Member of the Board of Directors (Contract)


Aboriginal Housing Management Association - West Vancouver, BC


We are looking for the best Directors (Region 1 Northern BC: Prince George, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson) who share our commitment to AHMA’s values, vision, mission, and goals as listed in our 2018 to 2023 Strategic Plan. With a recruitment strategy that aligns with our skills and experience matrix, AHMA’s Board of Directors comprised of leaders that ensures a fully diverse and qualified Board of Directors.

Benefits:               Work from home opportunities

Work remotely:    Yes

Job Types: Contract, Volunteer

Experience:         board: 1 year (Preferred)


AHMA Directors are fully informed on AHMA governance matters, and participate in the Board’s deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy. Some of the specific activities you will be involved in include: monitor all Board policies; review, revise, and, when needed, recommend bylaw changes to the membership; participate in the development of AHMA’s organizational plan and budget; and, oversee operations through the CEO.


The AHMA Board, as a whole, shall reflect a broad range of skills and experience. The specific competencies sought for the AHMA Board of Directors are as follows:

  • Prior Board experience with a positive record of accomplishment, including solid understanding of Board legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Extensive and proven experience in successfully running a large operation or working at a senior management level and managing organizational change and development.
  • Public housing sector experience with a strong financial and business background.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting complex financial statements as those produced by AHMA.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, First Nations, federal, and provincial Housing programs and services.
  • Experience in tripartite processes, building and maintaining successful partnerships with governments and other organizations, and managing competing priorities amongst diverse partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to nurture and support honest, openness, integrity and authenticity in all interactions and undertakings with stakeholders at every level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of AMHA’s beneficiaries, preferably based on sector related non-profit or public housing experience.
  • Experience in strategic planning, financial planning, and community development.
  • Experience in Not for Profit governance and risk management.
  • Ability to differentiate between the roles and responsibilities related to governance and those related to management.
  • Qualities of intelligence, strategic thinking, perceptiveness, good judgment and common sense, maturity, ethics, integrity and fairness.
  • Time, energy, interest and willingness to serve as a Director of AHMA, including a commitment to learning and an appreciation of the significance of the work.
  • Board members should reflect healthy living – emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally.
  • As a new Director, you will possess the experience and commitment to carry out Directorship duties, including Board meeting participation and committee work. Your demonstrated leadership and integrity reflect your ability to maintain strong partnerships with stakeholders.


The specific eligibility competencies sought for the current vacant positions are as follows:

  • Must be at least eighteen years of age and a resident of British Columbia.
  • Must have a clear criminal record and not be at risk of insolvency.
  • The core of our business is serving the Aboriginal community in BC; therefore, a critical success factor is to have an in-depth understanding of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal culture, preferably with strong British Columbian connections. Preference will be given to candidates who are of Aboriginal ancestry.

· A candidate is not eligible to be an Independent Director if the person is:

a) Currently and/or has worked within the last year as a Corporate Member of AHMA (either as a director, an employee or an independent contractor, directly or indirectly), or

b) The spouse (legal or common law), child or parent of someone who currently works for and/or has worked within the last year for a Corporate Member of AHMA.

Time Commitments and Expense Reimbursement

During the term of this position, the AHMA Board is required to meet a minimum of four (4) times per year. Most meetings are one day in length. Directors are expected to attend AHMA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Gathering. Some Directors may also be asked to add their expertise on select committees, as established by the Board, and thus will involve time commitments outside of scheduled meetings.

In compliance with Board Policies and the Societies registrar, Board Directors will receive fair and complete reimbursement for all expenses incurred for attendance and participation in Board-mandated activities, including travel, lost wages, and other indirect expenses associated with conducting Board and committee business.

Position Selection and Orientation Timeline

This selection process will involve a short listing of the Candidates from AHMA’s Nə́c̓aʔmat Leləm̓ Committee (NLC) and then a final election selection by the AHMA Corporate Membership at the AGM which will be held in the fall of 2020.

Candidates will be notified of the election results within one (1) business day of the AGM. Elected Board Members will then be expected to attend the full day Board Orientation Meeting to occur within two (2) weeks of the AGM.

Closing Date

Jun 30, 2020

How to Apply

Please submit your résumé and cover letter by 2:00pm on June 30, 2020 in electronic form to the AHMA NLC Chair at jobs at ahma-bc dot org. Be sure to include the phrase “BOD Application” in the subject line of your email.

Chet kw’enmantumiyap – Squamish for “We are thankful to you all.”