Board Director – Operation Eyesight Canada

The Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors is currently seeking new volunteer board directors. Operation Eyesight is a Calgary-based international development organization working to eliminate avoidable blindness in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Our volunteer board of directors is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the organization, and for maintaining key relationships with groups and individuals that affect Operation Eyesight’s ability to fulfil our vision and mission.

If you a) have experience in not-for-profit and/or the international development sector OR as a senior executive in the private sector, and b) share Operation Eyesight’s values of equity, innovation, global citizenship, compassion and excellence, please contact us. We would like to discuss this opportunity with you.

Directors are elected for a two-year term. The board meets via Zoom/Teams eight times per year for approximately two hours. In addition, we host two in-person meetings per year in Calgary, typically over a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Directors also participate on at least one sub-committee each. We strive to foster a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, on the board and throughout the organization.

We are looking to attract two new directors. Priority consideration will be given to those who have one or more of the following:

  • Previous government relations experience working for an NGO or the Government of Canada
  • Experience as a volunteer or as a professional in fund development – major gifts and grants
  • Current or previous experience working as a senior executive in the private sector
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector as a director or member of the management team

Current residence in Eastern Canada – Ontario, Quebec or the Maritimes – is a strong asset.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Your application will be forwarded to the Chair, Governance & Nominations Committee.


March 22, 2023


April 22, 2023




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