Archway Board Member Applications

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. You’ll get to meet and work with 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 thousands within the Fraser Valley. 

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 (ethnic, Indigenous, gender, faith, age, socio-economic, etc.) as well as experience in certain specialty areas like law, finance, medical and more.

Interested applicants should identify with Achway’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 monthly Board meetings (every 3rd Thursday evening of the month)
    • 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, an orientation session, and other training opportunities.

How To Apply

Please provide your 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 May 13, 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview and then candidates will be voted upon by the society members at the annual general meeting in September 2022.

Archway Board in 2019

Board Responsibilities

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

Committee Options

  • Finance & Facilities (Meet once a month)
  • Philanthropy Services (Meet every two months)
  • 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)