Board of Directors – Director-at-large

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to with a subject line of the following format: "First name Last name, Board of Directors - Director-at-large, Application 2019."

Applications will be accepted until February 10th, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Embark is a student-led non-profit society that empowers the next-generation of sustainability leaders at SFU through grants, training, and engagement. SFU students are automatically members and eligible to be Directors of the society. Students contribute either $1.75 or $3.50 a semester to Embark through a student sustainability levy collected by the University and set by student referendum. We currently represent 35,000+ undergraduate and graduate student members. Up to two associate members (non-SFU student member) may be elected as a Director. New directors are elected at each Annual General Meeting of the society.

Open to Embark Sustainability Society members, which consists of undergraduate and graduate students at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and associate members.

Purpose of the Position
To assist the Board and other directors in carrying out essential board duties, participating in working groups and contributing to the board discussions.

  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Vote on budget and board motions
  • Sit on at least two committees

As Director-at-large, you will have, on average, three meetings per month, depending on which two committees you sit on. A week in the life for this position is primarily checking and responding to emails regarding board operations and specific committee operations. Total time commitment will never exceed 10 hours in any given week.

Ideal candidates have:
This position is ideal for candidates that may not have a lot of board experience and are looking to get more involved in this type of work. Candidates who are self-motivated and take initiative will excel in this role.

Things to look out for
  • Find ways to become more involved through supporting the chairs of the committees you’re sitting on.
  • Select committees that are of interest to you and shadow the chair to gain more knowledge of what that position entails.