We’re releasing a call for three (3) regular Board members to be appointed from the Kwantlen Polytechnic University community.
**What Do I Need to Include in My Nominations Package
You can fill out the items in the Nominations Package which includes a brief statement of why you would like to join the board, skills and perspectives you can offer and a brief summary of campus and/or community involvement or interests.
**What is the KPIRG Board of Directors?
KPIRG is committed to social and environmental justice, KPIRG is a campus-based group with a mandate for research, education and action on issues of social and environmental justice. KPIRG is a student and community funded and volunteer-driven organization that works to empower students and community members, to give people the tools and the opportunity to work cooperatively for a more just and healthy society.
The Board of Directors is the decision-making governing body, elected annually, to uphold KPIRG’s organizational mandate. It implements policy, approves programming, manages the annual budget, and acts as an employer for part-time, unionized staff members. Board members are responsible for decisions made at Board meetings and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers.
**Who Are We Looking For
-Full time and part time undergraduates at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
-Members of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University community (alumni, staff, faculty etc.)
-We especially encourage people with experiential knowledge of racism, colonization, poverty, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and sexism to apply.
**Reasons You Should Join the KPIRG
-Learn new skills and receive training
-Meet and get to know new and exciting friends, allies and collaborators
-Experience and gain decision-making skills on an organizational level, and as an employer to staff
-Layer your life or school experience with aspects of organizing in issues of social and environmental justice
**How does the KPIRG Board of Directors work?
We ask that ALL individuals who are interested in being part of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors make a commitment to KPIRG until the end of March 2017. The level of participation and involvement of Board members may vary depending on financial constraints, office hours, outreach, holidays, and the going-ons of life—we understand all of this.
The following are the time commitments we ask of ALL our Board members (*Estimated 10-15 hours per month*):
-You MUST attend Board meetings – generally held bi-weekly, though the exact frequency of meetings will be determined by Board members at the beginning of the term
-Involvement in a committee, established and struck by the KPIRG Board (in place of Portfolios), which will meet once a month, or by the discretion of the committee
-Office hours at KPIRG, once a week (for at least five hours)
The deadline for submissions will be September 22, 2016 at 4:00pm
**Questions about KPIRG, the Board of Directors or this Appointment Process? Email email@example.com