Become a Board Member

Consider Joining the Board of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.

Community Inspired. Courage Driven.

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving the six counties surrounding London – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS/HCV. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), Peer Engagement, Anti- Racism/Anti-Oppression, Sex Positivity, Principles of Harm Reduction, Holistic Health and Civil Society. Please click here to learn more about RHAC.

Position

Board Member, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC)

Duties & Responsibilities

This exciting volunteer opportunity to join this governance focused Board involves a number of responsibilities:

  1. Understand and demonstrate your commitment to RHAC’s mission, vision, values and programming to provide governance support to this vibrant organization
  2. Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect RHAC, the sector, and the region
  3. Prepare for board and special meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation; required to actively participate discussions about them
  4. Attend monthly board meetings and regular committee and planning meetings with a commitment to engage in events and activities related to the fundraising and visibility of RHAC
  5. Contribute your skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work
  6. Make inquiries when clarification or more information is needed
  7. Understand, review and monitor RHAC’s financial affairs including: annual budget, financial statements and quarterly reports
  8. Openly disclose any potential conflicts of interest
  9. Understand and maintain confidentiality

10.  Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements

Qualifications & Requirements

Our goal is to have a Board that reflects the diversity of the community, populations, and organization we serve and also represents the range of strengths and skills we need to effectively govern the organization in its work.

To that end, the Board endeavours to:

  • ensure people living with, marginalized by, or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or HCV have a voice,
  • embrace cultural, age, ability, and gender diversity
  • ensure the six counties of our region are represented

People with a background in advocacy, human resources, law, finance, social services and governance are encouraged to apply.

We Require:

  • Knowledge of/interest in community development, particularly in the health sector
  • A commitment to RHAC’s mission, vision and values including policy statements and strategic directions (Click here to view our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan)
  • A commitment of time, focus, and engagement as outlined above
  • Openness to learning

Term & Time Commitment

RHAC Board Members can serve up to 3 consecutive, two-year terms.

Time commitment is 4-5 hours per month, plus committee work.

Benefits of RHAC Board Membership

  • The satisfaction of making a difference in the community
  • An opportunity to engage with and learn from individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Enhance development of effective decision-making  and communication skills
  • Develop increased understanding of group dynamics and working relationships

Apply Now

Please submit your written expression of interest along with a resume to hr@hivaidsconnection.ca by 5pm on June 12th, 2017.