Join the Board!

Are you passionate about OPIRG-Peterborough’s vision and the work that we do? Want to get more involved? Consider becoming a volunteer Board member!

Among other things, the role of the Board is to support OPIRG’s projects, working groups, and committees; to be part of the planning, visioning and priority-setting for the organization; and to work collectively with the staff to oversee the work of the organization.

The OPIRG Board of Directors is comprised of 7 individuals. Most often, Board Members are Trent students, but faculty, community members, and former staff/interns/volunteers/researchers, as well as those with no previous OPIRG experience are also encouraged to apply.

A Board member’s minimum commitment is to attend biweekly meetings (about 2 hours in length) and 2 “office hours” per week. We ask that folks commit to at least one year.

Nominations Open: January 9, 2020

Nominations packages will be available in the OPIRG office, Sadleir House, 751 George St. North, room 102 or online (click here: OPIRG board nomination package document 2020)

An electronic copy or hard copy of the nomination package must be submitted to OPIRG staff in person or at by the deadline. Upon receiving the completed form, a receipt will be issued to you.

Nomination Interview with 1 current Board member: January 9 to January 30. Meetings times and locations will vary according to the availability of existing Board Members. This meeting is mandatory for all candidates. Email to set up the meeting.

The existing Board Member shall interview applicants and choose appointees based on:

Parity of the Board (OPIRG Peterborough strives to ensure broad and adequate representation of historically marginalized groups on the Board);

Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the organization;

Whether minimum requirements for student membership on the Board has been reached.

For more information access the nomination package here: OPIRG board nomination package document 2020

Nominations Close: by 5:00 pm, January 30th
Elections: January 31, 2020 at the Gathering Space, 6-9pm

Image Description: Poster advertising OPIRG’s Annual General Meeting, that took place January 31st, 2020.

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