Call for 2018/2019 Board of Directors

 Nomination Criteria 

Nominees are considered to fulfill the minimum requirements as outlined in the Roles and Responsibilities listed below. Nominees must be passionate about their work and willingness to actively participate as part of a team, impart expertise, share knowledge, and volunteer their personal time to support OPWSA programs and initiatives.

 

In order to be considered by the Nomination and Election Committee, nominees must submit their resume along with a cover letter which indicating which Board Position they are applying for, as well as their level of interest and what you plan on contributing during your two-year term as part of the OPWSA Board of Directors. We are accepting nominations from any region in Ontario and for all Board Positions. Full submission requirements are as follows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominees must express their interested and submit their documentation to OPWSA Executive Director, Jennifer Coens at ontariopws@gmail.com by end of day on Thursday, September 14th.

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members:

The following is your volunteer commitment as a Board member for OPWSA. As a Board member, your input and involvement is vital to the strength and future of OPWSA and supporting those with PWS.

 

It is expected that each Board member:

  • Commit to dedicating 4+ hours per month on OPWSA related activities including Board meetings, committee planning, and on-line correspondence.

  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in all scheduled Board meetings in-person, or by telephone (schedule provided 4 months prior to the next calendar year).

  • Assist in marketing OPWSA initiatives, fundraisers and other programs.

  • Support OPWSA fundraising initiatives and events. It is expected that each Board member contributes $1000 worth of fundraising throughout each calendar year.

  • Participate as a Board Lead on at least one OPWSA committee.

  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

  • Attend at least one OPWSA sponsored event each year such as fundraising events, conference, family gatherings, etc.

 

Board Positions:

  • Co-Chair (2) – Works closely with the Executive Director, and Treasurer as part of the Executive Team, and lead the directions for OPWSA during their term. Co-Chairs are elected from the existing Board of Directors.

  • Treasurer – Works closely with the Executive Director and the Co-Chairs to handle all financial record keeping and reporting, as well as issuing tax receipts.

  • Secretary – Records detailed minutes at each Board of Directors meeting.

  • Past Co-Chair (2) – Remain voting members of the Board of Directors for at least the first year of the term, to be a resource for the incoming Co-Chairs and other Board members, and shall be a Co-Chair on the Nomination and Election Committee.

  • Fundraising Advisor – Provide expertise on all fundraising initiatives, as well as create, sit on, and support the directions of the Fundraising Committee as a Board Lead.

  • Communications and Social Media Advisor – Provide expertise on communications and social media outreach, as well as create, sit on, and support the directions of the Communications and Social Media Committee as a Board Lead.

  • Medical/Scientific/Nutritional Advisor – Represent the medical/scientific perspective, as well as create, sit on, and support the directions of the Medical/Scientific/Nutritional Committee as a Board Lead.

  • Residential Advisor – Provide expertise on the current residential landscape in Ontario, as well as create, sit on, and support the directions of the Residential Options Working Group as a Board Lead.

  • Volunteer/Outreach Advisor – Provide expertise on volunteer engagement and recognition, and community outreach, as well as create, sit on, and support the directions of the Volunteer Committee as a Board Lead.

  • Support/Services/Resources Advisor – Provide expertise on support, services, and resources required by the PWS community, as well as create, sit on, and support the directions of the Resources Committee as a Board Lead.

 

Election Process

Resumes, cover letters, and letters of reference provided by each nominee will be reviewed by the Nomination and Election Committee. Nominees that are deemed qualified for the Board position they have applied for, will be contacted for a telephone interview with 2 members of the Nomination and Election Committee.

 

If a person on the Nomination and Election Committee is applying for a position, that person is excluded from the election process for that position. In those instances, if there is a tie, the OPWSA Executive Director, will break the tie.

 

New Board members will be announced at OPWSA’s AGM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Burlington.

 

Nomination and Election Committee

 

The Nomination and Election Committee is made up of the current Co-Chairs, the current Treasurer, and the former Co-Chairs.

 

New Nominees:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • 1 Letter of Reference

Current Board Members Looking for Re-Election:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • 2016-2017 Board of Directors Reflection and Feedback