Call for Applications: Serve on the Board of Directors
How many positions are open?
We are currently seeking to recruit five (5) new directors for a three-year term (2021-24). We are seeking to fill key officer roles such as Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Board. Officers typically serve a 2-year term.
Who should apply?
We encourage evaluators who identify as Black, Indigenous, Afro-Indigenous, and People of Colour to apply. Graduate students and new practitioners/ emerging evaluators are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants are required have some experience and/or education in program evaluation; be a member of CES-ON in good standing and have leadership experience of serving on a non-profit or university/ college committee for at least 1 year. Please contact us if you are interested in serving on the Board od Directors but are not a member of the association due to financial or other barriers.
Prospective candidates can be located anywhere in the province, except within a 50 km radius of Ottawa, as they are considered current or prospective members of the National Capital Chapter (CES-NCC).
Is the Board recruiting for specific skills?
We are recruiting for evaluators with interest/ experience in the following streams: anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion; finance/ accounting; business development; marketing and event planning; e-learning/ professional development.
Why should I apply?
Joining the Board is an opportunity for interested evaluators to build an inclusive organization that can meet the needs of their professional community and contribute to a world in which evaluative thinking and evaluation practice empowers individuals and enhances community well- being. It is an opportunity to network and build transferable skills. Directors attend monthly meetings, participate in cross-functional teams and committees, and lead special projects. As CES Ontario grows in influence, there are opportunities to build external partnerships.
CES-ON recognizes the criticality of its volunteer leadership and provides a number of training and development opportunities for all directors. In 2021/22, the association will cover membership fees for all directors (in lieu of a training bursary usually offered).
What am I committing to?
The Board meets virtually ten (10) times per year except July and December and committees/ working groups meet as per their own schedule. As CES-ON is a volunteer-run working board, directors typically spend 8-10 hours per month on board and committee work. We recognize that reliable internet access may be a barrier for some applicants. Directors have the option of attending meetings by phone on a local number. As much of the Board’s work is conducted over email and uses online storage, at least bi-weekly access to the internet is recommended.
This year’s big projects include launching extended online professional development opportunities; a new mentorship program for evaluators in Ontario; and operationalizing the anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion statement that the association committed to in January 2021.
I’m interested. How can I apply?
Qualified individuals are invited to submit the following to email@example.com:
- completed nomination form (requiring two current members to support your nomination),
- personal statement (750 words or less),
- current resume with two references
If you are new to evaluation and/or do not know current CES members who can support your nominations; to request more information about Board officer roles, or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do Nominations close?
Nominations will be accepted until April 23, 2021 or until they are filled.
How are Board positions filled?
The Nominating Committee reviews applications for eligibility and determines if an interview is required. The Board of Directors approves a Slate of Nominees that is presented to Chapter members at the Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2021.
CES-ON Board of Directors