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Nominations are now open for ESA Board positions in 2018
Elections will be held at the 2017 AGM on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at EcoTas17 in Pokolbin, NSW.

Who can nominate?
All financial members are eligible to nominate and can nominate for a specific Executive role or for an Ordinary Director position with or without portfolio.

Why bother? 
There are many benefits to being a part of the Society’s management team:

  • Participate in driving the strategic direction of the peak professional body for Ecologists
  • Be a part of delivering on the new Strategic Plan
  • Opportunity to advocate for your sector or an idea your passionate about
  • Professional development - take advantage of training opportunities
  • It looks great on your CV!
  • Travel and Accommodation to Planning Day held during the annual conference
  • Free membership for every year of service

What Positions are available?
All positions that are at the end of their term or are becoming vacant due to resignation are spilled prior to the AGM and nominations can be submitted for any of these roles whether Executive or Ordinary Director. Current Board members are always eligible to renominate and voting will be held for each position via a show of hands or ballot paper depending on number of nominations. In 2017, a number of current Board members will not be renominating and will leave vacancies in the roles of :

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Vice President – Member Communications
  • Ordinary Director (Indigenous Engagement portfolio) 
  • Ordinary Director (Austral Ecology)
  • Book Review Editor

This year the Board has identified the following skills and experience as highly desirable to progress the current Strategic Plan. If you have experience or a keen interest in anything on this list then please think seriously about putting up your hand.

  • Social media,
  • Media communications,
  • Member engagement,
  • Fund-raising and sponsorship,
  • Legal practice,
  • Financial management.

How do I nominate?
All applicants are required to submit a one page CV and a PowerPoint slide outlining their reason for nominating and what they would like to achieve as a Board member to accompany their nomination and for presentation at the AGM. Nominees do not have to be present at the AGM to be eligible for election. Download the Powerpoint template here

Election will be by a show of hands at the AGM plus submitted proxy votes.

Specific Board Position Statements are under review and will be available here in due course. In the meantime, you will find information about each Board position's responsibility in the By-Laws (page 23 of the ESA Constitution). If you have any questions about any of the positions or the electoral process, please contact the ESA's Executive Officer.

It is recommended that you are familiar with the Strategic Plan, the ESA Consitution which outlines the general responsibilities of a Board member and specific responsibilties for each Board position (page 23 of the Constitution), as well having a quick chat to the Executive Officer, before nominating.

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