Nominations are now open for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section Board of Directors. We have 3 member at large positions that will be opening. Successful candidates will serve 3 year terms.
If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of these positions (self-nominations are welcome) please submit a nomination form by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before 7th June 2019.
New Board members will be elected through a ballot of our members which will run 10th June – 5th July 2019.
Nominees must be members in good standing with the Society for Conservation Biology as well members of the Oceania Section, and must be willing to run for election before the deadline. If you nominate someone other than yourself, please do so early enough that his or her acceptance can be requested before the deadline. You can check the status of your membership, and/or join the Oceania Section at www.conbio.org.
By agreeing to stand for election, nominees indicate their willingness to serve the SCB Oceania Section by attending Board of Directors meetings during their term of office. Board meetings occur bi-monthly via Skype/Zoom, and once each year in person. We have met previously in Sydney and Brisbane, and have covered travel costs for board members to attend.
Board members are expected to be actively engaged in directing SCB Oceania through work on our Conservation Science & Education, Environmental Policy, and Strategic committees. You can read more about what we do here at www.scboceania.org!
To ensure that board members, including Presidents, understand their collective responsibilities, we ask our board members to sign a contract outlining the vision and values of SCB Oceania, and board members’ roles and responsibilities.
Further details on the board, and elections process, can be found in our constitution.
Best of luck to all nominees!