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Applications now being accepted for candidates for our Board of Directors

Who we are

Nature Saskatchewan is a non-profit charitable organization governed by a Board of Directors. Nature Saskatchewan has been dedicated to the conservation of Saskatchewan's natural environment since 1949. We promote appreciation and understanding of our natural world through conservation, education and research. Speaking for the protection and preservation of natural ecosystem and their biodiversity through research and viable conservation practices is our main focus. We strive to connect nature and culture through outreach programs and services. With over 600 members, Nature Saskatchewan provides programs and services that offer knowledge and experiences for those who have a love for nature.

Our Vision: Humanity in Harmony with Nature.

Our Mission: We engage and inspire people to appreciate, learn about and conserve Saskatchewan's natural environment.

We are looking for passionate and experienced people to stand for election to our Board and to help direct the work of the organization. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust and is responsible for contributing to the effective governance and administration of the organization. The Board of Directors endeavors to have balanced perspectives and a complementary mixture of knowledge, skills and experience.

What we can offer you

As a Nature Saskatchewan Board member you will gain experience working on the board of a non-profit organization. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop competencies that can aid career advancement and interpersonal relationships: teamwork, interactive communication, adaptability, planning and organizing, problem solving, creativity and innovation.

 

Board Positions

Board Committees

President

Vice-President

Past President

Secretary

Treasurer

Conservation Director

Director

Awards

Conservation

Finance

Fund Development

Lands

Nominations

Personnel

Policy Review

Resolutions

Scholarship

Strategic Planning

 

 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for nature and the desire to make a difference for nature in Saskatchewan. We are looking for candidates with ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively and honestly, and with experience or skill in at least one of the following:

  • Education
  • Strategic or Business Planning
  • Nature Conservation
  • Non-profit Organization Experience
  • Government Experience
  • Policy Development
  • Communications / Journalism
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Board Governance
  • Facilitation
  • Community Networking / Engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Promotions / Marketing

Additionally, we very much welcome applications from both Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada. You have perspectives and experiences that would benefit our organization.

Candidates with other applicable experience or strengths are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have previous board experience in the not-for-profit sector, experience in sectors related to Nature Saskatchewan’s mission, and demonstrated commitment to leadership.

Time commitment varies depending on your interests, circumstances, leadership roles, and/or special events. An average minimum time commitment of 5 hours per month is anticipated, which includes involvement in at least one Board committee. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting held each year in June and serve 2-year terms.

Please email your completed NS Board Member Application Form by May 4th, 2019 to Donna at donna.bruce@sasktel.net. An accompanying resume would be welcome but is not required. Applications will be considered as positions on the Board become open. For any questions, please contact Donna at 306-956-3437 or by email.

 

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