Boxing Canada is issuing a call for nominations for 3 Director position on its Board of Directors

August 3, 2020 – Boxing Canada is issuing a call for nominations for the following positions on the Board of Directors. Elections will take place Friday, September 25th, 2020 at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Montreal. Selected candidates will be required to do a video presentation (live or pre-recorded) during the Annual General Meeting.

Any person, who is 18 years of age or older, who has the power under law to contract, who has not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country, and who does not have the status of bankrupt is eligible to be nominated. Regional Directors are further restricted as described.

  • 1 DIRECTOR (WEST): 3-year term – restricted to persons who are resident in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories or Yukon;
  • 1 DIRECTOR (EAST): 3-year term – restricted to persons who are resident in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • 1 DIRECTOR AT LARGE: 3- year term;

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES

Boxing Canada is seeking to individuals who have professional, personal or other experience and networks within the corporate, business, boxing, and/or other relevant communities that will strengthen the Boxing Canada Board as it performs its governance and stewardship functions. Ideally the board as a whole will reflect the listed attributes and assets.

The following are highly desirable attributes:

  • Big picture, strategic thinker
  • Policy Board experience
  • Business acumen
  • Active corporate network
  • Revenue development expertise

The following would be valuable assets:

  • Knowledge of Canadian and/or international sport system
  • Experience in government relations
  • Financial, legal, risk management, human resources, marketing communications and/or information technology knowledge
  • Experience with managing organizational change

Boxing Canada encourages nominations from women and other under-represented populations that will support board diversity. The Nomination Form included with this document is to be submitted to Boxing Canada.

NOMINATION & APPLICATION PROCEDURES

If you would like to apply for one of the position or submit a candidate, please send the following information to info@boxingcanada.org by August 21st, 2020 at 5pm EST:

BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

The bylaws identify the Board’s duties:

  1. The Board will set and monitor the accomplishment of the vision, mission, values (or their equivalent) and strategic direction of Boxing Canada;
  2. The Board will provide continuity for Boxing Canada by ensuring its financial health;
  3. The Board may employ or engage under contract such persons as it deems necessary to carry out the work of Boxing Canada;
  4. The Board may make policies governing the management of the affairs of Boxing Canada;
  5. The Board may determine registration procedures and membership fees, dues, assessments, charges and other registration requirements for Members;
  6. The Board may borrow money upon the credit of Boxing Canada as it deems necessary in accordance with these bylaws; and
  7. The Board may perform any other duties from time to time as may be in the best interests of Boxing Canada

The board is concerned with issues and decisions related to the long-term direction, sustainability and relevance of Boxing Canada. Following is a general description of the roles of a policy board; this will be confirmed and further detailed over time.

  • Seek out the perspectives of the provincial branches in order to understand their priorities and values, and use these as the basis for the board’s decision-making.
  • Set strategic direction for the organization and establish written targets for what is to be achieved and not how targets are to be achieved and not which programs, tournaments, etc. are needed.
  • Identify risks to the organization that are unacceptable and write them down as boundaries for staff action.
  • Delegate to staff the authority to manage the organization in order to achieve outcomes within identified boundaries.
  • Assess organizational (staff) performance regularly and rigorously.
  • Practice discipline in recruiting and orienting new board members, meeting attendance and preparedness, decision, focus and avoidance of conflict of interest. Document these commitments.
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate its own performance as a board.
  • Report back to the Members on progress towards outcomes.

TIME COMMITMENT & MEETINGS

The Board of Directors normally meets face-to-face two times per year for 1 ½-2 days, typically in May or June and December. Meetings may require the Director to travel the evening before. In addition, the board meets by teleconference on a schedule yet to be established but it is reasonable to expect 1-2 teleconferences of approximately 90 minutes between the face-to-face meetings. The board will establish a governance committee, a nominations committee and such other committees as it deems necessary. Board committees will normally meet by tele- or videoconference and may meet in advance of the face-to-face board meetings.

DOCUMENTS

 

The deadline for Nominations is August 21, 2020

 

Posted on: August 3, 2020