St. Clair Region Soil and Crop Improvement Association is reaching out to all of its members as we search for a new Provincial Director to represent our region at the Provincial level of OSCIA.

As a provincial director you would be responsible for upholding and representing the mission, vision, and strategic direction of OSCIA. Your responsibilities would include:

  • Communicating and working closely with the executive members of the local associations within your region.
  • Attending local functions to maintain an understanding of the needs and wishes of the members represented.
  • Taking a lead role in regional meetings to promote active and strong organizations.
  • Assisting local and regional associations in becoming aware of funding opportunities for project work.
  • Aiding local and regional associations in drafting well-worded resolutions that fall within the association’s mandate and objectives.
  • Participating once monthly in a one-hour meeting (conference call or virtual) with the Executive Committee on pre-set dates
  • Attend in-person Board meetings twice annually (i.e. Annual conference in early February- typically 3 days, and summer meeting in August- typically 2 days).
  • Represent the Association on research committees. This typically involves 1-2 committees who meet 2-3 times annually to discuss research needs and findings with academics, extension experts, industry representatives and other producers.

These responsibilities provide you with fantastic opportunities to learn about the many activities of the Association, see agriculture in parts of the province that many would otherwise not experience, learn about exciting new research, network, and spend quality time with like-minded producers.

Reasonable compensation is provided for provincial directors when carrying out work on behalf of the Association. In addition to having mileage covered while travelling outside of their home county/district, a per diem is also provided per conference call/virtual meeting.

For more information, please visit section 3 of the OSCIA Directors Handbook.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Krista Gladstone, RCC—St. Clair Region at kgladsto@uoguelph.ca or 519-674-1500, ext. 63597.

 

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