Position: Board Member

 Authority and Responsibility: The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the Supervised Visitation Network. As a member of the Board, a director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.

 Requirements of Board Membership include:

  1. Commitment to the work of the organization
  2. Knowledge and skills in one or more area of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy
  3. Willingness to serve on and Chair committees
  4. Virtual attendance at bi-monthly board meetings
  5. Virtual attendance at meetings of assigned committees
  6. Attendance at the Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting
  7. Support of and participation in fundraising events
  8. A commitment to support the Supervised Visitation Network 

Requirements for Nomination

Any candidate for Director shall meet the following qualifications:

  1. Must be a current member of SVN and have been a member for at least two years.
  2. Must have had at least a year of direct experience in providing supervised visitation services or in administration of a supervised visitation program.
  3. Must agree to the Expectations and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors which each elected Board member signs.
  4. Agree to follow and support the SVN Standards, Guidelines, and Code of Ethics and Agree they may be removed from office after three (3) missed meetings. 


Term: Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Directors serve for a 3-year term and may be re-elected once.


General Duties: A Director is fully informed on organizational matters, and participates in the Board’s deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy

The Director must:

  1. Approve and monitor all Board policies and by-laws
  2. Review the bylaws and policy manual and recommend changes to the membership
  3. Review the Board’s structure, approve changes and prepare necessary bylaw amendments
  4. Participate in the development of the Supervised Visitation Network’s organizational plan and annual review
  5. Approve the Supervised Visitation Network’s budget
  6. Approve the hiring and/or release of the Executive Director, including the Executive Director’s employment contract
  7. Support and participate in evaluating the Executive Director
  8. Assist in developing positive relations among the Board, committees, staff members and the community to enhance the Supervised Visitation Network.