Call for New Board Members

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The Emily Carr Alumni Association (ECUAA) is currently seeking board members to be elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in early December 2019. If you are interested in representing the voices of your fellow alumni, please put your application forward for consideration. Each nomination must be supported by one current ECUAA board member.

The ECUAA is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community and to building an organization that reflects the alumni we serve. We encourage applications from people of colour and members of Black and Indigenous communities; Two-Spirit, Non-Binary, Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer people; people living with disability; youth; and members of other equity seeking groups. Please share if you require accommodation.

All board members are elected for a term of two years and may be re-elected to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. Board members will be elected to a position by the board members at our AGM. At the 2019 AGM, up to 6 out of 8 volunteer board member positions will be open, to be filled by new and/or returning candidates.

If you wish to put yourself forward for a board member position, please submit a short statement (250-300 words) expressing your interest in being involved along with a current CV to alumni@ecuad.ca.

Please consider carefully whether you can fulfill the responsibilities set out below. The submission of an application does not necessarily mean that you will be asked to stand for election. If you are not selected for nomination this year by our nomination team, we will keep your interest on file for future years.

For additional information on ECUAA and the role of our Board Members, please email Sára Molčan, Alumni Relations.

Responsibilities and Duties of ECUAA Board Members

Service as a member of the ECUAA Board requires time, dedication and commitment to the goals of the ECUAA. For the ECUAA to reflect the views of its community, Board members must participate fully in their roles and functions. The ECUAA Board is responsible for setting goals, defining organizational policies and priorities, and approving plans to achieve our goals that are in line with the Strategic Plan for the university.

ECUAA Board members are required to act in good faith and in the best interests of the alumni community, to formally declare any real or apparent conflicts of interest, and to respect the confidentiality of sensitive information. Part of the due diligence required of Directors is attending Board meetings and keeping yourself informed about the affairs of ECUAA by reading the materials prepared for the meetings, newsletters, and e-mail bulletins. The board typically meets in-person four times annually outside of the AGM, with additional board and/or committee meetings and digital communication, as required.

Statement of Vacancies
The following board positions are expected to be filled by new and/or returning candidates at the 2019 AGM.
  • Members at Large
  • Secretary
  • Vice-President
  • President
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