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We are Recruiting Directors for our Board!

Student Energy is looking for dynamic new Directors to join its Board.  If you are passionate about empowering young people to participate in the global energy transition and can bring knowledge, experience, and/or expertise to the table to help this innovative organization strengthen and grow, we encourage you to apply.  Full details about the Board and current vacancies can be found below.


About the Student Energy Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Student Energy.  The Board's job is to govern the affairs of the Organization within the framework of relevant legislation and standards including obligations as a charitable organization in Canada. The Board of Directors represents the Organization’s broader community and is given the legal authority and responsibility for the achievement of the organization's mission. The Board oversees the management of the Organization and specifically ensures strong long-term financial health.  Download full description of Board and Directors Responsibilities from Student Energy’s organizational policies here (page 9).

The Student Energy Board meets roughly every 6-8 weeks depending on the needs of the organization at a given point in time.  The Board also receives standard monthly check-in reports and more in-depth quarterly reviews to stay up to date on major strategic developments.  The Board usually only provides input on issues of strategic or managerial importance, not day-to-day operations.

Being a member of our Board allows individuals to engage in the mission of Student Energy and contribute to building the next generation of leaders.


Student Energy's Current Strategic Priorities 

New Directors will govern and advise Student Energy on the following strategic issues:

  • Building a global campus chapter program
  • Assembling an Advisory Board of high-profile energy industry actors to provide input on key programs
  • Instituting organizational systems to encourage longevity, specifically focused on succession planning
  • Developing innovative revenue models outside of traditional donations and sponsorship
  • Leveraging Student Energy’s unique energy education assets to reach broader audiences


What We Are Looking For in Directors

The current Board of Directors is made up 6 individuals.  We are looking to add 3-4 individuals to this group from diverse backgrounds for a total Board composition of 7-9 people.

Of these new positions, we are only looking to fill one specific position - a Treasurer with experience in not-for-profit accounting and financial management/oversight.  Other Directors will be selected based fit within the overall team and with the organization’s mission and current work priorities. 

The following skill sets would be advantageous to Student Energy’s current phase of growth:

  • Fundraising expertise
  • Human resources management expertise
  • Legal background, specifically not-for-profit/charity law
  • Non-profit governance and management expertise
  • Innovative thinking around social movements and energy
  • Expertise in scaling organizations
  • Experience working with developing world communities
  • Youth mobilization and engagement know-how
  • Education (specifically digital) expertise

We will make every effort to maintain diversity in gender, location, age and perspective.


How to Apply

Please fill out this short online form indicating your experience and interest: 

Click Here to Apply

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Interviews with finalists will be conducted in March with a target of onboarding new Directors by April 1, 2017.


About Student Energy

Student Energy is a global not-for-profit that is creating a movement of young leaders committed to transitioning the world to a sustainable energy future. The organization EDUCATES post secondary level students (18-25 year old target) on energy and sustainability by helping them to understand the challenges and opportunities that face our global energy system; INSPIRES students with the knowledge and courage to challenge the energy system; and UNITES like-minded students motivated to lead the world to a sustainable energy future.

Student Energy is known for its biennial International Student Energy Summit that brings together students from all over the world to learn about the global energy system and plot their own paths for engagement.  Student Energy also has a widely used online energy education portal that turns energy information into forms suited to youth.