Golf Ontario, the Provincial Sport Organization for Golf, is currently seeking interested individuals to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term commencing February 2023.
The Board currently consists of 11 directors serving staggered 3 – year terms, with an option to extend for a second 3 – year term. Based upon the tenure of the existing directors, the Board anticipates requiring a minimum of 3 new directors in 2023, 2 new directors in 2024, and 1 new director in 2025.
With over 80 years of history and tradition, serving 100,000 members, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. We strive to align with all golf stakeholders through a connected golf community while encouraging both youth and adults to play more golf more often. Our mission is to shape lives through golf by leading, creating, and promoting positive golf experiences. The Board is responsible for determining Golf Ontario policy; for protecting the long-term growth and health of the organization; for developing, monitoring and evaluating the strategic goals; for approving the annual budget; and for authorizing and taking responsibility for the funding of the organization. Golf Ontario’s key priorities for the next strategic plan period include:
- Formalizing our DEI strategic action plan
- Growing our Public Player membership category and value for the recreational golfer
- Building stronger relationships with our facilities through our Regional Support Strategy
If you have a strong passion for and understanding of the sport of Golf, we would like to hear from you. We are searching for strategic thinkers with particular experience in the following areas: Government Relations, Technology, and Fundraising. We are committed to making golf more accessible and welcoming to diverse populations and would encourage like-minded individuals to apply.
The role of a Golf Ontario Board member is to act as a trustee, always serving the best interests of the organization with integrity and an open mind. In-person Board meetings are hosted quarterly (travel reimbursement provided), and quarterly committee and work group meetings are held virtually. Board members establish and actively support the vision of golf for all, a mission to shape lives through golf, and strategic directions of the organization and exercise financial oversight and fiduciary responsibility for the organization on behalf of its members, among other responsibilities.
Expressions of Interest must include the following:
- Online application form and
- Current CV (Instructions for uploading your documents are included on the application form)
The submission deadline for positions for the coming year is November 11, 2022.
Golf Ontario is an equal opportunity organization committed to providing accessible practices. We will make all reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities in order to support their full participation in this process. We thank all individuals for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All expressions of interest will be kept in confidence.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.
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