MAZON Canada is looking for new Board members! Tell your friends! Seriously, send this to them!
MAZON Board Member Talia Klein Leighton with a student at Toronto Foundation For Student Success.
ABOUT MAZON CANADA:
MAZON Canada is a grassroots community foundation that feeds Canadians of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and abilities on behalf of the Jewish community by supporting front-line food projects across the country. We provide grants for food and equipment, and educate and advocate toward an end to hunger in Canada. We grant about $750,000 each year to over 200 front-line food programs, prioritizing small, grassroots programs and those that serve under-served populations. Last year, we provided more than 800 meals per day through our partners (for a total of 300,000 meals throughout 2021) in 10 provinces and territories. Learn more at mazoncanada.ca!
ABOUT THE BOARD EXPERIENCE:
In our most recent strategic visioning session, here's how our board described their experience of Mazon: openminded, creative, collaborative, strategic, intentional, professional, contemporary, out-of-the-box, joyful, grounded, energized.
Mazon's board is a working Board. Members hold specific roles and organize independent lay-leadership projects outside of Board meetings (ie, committees like Education, Advocacy, Allocations or Fundraising)
Mazon's current board has 4 experienced returning members and is looking to grow intentionally, slowly, and selectively to a maximum of 12. Current members are: Betty Gaertner (Chair), Suellen Boyd (Treasurer), Laurel Rothman, and Carrie Mazoff,
Four current members are based in Toronto, and one in Montreal - as an organization with a national mandate, we are particularly interested in recruiting more geographically and experientially diverse board members (see 'priorities' below).
Mazon is experiencing a period of incredible growth, with 2020 and 2021 fundraising revenues nearly double 2019 levels. As a result, we are well situated to take (reasonable) risks on creative experiments to reach new people and further our impact.
In other words, Mazon is a place where a motivated person can really see their work valued and come to fruition, and where their values can be expressed as tangible impact on the lives of vulnerable people.
Never sat on a Board before? Not 100% sure what it entails? If you're a smart, passionate person looking to make a difference through a regular volunteer commitment, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk about it!
An availability of 8 hours a month on average, including 8-10 meetings a year, spent representing Mazon in the community, running independent committee initiatives, participating in Board education processes, etc.
Knowledge of and passion for Canadian food security and/or poverty and relevant policy – or a strong willingness to commit the time to learn.
Knowledge of the Canadian Jewish community, including its institutions and mainstream ideological currents, as well as our traditions and culture - or a strong willingness to commit the time to learn.
A cooperative, supportive attitude, leaving egos at the door, seeking to balance bold new ideas with data-driven decision-making to make the best choices possible to benefit food-insecure Canadians.
To balance our current board, we will prioritize (not require) members that:
Are outside of Ontario (especially in Montreal);
Have skills that can help us fulfill our mission, especially:
planning & running events;
planning & running education programs;
developing our community network; and,
Have experience in front-line work or advocacy against poverty, or lived experience of poverty and/or marginalization.
HOW TO INQUIRE OR APPLY:
To get in touch, please send a resume or a summary of your relevant skills and experiences to our Executive Director, Izzy Waxman, at email@example.com - or send an email requesting a call for more information.