THE JCA 2017 COMMITTEE CHAIR RECRUITMENT

Hello Friends and Associates,

THE JCA 2017 COMMITTEE CHAIR RECRUITMENT HAS BEGUN! !

As per our JCA Constitution (Article 6.4.1 and 6.4.2) , A tremendous opportunity has arisen for 3 New JCA Committee Chairs to be chosen at our upcoming Annual AGM in May to lead their respective departments.  Have you thought of being more involved ? Are you looking for responsibility? Would you like to consider running one of the 3 positions listed below ? If so continue reading below for all the details!

Applications are currently being accepted! SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY MAY 1, 2017

COMMITTEE CHAIR POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 

Women | Building | Membership Committee Chair 

Committee Chair Application Form – Open web-link and print the form

http://jcaontario.org/jca-committee-chair-application-form-2017/

Membership Form – Open web-Link and print the form

www.jcaontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/jca-membership-form.pdf 

FOR ALL APPLICANTS: All completed forms should be sent via email to jcaboardinfo@gmail.com.

Your Application Must Include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Application Form
  • Updated Membership Form
  • High Resolution Photo (full front view of the subject’s head and shoulders saved in JPG/GIF)

ELECTION DATE:  Sunday May 28, 2017

COMMITTEE CHAIR JOB DESCRIPTIONS

WOMEN’S COMMITTEE CHAIR 

TERM:

  • The Membership position is being posted for a term of two (2) years
  • Committee Chairs can be elected to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience leading a committee undergoing change and restructuring
  • Ability to create and present reports to the JCA Board of Directors.
  • Able to work independently and lead a team of volunteers in a fast paced, intense working environment 
  • Knowledge of social and other issues impacting the communities & constituents JCA represents
  • Experience building partnerships internally and externally to achieve the organization’s objectives
  • A minimum time commitment of up to 40 hours per month, (includes report writing, preparation time, meetings, appearances and committee work)

 MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Chair the Women’s Committee
  • Co-ordinate bringing awareness of issues impacting women within the Organization and the wider community
  • Plan and implement educational opportunities through seminars, forums, workshops, conferences, guest speakers, round table discussions, film presentations and to educate the membership and the wider community on issues impacting women, the family and the community
  • Initiate, special projects, network and liaise with other women’s groups and function as a resource group
  • Mobilize women in the organization to participate in issues and activities pertaining to women’s equality rights
  • Co-ordinate and execute the annual International Women’s Day event with women’s planning team
  • Prepare and submit a report to the Vice President for presentation to members at each quarterly and annual general meeting
  • Submit to the Vice President the committee’s annual work plan and budget no later than three months (3) prior to the Annual General Meeting for Board’s approval

 

BUILDING COMMITTEE CHAIR

TERM:

  • The Membership position is being posted for a term of two (2) years
  • Committee Chairs can be elected to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience leading a committee undergoing change and restructuring
  • Ability to create and present reports to the JCA Board of Directors.
  • Able to work independently and lead a team of volunteers in a fast paced, intense working environment 
  • Knowledge of social and other issues impacting the communities & constituents JCA represents
  • Experience building partnerships internally and externally to achieve the organization’s objectives
  • A minimum time commitment of up to 40 hours per month, (includes report writing, preparation time, meetings, appearances and committee work)

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Convene Building Committee
  • Co-chair of the Building Committee along with the Building/Operations Manager
  • Report and provide monthly updates to the Vice President
  • Provide quarterly written updates to the Vice President for the Quarterly reports
  • In conjunction with the Building/Operations Manager, support the maintenance and operation of any building or premises owned by the Association and of the contents acquired for the use of the Association, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors
  • Work with volunteers to support the maintenance of any building or premises owned by the Association
  • Responsible for scheduling volunteer bartenders for various JCA events and operation of the coatroom
  • Responsible for maintaining bar inventory and supplies and providing monthly reconciliation to Building/Operations Manager and/or Finance staff
  • Submit to the Vice President the Committee’s annual Work plan and Budget not later than three months (3) prior to the Annual General Meeting for Board’s approval
  • Prepare and submit a report to the Vice President for each quarterly and annual general meeting

 

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

TERM:

  • The Membership position is being posted for a term of two (2) years
  • Committee Chairs can be elected to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience leading a committee undergoing change and restructuring
  • Ability to create and present reports to the JCA Board of Directors.
  • Able to work independently and lead a team of volunteers in a fast paced, intense working environment 
  • Knowledge of social and other issues impacting the communities & constituents JCA represents
  • Experience building partnerships internally and externally to achieve the organization’s objectives
  • A minimum time commitment of up to 40 hours per month, (includes report writing, preparation time, meetings, appearances and committee work)

 MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Convene and chair the Membership Committee
  • Maintain accurate membership data base*
  • Mail out Annual Membership Renewal Notification byJanuary 31
  • Plan and execute membership appreciation events as mandated by the Board
  • Serve on the awards committee a group that identifies suitable candidates to be presented to the Board for recognition by the Jamaican, Municipal, Provincial, and Federal Governments; and other organizations as appropriate
  • Maintain an accurate record of all nominees; a copy of the said list is to be filed with the Secretary
  • Ongoing recruitment of new members
  • Setting annual targets for recruitment of new members
  • Developing outreach and yearly blitzes to attract new members
  • Collect annual membership dues
  • Be responsible for offering compassionate support to members/families in the event of illness or bereavement, by arranging hospital/home visits and/or sending flowers/cards/gifts as appropriate
  • Prepare and submit a report to the Vice President for presentation to members at each quarterly and annual general meeting
  • Submit to the Vice President, the committee’s annual work plan and budget not later than three months (3) prior to the Annual General Meeting for Board’s approval

There is NO requirement of having Jamaican ancestry to become a member of this organization.  We are an association of individuals that share a common love and appreciation for the Jamaican cultural heritage and invite you to help us celebrate it.  The membership composition is currently 50% adults ages 25-65, seniors/retired individuals represent 30%  and youth under 25 is  20%.

For any questions or concerns, please see contact the Nominations Committee

Telephone : 416-746-5772 , Ext 220 | Email: jcaboardinfo@gmail.com 
 

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