Nominations are open for LEADERSHIP Roles:
Leads: Network-wide meetings, Mentorship Program
Supported by: President, Lead Ally, Program Administrator
Supports: Staff management, BE-STEMM conference organization, External Relations & Advancement Committee
Time commitment: Moderate to High
Standing meetings: Executive Committee (1h weekly), Steering Committee (2h/month), External Relations & Advancement Committee (2h/month)
Leads: Constitution and by-law compliance, Career Programming & Events
Supported by: Vice President, Program Administrator
Supports: Mentorship Programs; Constitution & by-law development/revision; Strategic Plan development & goal tracking; Regional Node Program Committee
Time commitment: Moderate to High
Standing Meetings: Steering Committee (4h/month), Regional Node Program Committee (2h/month); Mentorship meetings (2h/month)
Leads: Internal communication content; Manages & consults on MOU, MOA; Organization of documents & agreements; External correspondence; Membership directory
Supported by: Program Administrator
Time commitment: Moderate
Standing meetings: Executive Committee (1h/week); Steering Committee (2h/month); Communications (1h/month)
Leads: Yearly Budget process & approvals, Financial compliance & reporting, Invoicing & payouts , Liaises with network host business officers as needed, Oversees revenue-generating initiatives
Supported by: CBSN Project Administrator, Network Host Business Officers
Supports: External affairs & Advancement, Procurement/ RFP processes
Time Commitment: Moderate
Standing meetings: Executive Committee (1h/ week); Steering committee (2h/month)
Leads: Trainee surveys ; Trainee workshops ; Trainee perspective
Supported by: Project Administrator, Program Committee
Supports: Website development & updates; Mentorship programs; Social media & website content
Time commitment: Low to Moderate as a function of availability
Standing meetings: Steering Committee (2h/month)
STEMM Outreach & Pathways
The standing committee works to develop and maintain outreach & pathway partnerships, and arrange student mentorship connections.
Time commitment: Moderate, variable commitments possible according to role and availability
The 2024 Science fair will be hybrid with regional and national components. This committee will organize the fair, coordinating activities at in-person nodes. Join this working group to ensure its success!
Time Commitment: Moderate to High, approximately 6 month commitment
The BE-STEMM 2024 conference will be held in May 2024 in hybrid format with in-person components hosted in multiple regions across Canada.
A wide variety of roles are available. Join this working group to ensure another successful year for BE-STEMM!
Time commitment: Moderate to High, variable according to availability and role, 1 to 6 months.
External Relations & Advancement
This standing committee connects CBSN to supporters who are aligned with our vision of advancing Black inclusion in STEMM. Another aspect of the committee's work is ensuring the needs of our members are shared with politicians and policy-makers.
- sponsor and donor relations
- advocacy & consultation with government agencies & parliamentarians
- conference ambassadors program
This might be a good choice for you if you have experience or expertise in writing or adjudicating grant applications and soliciting sponsorships, or government relations (or if you would like to learn those skills).
Time commitment: Moderate, usually cyclical, varies with role and capacity