CSA Call for 2019 Board Nominations

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[NOTE, updated 28 January 2019 with deadline extensions]

Nominations for the CSA Board of Directors are open! There are four open positions available, each with a three-year term beginning in May 2019.

Nominations of others and self-applications are equally encouraged. Before making a nomination, please familiarize yourself with the priority areas of expertise needed, as well as with the CSA board member job description.

Critical Areas of Experience and Expertise Being Sought:

The board does and will continue to include representatives with a wide range of expertise in this field. The current board has identified several additional priority areas of experience or expertise that are particularly desirable for new board members to have, to grow the capacity of the board and the association. Those are:

  • Development/fundraising experience (with emphasis on cultivation of individual donors, planned giving, and/or development of membership programs)
  • Financial management
  • Organizational governance

Nominations Process:

To nominate someone else, use the nomination form below after first confirming your nominee’s interest in serving. You will be asked to provide basic contact information for the nominee and your perspective on their nomination. Your nominee will need to also personally complete the application form below by 1 Feb 2019 EXTENDED: 15 Feb 2019, which asks them to share a brief background on their relevant experience and skills and their curriculum vitae or resume. Please share the application form with your nominee.

To nominate yourself and submit an application, use only the application form below. You will be asked to provide contact information, a brief background on your relevant experience and skills and curriculum vitae or resume.

Nomination form (due 25 JAN EXTENDED, 8 Feb): https://goo.gl/forms/66QaNfEMC2a2x2Yc2  

Application form (due 1 FEB EXTENDED, 15 Feb): https://goo.gl/forms/V4gYm96rnG4joSoJ3

Once information is submitted, nominees and applicants will be considered for inclusion in the slate of candidates on which paid members of the Association will vote in late March

Nominations are due by January 25 EXTENDED 8 Feb 2019 and applications are due by February 1 EXTENDED 15 Feb, 2019. A board member job description is available on the CSA website at https://www.citizenscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CSA-Board-Member-Responsibilities-2019.pdf. Please contact nominations@citizenscience.org with any questions or concerns.

More Details About the Nominations Process:

To help build a board with the priority expertise needed (see above), the nominations committee crafts a ballot of nominees with requisite skills. Last year more than 20 people were nominated, and 10 were selected for a ballot with five open positions. This year’s ballot will be available to all paid members of the Association. The nominations committee, made up of a subset of current and former board members and working group members, uses a predefined set of criteria to review each candidate. At least three people review each nominee, and then meet via conference call to discuss candidates.

Thank you for your commitment to improving the Citizen Science Association by making a nomination of a candidate or candidates.


Alison Parker

On behalf of the CSA Nominations Committee

Posted on: December 23, 2018  |  Category: Blog, CSA Blog, News