Passive House Canada Call for Nominations – Board of Directors

Position: Director, Board of Directors, Passive House Canada – Maison Passive Canada (volunteer position)

Company Summary:

Passive House Canada – Maison Passive Canada (PHC-MPC) is Canada’s non-profit professional association and community of experts in the Passive House (Passivhaus) high performance building standard. We are the Canadian affiliate of the International Passive House Association and a member of the North American Passive House Network.  We are a member-based organization representing over 800 members across Canada.

Our mission is to facilitate awareness of the Passive House Standard across Canada and transform the built environment, creating more comfortable and healthier buildings, and contributing to a sustainable future. We do this through advocacy, education, events and by fostering community.

Overview:

PHC-MPC has six (6) vacancies on the board of directors, of which three (3) positions are up for renewal.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about excellent not-for-profit board governance, with a commitment to the development of Passive House high performance buildings.

Nominees should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: accounting and finance, law, government relations, and policy review and development. Directors with the outlined expertise will complement existing Board members, who are currently building science specialists and/or have experience and knowledge of high-performance buildings and the Passive House standard.

The role of the Board is to govern and oversee the affairs of the organization. As a member of the Board of Directors, you will work with other board members, the CEO and the Director of Operations on strategic decision-making, governance, monitoring performance, risk management, as well as developing and maintaining effective partnerships and communication within the organization’s members and its stakeholders.

The Board meets monthly via conference calls. Board Members are expected to read and understand documents and reports prior to meetings, and attend meetings prepared to actively participate in the conversations and decisions. In addition, Board Members often serve on specific event or project committees. A Board Member should anticipate dedicating approximately 8-12 hours per month to the role. The appointment will commence in November 2018. Directors are appointed for a 1 year to 3-year term and may be reappointed for up to three (3) terms (to a maximum of nine (9) consecutive years).

Required knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Previous experience with other not-for-profit governing boards is required, complete with a clear understanding and appreciation for policy governance principles;
  • Accounting and finance knowledge and experience;
  • Experience in legal matters in relation to human resources, contracts, and partnerships;
  • Experience engaging with government regulators and stakeholders;
  • Experience working with government officials in relation to securing funding, developing partnerships, and policy development and/or review;
  • Understanding of the strategic planning process and ability to contribute to the development of strategic plans;
  • Experience in coalition building and community engagement efforts; and
  • Ability to identify prospective opportunities and plan accordingly to achieve them.

Additional information:

Our Board operates with integrity and members are expected to adhere to an Ethical Code of Conduct. Nominees must demonstrate mature confidence, active participation, and work respectfully with other Board members and employees. Passive House Canada actively supports a culture of diversity and welcomes applications and nominations from all who reflect the diverse communities that we serve.

How to Apply:

If you or someone you know has the time, commitment and the specific skills identified above to take on the role of a Director, please send a cover letter, biography and head-shot photo (for the voting ballots) to the Chair of the Nomination Committee, Mr. Marcel Studer: admin@passivehousecanada.com

Next steps:

Once the nominations close, the Nomination Committee will review the nominations received and select candidates that will contribute the desired knowledge, skills and experience outlined above, and make recommendations to the Board and membership in terms of who should be elected to the Board. Electronic voting ballots will be distributed to the membership from approximately October 17 to November 2.

Please note: In order to vote, one must be a registered Passive House Canada member. Each member organization is entitled to one vote.

Nomination closing date: October 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Pacific)

Pour plus amples renseignements en français sur le processus de nomination, veuillez téléphoner à Marc Tremblay, au 778-265-2744. Sachez que les rencontres du Conseil d’administration de Passive House Canada – Maison Passive Canada se déroulent en français.