The Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) is seeking new Directors to join its board. EALT is a non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving local and regional natural areas. Such areas support a range of values, including: health, child & family development, economic, cultural, scenic, and environmental. In the last 10 years, EALT has secured and stewards 12 conservation lands in Edmonton and 8 surrounding municipalities.
EALT’s Board provides leadership, and strategic governance, and envisions an Edmonton region where natural area systems are valued, protected for future generations, and play a key role in residents’ lives. We conserve natural areas by accepting land donations, stewarding them forever, and building partnerships and educational outreach.
EALT may have a total of 13 Directors. We were founded by a range of organisations, a number of whom are currently represented, but we currently require additional perspectives, particularly from regional:
Media and communications
We invite those interested to provide a resume and cover letter detailing how an applicant can support key aspects of the work of EALT’s Board.
Terms & Responsibilities
Directors’ terms may be 1, 2, or 3 years, depending on the board balance, and are eligible for two consecutive terms. The responsibilities of the Directors include:
Governance of the organization
Developing policies that support EALT’s commitment to charitable and legal accountability, integrity, and support of conservation
Contributing to strategic and developmental discussions aligned with the vision of EALT
Supporting and advocating for EALT in the community and assisting with networking
A Director is expected to attend bi-monthly Board meetings in downtown Edmonton (2-hour meetings, 6 times per year), and in the Committee work of the Board. The total time commitment would average around 4-8 hours every two months.
EALT welcomes applications from the public any time before Friday, 31 May, 2019. The first EALT Board meeting to which successful candidates will be invited will be on Tuesday 16th July, our AGM, and candidates will be informed before the end of June.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:
Executive Director: Edmonton and Area Land Trust