Position Title: President


  • The board of directors is the legal authority for the community league.

Term of Office

  • Term of office is unlimited.

General Duties/Requirements

  • A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
  • Commit to the work of the organization.
  • Review the boardís conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
  • Speak positively of the league and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the leagueís mission.
  • Orient new board members.
  • Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
  • Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
  • Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
  • Participate in the development of the leagueís organizational plan, annual review and budget.
  • Approve the budget and other financial matters.
  • Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
  • Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.


  • Provides leadership to the board by:
    • encouraging board members to participate in meetings and activities
    • focusing the boardís activities on the organizationís mission
  • Ensures the board members are oriented, trained, evaluated and recognized for their contributions.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the boardís decision-making process.
  • Acts as a liaison between the community league and other community leagues or civic organizations.
  • Promotes the organizationís purpose in the community and to the media and acts as spokesperson for the league.
  • Is the primary liaison between the league and EFCL.
  • Participates in the selection and release of any paid employees in consultation with other executive officers.
  • Plays a leading role in supporting fundraising activities.
  • Is responsible for committees by:
    • serving as an ex-officio member of all committees and attending their meetings when needed;
    • ensuring that committee chairpersons are appointed
  • Arranges for the orientation of committee chairpersons.
  • Is responsible for the boardís agenda.
  • Chairs meetings of the community league according to Robertís Rules of Order or as designated in the bylaws and ensures meetings adhere to the agenda.
  • Acts as one of the signing officers for cheques and other documents such as contracts and grant applications.††
  • Prepares a Presidentís Report for the annual general meeting.