IABC/Toronto is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the 2018-2019 chapter board. All positions are open with the exception of President and Past President. This is your chance to:
- Collaborate with fellow communicators on interesting projects
- Build a set of transferable skills to take your career forward
- Give back to the profession
- Enhance your leadership skills
And have fun doing it. If this is what you’re looking for, then we want to hear from you!
The application process is easy!
- Read through the role descriptions (click here for pdf version)
- Complete and submit your nomination form (click here for pdf version) by May 17, 2018, to Jagreet Sandhu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Serving on the Board
The IABC/Toronto board of directors is a working board comprising portfolios that are designed to deliver specific chapter programming and services. Board members are expected to be strategic thinkers who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to get things done. Serving on the Board means being accountable to members and ensuring the financial well-being of the chapter, per the IABC/Toronto constitution.
At minimum, all board members are responsible for:
- Serving as an ambassador for IABC/Toronto at all times (in-person and online), supporting and promoting chapter initiatives and attending IABC/Toronto events regularly.
- Preparing a strategic portfolio plan and budget for the year and regularly reporting on progress through formal and informal reports.
- Maintaining a comprehensive record of activities, accomplishments, challenges and gained knowledge.
- Attending prescheduled board meetings – (minimum of 75% in person.)
- Participating fully in board meetings (includes reviewing documents and providing feedback between meetings).
Criteria for board members
Candidates must have and maintain a professional membership with IABC and IABC/Toronto, and have a minimum of five years of work experience in communication or related fields (branding, marketing, events, media, etc.) or two years of work experience and three years of volunteer experience with IABC.
The board year runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. We host monthly meetings after work from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Toronto from August to June, plus a half-day strategic planning and board orientation session on a Saturday in July.
On average, board members can expect to spend 20 hours a month on board-related activities.
Portfolios and committees
Each portfolio is supported by a management committee of senior directors responsible for executing specific portfolio projects. Committees and senior directors needed for each portfolio are at the discretion of the VP. Management committee members are not required to attend board meetings.