- Help to guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns. Provide leadership on key projects as appropriate.
- Incumbent is running again.
Our 2021 Director elections will take place at our AGM on January 18th, and we’ve got 7 Director positions up for election. We’re looking for keen, passionate folks who want to make a difference in the community!
Roles up for election are: President, Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations, Trails, Social Events, Youth Engagement and Fundraising.
Positions are for 2-year terms. The descriptions below are general outlines, but specific duties are flexible, dependent on the skills and interests of applicants – so don’t hesitate to apply if you don’t fit the description perfectly! All board members may participate in other activities such as supporting other board members, helping out at events, etc. It’s a team effort!
If you love Squamish trails and want to get involved, apply by Monday, January 11th. Send your nomination by email to [email protected] and provide the following information:
- Your name and the position(s) you’re running for.
- The skills/experience that make you a strong candidate for the position (suggested word count: 200).
- Your capacity to commit to a volunteer role, and why you’re interested in being on the SORCA board (suggested word count: 200)
- Perform President responsibilities when the President cannot be available, and provide support to the ED. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Board, special projects and initiatives.
- Coordinate and run bi-weekly events with our sponsors. If COVID restrictions continue, find creative ways to engage the community (e.g. virtual events, scavenger hunts, trivia nights, etc.)
Government Relations and Advocacy
- Liaise with different levels of government including the Squamish Nation, landowners and developers to advocate for mountain biking and trails. Contribute to land use planning and community engagement exercises.
- Have a strong understanding of the public policy process at the municipal and provincial levels with a focus on land use planning, development, sport and recreation and finance
- Be keen to learn and understand how the Squamish Nation governs and administers itself
- Have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage adversity in a non-confrontational manner, and manage politically and informationally complex issues
- Have strong verbal and written communications skills – ranging from preparation of policy submissions to press releases
- Demonstrate strategic and unconventional thinking focused on maximizing beneficial outcomes for Squamish as a community
- Contribute to trail planning, scout and get permits for new lines, and liaise with the community and Trail Crew Lead to prioritize projects as a part of the Trails Committee. Manage trail builds and/or liase with builders as required, in partnership with Trail Crew Lead.
- Coordinate youth engagement activities such as socials or toonies and trail days and develop and implement strategies to engage youth more broadly in the mountain biking community.
- Develop creative revenue streams for SORCA and sustain growth of existing sponsorship and merchandise programs.
- Incumbent is running again.
Questions? Get in touch at [email protected]
SORCA believes that our mandate to enhance the trail network and engage the trail user community is best served by leadership from diverse backgrounds and experience. Diversity that brings the skill and richness of talent reflected in Squamish strengthens our community and the community at large. Anyone who has a passion for the trails and wants to contribute to the governance of SORCA is encouraged to run for a position on the Board. We particularly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ2+, those with disabilities, and youth to run for election, as these groups continue to be under-represented on our Board.