Are you committed to strengthening French second language learning opportunities for youth in Canada? CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH is calling for nominations to its National Board and your governance experience, passion and vision are in demand!
The National Board of CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of a national network 25,000 members strong. We are seeking individuals from diverse backgrounds with a genuine interest in promoting a bilingual Canada, an awareness of issues related to French language learning, and who are willing to liaise with our partners and stakeholders.
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CPF’s ideal candidate can demonstrate experience in strategic thinking, governance, advocacy, change and risk management, human resource leadership and volunteer engagement. Candidates should be self–directed, good at problem solving, and value lifelong learning. Candidates should also possess a strong teamwork and leadership ethic, along with effective communication skills. Experience on volunteer governance boards, experience with CPF Branch/Chapter Boards, and in financial administration are also considered significant assets.
Candidates for the National Board must be CPF members at the time of application. Board positions are voluntary and include some travel. The time commitment will vary based on the Board’s needs; a few days per month is likely, in addition to attendance of multi-day board meetings (approximately four times per year), for which all reasonable travel, meals, and accommodation expenses are covered. Any current CPF member can nominate another person as a candidate or nominate themselves. If you would like to nominate someone, please ensure that you have their agreement, and then forward the candidate’s résumé and cover letter, with “CPF Board Candidate” as the subject line, to the committee chair, Nancy McKeraghan, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Any nominee who is currently serving on a Branch or Chapter board will be required to resign from that position upon election to the CPF National Board.
- Any person who is receiving remuneration for work commissioned by CPF must wait one year after the completion of their contract/employment termination to submit their candidacy.
- CPF recruitment efforts reach out to a broad and diverse pool of possible candidates to ensure that volunteer demographics reflect the community we serve. We encourage all interested volunteers regardless of race, age, national origin, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability or other factors unrelated to the placement to consider submitting their candidacy.
- This year we welcome nominations from each of our Provinces and Territories.
Deadline for receipt of nominations is May 7, 2019.
CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that champions the opportunity to learn and use French for all those who call Canada home.