Understanding the Role of the Board:
The role of the Board is to set policies that will ensure that it fulfills its legal and professional responsibilities to members. The Board sets the strategic direction and leadership tone for the membership.
The AVRBC Board of Directors is comprised of a President, Immediate Past President, up to eight (8) elected directors at large and up to two (2) directors appointed by the Board. Directors generally commit to serving a two-year term.
In order for an individual to be considered for service on the Board of Directors, certain criteria must be met. Candidates must meet all of the initial criteria to be eligible for service. Additionally, preference criteria define the attributes that are desired of individuals who serve on the Board. Although no person need satisfy all of these criteria, qualified candidates should meet as many of the preference criteria as possible.
Initial Criteria: (position of Treasurer is exempt)
- Position: Currently in a volunteer resources management position, either paid or unpaid.
- Good Standing: Is an AVRBC member in good standing. It is expected that if considered for election to the Board, Board members will purchase a membership.
- Compliance: Submits a candidate application that fully meets the requirements and expectations articulated in this form and that allows the committee to adequately assess the individual’s eligibility for service.
Preference Criteria: (position of Treasurer is exempt)
- Involved: Has a demonstrated track record of involvement in the field of volunteer resources management (e.g. service on committees, speaking, writing, etc.)
- Commitment: Demonstrates the willingness and ability to make the time commitment for service on the board and to support the goals of the association.
- Experienced: Has a minimum of three years experience in the industry. Has prior experience and/or service at the board level in organizations.
- Roles and Responsibilities: Shows an understanding and appreciation for the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit board of directors, as evidenced by membership in other boards, clubs and associations.
- Vested Interest: Has a vested interest in and support for the association’s activities, programs and services.
- Shared vision: Passionate about the AVRBC mission and is committed to moving it forward.
The Nomination Process:
Annually, the Vice-President acts as the Chair of the Nominating Committee. The Committee is responsible for reviewing, vetting and recommending to the Board of Directors, and to the membership, a slate of candidates to fill open positions on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are nominated and elected by the membership of AVRBC at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) (with the exception of up to two appointed members). Committee Chairs are appointed annually by the Board of Directors preferably before the AGM.
Applications for Director positions are solicited through an open call to all AVRBC members in good standing. The Nominating Committee assesses candidates through the review of written applications and interviews conducted by telephone.
Following the assessment process, the committee selects the final candidates to be recommended as the proposed slate of directors for the coming board year. The director slate is forwarded to the seated Board of Directors for ratification; following board approval, the slate is recommended to the membership for election.
All applicants are subject to this process. No exceptions or preference is given to any individual with regard to prior service, affiliation or relation.
The Election Process:
In compliance with the AVRBC bylaws, the election will be conducted by ballot at the Annual General Meeting. Proxy votes must be arranged by members prior to the AGM. Each member in good standing is eligible to vote.
Election of directors is determined by the majority vote of the membership. Candidates will be notified following verification of the election outcome. Election results will be announced and the new slate of directors introduced to the membership to begin their term following the current Annual General Meeting. Assignment of officer positions will happen at the first board meeting following the AGM.
For additional information contact:
Vice President & Chair, Nominating Committee