CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – EDMONTON HERITAGE COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) is seeking candidates to join its Board of Directors, beginning in June 2020 for an initial three-year term up to a maximum of two three-year terms.
We connect people with the stories of our city. EHC provides leadership, support, and programs to help Edmontonians research, preserve, interpret, and advocate for their heritage.
EHC’s Strategic Priorities
- Creating a stronger sense of belonging and connectedness for Edmontonians through heritage;
- Creating more opportunities for heritage participation and engagement in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods and communities;
- Removing barriers for Edmontonians’ participation in heritage activities and programs;
- Supporting and increasing organizational capacity in Edmonton’s heritage sector;
- Increasing opportunity and economic resilience for individuals working in heritage.
Board of Directors Qualifications and Attributes
EHC is seeking interested individuals who:
- Have a passion for Edmonton and its heritage;
- Understand the value of heritage to the present and future life of the city, concerning Connections & Exchanges: A 10 Year Plan to Transform Arts & Heritage in Edmonton;
- Bring a broad perspective on Edmonton’s diverse heritage and/or specific heritage expertise;
- Can build relationships and advocate for Edmonton’s heritage;
- Are engaged, capable and interested in serving on a public policy board;
- Can commit to attending nine (9) board meetings a year, a strategic planning day, and participating in at least one board committee – a time commitment of 10-15 hours per month.
The board welcomes applications from all interested candidates. In particular, we are seeking candidates who offer:
- Financial expertise;
- Previous board governance experience;
- Leadership experience, particularly on not-for-profit boards.
Benefits of Serving on the EHC Board of Directors
- Strengthening the community and connecting people through heritage;
- Civic involvement through EHC’s relationship to the City of Edmonton and City Council;
- Collegial board experience and contacts within the diversity of Edmonton’s communities;
- Insight into the heritage sector and its connection with many community organizations.
EHC actively seeks to have a representative board. Applications are encouraged from equity-seeking groups, including Indigenous peoples, racially visible members, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons.
Interested candidates are encouraged to review the backgrounder on serving as an EHC Board Member and recent EHC Annual Reports.
To apply, please send a cover letter (maximum 300 words) and resume or CV to email@example.com, attention Alex Abboud, Chair, Nominations & Succession Committee, by 5 P.M. on Thursday, March 12.