[At-Large] 2013 Internet Society Board of Trustees Election - Nominations (deadline: 2 January 2013)

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 15:30:47 UTC 2012

2013 Internet Society Board of Trustees Election - Nominations (deadline: 2
January 2013)
 *nomcomchair at isoc.org* *Call for Nominations for the Internet Society
Board of Trustees*
The Internet Society's (ISOC) Nominations Committee is accepting
applications from, or in favour of, candidates interested in serving on the
ISOC Board of Trustees. In 2013, three positions on the Board of Trustees
are open for election. Two Trustees will be elected by ISOC Organizational
Members and one by ISOC Chapters. Additionally, one Trustee will be
selected by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The Trustee
positions are 3-year terms that start August 2013 and end in 2016.

 ISOC is a global not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide
leadership in Internet related standards, education and policy. With
principal offices in Washington, D.C., United States of America, and
Geneva, Switzerland, and several other regional offices, it is dedicated to
ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the
benefit of people throughout the world. ISOC is the organizational home of
the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other Internet-related
bodies who together play a critical role in ensuring that the Internet
develops in a stable and open manner. ISOC has more than 130 organizational
members, more than 55,000 individual members, and over 90 chapters that
play a role in driving the mission and work of the organization. In 2013,
ISOC's operational budget will be $38.3 million USD.

 The ISOC Board of
responsible for the governance of the organization, and its authority
derived from the organization’s by-laws and
The Board consists of 12 Trustees that are either appointed or elected by
the chapters, organization members and the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF), and the ISOC CEO and President serves ex-officio as a non-voting
Trustee. In accordance with ISOC’s Procedures for the Selection of
six Trustees are elected by the organizational members, three Trustees are
elected by the chapters and three Trustees are appointed by the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF). Trustees serve a three year term and can
serve no more than two consecutive terms.

 *Time Commitment*
Trustees are expected to commit the time necessary to perform regular Board
and committee business. Trustees are also expected to allocate time to
attend and prepare for meetings. The ISOC Board of Trustees holds three
physical meetings and three or four 2-hour teleconference meetings
annually. Trustees must also expect to be part of Board committees, with
additional time and effort allotted to this work and to communicate with
the ISOC community. A typical Trustee time commitment averages 4-5 hours
per week over their term, with some significant peaks and troughs on a
weekly basis.

 *Eligibility Statement*
Candidates for ISOC Trustee will have demonstrable involvement in the
Internet with depth of understanding in at least several of the following

   -  Internet standards
   -  Internet operation
   -  Public policy for Internet and telecommunications
   -  Internet development

Ideal candidates also have a good understanding of broader technology,
policy, business and/or economics issues relevant to the society.
 The following qualifications are also highly desirable:

   -  Previous Board / Governance experience or organizational leadership
   -  Skills in business management and leadership
   -  Not-for-profit experience and fund raising
   -  Ability to identify relevant ISOC projects and attendant funding and
   -  Focus on solutions
   -  Vision for the role of ISOC

The ISOC Board of Trustees aims to be as broadly representative of the many
cultures and communities around the world that it can. We would encourage
applications from all economies, all regions and all walks of life. The
Nominations Committee will not discriminate based on gender, domicile, or
national origin.

 *Timeline and Nomination Form*
Nominations are now open, and the deadline for nominations is *Wednesday 2
January 2013*. Self-nominations can be made here <
and Nominations by a Third Party may be made here <

 The Nominations Committee will progressively conduct a review and
interviews with nominees. As the 2013 Board of Trustees election
candidates will be announced on Friday 22 February 2013. Strong
confidentiality requirements for the management of the candidates’ personal
information will be applied.

 Further information is available at
well as by email to <
nomcomchair at isoc.org>. Individual inquiries to members of the Nominations
Committee are not encouraged and will be redirected by them to the
Committee’s Secretariat.

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