Monday, January 13, 2020

TYE Committee Chair Job Description and Posting




   83 Kingsview Blvd, Etobicoke, ON, M9R 1V1


Job Title:

Committee Chair

Term of Office:

One-year term (with possible extension)

Department/Group:

Through Youths Eyes (TYE) Committee

Time commitment:

Willingness to devote a minimum of 8  hours a month

Location:

Greater GTA 

Travel Required:

None

Level/Salary Range:

Volunteer/Unpaid

Position Type:

Volunteer

Contact:

Alison Canning, Executive Director (Let’s Get Together)
Bhavya Tandon, Editor-in-Chief (TYE)

Date Posted:

January 13, 2020

Will Train Applicant(s):

Will Train Applicant(s)

Posting Expires:

February 25, 2020

Applications Accepted By:


Email:

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Subject Line: Volunteer Opportunity – Chair

About Let’s Get Together:


Let’s Get Together is a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for parents and youth to access resources that provide educational assistance and supports family well-being.  The mission is to empower parents to become more engaged in their children’s education and inspire youth in their learning while making it equitable and accessible. For more information visit our website at www.letsgettogether.ca

The mission of TYE is to encourage youth across Ontario to speak up and share their perspectives on issues that affect their education, family, well-being and community through an open, inclusive and respected platform that helps amplify their voice within the greater community. TYE will act as a means for young people to share their respectful criticisms, solutions, and ideas with those willing to listen.  https://throughyouthseyes.blogspot.com/

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

The Chair is, first and foremost, responsible for the effective functioning of the Committee within the organization of Let’s Get Together.  All other duties are secondary. The Committee Chair is fully informed on all TYE Committee and relevant LGT matters and participates in TYE Committee’s deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, programs, and advocacy. 

Primary duties include but not limited to:
  • Provide leadership to the committee, focused on the committee’s mission and evaluate the effectiveness of the committee’s decision-making process.
  • Ensure new committee members are oriented to the committee.
  • Provide oversight to ensure the committee adhere’s to LGT’s and TYE’s guiding principles, code of conduct and ensures there is a process to evaluate the skills and experience of the committee.. 
  • Chair bi-weekly meetings of the committee. Prepares the committee’s agenda and reviews meeting minutes with input from committee members. Ensure committee members to come to meetings prepared, having reviewed all materials that are sent out.
  • Review the annual budget and review activities as presented in the budget and business plan. 
  • Represent TYE at external meetings, conferences and other relevant events. 
  • Ensure full and timely communication with members of the committee.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Strong leadership skills and previous experience in leading a committee preferred, but not required.
  • A commitment to, and a clear understanding of the mission, governance policies and by-laws of Let’s Get Together and TYE.
  • Ability to motivate and engage a committee in non profit, volunteer-based organization. 
  • Ability to manage conflict effectively.
  • Experience or willingness to get involved in projects aimed to generate revenue or funding. 
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written and strong presentation skills.
  • Proven ability or willingness to develop strong external relationships/partnerships with government, industry, non-governmental organizations and international development organizations.
  • High level of comfort using technology – computer skills, videoconferencing, databases.
  • Willingness to devote a minimum of 8 hours per month to devote to his/her/their primary duties without remuneration.

Additional Notes

We seek members to represent various perspectives of youths from regions across Ontario and not only those from the Greater GTA.  The Committee Chair ideally should be a true partner with the Executive Director in charting the course for TYE. The Chair of TYE reports to the Executive Director of Let’s Get Together.