Call for applications is issued for the recruitment of three (3) members for the National Nominating Committee (NNC), mandated to conduct the nomination and election process of the NACCA Board of Directors during the Annual General Meeting to be held the second week in October, 2018 in Wendake, QC.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 30, 2018
In order to be eligible to apply you must NOT be:
- A current NACCA Board Member;
- A current Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) Director/General Manager/CEO/Executive Director or any other position that is deemed as managing an AFI; and
- You must also meet the required competencies for NNC members, which are outlined below.
In order to qualify, candidates must demonstrate on their resume and application:
- Thorough knowledge of the NACCA and AFI network mission, values and operations;
- Extensive experience of board governance principles and practices, including competency-based assessments;
- Experience in conducting interviews and assessing competency;
- Anchored knowledge of Aboriginal culture;
- Proven commitment to Aboriginal community development and well-being;
- Integrity and availability; and
- Ability to resolve differences.
How to Apply:
Review the NNC Terms of Reference (attached) and email a current resume and completed application form (attached) that describes your experience with competency-based assessments and board governance principles to:
NACCA Governance Committee, c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
by midnight, Eastern standard time Friday, March 30, 2018
NATIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Terms of Reference
The NACCA Board will establish the National Nominating Committee (NNC) in accordance with its authority to do so under By-law No.5.
The NNC is a standing committee of the Board of NACCA. It is responsible for ensuring, on a continuing basis, that the NACCA Board of Directors is composed of qualified and skilled persons capable of, and committed to, providing effective governance leadership to NACCA.
Three (3) members.
Term of Appointment
Members of the NNC will serve terms of one (1) year, which may be renewed without any time limit by the Board.
The NNC will meet by telephone or in person, as required, with meetings held at the call of the Chair. Candidates must be available to attend NACCA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Wendake, QC on October 10-11, 2018.
Subject to the powers and duties of the Board, and to the requirements of the Letters Patent and By-laws, the NNC will manage the nomination process by:
- Identifying qualified individuals to stand for election as Independent Directors, in addition to seeking Regional candidates through the usual networking channels within the NACCA network, the NNC will issue an open call for nominations through national communication methods including, but not limited to, press releases, NACCA website and other on-line services where available;
- Ensuring that candidates for election meet the competencies to serve as a Director, and have fulfilled all prescribed requirements;
- Communicating directly with each candidate to discuss the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of a Director;
- Promoting a regional balance in the composition of the Board by recruiting candidates for the Independent Director positions whose skills and qualifications enhance the 7 Regional Directors;
- Promote diversity of the Board in relation to gender, age, language, heritage group, AFI type, professional backgrounds and personal experiences;
- Having regard to the specific and desired competencies required on the Board as a whole in soliciting nominations;
- Overseeing all aspects of the election procedures leading up to and at the AGM, including identifying and enforcing specific timelines and any other administrative requirements;
- Where appropriate, identifying individuals for future nominations as directors and maintain their information for use by future NNC’s of NACCA;
- Carrying out these duties in a manner that encourages a long term view of NACCA’s leadership needs, as well as Board succession planning; and
- Performing such additional duties may be delegated to the NNC from time to time.
The NNC will exercise its authority in accordance with the NACCA By-law No. 5 and such additional provisions as are set out in this Terms of Reference, and will do so without interference from the Board of Directors or the management of NACCA.
The applicable section of the NACCA By-law No. 5 that relate to the work of the NNC is Section 4.3.
Other notable provisions guiding the work of the NNC are the following:
- The Board will appoint the NNC not less than 4 months before the AGM.
- The NNC will consist of 3 members who are not General Managers or equivalents, Directors, Officers, or employees of an AFI.
- The Board will designate the Chair of the NNC.
- No member of the NNC may be seeking office in the election.
- The NNC will finalize nominations not less than 21 days before the AGM.
The election of Directors at the Annual General Meeting will occur as set out in Section 4.4 of the new By-law No. 5. The NNC will oversee the election procedures using a paper voting method.
The NNC will receive the necessary resources from NACCA to fulfill its mandate. Honoraria, as well as work-related and travel expenses will be extended to successful candidates. It is anticipated that NNC members will spend a minimum of five (5) days on this role. The NNC will be provided independent administrative support from the National office.
Review and Approval
The NACCA Board of Directors approved these Terms of Reference on December 17, 2014. The Board will review these Terms of Reference on a regular basis, with input from the NNC as required.
NATIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Name and Contact Information
In 250 words, please describe your experience with competency-based assessments.
In 250 words, please describe your experience with board governance principles.