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Help us strengthen community connection and environmental stewardship.

Join the Board of Directors

 

  • TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours a month (meetings, tasks outside the meetings)
  • APPOINTMENT TERM: Two years
  • START DATE: October  2022
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 18

We’re looking for two new directors to join our Board. If you’re interested in community building and sustainability, please consider applying.

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves? We are an active, hands-on board, not least because we have only temporary, part-time staff and our board has a maximum of seven members. Our board members commit to putting in the time and hard work required to run a small nonprofit. While the market runs just in the summer and fall, the board’s work is year-round. 

We have a great market manager, supported by volunteers and a strong operations committee. At this point we are not needing more board-level support for the day-to-day running of the market. Instead, we are looking for new board members who can support the running of the organization through strong administrative, governance or fundraising skills. 

We’re a welcoming and inclusive group. We’re hoping to find a board member who will add to the diversity of perspectives and experiences of our board members and better reflect the diverse makeup of Riverdale. Experience in the nonprofit sector in Ontario would be helpful. 

In return for your hard work, you can expect: 

  • A supportive environment 
  • Moments of joy, fun and laughter
  • Feelings of accomplishment for helping to ensure the success of a well-loved market
  • New connections — with farmers, market volunteers, other board members and market shoppers 
  • Satisfaction with knowing you’ve contributed to the well being of the community 

 

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES 

We’re especially interested in hearing from candidates with the following:

  • SKILLS: Organizational management, HR, administration, record-keeping, policy, communications, fundraising or strategic planning skills
  • KNOWLEDGE: Of Riverdale, the market itself, business/organizational/management processes
  • PASSION: For food, community, sustainable economies — or all three!  
  • ATTRIBUTES: Accountability, responsibility, leadership, integrity

 

PROCESS

Please send us a resume and outline how your skills, experiences and perspectives could contribute to the board. Interested but not sure if this is right for you? Please reach out with your questions: board@withrowmarket.ca