Are you passionate about making our city a better place to live, work, play and stay?  Are you ready to make a difference?

FUSION Halifax is seeking submissions for its 2009-2010 Board of Directors and for other specific roles in the organization.

Applications are currently being accepted for the following Board positions:
• Vice Chair
• Treasurer
• Corporate Secretary and Legal Council
• Director of Communications
• Director of Partnerships/Sponsorships
• Director of Events
• Director of Membership
• Director of Arts Scene
• Director of Diversity
• Director of Health and Wellness
• Director of “People Factor”
• Director of Sustainability
• Director of Urban Development

Applications are also being accepted from individuals interested in assuming roles in the following areas:
• Strategy
• Policy
• Online communications and web design
• Marketing

How to apply:
PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for more than one position, please submit separate applications for each.
Please submit your application, complete with answers to the below three questions, by email to alyson.queen@ns.sympatico.ca

The deadline for applications is October 26, 5pm.

1) Why do you want be on (or work with) the FUSION Board of Directors and in particular, why are you interested in this specific role?
2) What strengths, experience and knowledge can you bring to this role – and to FUSION Halifax?
3) If you are appointed to this role, what types of things would you like to accomplish during the year?

To give a bit more detail about the specific roles open for application, we have pulled together some highlights.
In general, Directors will be required to attend one meeting per month; attend at least one monthly networking event per quarter; respond quickly to issues and questions between meetings and generally be skilled at networking and leading volunteers.

Please contact alyson.queen@ns.sympatico.ca with any further questions regarding the roles or the responsibilities.

Vice Chair
• Back-up to Chair
• Other duties/specific areas within executive as decided by Chair

Corporate Secretary & Legal Counsel
•Executes contracts
•Maintains corporate records
•Ensures legal compliance
•Ensures compliance with by-laws
•Manages directors insurance
•Manages AGM process
•Provides general counsel to board and
•Other duties as determined by the Chair

•Managing FUSION bank account
•Preparing financial statements
•Overseeing accounts payable and receivable
•Other duties as determined by the Chair

Director, Communications
•Manages member communications, ie: e-newsletter, Metro column, corporate website
•Prepares and disseminates FUSION news releases
•Acts as official spokesperson
•Provides speech support as needed
•Provides communications support to action teams
•Maintains brand integrity

Director, Partnerships/Sponsorships
•Makes recommendations to executive re: funding partners (or program-delivery partners)
•Provides fundraising support for events (including action team events)
•Identifies opportunities for sponsorship in line with Fusion mandate
•With chair/vice chair, negotiates specifics of agreements (ie: what is the benefit to FUSION and its members?)
•Works with legal counsel to draft sponsorship agreements
•Main point of contact between corporate sponsor and FUSION board on logistical issues

Director, Membership
•Develops and oversees member recruitment, retention, and engagement strategies (with board and action teams)
•Develops and maintains orientation package for new members (role of board, members of board, action team areas of focus, how to join an action team, how to get involved, benefits to membership, regular/upcoming events, etc.)
•Maintains membership records (list of members, member interests etc)
• Acts as ‘advocate’ for members at the board table

Director of Events
•Plans and promotes monthly ‘Second Thursday’ networking evenings and regular professional development events
•Plans and manages special events (ie: FUSION signature event)
•Works closely with action teams to provide guidance, support, contacts, etc.

Director of Action Teams
•Primary spokesperson for team (subject matter expert)
•Oversees strategy for team, including identifying which projects to pursue
•Oversees recruitment, retention and engagement (management) of team members
•Manages succession planning for team
•Acts as advocate for team at board table

Responsibilities of Action Teams
•Development of yearly “action plan”
•External communications to community and members (via website, e-blast, community newsletters, etc.)
•Community and member engagement (through lunch-and-learn sessions, open events, etc.)
•Internal communications to other action teams
•Research and policy
•Minutes and administration


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