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Board Treasurer Recruitment Notice 2023

Posted by mbcstaff

Mediate BC (MBC) is seeking expressions of interest to serve on its Board of Directors with a specific focus on Finance expertise. 

We are seeking a volunteer who would transition into the role of Treasurer on our Executive Committee when the current Treasurer retires from that role; this could be as early as the end of September 2023, although our intention is to be flexible and to ensure appropriate overlap to support the incoming Treasurer.

MBC’s vision is a civil society where mediation and other collaborative dispute resolution processes are trusted and widely accessed by its citizens. We advance this vision by managing rosters of trusted and qualified dispute resolution professionals, public education, and projects supporting access to justice. We are seeking a Board member with a strong interest in expanding collaborative dispute resolution in BC and bringing an equity-seeking lens to that work. 

The new Board member will work collaboratively with our current Treasurer, our Director of Operations and Finance, and our Executive Director to develop annual budgets for consideration by the Board, to assist in presenting and interpreting financial information at Board meetings and otherwise as may be appropriate from time to time, to provide broad oversight of the financial affairs of the Society, and to ensure that appropriate financial safeguards are in place for the protection of the Society. With these duties in mind, the new Board member should have significant financial management expertise; a CPA or equivalent designation is not required, but would be highly advantageous.

MBC is committed to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organization and, more broadly, in the way that dispute resolution services are delivered in BC. Therefore, we seek to recruit a diverse Board of Directors that shares this commitment and represents the communities we serve. We encourage expressions of interest from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including Indigenous people, racialized people, queer people, people living with disabilities, and people of marginalized genders. Board members may be located anywhere in BC; however, individuals living in rural and remote areas are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Our Board will be engaged in a strategic planning process in late spring and early summer.  However, in order to give prospective applicants an idea of what Mediate BC is about, our current projects focus on 

  • Indigenous dispute resolution practices; 
  • enhancing service to remote and rural communities;
  • growing our mentorship and training for new mediators; and 
  • expanding and diversifying our sources of funding. 

Knowledge and experience in any of these areas would be valuable.

The Board meets six times per year. In addition, Board members participate in Board committees or working groups. We are a “working board,” which means that Board members contribute to the organization’s operations while also meeting our governance responsibilities.  Members of the Executive Committee (including the Treasurer) have further engagement with the activities and development of the Society outside of the regular meeting context.

To see our current list of board members and their profiles, please click here.

If you would like to be considered for this position on MBC’s Board of Directors or would like more information, please send your expression of interest or query to Katrina Pacey, Board Secretary, by June 1, 2023. 

Katrina is also available to answer any questions you may have or can connect you with the co-chairs of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee or Calls to Action Committee if you have questions about MBC’s work in those areas. 

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