Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy is looking to appoint five interim board members! We are seeking passionate and motivated youth and students who are interested in addressing and working against the harms done by drug policies. The duration of this appointment is until our March 2016 Annual General Meeting, at which point those interested in remaining on the board may choose to run for a full two-year term. 

As a member of the board, you’ll be equipped to advance CSSDP’s objectives at the local, national, and international levels. Board members are required to attend monthly board meetings and participate in two committees, in addition to maintaining active involvement in their local chapter. This involves a commitment of 8-16 hours per month (2-4 hours per week) on average. From time to time, board members have the opportunity to represent CSSDP at conferences, make presentations to members of the government, attend drug meetings at the United Nations, and more! You truly get what you put into it! See the list of our current board members. If you have any questions, email CSSDP Co-Chair Gonzo Nieto at gonzo@cssdp.org.

To be eligible to run for board, you must meet two of the three following criteria:

  1. Must be a youth, defined as under the age of 30
  2. Must be a student
  3. Must be an active participant in a chapter or have attended a national conference and annual general meeting in the past year.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please send an email to gonzo@cssdp.org with your question or concern.

If you are eligible, you can nominate yourself by submitting a simple video—nothing fancy, can be a webcam or cellphone video and just a minute or two—about who you are, why you want to join the board, any relevant experience you might have, etc. to gonzo@cssdp.org. Your application will only be viewed internally by the board, but if you prefer, you can submit this information in writing. Please be sure to include “Interim Board Application” in the email title. 

The deadline is Friday, November 12, 2015, at midnight so get your application in before then! We’re excited to meet our new board members! 🙂

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