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Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
September 4, 2022

Salary Range
Volunteer

Job Location
Ottawa

Expected Start Date
September 26, 2022

Additional Info
2022-Board-Nomination-Package.pdf

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

The 2022 nomination process is underway. Energetic, passionate, and enthusiastic candidates are being sought for the Bowls Canada Board of Directors elections in September 2022 to help grow the sport of lawn bowling across Canada.  2022 to 2023 will be exciting years for the organization as we relaunch the sport out of a global pandemic and continue our new role of stewarding Parabowls development in Canada

Bowls Canada is seeking a diverse group of individuals to serve; a group that can bring a variety of thoughts,  knowledge and experiences is critical to the success of the organization.  Specific experience is sought in the   areas of fundraising, marketing, and human resources.  BCB is committed to a gender equitable board composition.

Eligibility

To be eligible for election as a Director, an individual must:

  1. Be eighteen (18) years of age or oolder
  2. Have the power under law to contract
  3. Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country;
  4. Not have the status of bankrupt
  5. have satisfied the requirements of Bowls Canada’s screening policyincluding the submission of my screening application and results of a current Enhanced Police Information Check.
  6. Meet one or more of the skills and characteristics defined in the Board Nomination Package.

Director Responsibilities and Characteristic

The BCB Board of Directors has the responsibility for setting directions, establishing policy, and  overseeing the activities of the organization. Directors are expected to possess the
following attributes:

  • Independence and sound judgment – they have the courage to ask tough questions
    and voice their opinions.
    •    Integrity – demonstrate personal integrity, are trustworthy, and insist the organization behave ethically.
    •     Long-term vision, strategic outlook.
    •     Organizational Governance knowledge and experience.
    •     Basic knowledge of business issues and financial matters.
    •     Demonstrated ability to operate effectively as part of a diverse team.
    •     Continuous growth mindset – including being open to new ideas, are strategically agile and responsive to change.
    •     Conflict resolution – they are oriented to resolve conflict, are resilient after it occurs, and support board decisions once made.
    •     Commitment to a risk management based Policy Governance model.
    •     Willingness to understand and exercise her or his fiduciary responsibilities.

Available Positions and Terms
Three three-year terms

Two two-year terms                                                                                                                                        Two one-year terms

Nominations Process

  1. All individuals wishing to run for a position as a Director will be subject to nomination which requires the submission of a signed Application Form and supporting materials by the application deadline. Current Directors who wish to stand again need to identify their intent in writing to the BCB Office.
  2. Upon receipt of all nominations, the Nominations Committee will short-list nominees
    and conduct due diligence by reviewing the nominee’s qualifications, the required skills and attributes, potential conflict of interests or other significant matters which would preclude the nominee from successfully fulfilling the duties of a Director.
  3. Director candidates must also complete the Bowls Canada screening application and
    complete an Enhanced Police Information Check as per the Bowls Canada Screening Policy.
  4. The Nominations Committee, upon a majority vote, will provide their preferred slate
    of nominees to the voting members prior to the election of Directors.

Application Form and Recommended Supplementary Material

  1. Each nominee must complete and sign the 2022 Application Form and submit it to the
    Nominations Committee along with a letter of intent and a resume.
  2. It is recommended that Nominees further submit:
  • A campaign platform describing what the nominee would like to do to further the objectives of BCB – this material may be as detailed or specific as the nominee desires
  • A headshot photo
  • A biography of the nominee (maximum 300 words)
  • A video describing the nominee and/or the nominee’s platform (maximum 30 seconds)
  • Testimonials from other organizations or other individuals

Candidates wishing more information regarding the role and responsibilities of Bowls Canada Directors are invited to contact Anna Mees (amees@bowlscanada.com)

About Bowls Canada Boulingrin (www.bowlscanada.com)Bowls Canada is the national recognized governing body for the sport of bowls.  Our mission is to advance the sport of lawn bowls in Canada, and it is our vision to bring Canadians together through bowls.  As a Registered Charitable Amateur Athletic Association, we are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  With almost 14,000 registered participants across the nation, this sport attracts participants of all ages and abilities.  Bowls Canada is committed to maintaining an environment that fosters personal and professional growth for all volunteers and employees.  Our ACTION organizational values are at the core of everything we do.


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