BNS Board Positions

Board Positions Available:

– Treasurer (Mike Kennedy reoffering)
– VP Athlete Development (Jon Burgess reoffering)
– VP BMX
– VP Off Road Advocacy
– VP Mountain Bike Competition
– Events Coordinator (Lorenzo Caterini reoffering)
– Director at Large (Mary-Ellen Donovan reoffering)
– VP Gender, Equity and Inclusion


Details

  • Board positions are two-year terms, with option to serve for re-election.
  • Board roles require a commitment to attend board meetings, sector specific meetings and engage in inter-meeting email decisions and discussions as needed.
  • A commitment of ~10hrs per month is expected.

If you are interested in being a part of our board, please send a paragraph introducing yourself, why you are excited to join BNS, and the specific board position in which you are interested to staff@bicycle.ns.ca.


BNS has monthly board meetings and we are working to ensure that people can join remotely so we encourage applications from outside Halifax.

Board Positions

Co-President

The president manages the board of directors and serves as the chair for board and annual meetings. The president also has a non-voting position on each program committee. Above all of that, the president is most responsible for keeping BNS on track with respect to achieving whatever long-term plans or goals happen to be in place.


Secretary

The secretary is responsible for recording the business of the board and assists the president in setting the board’s agenda.


Treasurer

The treasurer is the financial officer for BNS. The treasurer’s responsibilities include reporting on the association’s finances to the board and membership, creating an annual financial report, and doing the day-to-day banking and bookkeeping for the association.


Registrar

The registrar has responsibility over all activities involving registering members of the association. This includes creating and maintaining event registration forms, fine-tuning the registration process, and printing out memberships and race licenses. The registrar also maintains a membership database of both individual members and affiliated cycling clubs.


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VP Marketing

This position involves the management of BNS’ public face to world. This includes policies on how to respond to media inquiries, management of the BNS web site, and all media. Other important activities include marketing BNS to potential sponsors and maintaining relationships with existing sponsors.


VP Gender, Equity and Inclusion

This position involves ensuring that all people who want to be involved in cycling in Nova Scotia feel welcome and included, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. This person will attend board meetings and be a consulted when creating new policies or documents to ensure appropriate language is used and that there is fair representation of all BNS members.


Director at Large

For this position you will be helping BNS meet its strategic goals by working with the co-presidents and other board members on various projects and initiatives. Your role will involve working with committees to help provide oversight and perspective to some of the many elements that make up the organization.


Director at Large (Youth)

For this position you will be helping BNS meet its strategic goals by working with the co-presidents and other board members on various projects and initiatives. Your role will involve working with committees to help provide oversight and perspective to some of the many elements that make up the organization.


Events Coordinator

This position involves working with the other board members to see where there are opportunities to host or organize events that will benefit the BNS membership. Some of these events will be reoccurring, while others may be developed based on the timely needs of the membership and organization.


VP Road Competition

This position involves managing all things related to road racing in Nova Scotia. Some of your duties will include maintaining standards among events, holding event organizers meetings, and working with events coordinator to establish race calendars.


VP Mountain Bike Competition
This position involves managing all things related to mountain bike competition in Nova Scotia. Some of your duties will include maintaining standards among events, holding event organizers meetings, and working with events coordinator to establish race calendar.


VP Athlete Development

This position encompasses developing, organizing and delivering competition-based youth initiatives to Nova Scotian athletes. The coordinator’s role is to propel athletes to sport excellence through club structures, athlete engagement, coaching development, grassroots/ high performance initiatives, and ensuring the delivery of BNS’s High Performance Plan. In Addition to the management of performance programs and initiatives, the ATC must provide fiscally responsible management of the Athlete Development budget, and complete Sport NS funding reports to ensure athletes, programs and initiatives receive funding and meet reporting guidelines.


VP Off-Road Advocacy

This position involves helping to promote, develop, and maintain trail systems for mountain biking in Nova Scotia, including the construction of new trail systems, securing access to existing trails, and provision of infrastructure. This person will also represent the interests of mountain bikers and help support education of cyclists on safe and environmentally responsible off-road riding.


VP Road & Bikeway Advocacy

This position involves helping to make the roads and bikeways of Nova Scotia safe and accessible for all cyclists. This will be accomplished by coordinating with all levels of government and other organizations to pursue the goal that all municipalities in Nova Scotia are accessible by safe bikeways and that bicycle infrastructure and bikeways planning are integrated into transportation strategies at municipal, provincial, and federal levels.


VP Education

This person is BNS’ link to all service groups and government departments that may be in any way concerned with teaching the public all aspects of cycling safety, including transportation, recreation, and competition. This person will also work closely with the VP of Marketing to develop BNS messaging around increasing public interest in cycling.


VP Touring & Recreation

This person is BNS’ link to touring clubs and represents BNS on government committees (at all levels) having to do with cycling as a means of transportation. They are also responsible for promoting the recreational use of bicycles in Nova Scotia.


VP BMX

This role is to promote the competitive and recreational use of BMX bicycles in Nova Scotia by working toward the construction of BMX facilities, assisting BMX clubs, and generally facilitating the growth of the sport of BMX.

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