About the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a charitable, community-based organization that has been making a positive impact on the lives of people of all ages, abilities, social and economic backgrounds for over 160 years. The YMCA Board of Directors is a volunteer group of committed community leaders who are interested in contributing their time and talents to guide the organization in achieving its mission, vision, and strategic goals.

Purpose: Building healthy communities, through a sense of belonging
Values: Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Inclusion

Board Details

  • Stewards of the YMCA, general control and management of policy and affairs of the YMCA is
    vested in a Board of Directors.
  • Comprised of 12 – 18 persons, including the immediate Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Past
  • Directors shall be eligible for two, three-year terms; however, Directors who are elected as
    Chair may have their term extended to fulfill the obligations of this role and that of the
    immediate Past Chair.
  • The Board meets no less than 4 times a year, plus a dedicated strategic planning session. Additional meetings may be required for training purposes or to accomplish specific committee tasks or goals.
  • Each Director is expected to serve on at least one committee.

The YMCA is committed to recruiting Directors that reflect the communities we
serve, including consideration of age, gender, race, culture, networks and societal

The YMCA is seeking expressions of interest from community leaders to further explore involvement
with the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Board of Directors with a focus on one or more of the following competencies/attributes (in no specific order):

  • resource development; experience leading fund development at the board level and/or understanding of the philanthropic community in Halifax;
  • youth; with leadership experience or aptitude preferably in one of the following: marketing and communication, government relations, human resources, legal, or resource development;
  • experience in P-12 , post-secondary or other education field; either a current leader within an institution, retired from an education career or has senior volunteer experience in this sector;
  • possesses strong legal acumen, preferably with experience governing NPOs.

Please submit an expression of interest with resume to Gillian Thomas at [email protected]
by Thursday, February 4, 2021 for consideration. We would like to thank all for their interest
but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.