RECRUITING NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Apathy is Boring (A is B) is a national non-partisan, charitable organization that supports and educates youth to be active and contributing citizens in Canada’s democracy.
In 2017, A is B’s 150 Years Young campaign was selected as one of the federal government’s signature initiatives for Canada’s 150th anniversary. As part of this campaign, A is B engaged with Canadian youth nationwide.
In January 2018, A is B was announced as one of the ten national partners for the pilot of Canada Service Corps — a federally funded initiative under which A is B has launched its RISE program. Over the course of two years, RISE will have created 875 youth service opportunities through 25 community projects across 7 major Canadian cities.
The role of the board
The Board of Directors is the legal authority for Apathy is Boring. As a member of the board, a director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. The Board of Directors is accountable to Apathy is Boring’s funders for the services outlined in any contribution agreements or contracts. Our Board works closely with the Executive Director in an advisory but non-operational capacity.
The board meets approximately six times per year and board members are expected to attend all board meetings and to join one committee (executive, finance, human resources, governance). All board members are elected for a two-year mandate, which can be renewed. Candidates need not live in Montreal, as meetings can be attended via phone. Being a board member requires a commitment of 5-7 hours per month.
Key qualities for candidates
Apathy is Boring is looking for two candidates with one or more of the following profiles:
- Between the ages of 18 and 25
- Indigenous background
- Person of colour
- Experience in finance and/or accounting
- Experience with youth engagement
We are looking for candidates who are innovators and risk-takers, who are strategic, and who will actively participate in the development of our cause and organization. Although experience with governance is an asset, we encourage candidates of all ages, with little or no experience as an administrator, to apply.
If you wish to contribute to Apathy is Boring’s success, please fill out this short form by April 6, 2018. You will be asked to submit your C.V. Interviews will take place on the evenings of April 11th and 12th. Successful candidates will join the board of directors at our upcoming board meeting on May 9.