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National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) seeks applicants for Saskatchewan, Quebec and Prince Edward Island Directors - due March 15 2018

Are you a Canadian post-secondary student or recent graduate living with a disability? Would you like to have the opportunity to affect change and make a difference in not only your local community but also in the national community? As a Director on the board of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) you will have opportunities to: connect with our vast network of partners; work with experts on a number of important, influential projects relating to students with disabilities; and help make strategic decisions that will allow the organization to continue its important work for years to come.

Our enthusiastic, inclusive and collaborative board is currently seeking applicants for the positions of Saskatchewan, Quebec and Prince Edward Island (PEI) Directors’ if you’re interested we encourage you to apply by completing our online form: 

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/events/conference2012/nomination.php or completing the questions below in a Word document and emailing it to the National Coordinator frank.smith@neads.ca by March 15th, 2018.

Section A: Candidate Information

Name: _________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________________________
Telephone: (_ _ _) _ _ _ - _ _ _ _
Primary Mailing Address: _________________________________
City: _________________________________________________
Province: _____________________________________________
Postal Code: _ _ _ _ _ _
Name of your School: ___________________________________
Year of Graduation: _ _ _ _
Degree Type:
o Arts & Science Bachelor’s Degree o Master’s Degree o Doctorate Degree o Professional Degree (medicine, engineering, law, social work, pharmacy, nursing, etc..) o Certificate    o Diploma

Section B: Referees – Two referees are required, who can speak to your skill sets, previous volunteer record and achievements

Referee #1
Name: _________________________________________________
Primary Mailing Address: __________________________________
City: _________________________________________________
Province: _____________________________________________
Postal Code: __________________________________________
Referee #2
Name: _________________________________________________
Primary Mailing Address: ___________________________________
City: ___________________________________________________
Province: _______________________________________________
Postal Code: ____________________________________________

Section C: Previous Volunteer/Leadership Experience and Personal Statements

Please tell us about your previous volunteer, extra-curricular and leadership experiences, and how they have prepared you for serving on the NEADS Board? (250 words or less)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Based on what you know of NEADS, why do you want to join the Board of Directors? (250 words or less)
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
How do you plan to further NEADS’ mandate and mission (as outlined in the organizational value proposition statements) in your province, region or school? (250 words or less)
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What specific area of the Association’s work do you believe that you can most influence?
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Why?
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Have questions? Contact our National coordinator Frank Smith by email at frank.smith@neads.ca or by phoning the office at 613-380-8065

About the NEADS Board

The NEADS Board of Directors is composed of ten provincial Directors (British Columbia Director, Alberta Director, Saskatchewan Director, Manitoba Director, Ontario Director, Quebec Director, Nova Scotia Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Director, Prince Edward Island Director, New Brunswick Director), one territorial Director. Currently we have Directors at Large on our board as well. Candidates for the positions of provincial/territorial Directors must be students or recent graduates with disabilities, residing in and/or attending a post-secondary institution in the geographic location they seek to represent.

As a NEADS Board members you would be expected to attend a minimum of twelve (12) Board teleconferences annually, as well as one to two in-person Board meetings per year.  As the Saskatchewan, Quebec or Prince Edward Island Director you would also be expected to represent that respective Province to the Board. This also means bringing the work of NEADS to your jurisdiction, as well as to bring local issues to the national table. Board members may participate in local, regional and provincial committees and activities, within the framework provided by NEADS mandate and mission.

Correspondence of the Board is primarily done by email and telephone. Consequently, members are expected to have access to at fairly regular frequency this equipment and is therefore responsible to keep up-to-date with any NEADS related correspondence.
Board members can and do come from a wide variety of backgrounds: for example community service, student leadership, provincial and regional committees, etc.; or may come from none of these backgrounds. Although specific skill sets are not required, prior experience in Board governance will be a strong asset. Interest in, and experience with, establishing regional and national projects, programs; grant funding and financial management would also be an asset.

 




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