Join the Board

Call for Volunteers to serve on the SWESA Board

Board of Director Opportunities

SWESA is a progressive organization creating a vibrant, welcoming community for all people aged 55+ in Southwest Edmonton. We are currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors.

The board provides leadership to SWESA in the areas of organizational direction, policy, strategic planning, and fiduciary accountability. We aim to attract committed individuals to help SWESA fulfill its mandate.

Ideal candidates would:

  • Be passionate about improving the well-being of individuals aged 55+ living in southwest Edmonton.
  • Have a desire to provide leadership and direction to the organization.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.

Previous board experience is not required. Professional and life skills that are applicable, but not limited to these positions include:

  • Leadership (supervisory) experience
  • Organizational skills
  • Business acumen
  • Accounting/ financial skills
  • A willingness to learn

As a SWESA Board of Director, you will be a key player in maintaining and growing a community gathering place for our friends and neighbours. The board meets once a month, with the exception of July and August. Each board member is asked to serve on at least one standing committee or work as a board lead for one of a number of portfolios. This is a working board and therefore some work outside of monthly board meetings is required. If you hold yourself to high expectations, then you’ll find board service very rewarding.

All interested candidates are asked to fill out and submit a Board Application on or before March 31, 2022. The forms are available on the SWESA website or can be obtained at our Blue Quill location. Board member candidates will be presented for approval at our Annual General Meeting on May 30, 2022.

To apply, please fill out and submit the Board Application Package, which was last updated on April 6, 2021.