We're looking for someone to chair our board meetings

Monday, April 23, 2012


Written by N. Charles Hamilton

The Central Student Association (CSA) is looking for a Board Chair. Their primary responsibilities include chairing/facilitating Board of Directors meetings (up to 35 members), and our Annual General Meeting in the Fall Semester (200 individuals).


The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of Roberts' Rules of Order, have experience with facilitating/chairing large meetings and have the ability to make rulings based on CSA bylaws and policies.


Compensation: $20.00 per hour, rounded up to the nearest quarter hour – starting from pre-meeting. Minimum three hours paid for all regularly scheduled board meetings (see below for dates) and board training dates


For complete job description visit: http://www.csaonline.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=270




  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience chairing large meetings (15-30 people)
  • Knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order
  • Arbitration and diplomacy skills
  • General knowledge of the CSA and how it runs
  • Strong understanding of, and commitment to anti-oppression
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Corporations Act is an asset


Deadline for applications is Friday, May 4, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Resumes and cover letters accepted by e-mail to .

For a complete copy of the CSA Hiring Policy, visit http://www.csaonline.ca. The CSA hiring policy is found in Appendix D of the Policy Manual, Section 4.0.

The CSA is a committed to employment equity and to the creation of a working environment that is welcoming for all applicants. We particularly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, international students and members of Queer communities.

The Central Student Association is the undergraduate student association at the University of Guelph. We advocate on behalf of our membership, representing collective interests on issues as diverse as public transit, neighborhood relations, and accessible education. The Board of Directors, made up for 35 students (including 5 full-time executive).


Board Meeting Schedule for 2012-2013


Summer 2012 

Date                                           Time     Location 

Wednesday  May 23               6:00       University Centre 441

Wednesday June 13              6:00       University Centre 442

Wednesday June 27              6:00       University Centre 441

Wednesday July 18                6:00       University Centre 441

Wednesday August 1            6:00       University Centre 441


 Fall 2012

Date                                          Time Location 

Wednesday September 19   6:00   University Centre 441

Wednesday October 10 (AGM)       6:00    Peter Clark Hall

Wednesday October 24         6:00   University Centre 103

Wednesday November 7       6:00   University Centre 442

Wednesday November 28    6:00   University Centre 442


Winter 2013

Date                                             Time     Location 

Wednesday January 16           6:00      University Centre 441

Wednesday January 30           6:00      University Centre 441

Wednesday February 13          6:00      University Centre 441

Wednesday February 27          6:00     University Centre 442

Wednesday March 13               6:00      University Centre 442

Wednesday March 27               6:00      University Centre 442

Wednesday April 3                    6:00      University Centre 442






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