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Build the Future With CSAE: Volunteer Positions Are Open Until June 29, 2021

The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) is Canada’s only national, member-based not-for-profit organization committed to delivering the knowledge, resources and environment to advance association excellence.

As a volunteer, you’ll join an exceptional group of professionals driving CSAE forward, while enriching your professional network and experience. Together, we achieve more.

CSAE embraces diversity and inclusion and is committed to building an organization that represents a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives and abilities. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 5 p.m. EDT, June 29th, 2021. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Current Openings

DIRECTORS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Contribute your talents and progressive ideas to set the course for CSAE. As a member of CSAE’s Board of Directors, you will advance the strategic direction of the organization and drive its mission. By serving in a leadership capacity, you will advance excellence in the association sector across Canada. The Board, made up of highly qualified directors from diverse backgrounds, benefits from the contribution of different perspectives and experiences to promote better corporate governance.

In identifying qualified candidates for nomination to the board, the Nominating and Board Development Committee will consider prospective candidates based on merit, with regard to those competencies, expertise, skills, background and other qualities identified from time to time by the Board as being important in fostering a diverse and inclusive culture which solicits multiple perspectives and views and is free of conscious or unconscious bias and discrimination.

CSAE is currently accepting applications to fill five vacancies on the 2021-22 Board of Directors. Of these, three current directors are eligible to stand for re-election. To achieve the competencies required for the Board to effectively exercise its duties, CSAE will give priority consideration to applicants with an accounting degree/accounting experience and those with expertise in enterprise risk management.

Process for Director Applicants: Complete the application form and a competency self-assessment. Note: You are required to upload a PDF copy of your resume or a 200 to 250-word letter outlining your experience as part of the competency self-assessment. Click here to access the submission documents.

The self-assessment is organized around the following competencies: advocacy/government relations, financial management, governance, risk management and strategic thinking. Not all directors are required to be competent or subject matter experts in all areas.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by CSAE by 5 p.m. EDT, on June 29th, 2021.

BOARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Lend your voice and expertise to one of CSAE’s Board committees, which directly support the work of the Board.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following standing committees:

Governance Committee (1-3 vacancies)
The principal responsibility of the Governance Committee is to identify, promote and discharge functions designed to ensure CSAE is governing with excellence and complying with legislation and regulations that apply to it.

Finance and Audit Committee (1-3 vacancies)
The principal responsibility of the Finance and Audit Committee is to provide financial expertise; along with internal and external oversight to support the fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

Recruitment and Sub-Selection Committee (2 vacancies)
The Recruitment and Sub-Selection Committee is accountable to the Nominating and Board Development Committee and is responsible for the recruitment and screening of candidates interested in election to the Board of Directors, including the presentation of a Recommended Slate of Nominees, and for the recruitment and screening of committee member applications to the board’s standing committees to ensure that CSAE is governed with excellence and vision. Committee members must be executive members and are ineligible for board nomination during the duration of their term.

Process for Board Standing Committee Applicants: Complete the application form and a competency self-assessment. Note: You are required to upload a PDF copy of your resume or a 200 to 250-word letter outlining your experience as part of the competency self-assessment. Click here to access the submission documents.

The self-assessment is organized around the following competencies: advocacy/government relations, financial management, governance, risk management and strategic thinking. Not all committee members are required to be competent or subject matter experts in all areas.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by CSAE by 5 p.m. EDT, on June 29th, 2021.

WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
Contribute your insights and knowledge as a member of one of CSAE’s working groups, which foster operational excellence in focused areas under the direction of the president & CEO.

CSAE is currently seeking volunteers for the following:

Awards and Recognition Committee (6 vacancies)
The Awards Committee develops and maintains CSAE’s leadership awards program, which includes promoting the program, encouraging members to submit nominations, and receiving and evaluating nominations for the various awards. This group requires a majority of members to hold their CAE designation.

Government Relations Advisory Group (2 vacancies)
The principal responsibility of the Government Relations Advisory Group is to identify priority issues CSAE should present in its advocacy and government relations initiatives and develop supporting strategy and action plans. Members of this group possess experience and expertise in government relations, public affairs and advocacy.

Process for Working Group Member Applicants: Click here to access the submission documents.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by CSAE by 5 p.m., EDT, on June 29th, 2021.

NETWORK COUNCIL MEMBERS
Help shape regional activities for CSAE’s membership and make a difference to the association sector in your geographical area and beyond. CSAE networks deliver programs and services at the regional level, including educational programming and events, special events and member-based activities, offering opportunities for association and not-for-profit professionals to learn, connect and excel.

As a member of the network council, you would contribute to the development of programming and activities hosted by the respective network, in alignment with CSAE’s mission, core values and strategic and annual plans. (Please note that regular programming and activities will be affected by local public health guidelines during the pandemic.)

The following network councils are accepting applications:

  • Alberta
  • Atlantic
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ottawa-Gatineau
  • Trillium

Process for Council Member Applicants: Click here to access the submission documents.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by CSAE by 5 p.m., EDT, on June 29th, 2021.

Questions? Send an email to info@csae.com.

Thank you for your interest in CSAE.



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