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

Marius SAH msah at benintelecoms.bj
Tue Dec 2 14:54:35 UTC 2014

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Society Board of Trustees


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


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
edures/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


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

•  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

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 <https://www.internetsociety.org/form/bot-nominations/self>  for
self-nominating candidates

•  Form to nominate a third party


* Ref: Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Internet Society, July
and-restated-laws-internet-society>  2013

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