CSS calls for nominations (Board of Directors, Executive Officers)

The Canadian Space Society is announcing a call for nominations to its Board of Directors and to positions as Officers of the Society.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible to the overall membership of the Society.  It establishes strategic priorities, provides the overall governance for CSS activities, and appoints an executive committee (consisting of the Officers of the CSS) for the detailed management of CSS operations.  

The Board consists of a President and four other directors, whom either chair specific committees, are double-hatted as Officers, or are directors at large without a specific portfolio.  

The term for Board members is two years.

Officers

The Officers of the CSS collectively form the Executive Committee.  It is lead by the President, who is elected by the membership as part of the Board of Directors.  The rest of the Officers are appointed by the Board for one-year terms, and consist of:

  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Technical Projects
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Other positions as determined by the Board

Process for Board of Directors Nominations

  1. New nominations for either the Board of Directors or Officers are to be submitted to the Nomination Committee (via email at [email protected]) by 15 Sep 2018, along with:
    1. Biography
    2. CV
    3. Description (max 200 words) on what contributions you could make to the CSS
  2. The Nomination Committee will review and approve nominations.  Successful nominees must be members of the CSS in good standing in accordance with our bylaws (eg., valid membership, possessing good character, free of conflict of interest and/or unethical behaviour, etc.) prior to the commencement of voting by members.
  3. Approved Board nominations will be profiled on the CSS website by 30 Sep 2018.
  4. Electronic voting for Board of Director positions will take place between 1 Oct – 15 Nov 2018.
  5. The Board will be announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held during the Canadian Space Summit 27-29 Nov 2018.
  6. The new Board will appoint the Officers by 31 Dec 2018.

Process for Officer Nominations

  1. New nominations for either the Board of Directors or Officers are to be submitted to the Nomination Committee (via email at [email protected]) by 15 Dec 2018, along with:
    1. Biography
    2. CV
    3. Description (max 200 words) on what contributions you could make to the CSS
  2. The Nomination Committee will review and approve nominations.  Successful nominees must be members of the CSS in good standing in accordance with our bylaws (eg., valid membership, possessing good character, free of conflict of interest and/or unethical behaviour, etc.) prior to the commencement of their duties.
  3. Nominations for Officers positions will be forwarded to the next elected Board for consideration.
  4. The new Board will appoint the Officers by 31 Dec 2018.

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