Board of Directors Expression of Interest

The Nominations and Communications Committee of the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (ASNL) is seeking expressions of interest in serving as a 3-year volunteer on our corporate board of directors in any of the following positions:

  • Finance: We are looking for a Certified Professional Accountant who is not the parent of an individual living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Clinician: We are looking for a clinician with experience and training in dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who practices outside the Avalon Peninsula, and is not the parent of an individual living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Public Relations: We are looking for someone with experience in public relations or who is well connected to the business community of Newfoundland and Labrador, is not the parent of an individual living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Educator: We are looking for an educator from either K-12 or post-secondary education, is not the parent of an individual living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Parent: We are looking for an individual who lives outside the Avalon Peninsula who is a parent of an individual living with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Overview of ASNL

ASNL is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

  • The mandate of ASNL is to be a leader in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador by:
    • engaging with public policymakers and advocating to improve the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD);
    • empowering people to more effectively advocate and obtain supports, through connections with ASNL staff and trained volunteers
    • providing easy ­to ­understand, practical information related to ASD, for a broad audience on a wide range of educational topics, through all phases of an individual’s lifespan
    • creating connections and navigational supports for individuals, families, and professionals to access other community partners and public services
    • partnering with researchers to investigate ASD; and
    • providing learning and employment opportunities through engagement in social enterprises.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member

  • Each board member shall not fail to:
    • attend regular meetings;
    • maintain active linkages with active members of ASNL;
    • demonstrate active promotion of ASNL’s programs and services throughout their region and amongst all stakeholders;
    • lend their support in their area of expertise on an as-needed basis;
    • keep informed about the concerns of the membership, funders, and partners;
    • ensure that the goals and objectives of ASNL are fulfilled;
    • exercise visionary leadership by participating in the establishment of the values and goals, setting strategic directions, completing a strategic plan, setting policies, creating value in the programs and services to the benefit of individuals with ASD; supporting the Chief Executive Officer and volunteers;
    • ensure decisions comply with existing policies;
    • keep confidential information within the boardroom;
    • comply with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Behaviour; and
    • actively participate in individual, board, and Chief Executive Officer evaluations.

To express your interest, please provide the application requirements below.

Board of Directors Application 2019

  • Before placing a name on a ballot for Board Member selection, each person nominated must fill in the following form by to answer the following questions. Where a person is unable to fulfill the requirements to sit on the Board of ASNL, their name shall not be placed on the ballot for appointment or election.

For more information, please email asnlnominations@autism.nf.net