Board Directors (WR: 722)

Trellis Society

Alberta, Calgary
Posted 7 months ago

We are excited to partner once again with Trellis Society (“Trellis”), one of Canada’s largest social service agencies, in their recruitment of up to five Board Directors in 2024. Trellis focuses on creating generational impact by strengthening economic stability, well-being, mental health, and belonging so that all people can flourish. Through this continuum of support, Trellis has helped thousands of people each year to exit poverty, navigate out of crisis, and move from isolation into community.

Given Trellis’ strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility, Truth and Reconciliation & Racial Equity, and Restoring Family and Natural Supports, it is fundamentally important that the Board’s Directors be fully committed to these same values. As a social services agency serving the diverse needs of the community, the Board’s composition also aims to reflect the diversity of that community.

Board Directors are appointed for one-year terms, which may be renewed annually to a maximum of six terms. There is an expectation that Board Directors serve for at least three years. As volunteers, Board Directors commit approximately five to eight hours per month to Board-related activities, including preparation for and participation in Board and Committee meetings and participation in Trellis and community events. Directors are expected to serve on two subcommittees (Governance; Human Resources; or Audit & Finance) of the Board. Active participation and engagement by ALL Board Directors is critical.

Based on the Trellis Board’s most recent skills matrix review, preference for the upcoming Board appointments will be given to candidates demonstrating strategic skillset and experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) legal expertise; (2) deep understanding around affordable housing and related real estate development issues; (3) Government Relations expertise; (4) Audit Partner/Senior Manager finance and accounting expertise (CPA designation required); (5) deep understanding of full suite of Human Resources strategy; and (6) Community connector with the strong desire and ability to mobilize philanthropy. While previous Board governance experience is not required, successful candidates must understand and exhibit the qualities of a strong governor.

If you bring a strong passion for community and ensuring that all people have access to the support they need to flourish, AND demonstrate one or more of the above noted strategic skillsets, we want to hear from you!

To learn more about this exciting Board of Directors opportunity with Trellis, please reach out to Rachel Janz via email at Please note that the closing date for applications is Monday, February 19, 2024.

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