Thursday, April 7, 2011

calling all potential board members

Board Posting: Nominations are now open for a 2 year term on the Dress for Success Vancouver Board of Directors. Please read below to learn more and if you are interested send a cover email with your resume to by 8 a.m. on April 19, 2011. The nominating team will be meeting during the week following to revue these and to create a short list for interviewing. The AGM for Dress for Success Vancouver is held late in June, and the term of service begins with the AGM.

Organization Name: Dress for Success Vancouver

Scope of : Local

Branch Name: NA


Nearest Intersection: Granville & West Hastings

Established: 1999 (DFSV Vancouver)

Budget : $350,000

Next Year Funding: Stable

Paid Staff: 4

Volunteer: 200

Board Meetings Per Year: 10 or 11

Approximate Time Requirement per Month: 9-12 hours

Length of Board Terms: 2 Years

Maximum Board Size: 13

Time of Board Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month at 5:15 pm

Location of Board Meetings: varies (primarily downtown Vancouver)

Issues Facing the Board: DFSV offers a variety of programs and the demand for our services is increasing. To meet this demand the Board is involved in Fundraising (both Corporate and private stakeholders), Strategic Planning, Service Delivery and Governance. New approaches to these challenges are always welcome.

Directors and Officers Liability Yes


The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success® Vancouver is a registered Canadian Charity that helps low and no income women to transition into the workforce.

While we may be best known for providing suits to women, it is our employment retention programs that are the cornerstone of the organization. Soon after Dress for Success was founded we came to recognize that finding work is only one step in a woman's journey towards economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient.

Dress for Success relies on the financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteer efforts of individuals and companies around the world who are committed to helping women take charge of their lives.

Organization Structure: Hierarchical

Developmental Stage: Established

Special Requirements:

Dress for Success Vancouver seeks to attract board members who want to help us achieve our mission. Skills in Fundraising, Management, Organizational Planning, Accounting and/or Legal would be preferred.

To assist DFSV in selecting the best candidate, please clearly indicate in your expression of interest your:

· Area of expertise/professional skill

· Academic/education

· Fund raising experience

· Connections to the community serviced by DFSV

· Experience with philanthropic organizations

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