Board Service and Committees - Alberta Lymphedema Association - Director

Description: The Alberta Lymphedema Association is seeking an individual with a strong
foundation in Governance to act as a Board Member/Director on ALA’s Board of Directors.
Responsibilities (for all Board Directors):
• An understanding of governance
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of good financial management practices
• Demonstrated team building skills
• Proficient computer skills including social media platforms
• Experience in an advocacy role (deemed to be an asset, but not a requirement)
• Event planning skills
• Health sector experience
As a Board, we strive to collectively have the following critical skills:
• Fund Development
• Governance
• Marketing / Communications (including media relations and advertising)
• Organizational Development (including strategic planning)
• Program/Project Development and Management
• Past Board Experience
• Past Committee Experience
Qualifications for this position:
• Experience in volunteer and/or non-profit sector;
• Specific experience with Board Governance, Board policy development and enactment
• Knowledge of healthcare, specifically lymphedema, preferable, but not required
• Commitment to a three-year term and drive to create positive change in the community
• Strong leadership abilities
• Team player
• Effective communicator (written, oral)
• Creative thinker
What Will They Be Doing: Board Member, Governance, Board policy development and
Additional Details: This is a three year commitment. We are looking for someone who is driven
to create positive change in the community and who is interested in working, learning, and
collaborating with other Board Members.
Why Should They Volunteer for This? Along with the rest of the Board, you will be making a
difference for patients and enabling medical personnel to help them. Be part of a team that can
make lives better for people living with lymphedema. We have been instrumental in getting
treatment for lymphedema paid by Alberta Health Services.

Qualifications Required

  • Age Requirement Must be at least 18+ Required
  • Length of Service Must be at least 3 Year Term