Call for Expressions of Interest: Second Vice President of the CIF-IFC

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is conducting a National search to fill the position of Second Vice President on the National Executive. The Institute is looking to solicit members with a strong long-term vision, strategic direction and dedication to the Institute.

CIF-IFC Second Vice President – Call for Expressions of Interest:

Second Vice-President Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Participate in National Executive calls and an annual face-to-face meeting (minimum 5 per year)
  • Participate in National Board of Directors calls and one face-to-face meeting (5 per year)
  • Attend the National AGM and Conference
  • Be a member on the National HAMPCO Committee and the National Budget Committee
  • Willing to travel as required for regional, national or international events, conferences, or programs

Candidates must be willing to make a long term commitment to the Institute. While the term of Second Vice-President is for one year, the National Executive entails a 4-year succession of Officers from Second Vice-President to Vice President to President to Past President.

How to become a part of the National Executive:

  1. Expression of Interest: to put forward your name for consideration as the CIF-IFC Second Vice President, we ask that you submit a biography, and a short letter expressing your interest in the position and describing why you are a suitable candidate.
  2. Nominating a Member: If you know a CIF-IFC member suitable for this position, please put forward their name, and the nomination committee will follow up with the nominee.

All expressions of interest and nominations must be submitted to Kerry Spencer no later than June 16, 2017.

Voting and Selection Process:

  • The Nomination Committee will develop the final list of candidates based on the names submitted, and provide the listing to the CIF-IFC membership in advance of the AGM.
  • A ballot vote to determine the incoming CIF-IFC Second Vice President will be held during the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Absentee voting methods will be made available for those unable to attend the conference proper, including mailed-in, telephonic, electronic, or proxy.