Applications Now Being Accepted for the SCYPA Board

SCYPA has the following Board positions to fill for the 2015 – 2016 term:

Anyone may apply to be a member of the Board, but the elected individuals are required to be paid SCYPA members for their term. Applications may be submitted via email to info@scypa.ca and the list of nominees will be announced in mid-November. Each paying member will have one vote and voting will close just before the Annual Awards Night on November 20th. If you have any questions about this process or have questions about the Board, contact Tim L. Walker at chair@scypa.ca or Sarah Hahn at vicechair@scypa.ca.

Please consider nominating someone or running for a Board position if you or the person you are nominating possess the following qualities:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to think strategically and innovatively
  • Always exemplifies personal integrity
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities
  • Availability to attend Board meetings and SCYPA events
  • Demonstrates an energetic ability to accomplish organization objectives, namely the four pillars of SCYPA: community involvement, professional development, business networking and social events

 

Treasurer: The Treasurer handles the day-to-day banking affairs of the organization. You must keep track of sources of payment for membership and events which may be by cheque, cash, PayPal or through BrownPaperTickets. The balance of these accounts and notable transactions are to be reported at board meetings. You are required to attend the monthly board meetings which are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are also required to attend the monthly social events which are usually held on the third Thursday of each month.

Secretary: The Secretary is responsible for note-taking during board meetings and distributing these notes to the other board members. Additionally, this person shall draft a summary of all SCYPA events to outline the attendance and any notable aspects of the occasion. You are required to attend the monthly board meetings which are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are also required to attend the monthly social events which are usually held on the third Thursday of each month.

Events Coordinator: The Events Coordinator is the contact-person for arranging our great social, educational and special events. Event locations will be discussed during board meetings and you will be responsible for contacting the venue and reserving space, as well as negotiating fees and details of the event. You will work with the Marketing Coordinator to assist in drafting notifications of events. You are required to attend the monthly board meetings which are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are also required to attend the monthly social events which are usually held on the third Thursday of each month.

Marketing Coordinator: The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for promoting and advertising SCYPA and its events. Part of this responsibility includes updating and responding to inquiries on our social media accounts as well as drafting emails that go out to our members and updating the website. This person will take pictures during events and work with the Secretary to make postings describing these occasions. You are required to attend the monthly board meetings which are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are also required to attend the monthly social events which are usually held on the third Thursday of each month.

Director of Membership: The Director of Membership is responsible for keeping track of our membership list, promoting membership and for welcoming new members. This person will send out notices when past members have not renewed their membership and will be in charge of sending out standard letters to promote membership in the community. Additionally you will be in charge of coordinating membership benefits which include member-only discounts at local establishments. You are required to attend the monthly board meetings which are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are also required to attend the monthly social events which are usually held on the third Thursday of each month.

Vice-Chair: The Vice-Chair position is essentially a 6-year commitment to the Board. This member will sit for 2 years as Vice-Chair; 2 years as Chair; and 2 years as Past-Chair. As Vice-Chair you will assist the Board as required, such as filling in for missing members and occasional attendance at provincial young professional committee meetings. As Chair, you will reign supreme over SCYPA and be responsible for the day-to-day happenings. You will also be responsible for liaising with other local and provincial organizations and partners as well as local charities. As Past-Chair, you will able to sit back and impart knowledge on the rest of the Board while they do the heavy-lifting. For all 3 of these terms, you are required to attend the monthly board meetings which are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. You are also required to attend the monthly social events which are usually held on the third Thursday of each month.

 

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email info@scypa.ca with your name, the position you’re interested in, your resume, and a short write-up as to why you’d like to be considered for the position. If you have any questions, please email our current chair, Tim L. Walker, at chair@scypa.ca.