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4-H Alberta Board Recruitment Process

Call for Interest to Serve as a Member of the First 4-H Alberta Board of Directors

4-H Alberta is the new streamlined youth development body registered under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.  It combines the former three-party organizations that operated 4-H in Alberta, the 4-H Council of Alberta, the 4-H Foundation of Alberta, and the 4-H Section of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

The newly formed 4-H Alberta involves new governance, a new structure and operating model that is efficient and effective, supported by a modernized constitution/by-law alignment to coordinate 4-H staff and volunteer roles, and build operational harmony for the growth of the 4-H leadership program in Alberta.

The current Interim 4-H Alberta Board will complete their term at the AGM, May 29, 2021.  The Interim 4-H Alberta Board has appointed a Governance and Nominating Committee to conduct an open, transparent search for the first elected 4-H Alberta Board. The Governance and Nominating Committee is charged with developing the first slate of nominees to be elected by the voting members.

The submission and review process will be treated as strictly confidential.

Step 1

Submissions must be sent to the 4-H Alberta Governance and Nominating Committee by mail or email, no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2021.  A submission includes a statement of interest and a resume. An application will be sent to the candidate to complete.

Mail:  Attention:  Governance and Nominating Committee
4-H Alberta
RR 1 Site 7 Box 1

Westerose, AB T0C 2V0


Step 2

Selected nominees will be contacted before March 12, 2021 for an interview the week of March 15-19, 2021. Candidates must be available for an interview via zoom between March 15-19, 2021.  References will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

Step 3

The nominees for the Area Directors will be qualified by the Governance and Nominating Committee and sent back to Area executives by April 1, 2021. Area representatives need to vote for their Area candidate and send the successful candidate to the Governance and Nominating Committee by April 18, 2021.

Step 4

The Governance and Nominating Committee will recommend their slate of nominees to the Interim 4-H Alberta Board at a Special Meeting called on April 21-23, 2021, so that that slate of nominees can be published for voting members a minimum of 21 days before the AGM.

Step 5

Voting members of 4-H Alberta will vote in favour or against the slate of nominees at the AGM on May 29, 2021.

Step 6

All other candidates will be notified of the final selection by the Governance and Nominating Committee Chair.

Governance and Nominating Committee Members

Nick Harsulla (Chair), Patti Brewin, Nora Paulovich, Andy Pittman

Have questions?

 For application submission questions, please contact:

Jody Elliott, Administration Manager, 4-H Alberta @ 403.835.6016 or


Please note:

You will require a Gmail account to apply for the position if using the form as one is required to upload your letter of intent and resume to the Google application form.

4-H Alberta Board Member Duties

Overview of the Duties of the Board

The principle role and legal duty of the board is to oversee the strategic direction, management and operation of the Corporation’s business and affairs. Accordingly, the board oversees the development of the overarching strategic direction and policy framework for the Corporation, ensures that the Corporation’s activities are consistent with its mandate and evaluates the organization’s overall efficiency and effectiveness in using financial and human resources to meet the Corporation’s objectives.

These duties are mainly discharged through board oversight of the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for overseeing the management and day to day operations of the Corporation. The board is responsible for the selection, monitoring and evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer is ultimately responsible for the quality and performance of the Corporation’s administration. In this way the board assumes responsibility for the stewardship of the Corporation.