Chair, Membership Services

VMPC Position Description – Board of Directors



Position Summary:

The Chair, Membership Services is responsible for promoting membership and maintaining the membership directory of the Association. The Chair may appoint committee members to assist in reaching the objectives of the position.

Term of Office:

One (1) year term; no more than three (3) consecutive years


  • Recruit, train, support and recognize Membership committee volunteers and leads
  • Establish goals and objectives with the committee in accordance with the strategic plan
  • Develop and implement an annual  membership recruitment plan 
  • Ensure new members have a positive welcoming experience and feel supported in their orientation to the Association
  • Review the member benefits annually and seek out new member benefit opportunities 
  • Oversee the maintenance and operation of the membership database
  • Ensure the member and member-only pages on the website are current and up to date
  • Attend all Board, General, and Strategic Planning Meetings 
  • Complete monthly board reports and track volunteer hours in the database
  • Produce an annual report to the Secretary at the end of the fiscal year
  • Complete a portfolio transition report before leaving the role
  • Transfer responsibility and all pertinent documents at the end of term
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Board

Skills, Abilities & Requirements:

  • An active member of the Association in good standing 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience in marketing and promotion
  • Ability to recruit and retain members
  • Experience leading committees and establishing work plans
  • A self-starter who is able to take initiative, set direction, and achieve deliverables              
  • Effective time management skills and a high level of personal accountability
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a remote environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and experience using technology tools such as Zoom and GoogleWorkSpace
  • Previous committee or volunteer experience with VMPC is an asset
  • CVA Certified or working towards Certification is preferred
  • Being bilingual (English/ French) is an asset


  • Chance to make a positive impact on the volunteer management profession
  • Opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds in the volunteer sector across Canada
  • Increased understanding and knowledge of national board work and governance models
  • Raise your professional profile through involvement with the VMPC board
  • Eligible for PDUs for CVA Recertification

Time Commitment:

Approximately 10-12  hours monthly, plus additional time for in-person meetings once a year. 


April 2011, May 2012, April 2014, October 2016, April 2020, April 2021, February 2023