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Volunteer Board Member - Mission Thrift Store (Sarnia)

Volunteer Board Member - Mission Thrift Store (Sarnia)

Company: Mission Thrift Store
Contact Person: Melody Thomson
Location/Address:
1426 London Rd
Sarnia, Ontario

Position Description

BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national organization with over 50 thrift stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distributes Bibles in 40 countries around the world. The stores operate primarily by dedicated volunteers.

Mission Thrift Store Sarnia is currently seeking Volunteer Board Members who understand and support the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada). Board Members are responsible for board governance, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and bylaws, conducting board business effectively and efficiently and holding overall accountability for the organization.  Board Members will be relied upon to assist with business development duties, including the creation of suitable and beneficial partnerships and assessing the Mission Thrift Store.

Required Commitment

  • Follower of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly subscribes to the BFM Foundation Thrift Store Development Ltd.’s Statement of Faith and Lifestyle and Morality Policy
  • In fulfilling your responsibilities, you will be required to pray with people who work or volunteer for Mission Thrift Stores.  This may include, but is not limited to opening in prayer at Mission Thrift Store Board and/or Staff Meetings, Mission Thrift Store events, BFM Foundation (Canada) Annual Conference.
  • A love for Bible-based ministry in Canada and around the world.
  • Cultural, economic and environmental sensitivity

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in community relations and relationship building, generally
  • Ability to build relationships and work with volunteers, staff and community members.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Organizational, strategic planning and implementation skills
  • Experience in real estate, insurance, professional or business management

Working Conditions: Board Members will be expected to attend monthly/bi-monthly board meetings, Volunteer Appreciation events, Annual General Meetings.  Board Members may be assigned positions that will take up extra time (Secretary, Treasurer, Chair or Vice Chair).

Board Members may be asked to attend the BFM Foundation (Canada) Annual Conference as a Voting Delegate in May, typically in London, Ontario.

If you feel you have the passion and skill set that would help to advance the purpose of Mission Thrift Store Sarnia, we look forward to hearing from you! Please email your volunteer board member application to melody_thomson@missionthriftstore.com.

BFM (Sarnia) Enterprises Society welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Posted: May 23, 2018 | Expires: June 26, 2018
Posted Under: Management
Career ID: [ 5442 ]