Board of Directors 

What is the Board of Directors?

The Moncton Community Chaplaincy is governed by a Board of Directors, comprising of individuals that work as trustees on behalf of the organization. Board Members are voted into office at the Annual General Meeting, which is usually held in the month of May. The Board may appoint interim Board members to fill vacancies to complete the current term of office.

The Board Governance model selected by the Community Chaplaincy is the John Carver model and works on the premise of Board Holism. That is, "the Board is a single organizational position and must officially behave as "one". Consequently, board officers exist to help the board do its job, not as powers unto themselves" (John Carver, "Boards That Make A Difference" page152). The Board operates with both Standing Committees and Ad hoc Committees. Standing Committees can include a Personnel Committee and Advisory Committee as an example and Ad hoc committees are committees stood up to deal with short-term issues or events.

The Community Chaplaincy is a not-for-profit charitable organization registered with the Province of New Brunswick. The relationship between Board and Staff is most important. The Board has one staff member, namely the Executive Director or Community Chaplain. The Executive Director hires staff to conduct the business of the Board. It therefore can be stated that the Board establishes the "Ends" of what they want to achieve for the organization, and the Staff provides the "Means" of achieving the Board's desires. The responsibilities of the Board are:

  • Develop policies and administrative orders for the Community Chaplaincy;
  • Develop Vision Statements;
  • Review the Annual CSC MOU;
  • Review the Financial posture of the Chaplaincy monthly;
  • Identify the community needs (Needs Assessment);
  • Evaluation of implemented Programs and Services;
  • Evaluate work performance of the Executive Director;
  • Public Relations in collaboration with Chaplaincy staff;
  • Fundraising;
  • Board Member Recruitment;
  • Conduct an Annual General Meeting; and
  • Attend monthly meetings, and special events.

How Can I Become a Board member?

The Board of Directors has established a policy that outlines the process a potential Board Member must complete before being considered for acceptance to the Board. This process is as follows:

  • Complete a Volunteer Application form and submit to the Community Chaplaincy Board for processing in the same manner as all other Volunteers. The candidate is to consent to having references checked, a Criminal Records Check and signing an Oath of Confidentiality;
  • Attend a Board Orientation training session;
  • Attend Community Chaplaincy Board Training as available;
  • Attend two monthly Board Meetings as an observer; and
  • be nominated and accepted at a scheduled monthly Board meeting or AGM.

The Community Chaplaincy Board of Directors is always in search of new members that bring fresh ideas and talents to their organization. If you are interested in serving as a Board member; and if you are prepared to devote a minimum of 4 hours work a month, contact us at 506-851-6384.

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