Board of Directors – Governance Officer

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to with a subject line of the following format: "First name Last name, Board of Directors - Governance Officer, 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 Organization members, which consists of undergraduate and graduate students at Simon Fraser University and associate members.

Purpose of the Position
The Governance Officer is in charge of policy and strategy decisions.

  • Chair the Governance Committee
  • Create policies and regulation
  • Monitor the board and their effectiveness
  • Maintain integrity and accountability

Stay up to date with current happenings at Embark. Maintain communications with board members and students. Work closely with the Executive Director to determine which policies are necessary, review already existing policies and regulations to ensure that they continue to guide the board effectively and efficiently and carry forward Embark’s organizational culture. Implement strategic changes in policies, regulation, board structure that allow Embark to reach its mission.

Ideal candidates have:
  • Solid decision-making skills
  • Strong attention to details
  • Punctuality
  • Analytical skills
  • Previous experience in policy decisions is an asset but not required