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We Want You! Apply to Join CFCK Board and Committees

The Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) Board of Directors is inviting applications to join the Board of Directors, Loans Committee, and Self-Employment Committee.

Application Process

The CFCK Board of Directors is a group of individuals from across the Central Kootenay region who volunteer their time and services to support our vision. We have nine people on our Board and would like to recruit two more before our Annual General Meeting in June 2024.

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, we invited you to apply by April 26, 2024. After we have received and reviewed the applications, we will schedule one-on-one meetings with the selected candidates. The candidates will be invited to attend a board meeting as a guest and have their name put forward to join the Board at our AGM.

Timeline for application process:

  • March 20, 2024 – Applications open
  • April 26, 2024 – Deadline for applications
  • April 29-May 10, 2024 – Governance Committee meets with the candidate
  • May 14, 2024 – Board meeting for the candidate to attend as a guest
  • June 18, 2024 – AGM for the candidate to be appointed to the Board of Directors

About the Board of Directors

Community Futures Central Kootenay is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We currently have nine directors serving on our board:

  • Alecia Neville – Kaslo
  • Am Naqvi – Nelson
  • Andrew Kyle  – Nelson
  • Beth Campbell – Slocan Valley
  • Bob Wright – Nelson
  • Chris Bell – Castlegar
  • Robert Bleier – Castlegar
  • Terry Bambrick – Creston
  • Tyler Rice – Salmo

Board members must have entrepreneurial experience or work in a field that serves small businesses (ex. finance, legal, HR). They should be engaged and connected in their community and aware of their community’s values.

Ideally, the Board will have directors from all communities across the Central Kootenay region. We want to our Board to have gender balance, and diversity in age and ethnicity. We welcome applications from people with disability, health conditions and neurodiversity.

Some of the skill sets we are looking for include:

  • legal expertise;
  • human resources expertise;
  • youth engagement;
  • social enterprise knowledge;
  • community economic development expertise; and
  • succession planning.

The Board of Directors usually meets six times a year on Tuesday evenings, in Nelson. Meetings may also be attended virtually. There are no meetings in July or August.

About the Committees

Community Futures Central Kootenay has two committees that support programs. The Loans Committee provides oversight to the Business Loans Program. The Self-Employment Committee provides oversight to the Self Employment Program.

The desired skills and criteria for serving on a committee is the same as for the Board of Directors. However, it requires a lesser time commitment. Committees only meet a few times per year, usually virtually. If you’d like to volunteer with CFCK but don’t have capacity to be on the Board of Directors, we welcome you to apply to join a committee.

How To Apply

To apply to be on the Board of Directors, Loans Committee or Self-Employment Committee, please download an application form and email it to ap***@fu*****.ca. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 26, 2024.

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