Credit Counselling Society – Board Director

Job Description: Board Director – Credit Counselling Society Our Mission: We Help. We Educate. We Give Hope.

The Credit Counselling Society (CCS) helps thousands of Canadians each year find solutions to their financial concerns through counselling and education, and we are seeking to fill a vacancy on our volunteer Board of Directors with an individual who has a keen interest in financial literacy.

As part of our commitment to board renewal, and in a continued effort to diversify and strengthen our current slate of Directors, CCS is looking for a candidate who can provide unique perspectives resulting from experience in the:

  • Legal profession,
  • Banking / Credit industry, and/or in
  • Marketing and Communications.

In addition to the above, core competencies we seek in board members include:

  • Previous board governance experience,
  • Executive leadership,
  • Strategic planning, and
  • Risk management.

CCS aims to have a gender-balanced board, values diversity, and we welcome candidates from diverse ethnic and cultural groups to apply.

What you’ll get out of this experience

    • The opportunity to take a role in guiding the future direction of CCS and helping fulfill its mandate of improving the overall financial well-being of Canadians;
    • The opportunity to participate in subjects of finance, strategic planning, governance, and risk management;
    • The opportunity to give back to your community!

Your Commitment

  • Terms are two (2) years, with the opportunity for re-election for a maximum of two (2) additional terms (six years in total).
  • Attend Board meetings which are held during regular business hours, four (4) times per year in the months of March, June, September, and December.
    • Two (2) meetings will generally be half-days, and two (2) meetings may involve the full day when combined with the AGM or Board training.
    • All board members are invited to attend these meetings in person at our Head Office in New Westminster, however teleconferencing is an option. (CCS covers travel and expenses associated with board-related duties.)

NOTE: During the pandemic, all Board and Committee meetings will be held by videoconference.

  • Participate on sub-committees which include: Finance and Audit, Governance and Nominations, Human Resources and Compensation, or Investments. Committees usually meet once per quarter.
  • Total time required for meeting attendance, preparation, and follow-up work (not including travel), averaged monthly is approximately 4 to 5 hours.

If you are interested in joining CCS’s Board of Directors, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to the:

Governance Committee
Credit Counselling Society
Attention: Monica Loeppky, Executive Assistant Email: monica@nomoredebts.org

Application deadline: March 31, 2021

The Credit Counselling Society is a federally registered not-for-profit and charitable organization. For over 24 years, CCS has helped Canadian consumers find solutions to their financial concerns through objective counselling, debt repayment alternatives, education on personal money management and the wise use of credit.

Please visit our two websites for more information: www.nomoredebts.org andwww.mymoneycoach.ca