Staff & Board

Role of the Board of Directors

The Halifax Sexual Health Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which is responsible for determining HSHC’s purpose and mission as well as: reviewing and approving HSHC’s strategic planning, ethical values and structure; selecting and maintaining an effective Board; appointing and overseeing our Executive Director, overseeing HSHC’s operations, and overseeing HSHC’s communications with its members and external stakeholders.

Directors’ Qualities and Attributes

HSHC aims to provide accessible and client-centered services and we pride ourselves on building an organization that celebrates freedom of choice, diversity, and open mindedness. Prospective members should fully support the vision and mission of the HSHC and will also be willing to:
• Act with integrity and courage
• Strengthen discussions and decision making with informed judgement, perspective, and analytical thinking
• Communicate and present their options effectively and constructively
• Listen attentively and respectfully, ask questions, and be willing to learn
• Be dependable, flexible, and strategically agile

Director Participation

In-person attendance at meetings: The HSHC Board of Directors meets one per month for approximately 1.5 hours at the HSHC on Bayers Rd.
Meeting preparation: All Board members are expected to arrive at meetings ready to contribute to strategic planning decisions and inform the stewardship of the organization’s assets. (Estimated prep time: 1 hour)
Travel: All Board meetings are held in the Halifax area (although there may be optional opportunities to attend professional development opportunities or events in other regions).
Participation in orientation, educational, and planning sessions: Minimal time requirement (perhaps once or twice per year).
Working with HSHC staff and volunteers: Our strategic planning initiatives outline many opportunities for our HSHC Directors to engage with our Executive Director and other HSHC stakeholders throughout the year.
Availability for unscheduled meetings: As required.
Attendance at events: We encourage our Directors to attend our key fundraising and engagement events.
Fundraising expectations: In addition to committing a minimum annual contribution to HSHC of $25.00 to support the HSHC Society Membership, all Directors will be expected to participate in fundraising activities and initiatives. This can involve financial contribution, event promotion and stewardship, ticket sales, assisting with sourcing sponsors and donors, or helping with event/initiative coordination.

How to Apply

To apply for a board position, please send your resume and a brief cover letter describing why you would like to join our HSHC team to: with the subject line: Nominating Committee.