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Board Member


Posted Jan 191556972

Job Description

Opportunities are currently available for four (4) individuals to serve on the Board of Directors of Westmount Charter School Society (“Westmount”). Candidates for these positions must have experience and expertise related to one or more of the following areas:

  • Professional experience or training in education of gifted students
  • Experience and expertise in business-related matters, including but not limited to, backgrounds in finance, public or government affairs or human resources
  • Expertise in legal matters
  • Expertise in school administration
  • Parenting of and/or advocating for gifted children

Refer to the school website www.westmountcharter.com for more information.

The Westmount Charter Board is responsible for governing the School authority in accordance with the School Act, Charter Schools Regulation, the Charter agreed upon with Alberta Education and Westmount’s Bylaws. The Board is responsible for establishing policy, ensuring the goals of the School are met, approving the annual budget and annual financial statements, and monitoring the School’s adherence to the Charter.

Westmount’s Charter Board is comprised of eight to ten (8-10) elected volunteer members, three to four (3-4) of whom must be parents of a student attending Westmount and five to seven (5-7) of whom must be community members who do not have any children attending Westmount. Board members serve overlapping three-year terms and participate in monthly regular Board meetings as well as periodic Board Committee meetings.

 The Charter Board’s Nominating Committee is currently seeking applications from candidates interested in running for election. The election will take place in early 2018 with results announced by May 31, 2018. Successful candidates’ terms will run from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021.

 Four (4) positions are available this year: 

  • Three (3) positions must be filled by a community member who currently does not have, and in the 2018/19 school year will not have, any children attending Westmount; 
  • One (1) position must be filled by a parent who has at least one child attending Westmount.

All interested applicants must provide: (1) a resume, (2) a completed expression of interest form, (3) a statement describing their background, commitment to board membership and the nature of their commitment to education of the gifted and (4) either [i] a police information check from the Calgary Police Service or Royal Canadian Mounted Police dated after August 16, 2017 or [ii] evidence of a police information check from the Calgary Police Service or Royal Canadian Mounted Police ordered on or before February 16, 2018.

Expression of interest forms can be found by visiting: http://www.westmountcharter.com/charter_board/index.html and click on "Call for Board Candidates".

Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Late applications will be disqualified. The Nominating Committee will review all complete applications and present a list of qualified candidates to the Charter Board. An election will be held if the numbers of qualified candidates exceed the number of available positions.

Questions can be directed to secretary-treasurer@westmountcharter.com.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 am MST, February 16, 2018. Please see the following page for the expression of interest form.

Contact Information

John Liu