JOIN THE BOARD
Would you like to have a role in the creation of the Halifax Pride Festival? Want to plan and deliver projects that help shape the festival? Want to join a team dedicated to creating a festival that reflects our incredible 2SLGBTQ+ community? If so, the Halifax Pride Society needs your passion, time, and skills!
As a registered non-profit, the Halifax Pride Society is governed by a board of directors of up to twelve members. With support from full-time and contract staff, committee members, and volunteers, board members play a pivotal role in the shaping of Halifax Pride. At the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 the Society hopes to fill up to six vacancies.
Board Member Roles and Responsibilities
Board members are asked to contribute in the following ways:
Attend monthly board meetings
Commit to a two year term
Attend the Board Orientation Retreat (Saturday, October 5)
Attend Festival Planning Retreat (Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10)
Lead a Society committee. Committees typically meet once a month. Current committees include:
Health & Wellness
Offer direction to support the Society’s mission, vision, and values
Attend Pride events and functions when possible
Volunteer as needed during the festival
Advocate for and speak to the work of Pride as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
The Halifax Pride Society acknowledges that the work of a board member constitutes a significant investment of personal time and will strive to accommodate all board members to the best of our ability. We appreciate that the demands of being a board member can create barriers to participation. The addition of staff and volunteer planning committees have significantly decreased the demands on board members, but we recognize the ongoing need to identify and eliminate barriers to participation and expand the diversity of experience and voices on the board.
Besides the satisfaction of making a difference, there are many perks to being a board member:
Working with a dedicated team and making wonderful new connections
Board training in things such as anti-oppression strategies, intersectionality, harm reduction, communication, and conflict mediation
Experience in non-profit leadership
The chance to meet and network with community leaders
The satisfaction of seeing projects become reality
What are we looking for?
The Halifax Pride needs those who are:
Eager to prioritize trans, non-binary, and QBIPOC communities
Passionate about the needs and concerns of Halifax’s 2SLGBTQ+ community
Eager to develop and deliver projects to make the festival possible
Appreciate the challenge of identifying and resolving complex issues
How to join the board:
Submit an Information Form by September 19th, highlighting your skills and interests. The information you provide will be shared at the Annual General Meeting and on the Facebook event page.
Those who wish to join the board must be nominated at the meeting, prior to the vote. Individuals may self nominate.
Nominees will be invited to offer a few words outlining their interest in joining the board. Should individuals wishing to join the board be unable to attend, their information form can be read aloud at the meeting and nominated in absentia.
Nominees receiving votes from 50% + 1 of those in attendance will be offered a role on the board, up to the number of available seats.
Please click here to SUBMIT AN INFORMATION FORM.
For more details please email Ellen@halifaxpride.com.
For full details on the Annual General Meeting, PLEASE CLICK HERE.