Board Member Recruitment
Apathy is Boring (A is B) is a national non-partisan, charitable organization that supports and educates youth to be active and contributing citizens in Canada’s democracy. Our vision is a Canada where every young person is an active citizen and youth are meaningfully engaged in all aspects of the democratic process. This is more than just voting. It is about setting up youth to take charge of the conditions they live in.
Apathy is Boring is a social innovator in the field of youth engagement. Our programs currently reach over 2 million young Canadians through community projects and communication campaigns. We work directly with youth in community initiatives that lead to the better representation of young people within Canada’s democracy. We ensure that what we hear on the ground is communicated to the appropriate decision-makers, and we help to strengthen the relationship between youth and decision-makers.
The Role of the Board
The Board of Directors is the legal authority for Apathy is Boring. As a member of the board, a director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. The Board of Directors is accountable to Apathy is Boring’s funders for the services outlined in any contribution agreements or contracts. Our Board works closely with the Executive Director in a governance and strategic but non-operational capacity.
The board meets six times per year and board members are expected to attend all board meetings and to join one committee (executive, finance, human resources, governance). All board members are elected for a two-year mandate, which can be renewed. Candidates can be based anywhere in Canada as meetings are by videoconference. Being a board member requires a commitment of 5-10 hours per month.
Key Qualities for Candidates
Apathy is Boring is recruiting two candidates to strengthen the diversity of perspectives and lived experiences at the board level. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of Canada’s rich diversity, and encourages People of Colour, Indigenous Peoples and/or LGBTQIA2S+ folks to apply.
If you wish to contribute to Apathy is Boring’s success, please complete this form, including the submission of your CV and a cover letter which speaks to what draws you to the work of Apathy is Boring, what you would bring to a board position, and how you define a strong democracy.
The deadline to apply is July 17, 2020. Successful candidates will join the Board of Directors at the annual general meeting in September.
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