JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
River Valley Alliance board members bring a strong commitment to the vision, mission, objectives, and values of the RVA with a well-developed community, corporate, or political experience and networking capacity in the represented municipalities and the communities encompassed by the RVA.
Applications Open for Directors-at-Large
The Board comprises 8 elected Councillors from our municipal shareholders and 8 Directors-at-Large. We currently have 3 openings for Directors-at-Large and invite interested candidates to submit their applications. The RVA respects and values diversity and wants to ensure all voices are heard. The recruiting process will be merit-based but focussed on reaching and appealing to a diverse range of candidates structured to give all interested individuals an equal opportunity. The role description and application process are detailed below.
Current Board Member Openings:
- Parkland County
- Town of Devon
- The City of Edmonton
- Fort Saskatchewan
- Sturgeon County
Indigenous Directors at Large may reside anywhere within Treaty Six Territory or Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. All other Directors at Large must reside in a Member municipality.
Roles & Responsibilities
Bringing a solid commitment to the vision, mission, objectives, and values of the RVA with well-developed community, corporate, or political experience and networking capacity within the represented municipalities and the communities encompassed by the RVA being the City of Edmonton, Parkland County, Town of Devon, Strathcona County, City of Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon County.
Preference will be given to candidates having prior board experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:
- Government Relations
- Fund Development
- Indigenous Relations
- Strategic Planning
- Board and Governance
- Construction Engineering
- Public Affairs
- Commercial Land Development
- Conservation Management
- Political Acumen
Board members are asked to work effectively with other Directors to provide strategic direction, set policy, allocate resources, monitor progress, and manage the business affairs of the River Valley Alliance, including ensuring the financial and human resources are adequate to meet the organization's needs. The term to be served by a Director-at-Large is two years, renewable up to three times.
Board members serve on various RVA Committees as needed and undertake activities required to further the organization's objectives. Please note that candidates may alternatively be considered for a committee position should they not be appointed to the Board.
As a non-profit corporation, Board members represent the RVA to its shareholders, federal and provincial governments, and other stakeholders to maintain positive and productive relationships.
The Board meets monthly via Zoom 9 months a year, with no meeting in December, July or August and 1 fall in-person planning session. Board members are also asked to volunteer for and participate in events and activities that promote and showcase the RVA and the trail system to the public and/or stakeholders.
By joining our Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to expand your leadership and community engagement to personally contribute to ongoing efforts to create a legacy for future generations to come.
To apply, we ask for a Resume and brief Letter of Intent outlining your interest and the value you can bring to the RVA Board. Please submit all documents as one .pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be received up to November 1 st, 2023.
The RVA respects and values diverse life experiences and heritages to ensure that all voices are heard. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.