Call for 2017-18 Board of Director Nominees

The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) is seeking nominations for members for our Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term.

NSRAP seeks equity, justice and human rights for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Nova Scotia. NSRAP seeks to create change in our communities and our society at large so that all 2LGBTQIA+ people are included, valued, and celebrated. We will achieve this through building community and developing strong networks outside of community in addition to public outreach, education, and political action.

Applications are due on Friday, May 19, 2017.

The Nominating committee will review applications and bring forward to the Annual General Meeting for election by the membership on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. It is preferred that nominees are in attendance at the AGM for the vote and where they will have the opportunity to address the members.

Details on how to apply are at the bottom of this posting.

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Available for monthly meetings June 2017-June 2018.
  • Participate in at least one board committee (additional monthly meetings or more frequent meetings as needed).
  • We are seeking directors who are interested in a longer term commitment to the organization, potentially including running for the 2018-19 Board term as well.
  • Previous experience sitting on a board is valuable.
  • Directors participate in the governance of NSRAP – provide insight, foresight and oversight to NSRAP activities.
  • All directors are expected to assist with external fundraising for the organization.

Other Assets 

  • Enthusiasm and time: All interested community members are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for NSRAP’s mission and willingness to dedicate your time to the work are the most important factors for consideration.
  • Regional Representation: Existing board members reside mainly in Halifax and Dartmouth. NSRAP aims to work all across Nova Scotia and we want our board to reflect that. We encourage those from outside Halifax to apply. We currently have two Board members who attend meeting via phone and or video conferencing but are exploring better ways to include Board members from outside of Halifax.
  • Needed Skills: The Board has also identified a number of areas where it would be valuable to have certain skill sets, experience, and expertise in new directors. Any one of these skills and or experience would be a welcome contribution from prospective directors:
    • Membership development
    • Campaign and outreach experience
    • Fundraising
    • Accounting/Finance
    • Communications/public relations
    • Legal expertise
    • A background in anti-oppressive work and/or education

Application Process

  • To apply, please complete this form (Membership in NSRAP is required to be a Director. If you haven’t already, please join now.)
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and brought forward to the NSRAP AGM for election by the membership on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
  • It is preferred that nominees are in attendance at the AGM for the vote and where they will have the opportunity to address the members.

For more information, please contact nsrap@nsrap.ca.

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