Youth Board of Directors Opportunity

Plan International Canada

Plan International Canada is recruiting a Youth Member to join their Board of Directors!

Organization: Plan International Canada
Location: In-person, Toronto office
Status: 3-year term starting November 2024

What can you expect from a leading organization in the global movement to advance children’s rights and equality for girls?

Join Plan International Canada and make your mark in the global movement for children’s rights and equality for girls. In our 85-year history, we’ve proven that it’s possible to help transform lives and communities in big and meaningful ways. You’ll be joining a community of determined optimists working in more than 80 countries. Besides believing in our mission, staff say they choose to work at Plan International Canada because of its inspired leadership and its commitment to fostering an inclusive and empowering workplace. We’re the first non-profit organization to be inducted into Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame by Waterstone Human Capital. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, generous time off, and a supportive, flexible, hybrid environment that prioritizes your well-being and sustainable high performance. We want our staff to feel supported because there is an urgent need for our work.

What is the level of commitment required?

  • Our Board members meet every quarter using a hybrid format, conducting two meetings in person at our Toronto office and two meetings virtually. The in-person sessions span a full day, whereas the virtual meetings are conducted over two days.
  • 1 – 2 extra Board or Committee meetings per year may be required.
  • In addition to serving on our Board, you may be invited to attend quarterly meetings of our Youth Advisory Council.
  • You will be required to attend our comprehensive orientation program in the summer/early fall of 2024 and complete the necessary background preparation to participate effectively in meetings of the Board and the Youth Advisory Council.
  • You will be expected to work inclusively, co-operatively, and respectfully with other Board members and with Plan International Canada’s management and staff and members of the Youth Advisory Council.
  • This is a volunteer position. You will be reimbursed for travel and other related expenses related to your participation on the Board of Directors.

What does your contribution mean?

  • You will be our second Youth Board member and will bring your unique perspective as a young person to our Board and our work.
  • You will have the opportunity for personal growth and experience to contribute to Plan International Canada’s role in international development and to support the empowerment of the persons and communities we serve.
  • You will enhance your skills in governance, advocacy, strategic planning, financial oversight, and leadership as you feed into critical decisions to help shape and guide the organization.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Completed or in pursuit of a post-secondary level education.
  • Demonstrated leadership through personal and/or professional experience.
  • A positive, can-do approach.
  • A commitment to children’s rights and equality for girls.
  • An interest in acquiring knowledge in areas valuable to the Board such as financial matters; strategic planning; performance management and monitoring; human resources and compensation strategy; enterprise risk management; charitable fundraising, marketing and communications; information technology, security, privacy, and digital technology; international development.
  • Strong judgment, a strategic mindset, willingness to learn, and confidence to share your unique perspectives.
  • A passion for mission-driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International Canada’s core values.
  • Life experience in a developing country and/or experience with non-profit organizations would be an asset.


How to Apply:

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, submit your resume and cover letter (here) by July 15, 2024.  

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