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Board Directors, Calgary Public Library (WR: 525)

Posted 3 years ago

We are excited to once again partner with the Calgary Public Library in their recruitment of three (3) Board Directors. The Calgary Public Library Board (“the Board”) is responsible for the vision of the organization and evaluation of its performance. It has the authority for full management and control of the Library and assumes with that authority, the duty to develop policies related to its framework, governance, and operations. The Board employs the Chief Executive Officer of the Library, who in turn implements the policies and manages the daily operations of the Library. The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Board. The staff who implement Library operations are accountable to the Chief Executive Officer.

Board Members have the potential of reappointment for two terms up to three years. As volunteers, Board Members commit a minimum of 15-20 hours per month to Board-related activities, including preparation for and participation in Board and Board Committee meetings and participation in Library and community events.

The Calgary Public Library seeks to develop a Board whose members possess a keen passion for the Library and the role it plays in empowering community by connecting the citizens of Calgary to ideas, experiences, inspiration and insight. Board members are sought who demonstrate diversity of culture and community, experiences, perspectives, information, connections and skills to best carry out its governance, planning, stewardship, and advocacy functions.

In addition to the traits identified above, preference for this year’s Board appointments will be given to individuals having:

·      Governance experience in the public or not-for-profit sector;

·      Government relations, stakeholder and/or community engagement experience; and

·      Project management experience.

Candidates must also be a resident of the City of Calgary. Those candidates who are not successful in obtaining a Board position will be considered for other Library-related opportunities.

If you are interested in serving on the Calgary Public Library Board, kindly forward a cover letter relating the requirements of the foregoing description to your background and a current resume to Susie Besler at [email protected]. In order to meet the required timelines established by the Library’s Search Committee and the City of Calgary, we will not be accepting applications after Friday, July 31st.

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