Nomination for election to the board of ISCA

Nomination for election to the board of ISCA

Become an ISCA Director - 2023

ISCA is seeking applications for positions on the Board of Directors to help us build and develop the association. The roles are unpaid and voluntary. Directors are expected to attend monthly Board meetings and contribute to the work of the organisation by chairing a committee and undertaking the work required to move the organisation forward. 

These roles are two or three years.

Applications are due by August 7, 2023.

About the Roles

We are seeking to recruit individuals with a wide range of skills outlined in the Role Descriptions to help us develop the organisation in line with our mission and values.

A Nomination Committee has been formed to oversee this process with fairness, transparency and integrity. Nominations are open for two Officer roles (Treasurer and Secretary) and three ordinary Director roles. For all these roles, we seek motivated individuals with the time and skills to enact the tasks needed to create a healthy and productive organisation that meets the needs of the social capital community and our members.


To apply for one of the roles, you must:

  • be aged 21 or over
  • be a member of ISCA

Certain circumstances will disqualify you from being appointed or holding office. These include:

  • Being prohibited from being a director under New Zealand laws.
  • Being prohibited from being a Board member of a charitable entity under New Zealand laws.
  • Being convicted and sentenced within the last 7 years of an offence involving dishonesty, crime involving tax administration, money laundering or financing of terrorism, under New Zealand laws or equivalent laws in any other country.

Please review the full eligibility criteria here. You will be required to sign to confirm your eligibility.

Role Descriptions

Our Role Descriptions can be used as a guide to applicants:

Position Term Length Term Dates Position Description
Director - Secretary 3-year term Sept. 2023 - Sept. 2026 View details
Director - Treasurer 3-year term Sept. 2023 - Sept. 2026 View details
Director - Ordinary (2) 3-year term Sept. 2023 - Sept. 2026 View details
Director - Ordinary (1) 2-year term Sept. 2023 - Sept. 2025 View details

Application Process

Applicants are invited to apply for positions, which will be reviewed by the nomination committee against the Person Specification outlined within the Role Criteria. Potential nominees will be invited to an interview with the current President and up to two other members of the nomination committee. Nominee profiles will be presented to members to review ahead of the AGM to help members decide who they will vote for.  Online voting will be conducted from 8am to 8pm UTC to cover our two AGMs, to allow members to select their preferred directors for the available roles. Unsuccessful nominees will be provided an opportunity to discuss their expressions of interest to prepare for future board opportunities.

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Description Date Time
Applications open 11 July 2023 7pm UTC
Application window closes 7 August 2023 7pm UTC
Nomination Committee shortlisting 7-9 August 2023
Shortlisted applicants invited to interview 9 August 2023
Applicant Interviews 10-17 August 2023
Applicants selected for Nomination 18 August 2023
Applicants notified of outcome by email 19 August 2023 By 7pm UTC
Nominees submit public profile By 22 August 2023 7pm UTC
Nominee profiles available to view 23 August 2023 7pm UTC
Voting opens 6 September 2023 7am UTC
AGM 1 6 September 2023 7am UTC
AGM 2 6 September 2023 7pm UTC
Voting closes 6 September 2023 During second AGM

Applications are due by August 7, 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Any member of ISCA is encouraged and may provide an expression of interest to be a director.
You must first be over the age of 21 years and sign a declaration to agree to be bound by the constitution of the Association for the time being it is in force.

All applicants must also sign a declaration that they are not disqualified from being appointed or holding office as a director due to the following:

  1. a person who is prohibited from being a director or promoter of, or being
    concerned or taking part in the management of, an incorporated or unincorporated body under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993, the New Zealand Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, or the New Zealand Takeovers Act 1993;
  2. a person who is disqualified from being a member of the Board of a charitable entity under section 31(4)(b) of the New Zealand Charities Act 2005;
  3. a person who has been convicted of any of the following, and has been sentenced for the offence, within the last 7 years:
    1. An offence in a country other than New Zealand, that is substantially similar to an offence specified here;
    2. A crime involving dishonesty (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the New Zealand Crimes Act 1961) OR under section 143B of the New Zealand Tax Administration Act 1994 OR money laundering OR financing of terrorism.

We are asking applicants to summarise their experience and skills within three A4 pages. Any pages above the 3-page limit will not be considered. This stipulation is designed to give our Nomination Committee Directors the time to review all applications within a short timeframe.

Yes, you can. Please indicate your preference within your application. 

We will be using an electronic voting system, which allows members from around the world  to vote within a specified voting window. When the voting window is closed, votes will be counted, and successful nominees will be identified. 

When votes are counted, the first and subsequent preferences of all nominees will be considered. If nominees have applied for more than one role, they will be removed from the count for other positions if they are successful in gaining their preferential role. 

Further information about this process is available through our Nomination Committee. 

About ISCA

ISCA draws on over forty years of evidence on the benefits of social capital. Our vision is a world where social capital and its outcomes are valued, researched, and enabled amongst all peoples, so they may benefit from human sociability and connectedness. Nine core values underpin our structure as a member-driven non-profit: 

  • Inclusivity
  • Connection
  • Support
  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Pluralism
  • Sustainability 
  • Giving 

Our Board of Directors oversees the operation of all ISCA activities through our Committees, which are each chaired by a Director. Committees currently in operation are: 

  • Events
  • Publications 
  • Membership  & Marketing
  • Nomination
  • Human Resources

All Directors elected to the board are expected to chair a committee and to contribute meaningfully to the work of the organisation through the committees.

Who is the Nominations Committee?

The Nominations Committee consists of two members, all current Directors of ISCA. The 2023 Nominations Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Tristan Claridge (Chair)
  • Jacob Spanke

How to Apply

To apply for a Director position, the following will be required: 

  1. Complete an ISCA Nomination Form
  2. Answer two questions addressing the criteria related to each role:
    1. Please tell us how your experience fits the requirements for the role you are applying for?
    2. What do you bring to this role?
  3. Submit your CV (maximum three A4 pages)

If you are selected as a nominee, you will be required to provide a public profile document to help members to decide which candidate to vote for. You may use your CV and question responses, or you may submit a separate document, a maximum of four A4 pages‌.  

Before starting your application we recommend that you do the following: 

  • Prepare your CV ready to upload. 
  • Ensure that your responses evidence how your experience meets the requirements within the Person Specification document. 
  • Prepare your responses to the two questions ready to cut and paste them into the online form. 
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