Montessori Academy of London (BOARD RECRUITMENT: NEW COMMUNITY MEMBER)

Organization Name: Montessori Academy of London
Opportunity Title: BOARD RECRUITMENT: NEW COMMUNITY MEMBER
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: December 16, 2022
End Date: December 16, 2025

Email: lyovanovich@montessori.on.ca
Website: https://montessori.on.ca/
Opportunity Description:

Montessori Academy of London’s Board of Governors seeks a community member to join their board to replace an outgoing Governor completing their term. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise and knowledge in Human Resources, Information Technology, and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Previous experience sitting on a Board and an understanding of board governance is helpful. The Board is currently accepting applications and actively recruiting for this role. ABOUT THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS The Governance of Montessori Academy is the responsibility of a volunteer board consisting of a committed group of alumni, alumni parents, current parents, community members and ex-officio school officers with a passion for education and the growth and development of children. To learn more about our current Board members, visit the school’s website: www.montessori.on.ca/about/board-of-governors/ It is the mandate of this group to provide oversight and direction to support the legacy of Montessori Academy of London and ensure that strong Montessori education is available in London for years to come. The Board assumes strategic and fiscal responsibility for the Academy, meeting regularly throughout the school year and having responsibility for several board-mandated committees. GOVERNOR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Serve as a member of the Board of Governors for term of 3 years Attend Board meetings which are held approximately 9 times per year Sit on one of the board’s standing committees Provide support to the Executive Director in areas involving their subject-matter expertise EXPERIENCE Familiarity with not-for-profit sector and previous not-for-profit board experience is an asset, but not a requirement. Expertise and knowledge in Human Resources, Information Technology, and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. If you have a passion for education and community leadership, and are interested in this opportunity, Montessori Academy would like to hear from you. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please send a brief letter of introduction and personal CV by Friday, Dec. 2, via email to maboard@montessori.on.ca , or by mail to: Attn: Board Governance Committee Chair Montessori Academy of London 719 Waterloo St, London, ON, N6A 3W1 Montessori Academy of London is non-discriminatory, values inclusivity and is strongly committed to diversity.  We welcome and encourage applications from all community members with the appropriate experience and qualifications. ABOUT MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF LONDON Since 1968, Montessori Academy of London has made it our mission to provide a world-class Montessori education that promotes academic excellence and prepares children and young adults to engage the world as active citizens and successful leaders. The Vision of Montessori Academy of London is a community of confident, compassionate and engaged citizens who think globally, act responsibly and collaborate successfully to create a humane world. We seek to offer education that supports this vision and exhibits our values of respect, independence, compassion, global citizenship, critical thinking, creativity, and community. Montessori Academy offers a continuum of traditional Montessori programs for toddler, preschool, Elementary and Junior High students that are enhanced by specialty programs in Art, Physical Education, French and Music.  We offer the only program in the city – and one of the first in Canada – to receive accreditation by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA).

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