Call for nominations: seeking candidates for Board of Directors

The Nominations Committee of the Canadian Soccer Association Board of Directors calls for individuals to submit names of candidates to serve on the Board commencing May 2013.

The Nominations Committee (“Committee”) of the Canadian Soccer Association Board of Directors (“Board”) calls for individuals to submit names of candidates to serve on the Board commencing May 2013.

The Committee is seeking qualified candidates to play a role in the stewardship of an organization in transition to a new culture that reflects values such as engagement, transparency, accountability, and other attributes representing leading edge governance.

Qualified candidates will have the skill-sets, expertise and experience necessary to help create a new national vision for soccer in Canada, leading to a legacy of success on and off the playing field.

Board Composition

The Canadian Soccer Association Board of Directors consists of 14 Directors, including a President, Vice President, six (6) elected Directors, and six (6) appointed or independent Directors.

The current call for nominations is for the following Board positions:
Four (4) appointed directors

  • 2 Directors for a 3-year term
  • 1 Director for a 2 year term
  • 1 Director for a 1 year term

Board Composition Requirements

  1. The Board of Directors must include:
  • At least three (3) qualified individuals of each gender (one female currently in place);
  • One (1) current or former athlete (one currently in place);
  • One (1) individual currently involved in professional soccer in an administrative capacity (one currently in place)
  1. Members of the Nominations Committee cannot be candidates for any 2013 new positions on the Board.

Requirements for Nominations for Appointed Director

  1. Nominations for appointed Director may be submitted by any organization or individual, and they must be seconded.
  2. Candidates for appointed Director shall be required to provide an updated résumé (max 3 pages) detailing their skill-sets and, in particular, any of the following areas: Audit and Finance, Governance, Nominations, Risk Management and International Relations, in which they have practical experience, as well as their experience with the sport of soccer. Candidates for appointed Director will be required to attest to their independence from the sport of soccer, be it at the provincial, territorial, national, or international level.
  3. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 18.00 ET on Friday, 17 May 2013.

Application Process

To make application, please complete a Nominations Application Form, accompanied by your full résumé and criminal record check or evidence in writing that a criminal record check has been initiated, and forward to:

Chair of the Canadian Soccer Association Nominations Committee
237 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1R2
Email: nominations@soccercan.ca

Nominations Application Forms, together with other supporting documentation information, are available at https://www.canadasoccer.com/governance-s14655.

 

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