• Application Deadline: June 20, 2023
  • Board Position
  • National (Remote)
Board Term: 3 yearsOrganization Type: Non-ProfitGovernance model you use: Advisory modelAbout your organization:

CIRA is a member-based, not-for-profit corporation, best known for managing the .CA domain on behalf of all Canadians. We are building programs, products and services that leverage all the internet has to offer to help build a trusted internet for Canadians. CIRA also develops and implements policies that support Canada’s internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.

Job Specifications:

CIRA is governed by a board of 12 elected directors and three board advisors who help advance CIRA’s development. They provide strategic direction and oversight to help more Canadians get online with a .CA domain, reinvest in the development of a trusted internet for Canadians, strengthen our non-.CA product offerings and be a leading-edge, inclusive workplace that attracts and maintains top talent.

We’re looking for people who share this vision to fill a few vacant seats on the board.

The best candidate has the right skills to help CIRA advance its mission and take its work to the next level. They are professional, and understand, above all else, that the role of the CIRA board of directors is to represent the corporation.

It is important to note that positions on CIRA’s board are not considered entry-level. It is imperative that all board members have a solid understanding of the duties and responsibilities of directors and board governance in the not-for-profit and/or the for-profit sectors.

Board members are remunerated for their time and reimbursed for expenses.

Time Commitment: 15 days/yearQualifications:

This year, the nomination committee is looking for individuals with the following skills and experience:

- Experience in the domain name industry in which CIRA operates, including an understanding of the DNS, Registry systems, and related internet governance or IP addressing.
- Deep financial acumen as a certified practitioner with advanced literacy in finance, audit, investment, and risk oversight.
- Knowledge of key components of cybersecurity related to risk and threat management.
- Ability to articulate views with evidence-based reasoning and bring a creative and innovative approach to problem solving.
- Understand environmental and internal risks, opportunities and implications that may impact CIRA.
- Leadership skills with the ability to be open to others’ perspectives and build consensus.

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