Board of Directors Opportunity
Help Support and Shape the Direction of NAABA – Join the Board of Directors
NAABA is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of a minimum of (3) and no more than (9) Member Directors, each holding office for a term of three years.
- Any individual seeking election must be present at the Annual General Meeting
- To qualify as a Member Director a person shall:
- Have attained 18 years of age
- Be a shareholder, director, officer or employee of a Full Member and
- Be a Member Representative
- “Member Representative” is defined as an Aboriginal person who is a shareholder, director, officer or employee of a Full Member and is appointed by that Full Member to represent the Member for all purposes of NAABA including serving on the Board, voting as a proxy or attending meeting.
- “Full Member” is defined as an Aboriginal Business, carrying on its business in the Wood Buffalo Region which meets the qualifications of membership as set out in the NAABA bylaws at Article 6 and has been approved by the Board as a Full Member
- Share your knowledge, skills, and experience in business as a way of giving back to the local Indigenous business community.
- Be a driving force in uniting the voices of Indigenous Business in the Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Region.
- Level the economic playing field for Indigenous businesses through policy development and implementation
- Contribute to a stronger Indigenous business presence in the region, supporting the capacity building of business, senior leaders, and employees.
- Advocate for reconciliation specifically in the economic activities of our region.
- Leverage your experience, knowledge and connections to grow and strengthen the network of businesses and individuals who support and honor Indigenous business.
Subject to the provisions of the organization’s bylaws, the Administration, Management, Control of the Affairs, Property, Business and Finds of NAABA are vested in the Board.
Specific responsibilities of individual Board members include the following.
- Participate in and contribute to the decisions of the Board;
- Attend scheduled meetings, workshops, planning sessions and events;
- Be respectful of and actively support the processes and administration of Board meetings;
- Actively listen and bring forward those views and concerns of NAABA Board members and other stakeholders that directly relate to the objectives and goals of NAABA;
- Be familiar with Board policies and procedures, reports and meeting agendas in order to participate fully in Board business;
- Participate in the development and approval of NAABA’s Strategic Plan;
- Provide information to the public that creates a positive profile for NAABA and enables the public to connect with appropriate service areas and resources within NAABA; Communicate NAABA goals, objectives, initiatives, and decisions made by the Board, effectively to internal and external stakeholders with one united Board voice
- Act honestly and in good faith in the best interests of NAABA;
- Keep informed of the work and activities of NAABA and the Board and changes in the environment in which NAABA is operating;
- Understand NAABA’s current strengths and needs by offering constructive advice to address these for both short and long term solutions;
- Monitor and regularly assess NAABA’s performance to ensure that it reflects the vision, mission, values and beliefs of NAABA;
- To participate in Board training to ensure regular education of their roles and responsibilities
- To sit on a least one NAABA Standing Committee during the length of term
- A willingness and desire to engage in and participate in regular Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and Governance Discussions
- Governance experience or a desire to learn and understand the role of a Governance Board (Previous Board experience is an asset)
- The ability to collaborate and bring people together
- Problem solving and development of strategic plans to move the mission and vision of the organization forward
- Ability to communicate openly and willingly with staff and fellow Board members
- Experience engaging in the Indigenous Business Community
- Experience working in the Oilsands
- A desire to ask questions and seek out answers/solutions