The Board of Directors of Trafalgar Castle School is a hard-working and committed group of volunteers working for the best interests of the School. The Board is particularly focused on having a membership that is representative of all its stakeholders and is therefore comprised of parents, alumnae and external friends of the School. The President of the Trafalgar Castle Parents’ Guild is an ex-officio member of the Board.
The Board meets approximately 10 times a year, but Board members are also asked to sit on one committee, which may meet monthly. Board members are recruited with reference to criteria, which include specific skills and/or expertise, ability to dedicate time and resources, and a willingness to contribute to the School’s Annual Fund, while ensuring that the Board reflects the diversity of our community. Members serve on the Board for a three-year term (which can be renewed for a maximum of two times).
The Board solicits the community for individuals interested in serving on the Board or its committees and maintains a list of those who have expressed such an interest. On an annual basis, the Governance Committee reviews the composition of the Board and its committees in reference to the School’s strategic plan and recommends to the Board potential candidates to fill any required positions. Generally, the Board elects new members in September at its Annual General Meeting. Each year board members are required to sign an Agreement to Serve.
At this time, we particularly welcome candidates, either as Board members or non-Board members of committees, with expertise in the following areas:
- Legal (preferably corporate/commercial, governance or the non-profit sector);
- Finance (particularly a Chartered Professional Accountant designation);
- Previous non-profit board experience;
- Risk management;
- Human resources; and
- Post-secondary education.
If you are interested, or know of anyone who might have an interest, please submit the Board Candidate Form 2020 and any supporting documents on or before Monday, June 1, 2020 to the Governance Committee. All expressions of interest will be gratefully received and considered by the Governance Committee. A short list of candidates will be subject to an interview process.
For further information regarding the role and responsibilities, you may also contact the Chair of the Board, Bob Koziol or the Chair of the Governance Committee, Phil Downes or any other member of the Board.