[AfrICANN-discuss] 2015 Call for Nominations for the Internet Society Board of Trustees

Dawit Bekele bekele at isoc.org
Tue Dec 2 13:20:00 UTC 2014

2015 Call for Nominations for the Internet Society Board of Trustees
The Internet Society's (ISOC) Nominations Committee is accepting applications from candidates interested in serving on the ISOC Board of Trustees.* In this year's election cycle one Trustee will be elected by ISOC Organizational Members and one by ISOC Chapters. Two Trustees will also be selected by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The Trustee positions are 3-year terms that start mid-year 2015 and expire mid-year 2018.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a global not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, as well as regional bureaus located throughout the world, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people globally. ISOC is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other Internet-related bodies who together play a critical role in ensuring that the Internet develops in a stable and open manner. ISOC has more than 150 organizational members, over 100 chapters and more than 65,000 individual members that play a role in driving the mission and work of the organization. ISOC currently has an operational budget of USD 38 million.

The ISOC Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the organization, and its authority is derived from the organization's by-laws and policies<https://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/governance-and-policies>. The composition of the Board includes 12 Trustees, 4 of whom are elected by ISOC Organizational Members, 4 of whom are elected by Chapters, and 4 selected by the IETF following the process documented in RFC 3677.* Procedures for the selection of Trustees are available here<https://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/board-trustees/policies-and-procedures/selection>. The ISOC CEO and President serves ex-officio as a non-voting member of the Board.
Time Commitment
Trustees are expected to commit the time necessary to perform regular Board and committee business. Trustees are also expected to allocate time to attend and prepare for meetings.

Board Meetings: three physical meetings per year that are 2 days in length plus travel time. These meetings are typically co-located with one IETF meeting, one ICANN meeting, and one ISOC event each year.

Strategic Planning Retreat: generally one per year over 2 days plus travel time.

Conference calls: generally three to four 2-hour teleconferences per year.

Committees: participation in at least one committee.

Email correspondence: while most Trustee work is conducted during board and committee meetings and calls, there will be occasions when emerging strategic and governance issues require participation of board members via email discussions, polls and surveys.
Eligibility Statement
Candidates for ISOC Trustee will have demonstrable involvement in the Internet with deep understanding in at least two of the following areas:

*  Internet standards
*  Internet operation
*  Public policy for Internet and telecommunications
*  Internet development

Ideal candidates will also have a good understanding of broader technology, policy, business and/or economic issues relevant to the Society.

The following qualifications are also highly desirable:

*  Previous board or leadership experience, especially for not-for-profit entities
*  Skills in organizational management and leadership
*  Financial oversight and fund raising
*  The ability to identify relevant ISOC projects and attendant community engagement models
*  Vision for the role of the Internet Society

The ISOC Board of Trustees aims to be as broadly representative of the many cultures and communities around the world that it can. While all qualified candidates are welcome, we strongly encourage members from currently under-represented areas to nominate candidates. In this light, nominations of candidates from Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America; younger candidates, women and those with the lived experience of disability are encouraged.

For additional information, see the FAQs about Internet Society Board service<https://www.internetsociety.org/faqs-about-internet-society-board-service>.
Timeline and Nomination Form
Nominations should be sent to the Nominations Committee using the following forms. Self-nominations and third party nominations are welcome. Please be sure to include a Statement of Interest and a Resumé or one-page narrative biography. Please indicate whether you consider the nominee a candidate to be elected by the Organizational Members, the Chapters, or both. Nominations will close at 23:59 UTC on December 20, 2014.

*  Form for self-nominating candidates<https://www.internetsociety.org/form/bot-nominations/self>
*  Form to nominate a third party<https://www.internetsociety.org/form/bot-nominations/third>

* Ref: Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Internet Society, July 2013<https://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/governance-and-policies/amended-and-restated-laws-internet-society>
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