Women in Engineering and Geoscience (Multiple Executive Positions)

Location:
Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
April 18, 2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Status:
1-Year Term


Purpose:

Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division is a community that encourages and promotes women at all levels in engineering and geoscience. Our aim is to build a strong and supportive community to connect, attract, promote, retain, and advocate for women in engineering and geoscience.

If you are a current member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and are interested in becoming a Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division Executive member, apply today. Executive members will take office after the Division’s Annual General Meeting.

Reporting Structure:

  • Council

Vacant Positions:

  • Communications Coordinator
  • Treasurer
  • Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Duties and Expectations:

The objectives of the division executive are to:

  • Organize professional development opportunities for division members.
  • Create a forum for dialogue and build relationships with other stakeholders working to advance women in engineering and geoscience.
  • Present considered opinions and recommendations to the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council or other related volunteer groups.
  • Exchange and disseminate information among division members.
  • Identify ways to increase the recruitment and retention of women in engineering and geoscience.
  • Identify issues that impact women in engineering and geoscience and work with Engineers and Geoscientists BC to develop strategies to address them.
  • Recognize the successes of women in engineering and geoscience.
  • Improve the career path of women in engineering and geoscience.

Some of the duties and expectations of division executives are:

  • Liaise with the association on division business, ideas and initiatives.
  • Ensure Engineers and Geoscientists BC and Division initiatives are aligned.
  • Attend all division executive meetings.
  • Adhere to division policies and the Engineers and Geoscientists BC‘s Terms of References.
  • Collaborate with other Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology organizations in the Lower Mainland, BC, and Canada.
  • Promote membership to potential members.
  • Provide content for the Division website as well as other communication mediums.
  • Liaise with executive members on incoming requests for initiatives, volunteer opportunities, or other business.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Current Engineers and Geoscientists BC member.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Strong work ethic, and
  • Team player.

Term of Office:

  • Each position requires a one year commitment.

Average Time Commitment:

  • Commit to a minimum of 2–10 hours a week to the business of Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division (time commitment varies by position).

Benefits:

  • Improve leadership and organizational skills.
  • Gain an understanding of board governance.
  • Build your network with other professionals.
  • Create a leadership reputation within the engineering and geoscience community.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the professions of engineering and geoscience by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Earn credits for CPD and service awards.
  • Be recognized as an Engineer and Geoscientists BC Volunteer.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that values and respects diversity, both within our organization and in our larger community.
To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at .
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