For over 50 years, St. Leonard’s Community Services, London and Region has been dedicated to a community where everyone feels safe, valued and supported. Our mission is to support, advocate with, and empower individuals who are, or who are at risk of being, justice-involved. All that we do is grounded in our core values of inclusion, collaboration, compassion, and accountability.
The St. Leonard’s Community Services Board of Directors is a volunteer governance board who works closely with the full-time Executive Director providing policy and direction to the organization. The Board of Directors dedicate their skill and time to the agency ensuring that our mission and goals remain the focus of the organization and strengthen our connection to the community.
St. Leonard’s Community Services goal is to build a Board that has a broad skill-set, experience, and depth and one that represents the diversity of our community. Prior experience as a Board member is not required but is considered an asset. There is currently one vacancy on the board. We are currently looking for individuals experience or expertise in the following areas:
- Communications and/or public relations & marketing
- Risk management
- Human resources
- Knowledge or experience with community corrections, and/or mental health and addictions
As a board, we strive to expand the diversity of voices contributing at the board level, and would benefit from the perspectives of marginalized groups, LGBTQ2+ identified individuals, Indigenous Peoples, or those with lived experience. Individuals with the ability to communicate in both official languages are welcome.
As a member of the board, we ask you to bring your energy and insight to monthly board meetings, typically the last Tuesday of each month and with duration of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours each. We ask our Board members to review all relevant materials prior to each board meeting, as well as contribute to informed decision making regarding future initiatives for the organization. There are opportunities to serve on at least one Board committee.
Board terms are typically 3 years and can be renewed if desired. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter of interest to Michael Oates, Executive Director. Candidates can contact David Rows (Chair, Governance and Board Development Committee) with questions about this opportunity. A police records check will be required.