Director Position, Palette Skills

Palette Skills has commenced the search to identify up to two Board Directors, to actively guide and support the evolving growth strategy and the delivery of our mandate.

The Board’s role at Palette Skills is to provide the necessary oversight and due diligence in the business affairs of Palette Skills and to ensure that the necessary objectives are achieved with rigor and transparency. To date, Palette’s Board has guided the organization through operational start-up activities, transition planning and strategic planning and through the launch of Upskill Canada, the branch of our company that is delivering the Upskilling Industry Initiative (UII) for the Government of Canada.

As we continue to deliver the UII initiative for Canada and proceed with our own affairs, the Board will continue to place emphasis on strengthening the foundations for the governance of the organization, including monitoring the organization’s financial affairs, ensuring that the organization is meeting its agreements, and complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.

It is important that the Palette Skills Board of Directors reflects the various communities Canada represents. This necessitates building and maintaining a Board that reflects a diversity of thought, lived experience, location, language, and functional expertise to oversee the governance of this national upskilling organization.

Specific Areas of Expertise Being Sought for all Board Roles include:

● Legal and business management, including strategic planning, accounting, budgeting, information management, technology and innovation industries, risk management and talent management/human resources;

● An understanding of, and experience with, the post-secondary education, accreditation, training, and upskilling community;

● Financial literacy; and

● Governance, legal and regulatory experience.

● Recognizing that decisions can only be made by well-informed Directors, each Director is expected, among other things, to:

● Be/Become knowledgeable of the upskilling, employment, and talent landscape in Canada;

● Participate in Director orientation and development programs;

● Maintain an understanding of the regulatory, legislative, economic, social and political environments within which the organization will operate;

● Appreciate the expectations and strategic planning requirements of inaugural programs within a national not-for-profit organization.

The term of each Director is three years with the possibility of renewal. The Board meets at least four times per year and Committees of the Board meet at least four times per year. Ad hoc meetings of Board and Committee can be scheduled if required. The Director position is a volunteer position. The Board meets in person once per year and travel expenses are reimbursed. All other meetings of the Board and Committees are held virtually.

If you believe that you can contribute to the oversight and success of Palette Skills, we would like to hear from you. Please advise the Assistant Corporate Secretary by emailing a copy of your cover letter and resume to dorothy@paletteskills.org before March 23, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will receive a full package of information in advance of their interview.

Should you require accommodation in order to participate in our recruitment process, we will support you by taking into account your individual accessibility needs. This posting is also available in an accessible format upon request.

About Palette Skills

Palette Skills is a national not-for-profit whose purpose is to help Canada’s most innovative companies with the talent they need to grow. We’re working with partners across the country to build a national upskilling system that creates new career paths for untapped talent to meet their potential.

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  • Be able to legally work in Canada. 
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