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Board of Directors – 3 Positions Available 

REMOTE, ANYWHERE IN ONTARIO – 2-YEAR TERM 


LGBT YouthLine is looking for youth (18-29 years old) and non-youth candidates to join our Board of Directors. There are currently three positions available to be filled. 


About LGBT YouthLine  

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 & under) across Ontario. We do this by: 

  • Providing anonymous peer support & referrals; 
  • Training youth to provide support to other youth; & 
  • Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions. 

About the Board of Directors  
 
Our Board works with the YouthLine Executive Director, staff, and volunteers to fulfill our mission and vision. As a Board Member, you can expect to participate in a wide range of activities, such as: 

  • Attending and participating in monthly board meetings 
  • Policy writing, research, policy review 
  • Representing the organization at public events 
  • Participating in fundraising initiatives 
  • Planning for the future of the organization 
  • Chairing and sitting on various committees (finance, policy, governance, fundraising, etc.) 

Board Members are required to serve a minimum of one 2-year term, with an average monthly commitment of 10 to 15 hours.  Hours include attendance at our monthly board meetings on the last Wednesday evening of each month, participation in two committees, and supporting and attending YouthLine events. 
 

Who We’re Looking For: 

 
As a 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led organization, we are especially looking for youth members (18-29); we also currently have vacancies to accept non-youth members (30+) to be a part of our Board of Directors.  Interested candidates should expect to commit at least 10 to 15 hours per month to YouthLine matters over a 2-year term. 
 
YouthLine only considers applicants that identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.   
 
We are also looking for those with existing skills or a strong interest in building experience in the following areas: 

  • Financial management and accounting 
  • IT/systems implementation (specifically eLearning, cybersecurity, project management etc.) 
  • Fundraising (campaigns, donor stewardship and engagement etc.) 
  • Policy development 
  • Executive performance management and human resources 
     

As we work towards realizing our provincial mandate, we are particularly interested in candidates from outside the Greater Toronto Area. All work can be done online. 


Grounded in principles of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, we recognize and encourage applications from communities that are further marginalized, including: Black, Indigenous and people of colour, Trans-feminine people, Disabled people, people with experiences of migration, and people who have experiences of poverty. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their applications, which will be kept confidential. 
 

Volunteer Environment and Expectations:  

  • Volunteer Time Commitment: 10 to 15 hours per month.  
  • Location: Remote, home-based position. 
  • Access Needs: Access to reliable internet is required. While YouthLine is a digital-first organization, this position may require occasional (i.e. 1-2 times a year) travel within Ontario. An access fund is available to Board volunteers. 

Application Timeline:  

  • Applications Open: Until July 17, 2021 
  • Interviews: early August 2021 
  • Decisions: end of August to beginning of September 2021 
  • Start Date: end of September 2021 

To Apply: 

  • To apply, please fill out the Application Form by clicking here.
  • Application survey responses are due by Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:59pm EST 
  • You may direct any related questions or requests for accommodation to board@youthline.ca 

View a PDF version of this posting here.

Student Placements

We look forward to inviting students to apply for placement positions with us. YouthLine has a number of exciting positions throughout the organization where students can do meaningful work and learn more about peer support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, provincial work, fundraising, event planning, and the nonprofit sector. If you are interested, please fill out this short form.