CABJ ELECTION PUT ON HOLD

The election for our 2011-2013 Executive Board has been put on hold while the association restructures. Please  find a detailed description of  Board of Director positions below. To obtain a Candidate Application form please email us at  events@cabj.ca

Board Positions Open For Re-Election:

PRESIDENT – Chief executive officer of the organization and chairperson of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and membership meetings. Responsible for leading and developing sponsorship and partnership opportunities to support the needs of the association.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – The last serving president of the CABJ will serve as resource and support to newly elected president to a maximum of two years. This is a non-elected position.

VICE PRESIDENT/PRINT and VICE PRESIDENT/BROADCAST – (Two Separate Positions) Deputy executive officers of the organization and, at the direction of the President, chairpersons of the Executive Board, Board of Director and membership meeting in the President’s absence. Serve as liaison between the Board and the respective print and broadcast members. Work with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and perform such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

VICE PRESIDENT PUBLIC RELATIONS – Provides direction and leadership to the Public Relations caucus/members. Coordinate events and initiatives which support the needs of public relations professionals. Develop initiatives to increase and maintain membership. Develop partnerships with corporations and related associations to raise the profile of the CABJ. Act as the spokeperson on behalf of the association along with the President include media relations and creating a team responsible for advocacy of issues relating to Canadian Black journalists/media professionals and the industry overall. Develop and support initiatives for outreach of PR professionals across Canada.

VICE PRESIDENT NEW MEDIA – Provides direction and leadership to the New Media caucus/members. Coordinate events and initiatives which support to the needs of new media professionals. Develop initiative to increase and maintain membership. Develop partnerships with corporations and related associations as it relates to new media. Serve as the principal for updating CABJ website and social media properties with members from caucus. Develop and support initiatives for outreach of PR professionals across Canada.

SECRETARY – Chief record keeper to the organization. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs other duties as outlined.

TREASURER – Chief financial officer of the organization. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined. Maintains accurate monthly statements of the association’s financial status.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE – Serves as liaison between the Board and the student members of CABJ. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined.

Individual Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Board positions are a two year commitment. Except for President, which includes up to two additional
    years on the board as Immediate Past President
  • Attend monthly board meetings scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month.
  • Attendance may also be required at CABJ conferences, committee/task force meetings and functions,
    such as special events.
  • Provide written report of goals and achievements to the board of directors before quarterly meetings.
  • Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Board members should be comfortable with fundraising.
  • Inform others about the organization.
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the
    board and the organization.
  • Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization’s field.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s
    annual financial statements.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the goals of the organization
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