s direction as expressed in its vision, mission and strategy and the effective empowerment of the organization’s CEO and Management Team.   

The volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of experts in various aspects of business who are well qualified to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities. The composition of the Board reflects diversity and knowledge in the fields of education, legal compliance, marketing, business development, financial management and community engagement. The Board is currently seeking candidates who have demonstrated senior or executive level achievement in law, accounting, health care, elementary/secondary education or social services. 

The Ideal Candidate: 

  • Has held a senior leadership role and is recognized in their field of expertise
  • Has worked on or with one or more governance Boards of Directors
  • Understands the role of a Board of Directors and whose interests it serves or has the willingness to learn about such purpose and interests
  • Will be able to work collectively with the other members of the PLASP board and contribute to  the development and oversight of PLASP’s strategic plan
  • Has the ability to approach situations with an objective, balanced, and reasonable frame of  mind and independence of thought
  • Has a passion for excellence in child care

Board Member Commitment:  

  • The Board meets in the evening at least seven (7) times per year either virtually or at the PLASP head office in Mississauga, Ontario 
  • Each Director is expected to prepare for, attend and participate in each Board meeting 
  • In your role of Director, you may be asked by the Board to serve on one or more Board committees. If appointed to a Board committee, Directors will be advised of the committee’s terms of reference, and any specific additional responsibilities involved. 

Term of Office: 

  • The term of office for a Director is three (3) years. 

Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their current CV and a brief statement of intent to indicating Board of Director Position in the subject line, in confidence.

Deadline for all applications: Friday, August 13, 2021.


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