About us

The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

Corporate Office

8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB

goodsaminfo@gss.org

1-780-431-3600

Seeking Nominees to Join the Board of Directors

March 22, 2023

The Board of Directors of The Good Samaritan Society, Good Samaritan Canada and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Good Samaritan) seek to maintain a Board comprised of talented and dedicated Directors with a diverse mix of expertise, experience, skills and backgrounds. The skills and backgrounds collectively represented on the Board should reflect the diverse nature of the business environment in which Good Samaritan operates. For purposes of Board composition, diversity includes, but is not limited to, geography, age, gender, and ethnicity.

Good Samaritan is currently seeking nominees to join a diverse group of members who collaboratively contribute to the well-being and sustainability of the organization.

The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada are leading faith-based, not-for-profit, registered charities in Western Canada that provide quality accommodations, health, and community care services and programs to aging individuals in need. With over 74 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments, our operational effectiveness and overarching culture of service and care make us the provider of choice for individuals and their families seeking a supportive place to call home.

The Board of Directors is a governance board of twelve (12) directors (ten laypeople and two Lutheran clergy) and as such defines the organization’s mission and sets its strategic directions and priorities but delegates’ responsibility for staff and the day-to-day management of activities to the President and CEO.

The Board meets four times per year (at minimum) to:

  • Establish policy;
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibilities, including investment strategies;
  • Monitor, advise and support the achievements of the strategic plan; and
  • Focus on visioning for the future in an ever-changing healthcare and service delivery environment.

The Board is seeking to fill multiple positions, including someone from the Lutheran clergy. We welcome Indigenous applicants and are especially interested in candidates with specialized skills and experience relating to audit and finance, Board governance, capital management and business development, and:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the mission, vision, values and strategic priorities of Good Samaritan to its partners, stakeholders and broader community;
  • Willingness to take an active participatory role in board meetings, committees and projects;
  • Previous board experience, in particular on not-for-profit governance boards; and
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and contribute to business processes, including financial and strategic planning in a meaningful, constructive way.

Term(s) of Office: Directors are elected for a three-year term and may sit for a maximum of three consecutive terms.

All directors shall be voting members of The Good Samaritan Society and must reside in the province of Alberta or British Columbia.  If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please forward your resume to Paola Gatica, Executive Associate, at pegatica@gss.org.

Application deadline is May 31, 2023. 

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