Volunteer Board of Directors – Post Secondary Student

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a volunteer based organization providing education, research, and conservation rooted in Stanley Park.

We are seeking a new member for our Board of Directors who is a postsecondary student. The objectives of this position are to introduce Board governance to a student with career interests in the fields of environmental conservation and/or education, and to introduce a youth perspective into Board deliberations.

The person will be a full member of the Board, with all attendant rights and responsibilities.

Directors serve for a two-year term which may be renewed. Directors are asked to attend eight scheduled meetings per year and serve on one of the Board’s standing committees: Governance, Finance, Marketing and Communications, Reconciliation, and People (Human Resources).

Directors are expected to:

  • Maintain an active SPES membership;
  • Commit to the work of SPES.
  • Attend Board and Board committee meetings.
  • Become fully informed about SPES’s mission and governance as well as its organizational matters;
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting.

To apply or to obtain further information please contact president@stanleyparkecology.ca.

Please include with your application: a letter outlining the reasons for your interest; a brief résumé; and a letter of reference from an instructor, employer, or a SPES staff member.

SPES is a registered charitable organization, incorporated in 1988 and governed under the B.C. Societies Act.  Following a governance model, the volunteer Board sets direction, acts as trustee of the organization’s assets, maintains legal requirements, and sets the organization’s standards of conduct. SPES has current Directors and Officers liability insurance in place. For more information: https://www.stanleyparkecology.ca/.

Stanley Park is located on the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh). We are grateful to them for their stewardship of this land since time immemorial.

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