Looking for an opportunity to leverage your HR and leadership experience and help shape the future of our association?

OMHRA is seeking three dedicated members with the vision, passion and leadership skills to make a positive contribution to OMHRA’s future. OMHRA’s Board sets the strategic direction of the Association and provides critical guidance and oversight regarding its fulfillment. As a volunteer, you will join an exceptional group of professionals driving OMHRA forward, while enriching your professional network and experience.

We are seeking individuals with the following characteristics:

  • an understanding of, and commitment to, OMHRA’s mandate
  • an ability to think strategically, independently and objectively
  • a collaborative team player who interacts effectively, and constructively, with other board members
  • an effective communicator
  • tact and diplomacy
  • credibility, integrity and high ethical standards
  • comfortable making financial decisions, and,
  • marketing and communications experience.

One of the three board positions will be reserved for an OMHRA member who has worked for fewer than five years at a municipality, to sit as the Emerging Leader Representative. Candidates for this position must currently hold a membership in OMHRA or be willing to become a member in good standing.

OMHRA embraces diversity and inclusion and is committed to building an organization that represents a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.   We strive to ensure that, as a whole, the Board includes the skills, experience, expertise, competencies and attributes necessary to effectively oversee our long-term strategy and operations. Our goal is a Board that reflects the diversity of Ontario and our membership, including municipal structure, geography, ethnicity, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Special consideration will be given to individuals with the following attributes:

  • Competency in Advocacy and Government Relations, Finance and Budgeting and/or Governance 
  • LGBTQ2S, Indigenous or racial minority
  • member who has worked for fewer than five years at a municipality, to sit as the Emerging Leader Representative
  • competency in advocacy/government relations
  • live or work in Northern Ontario.

The Board holds a minimum of twelve virtual Board meetings, and two days of in-person strategic planning per annum. Board members serve on at least one Board Committee that meets virtually monthly and attend the Spring Workshop and the Fall Conference and Annual General Meeting. Directors are elected for a two-year term and may stand for re-election for up to five terms.

If you are an OMHRA member in good standing, we encourage you to submit your resume with a brief covering letter outlining your skills and experience, your present or past involvement with OMHRA, and how you will contribute as a Board member.

If the Board presents you as a candidate, you will be notified and asked to provide a letter of support from your Director/CAO which must also acknowledge that your employer will pay for your time participating in OMHRA meetings/workshops/conference as well as travel costs and time associated with being a Board member.   

Send your application to OMHRA Executive Director, Michelle Mackenzie, at executivedirector@omhra.ca by 5:00 pm EST Friday, June 9, 2023.   Questions may be sent to OMHRA President, Lori Bolton, at lbolton@orillia.ca.

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