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Board Directors



Job Description


Role: Board Directors


Closing Date: 10/01/2017

Role Required

The Minister of Culture and Tourism is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Board Director of the Travel Alberta Board.


The Board is located in Calgary. Face-to-face meetings typically occur in Calgary as well as various locations around the province. Typically in person meetings are combined with committee meetings as well as the full board meeting.

Role Description

The Travel Alberta Board is responsible for tourism marketing decisions in support of Alberta tourism industry. The Board oversees Travel Alberta strategic plans as well as all financial/audit requirements.

Directors’ duties and accountabilities include:

  • Being knowledgeable of the Board's mandate and the tourism industry.

  • Considering the interests of the Province and work with the Government in implementing and actioning priorities and policies as it relates to Travel Alberta's mandate.

  • Demonstrating skill, diligence and care in effectively and prudently utilizing internal and external resources to achieve Travel Alberta's organizational mandate and goals.

  • Providing leadership and good governance for Travel Alberta.

Specific duties include:

  • Attending Board meetings and serving on committees;

  • Engaging actively in Board discussion and decision-making using sound judgement and proactive problem solving to deal with board opportunities and challenges;

  • Participating in the development of Travel Alberta's annual Business Plan and approving the annual budget; and

  • Acting as an ambassador/representative for Travel Alberta and working to enhance relations between the tourism industry, tourism operators and tourism stakeholders and Travel Alberta.

The term for an appointment is not more than three years and three terms.

Skills and Experience Required

Skills and experience required for all Directors includes:

  • Leadership, teamwork, strategic thinking, planning, critical thinking, relationship building, strong communication and problem solving skills; and

  • Understanding Travel Alberta's mandate and can participate in the board's deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, finance and programs.

Skills and experiences that are assets for all Director applicants include:

  • Background of involvement in marketing, communications, business or finance, particularly in the tourism industry;

  • Previous board experience including board training and/or audit committee experience;

  • Hospitality / Tourism industry experience;

  • Government Relations experience.

There is no professional designation required to be a public member of the Travel Alberta Board. However, any new Board members that hold a professional accounting designation or have experience in information technology would be considered assets. Only individuals who are permanent Alberta residents may apply for appointment to the Travel Alberta Board.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

Directors are remunerated in accordance with Schedule 1, Part A Committee Remuneration Order (O.C. 466/2007). Current rates are:

A member of a committee, shall be paid:

  • $164 for up to and including four hours in any day, or

  • $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or

  • $427 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

Honoraria rates are subject to review. Board Directors also receive reimbursement for travel expenses in accordance with the Government of Alberta Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy.

On average, the position of a public member director requires 70 hours/year for Board business.

The Travel Alberta Board meets five times per year with additional sub-committee meetings. Face-to-face meetings typically occur in Calgary as well as various locations around the province. Typically in person meetings are combined with committee meetings as well as the full board meeting.

Additional Documentation

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Applicants are expected to provide complete resumes including the names of three references.

Contact Information

If you have questions or to submit your resume, please contact Faye Laviolette, Engagement Manager, Odgers Berndtson at faye.laviolette@odgersberndtson.com or 403-313-5523 (Direct Line), 403-455-6869 (Fax), PO Box 144, Suite 3220, TD Canada Trust Tower 421-7th Avenue S.W. , Calgary, AB T2P 4K9

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. Please submit your application using ePAAS (the Government of Alberta's Electronic Public Agency Appointment System). On the link provided, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short (maximum 200 words) biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should contain general information about your education, experience, community involvement, skills, etc. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Posting Date: 20-Sep-2017Government/Public AdministrationAccounting and Finance Permanent, Part-Time Open 3 ASAP
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