Board of Directors Nominations
About the Landing
The Landing: Society for Gender and Sexual Diversity is a non-profit service at the University of Alberta that offers support for gender and sexual diversity. We strive to promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocate for the safety and acceptance of individuals of all genders and sexualities in campus life. As part of this mandate, we support LGBTTQQPIANU+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Pansexual, Intersex, Asexual, Non-Binary, Unlabelled, and more) communities and individuals, as well as their supporters, friends, family and loved ones.
Our mandate is:
- To offer support for gender and sexual diversity at the University of Alberta and related communities,
- To support LGBTTQQPIANU+ communities and individuals, as well as their supporters, friends, families, and loved ones,
- To promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocate for the safety and acceptance of individuals of all genders and sexualities in campus life, and
- To offer a safe space to LGBTTQQPIANU+ individuals, as well as workshops, educational sessions, and outreach activities for all persons.
The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the Landing. It provides strategic leadership, establishes policy, and oversees the operations and financial performance of the Society. In addition to regular business, in the coming year our board will help tackle exciting initiatives such as:
- Developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan
- Creating and supporting programming alongside Landing staff
- Developing compelling grant proposals to secure additional funding
- Leading new fundraising campaigns and events
Role Description & Commitment
The required commitment for the Director positions are as follows:
- The ability to serve a term of two (2) years, starting October 2017
- Attending monthly board meetings in person
- Serve on the Board and one or more of its sub-committees (personnel, policy & procedures, finance & administration)
- Represent and advocate for The Landing on the University of Alberta campus and across Edmonton
The Nomination Committee is particularly interested in candidates with experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Anti-oppression and intersectionality
- Consensus-based decision making
- Justice and social issues impacting LGBTTQQPIANU+ people and the QTBIPOC community in particular
- Previous experience on a not-for-profit or charity board of directors
- Not-for-profit law
- Financial management and accounting
- Fundraising development
- Human resources
- Strategic policy and planning
- Ability and willingness to serve as Treasurer
The expected time commitment for this role is 5 to 15 hours per month. This is an unpaid volunteer position.
- A strong commitment to the Landing’s Mandate, Mission and Values and a demonstrated interest in gender and sexual diversity and equity
- Excellent communication and collaborative skills
- Interest or experience in modelling anti-oppressive behaviour
- Eligibility for one of the following vacancies: member of an organization serving the LGBTQ+ community; University of Alberta staff; member of the wider Edmonton community; Student-at-Large (see this page for more information about Student-at-Large positions).
Statement of Equity
The Landing strives to provide a fair, open, and supportive environment, and is committed to ensuring its policies, practices, and systems are free of barriers. The Landing emphasizes diversity, carries an anti-oppressive lens, and ensures the dignity and respect of all individuals through equal access.
Through our policies and practices, The Landing works to eliminate barriers to employment for people who face structural oppression and discrimination, including but not limited to FNMI people, people with disabilities, racialized people, women, and gender and sexual minorities. We are committed to working on identifying and removing barriers impacting historically marginalized groups in our organization. As an organization committed to challenging oppressive structures, The Landing works to take measures to ensure that qualified candidates from marginalized groups are able to compete equally in all aspects of employment, promotion, advancement, and retention.
In accordance with Sections 3 and 11.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, The Landing commits to ensuring that no individual be discriminated against on the basis of race, religious beliefs, colour, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, ancestry or place of origin, family status, or source of income. The Landing recognizes and accepts its responsibility to comply with the requirements of the Act in its consideration of students for admission, promotion, and involvement with our organization.
Please submit a cover letter and résumé/CV by October 10 via email to Alix Kemp, Chair of the Board of Directors, at email@example.com with the subject, “Call for Board Nominations.”
If you have any questions, please contact Alix Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-492-4241.