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Nova Scotia SPCA Seeks Interested Candidates  for the Board of Directors

The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NS SPCA) is currently seeking six interested individuals to serve a minimum two-year term as Regional Directors on its Volunteer Board of Directors following election at the Annual General Meeting on April 29, 2017.

The Provincial Board of Directors is a Governance Board that sets strategic direction and oversees the affairs and business of the NS SPCA.

The NS SPCA has seen some significant accomplishments over the last couple of years which would include but are not limited to: the merger of the SPCA’s 11 branches into a single provincial organization, the establishment of two veterinary hospitals- one in Dartmouth and the other in Sydney, the development of a mobile spay-and-neuter clinic, a highly-praised Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program and a new P.U.P. (Prevent Unwanted Pets) Program.

As noted – in 2016, the SPCA finalized structural change to the organization. All branches (and fosters) of the SPCA across Nova Scotia were merged under the Provincial Office of the NS SPCA where the day-to-day management and operation of the SPCA as a whole became the sole responsibility of the provincial office. This structural change led way to the creation of Friends of the SPCA committees (FSCs).

These new FSCs are meant to represent six key geographical regions within NS and have the primary responsibility to:

  • Build community interest in and support of animal welfare through fundraising and advocacy;
  • Support the SPCA at the community level, and
  • Promote the SPCA.

This structural change and the creation of the FSCs, has created a need for six Regional Directors to sit on the Volunteer Board of Directors.

Click Here to view the outline of the six regions as they relate to the SPCA and the Friends of the SPCA Committees.

Candidates for this position should possess a true commitment to animal welfare.  Ideally the candidate would reside in the region of the province for the position for which they are applying. A nomination for the Regional Director position from a Friends of the SPCA Committee would also be considered an asset.

Skill sets we are looking for in a Regional Director include but are not limited to:

  • An ability to engage with the FSC(s) and regional communities toward a solid understanding of animal welfare ideas, issues and concerns;
  • Strong networks and connections to the diverse regional communities plus an ability to cultivate relationships;
  • An ability to think outside the box, and effectively articulate ideas, issues and concerns of the FSC(s) and the regional communities represented at board meetings.
  • Board commitment itself would involve approximately 4 hours per month, including attendance at bi-monthly board meetings.  Additionally, Board members may give time to ad-hoc committees.  Regular Board meetings take place on the last Monday of every other month at 7:00PM.

A completed application package includes:

  • your resume
  • a cover letter outlining your expression of interest, why you wish to serve and what you can contribute to the Board
  • a signed Application Declaration (Download form here: 2017 Applicant Declaration )

Applications for membership must be received by March 6, 2017 and should be submitted to:

Chairperson, Election Committee

Nova Scotia SPCA
PO Box 38073 STN Burnside
Dartmouth, NS   B3B 1X2

Fax: 902-835-7885

Email: elections@spcans.ca

Questions regarding the recruiting process may be directed to: elections@spcans.ca

902-835-4798 ext. 222