Call for Nominations to ICOMOS Canada Board of Directors a Office of the President

ICOMOS Canada’s Nominating Committee is looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to submit their candidacy to become a Board Member. Candidates must have a range of experience in heritage matters. We are also looking for a wide-range of people with experience in public relations, fundraising, and non-profit management. 

Applicants will be screened before being invited to stand for election by the general membership at the Annual General Meeting on August 7th, 2021.

Candidatures for Board elections:

  • Must be an ICOMOS Canada member in good standing residing in Canada
  • a brief résumé of the professional career, qualifications and current position of the candidate:
    • a short version for the ICOMOS newsletter (maximum 75 words, in .doc format)
      First name, Name (Province/Territory). Most recent position(s) – employment and/or academic (e.g. Director of Heritage Department, University xx). Academic or Professional training (e.g. Architect, University of X). Positions held in ICOMOS (e.g. President of ICOMOS NC or ISC since xxx, ICOMOS Board member from xx to xx)
    • a long version (maximum 250 words, in .doc format) for the ICOMOS web site;
  • a statement from the candidate outlining the reasons why they are seeking election, confirming that they will serve and attend Board meetings if elected, and if applicable, self-identifying if they belong to a historically disadvantaged group (maximum 750 words in .doc format); and
  • a passport size photographic portrait (in .jpg or .gif format, max. file size 1MB).

In order to help the membership appreciate the candidate’s possible contribution to the future Board, the candidate’s statement of intent may include elements such as the candidate’s:

  • vision of the mission of ICOMOS Canada, and its current and future role,
  • views on priorities for the next three years relative to ICOMOS Canada’s mission,
  • proposals on how to achieve his/her vision, including funding,
  • interest in contributing to specific activities of ICOMOS Canada,
  • personal objectives for ICOMOS Canada’s development in the event of him/her being elected.

Candidatures for the office of President, must include:

  • Be an ICOMOS Canada member in good standing residing in Canada
  • Include a nominator’s letter signed by at least one members of ICOMOS Canada;
  • Include a seconding letters from at least two other members of ICOMOS Canada;
  • Include a brief résumé of the professional career, including experience in issues related to World Heritage,  and current position of the candidate:
    • a short version for the ICOMOS newsletter (maximum 75 words, in .doc format)
      First name, Name (Province/Territory). Most recent position(s) – employment and/or academic (e.g. Director of Heritage Department, University xx). Academic or Professional training (e.g. Architect, University of X). Positions held in ICOMOS (e.g. President of ICOMOS NC or ISC since xxx, ICOMOS Board member from xx to xx)
    • Include a long version (maximum 250 words, in .doc format) for the ICOMOS Canada web site;
  • a statement from the candidate outlining the reasons why he is seeking election, confirming that they will serve and attend Board meetings if elected, and if applicable, self-identifying if they belong to a historically disadvantaged group (maximum 750 words in .doc format); and
  • a passport size photographic portrait (in .jpg or .gif format, max. file size 1MB).

In order to help the membership appreciate the candidate’s possible contribution to the future Board, the candidate’s statement of intent may include elements such as the candidate’s:

  • vision of the mission of ICOMOS Canada, and its current and future role,
  • views on priorities for the next three years relative to ICOMOS Canada’s mission,
  • proposals on how to achieve his/her vision, including funding,
  • interest in contributing to specific activities of ICOMOS Canada,
  • personal objectives for ICOMOS Canada’s development in the event of him/her being elected.

Profile for the office of the President:

Requirements

  • Bilingualism (English and French)
  • Expected to volunteer between 15-20 hours per week.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the heritage sector and recognized professionally
  • Ability to demonstrate track record in building partnerships
  • Canadian resident

Nomination files should be submitted in electronic format, with texts in English and/or French by June 15th, 2021 at 11:59PM PDT. 

For more information, please review ICOMOS Canada’s Election Policies.

Nominations should be sent to the Executive Director at secretariat@canada.icomos.org