The League is always looking for energetic and enthusiastic community-minded members who would like to help shape the community of Hairsine, and encourages anyone who would like to become part of such a legacy to join in. Whether you want to bring your expertise, skills and vision to the board or to a committee, or be an event volunteer, you will be welcome.
In return, you will learn valuable leadership, event planning, project management and public relation skills; help build a strong and safe neighbourhood for all community members; and see your vision for what defines a healthy, well-rounded community come to life.
Learn about the various Board positions below. These short blurbs serve as an idea as to how the board functions, but the team is open to all ideas and strategies to achieve the community vision. We value your expertise and advice, and quite frankly, we need them. You report monthly on what you’ve been up to (at least) and commit to being prepared for each board meeting. If fulfilling one of these roles sounds like too much, consider volunteering as a director at large member.
President & Casino Director
Spokesperson for the league and its residents, attender of meetings, public face of the board. People management is your jam. You know what everyone on the board is working on, and get involved as needed. You have a vision for the board and will work to build buy-in with the board and community to execute it.
Let’s be honest: you’re the reason we have money to do fun things. You work very closely with the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission and the board to run events like Casinos. You ensure the necessary paperwork and volunteers are place for these events to operate (we currently host a casino every two years). Ideally, you’ve been through all of this before.
The vice president supports the president and steps up when he/she is unable to serve his/her role. You attend meetings in the president’s stead, sign cheques, and perform duties as required. You work behind the scenes with each individual on the board to get stuff done.
Treasurer & Bookkeeper
The buck stops here. All of the money goes through you: you review and sign the cheques,review statements, deposit funds, and manage the league’s investments. You work with the book keeper to keep records organized and transparent, and report regularly to the board and the community.
Bookkeeper is a paid position and is outsourced to a 3rd party. They will write the cheques. Prepare financial statements. audits to AGLC, Taxes.
You are a detail-oriented soul to be the secretary. You are the first point of contact for inquiries from the community. You create and maintain league documents, including meeting minutes, and organize shared files. You work with other directors to draft grant applications, file society returns, and submit bylaw amendments.
Publicist & Community Garden Director
Develop communications strategies, messaging, promotions, and branding to effectively reach Hairsine residents. You always know what’s going on in and around the neighbourhood. Opinions about the website and social media, but you are also passionate about reaching those in the community who do not rely on these tools for information. You are the one the media come to when they have questions about the neighbourhood and the league. You are in charge of the Newsletter and sending out 3 times a year.
Social & Program Director
This role serves as the official Hairsine party planner. Community league day, Winter and spring events, Soccer Year ends are in your capable hands.
You’re responsible for ensuring residents of Hairsine are having a good time. You have an outgoing personality and enjoy bringing people together. You’re a problem solver: you seek feedback from residents about what programs they’d like to see, and you figure out how to give the people what they want.
You are in charge of maintaining and booking Hairsine Hall. You maintain equipment, book the hall for rentals, administer security codes for building users, make sure the facility is stocked with supplies, and coordinate any repairs approved by the board. Most of the work is outsourced so you would be in charge of hiring the right person for the right job like grass cutting, ice making, concession workers. You are also in charge of updating the communication boards at Hairsine Park and Kirkness Park.
Fundraiser & Grant Director ( Vacant )
Come up with Fundraising Ideas for the community League and work with other board members and volunteers to create a plan for the idea.
Work with the local governments and the city on preparing Grants for the Community League. Researching grants that may be available for the Community to apply for.
Volunteer & Membership Director
The volunteer director pairs up eager helpers from the community with those who need a hand. You know the skills, gifts, and abilities of neighbourhood residents and use that knowledge to help organize people to help run events. Enlist those who are interested in sitting on a committee, and keep track of this precious information. Help out the Casino Director with the volunteers by calling them to ensure they will be attending.
You may organize a door-to-door membership campaign and work with local businesses to sell community league memberships. You attend local events like soccer registration on behalf of the board to promote membership to the community and maintain a database of members.
In charge of registering community players in league sports like Soccer. Working with EMSA or NEZ associations. In Charge of creating a sports budget for each season.
Member at Large (2 positions)
Only a one year position that gives a helping hand to other directors when in need. has a voice at board meetings and helps come up with ideas in which the community is looking to grow in. Can step in a role if become vacant
Only a 1 year position and under 18, comes to board meetings and discusses with members on the youth involvement here at Hairsine. Works with the directors and provides suggestions on what programs Hairsine should be having in regards to the youth of our community.