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Board of Directors – YMCA Calgary (WR: 673)

Alberta, Calgary
Posted 12 months ago

Pekarsky & Co. is delighted to once again be leading the 2023 Board recruitment effort on behalf of YMCA Calgary (“the YMCA”). YMCA Calgary’s mission is to connect people through diverse and shared experiences. As a trusted charity, the YMCA helps create spaces and communities that are welcoming and inspiring.


YMCA Calgary seeks to maintain a governance Board whose Directors possess a passionate and demonstrable connection to the Association and the community it serves, and a strong charitable spirit in support of philanthropy. Board Directors are sought who demonstrate a strategic combination of diverse personal attributes, culture and community, expertise, social capital, competencies, and occupational backgrounds so that, collectively, it has access to a broad diversity of experiences, perspectives, knowledge, connections and skills to carry out its governance, planning, stewardship and advocacy functions. The YMCA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion for service delivery and governance. The YMCA’s Board of Directors serves the needs of Calgary’s diverse community and Board composition aims to reflect the diversity of that community.


Based on the YMCA Board’s most recent skills matrix review, preference for the three upcoming Board appointments in May 2023 will be given to candidates demonstrating extensive board governance experience in the not-for-profit or public sectors, combined with executive level understanding and strategic skillset in one or more of the following areas: (1) Real estate planning and optimization; (2) Health & Wellness and Child Safety & Protection; and (3) Digital/Cyber Security/IT risk identification and mitigation, and capacity building.


As volunteers, Board Directors commit approximately 10 hours per month to Board-related activities including preparation and participation in Board and Committee meetings, and branch community events. Board Directors serve an initial three-year term with the potential for two reappointments of two years each.


If you are interested in learning more about this exciting Board of Directors opportunity with YMCA Calgary, please reach out to Susie Besler, Principal at 403-407-1963 or via email at [email protected]. To meet the required timelines established by the YMCA Board’s Search Selection Committee, the closing date for applications is Friday, January 27, 2023.

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