SHCC Board Director Job Description

Member of the Board of Directors

The Chamber

The South Huron Chamber of Commerce (SHCC) supports and advances the interests of the business community in South Huron and area. Through advocacy and outreach we help the business community to thrive and make South Huron a better place to work and live.  We are a non-profit organization financed by or membership dues and fundraising. Our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of local business members and community stakeholders.

Mission

“Serving as a voice of South Huron business promoting economic growth, increasing community prosperity and pride”

For more information, please see the Chamber website at www.shcc.on.ca

Position

The Board will support the work of the South Huron Chamber of Commerce and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by SHCC executive director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. A time commitment of 5-10 hours/month is required. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as s/he develops and implements SHCCs strategic plan 
  • Supporting fundraising and events as well as reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings 
  • Approving SHCC’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the ED 
  • Assisting the ED and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 
  • Partnering with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments 
  • Representing SHCC to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 
  • Ensuring SHCC’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities SHCC serves

Board terms/participation

SHCC’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for two additional terms. Additional extensions can be proposed at the discretion of the SHCC Board. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held as needed.

Qualifications

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is passionate about SHCC’s mission and in impacting a positive economic future for the South Huron community.  A track record of board leadership and nonprofit sector experience is welcome.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Professional experience with leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector 
  • A commitment to and understanding of SHCC’s mission and relationships with various stakeholders including members, other business organizations, government and the public.
  • A collaborative mindset and personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a desire to affect positive change.

Service on SHCC’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.