Board of Directors – Volunteer Positions

Deadline to apply is August 28, 2020



The Board of Directors is the legal authority for PEI Volunteers for Literacy. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization, which includes fiscal responsibility and strategic direction.


Requirements include:

  • Be a representative of a member organizations (note: membership is free and takes minutes to sign up)
  • Commitment to literacy, and the mission and work of the organization Understanding of not for profit governance
  • Willingness to serve on committees and fundraise Attendance and involvement at board meetings
  • Attendance at the Annual General Meeting
  • Support of special events such as the PGI Annual Fundraiser



  • Remain informed on sector trends and the impact of literacy
  • Participate in board deliberations and decisions in governance areas about policy, finance, senior personnel, advocacy, and education.


The Director will:

  • Bring individual knowledge, skills, and diversity of perspective, as well as networks of knowledge and influence, to inform the work of the Board and PEI Literacy Alliance.
  • Approve policy and other recommendations received from the Board, its standing committees, and senior staff.
  • Review the bylaws and policy manual and recommend bylaw changes to the membership.
  • Review the board’s governance model
  • Maintain confidentially
  • Act in the best interest of the organization Participate in the development of PEI Literacy Alliance’s strategic plan and impact.
  • Participate on board committees
  • Approve and review PEI Literacy Alliance’s budget and financial statements
  • Approve the hiring and release of the executive director, including the contract.
  • Evaluate the executive director Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees, staff members and community to enhance PEI Literacy Alliance’s objectives.



  • 2-year term with potential to renew for an additional term up to a maximum of 3 two-year terms.



  • The Board meets quarterly
  • Committees meet as required
  • AGM is held in September
  • New Board Orientation will be held in October/November


Deadline to apply:

August 28, 2020


How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to