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Posted on: Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture is a multiple award-winning, youth-led charitable community organization based in Toronto.We create a brave space for Filipino-Canadian youth, both second generation and newcomers, to overcome multiple barriers that prevent them from meaningful engagement in society. At Kapisanan, youth activate their creativity to explore identity, fostering pride and self-confidence, inspiring and empowering them to realize their full potential.

Role of the board of directors

The Board will support the work of Kapisanan and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Kapisanan’s Executive Director, the Board and Executive Director work in partnership.  The involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.



·       Guide the strategic planning process and approve the strategic plan

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he implements the strategic plan

  • Review outcomes and metrics created by Kapisanan for evaluating its impact and performance against the strategic plan

  • Approve Kapisanan’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings

  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director

  • Assist the Executive Director and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members

  • Partner with the Executive Director and other Board Members to ensure resolutions are carried out

  • Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments

  • Represent Kapisanan to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization


Board Members will consider Kapisanan a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Kapisanan can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Kapisanan expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is appropriate with their capacity.

Board terms/participation

Kapisanan’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full Board meetings.

Director commitments include:

·      Attend quarterly Board meetings

·      At least 8-10 hours per month dedicated to organizational business

·      Lead in planning and implementation of fundraising initiatives

·      Be a Kapisanan ambassador


This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Kapisanan’s mission and who has a track record of leadership in business, government, philanthropy, arts and culture, the Filipino community, or the nonprofit sector.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • An understanding of Kapisanan’s mission, services, and programs

  • Awareness of the cultural, business, social, and political environments affecting the organization

  • Leadership experience demonstrated by accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, arts and culture, the Filipino community, or the nonprofit sector.

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, as well as a passion for, and commitment to, improving the lives of Kapisanan’s beneficiaries

Service on Kapisanan’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for pre-approved administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

If you are interested in exploring this exciting Board Director opportunity at Kapisanan, please email your resume to  Please also include in your message an outline of the qualifications and experience you would bring to Kapisanan’s Board.

KAPISANAN is an equal opportunity employer.

We appreciate all applications to this position. Only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.