Board President

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The Ontario Genealogical Society
Position Description for the President

  • Two-year term, with possibility of a second term
  • Elected by Members at the AGM in even numbered years
Key Responsibilities
  • The President will engage in the work of the Board with a high standard of Board conduct compliant with the policies and the By-Laws of the Society and in accordance with the agreed Board Norms of Behavior. The President has a Duty of Confidentiality; Duty of Loyalty (to declare any relationships or situations that represent a conflict of interest); and Duty of Care (to act in the best interests of the OGS).
  • Lead, mentor and develop the various members of the Board of Directors and the Board as a whole
  • Work with the VP Finance to ensure proper financial budgeting, reporting and controls are in place
  • Manage and develop the Executive Director who is charged with managing the day-to-day operations
  • Promote the vision & mission of the Society externally; developing partnerships and alliances as needed
  • The President will be an ambassador for and actively help the Society to secure adequate resources to support and sustain the organization by encouraging their network to join, donate, volunteer and participate in the activities of the Society
  • Lead the long-term strategic planning for the organization and ensure that it is ingrained in the annual operating plans
  • Champion the governance practices for the organization and update as necessary
  • Chair all board meetings as well as all annual or special meetings of the members; ensuring that agendas and presentations are created ahead of time
  • Recommends the establishment of needed committees, recruits experienced chairs and seeks out volunteers for those committees in conjunction with the Board
  • Helps guide and mediate board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns
  • Acts as the chief volunteer making sure that all the volunteers are feeling engaged
  • Prior experience working as a member of a Board of Directors, leadership experience on a Board is a definite asset
  • Experience in managing a business
  • Experience with managing people
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team
  • Expertise, Skills and Experience in several key areas: Financial Management, Accounting, Fundraising & Giving, Leadership & Strategic Planning, Governance, Legal, Project Management, Communications & Marketing
  • Share a passion for family history/genealogy
  • Must be a member of the OGS by the time of the elections at the Annual General
  • Must complete the OGS Confidentiality Agreement; Code of Conduct; and Conflict of
    Interest Policy and Acknowledgement documents
Time Commitment
  • Approximately 12-15 hours per week
  • Plan & attend monthly Board meeting (3-5 hours per month)
  • Plan & attend the Annual General Meeting held in June (5-8 hours per year)

President Position Description – Last Updated & Approved: January 9, 2024