Special Olympics is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through active participation in sport. Special Olympics is more than an event – Special Olympics Saskatchewan delivers world-class sport programs to people with intellectual disabilities daily in communities across the province. Special Olympics programs cater to all ages and a wide range of abilities. Special Olympics is a catalyst for social change. Our programs help instill confidence, self-esteem and other life skills in our athletes, contribute to healthier athletes with life-long physical fitness and strengthen communities.
AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Our Board of Directors has developed a process to recruit Board candidates that is open and transparent. The process works as follows:
- A Nomination Form is completed, signed and forwarded to the Chair of the Special Olympics Saskatchewan 2020 Board of Directors Nominations Committee by the DEADLINE: July 28, 2020. Before submission, applicants should have read and reviewed the Special Olympics Saskatchewan Board Recruitment Package.
- The Board considers all nominations and based on specific skill competencies, it prepares a slate of candidates for presentation to the Annual General Meeting.
A key step in this process is the candidate’s confirmation of interest in letting his or her name stand for nomination after reading the information about the role and responsibilities of the Board and its Directors. The candidate must have an understanding about the nature and extent of the commitment that is required of an SOS Director. Each candidate needs to confirm that their first responsibility with SOS is to the SOS Board of Directors, all other forms of participation in Special Olympics needs to be secondary to their role as an SOS Director.
GREATEST AREAS OF NEED FOR 2020
In 2020, the Board of Directors Nominations Committee is looking for candidates with demonstrated strengths in the following areas:
- Risk Management
- Professional in the Intellectual Disabilities Services Sector
- Sport Management
While these are our areas of greatest need, all applicants will be considered based on how their strengths can support the organizational Mission, Vision and Values. In the current climate, Public Health orders impact our ability to deliver sport, develop volunteers and fundraise and as such, we are seeking leaders who are ready to help us navigate our future in new ways.
A DIVERSE BOARD
SOS considers it vitally important to achieve diversity in the composition of its Board of Directors. We wish to attract individuals with diverse backgrounds, expertise and experience from across the province. We are looking for individuals who will add value, enhancing the current Board composition with needed skill sets that will support the strategic responsibilities of the Board.
Along with the above listed competencies for 2020, the Nominations Committee has determined that we would like to add individuals from different parts of the province including Women, Indigenous, Metis, New Canadians and LGBTQ2s+ and individuals with expertise in Human Resource Management, Fundraising, Non-Profit Governance, Legal Matters or Strategic Planning.
SHARE YOUR GIFTS
The primary criteria is a genuine interest and commitment to contributing to the governance of Special Olympics Saskatchewan for the betterment of the province as a whole. Individuals with a desire to make a contribution to the growth of the organization who do not fall into noted categories are also welcome.
If you have any questions about the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact Special Olympics Saskatchewan CEO, Faye Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-306-780-9277.