Archway Board Member Applications

Do you want to have generative thinking, strategic and fiduciary influence for a multi-service, community based agency whose vision is justice, opportunities and equitable access for all? Archway Community Services is seeking applications for new board members.

As a volunteer board member you would have the opportunity to actively participate in defining the health and well-being of our community. As a member of Archway’s governing body, you’ll get to meet and work with an amazing group of board and community members.

You’ll be provided with mentorship from an experienced board member and enjoy being part of organization that helps tens of thousands in Abbotsford, throughout the Fraser Valley, and in Chandigarh, India.

Ideal Board Members

We look for individuals with diverse skills and lived experiences to help our board reflect the community we serve.

We take into consideration diversity (ethnicity, Indigenous, gender, faith, age, socio-economic, etc.) as well as experience in certain specialty areas like finance, law, health, IT, and more.

Interested applicants must align with Archway’s mission, values and vision as well as our Statement of Diversity.

Board members abide by our Conflict of Interest policy and must not be a current Archway employee or a close relative of an employee, under contract to the society, or have a financial interest as a vendor.

 Commitment Required

  • Terms begin in September and are for two years
  • Board members are expected to join two committees and attend Board meetings (seven Thursday evenings over the year).
    • They should come prepared to actively participate at meetings by reading the board packages provided ahead of time.
    • 75% minimum attendance for both Board meetings and committees is required to keep up with the issues and complexities
  • Other mandatory events include the board retreat, orientation sessions, site tours, strategic planning processes, and training opportunities.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in being an Archway Board Member and your qualifications. Please email the documents to Members@Archway.ca by April 5,  2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview and then final candidates will be elected by the society members at the Annual General Meeting in September 2024.

Thank you for your interest in being a board member. We look forward to hearing from you.

Archway Board Members and Staff Directors in 2023

Board Responsibilities

  • Sets the strategic goals of the organization and reviews achievement of those goals
  • Establishes guiding principles and Board policies
  • Ensures overarching accountability for finances and provides risk enterprise at the governance level
  • Delegates responsibilities and authority to the CEO (and Leadership Team) for enacting those principles and policies through the day-to-day operations.

Committee Options

  • Finance & Facilities (Meet once a month)
  • Board Development & Nominations (Meet every two months)
  • Indigenous Circle (Meet every two months)
  • Golf Committee (Varied Schedule)
  • India Operations (Varied Schedule)
  • Community Builders Awards (Varied Schedule May to October)