Public Agency Board Opportunity: Chair, Alberta Recycling Management Authority

Alberta Environment and Parks. The Minister of Environment and Parks is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Chair of the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.

The majority of board meetings are held in Edmonton at the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s head office. There are some exceptions where meetings are held in other locations in Alberta.

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is a delegated administrative organization that is accountable to the Minister of Environment and Parks.

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is responsible for managing three of Alberta’s five regulated recycling programs for tires, paint (and paint containers), and electronics.

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority collects environmental fees remitted from suppliers on designated materials (tires, electronics, paint) sold in the province. The fees are used by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority to administer the relative recycling programs including:

  • administrative costs;
  • operational costs such as the collection, transportation and processing of material;
  • education programs and
  • research and development activities.

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is required through regulation to report annually to the Minister of Environment and Parks.

The Chair is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Alberta Recycling Management Authority. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is accountable to the Minister of Environment and Parks.

The duties and responsibilities of the Chair are determined by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s Board of Directors; as such, the Chair may be responsible for such other matters as the Board determines. The duties and responsibilities of the Chair include, but are not limited, to:

  • Preside over all meetings of the Board and the Membership;
  • Act as a non-voting member of three Designated Material Industry Councils (Electronics Recycling Alberta Industry Council, Paint Recycling Alberta Industry Council, Tire Recycling Alberta Industry Council);
  • Present a report of the activities of the Board to Members of the Alberta Recycling Management Authority at the annual general meeting;
  • Be responsible for the custody of the books and records of the Alberta Recycling Management Authority, including the financial records and minutes of all Board and members’ meetings;
  • Ensure a person is appointed to record the minutes of all Board meetings;
  • Represent the Board at meetings as required with the Minister or other representatives of Alberta Environment and Parks.

The normal term for appointment is three years. The Chair may serve on the Board for a maximum of three consecutive terms of up to three years each, for a total of nine years, subject to performance as determined by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s board and director evaluation process.

Skills and Experience Required:
Applicants should have previous governance experience in the private, public or volunteer/non-profit sector. In addition, applicants should demonstrate knowledge of government/public policy (for example, the broader public policy context affecting the organization) and community/stakeholders’ relations (for example, the community or communities the organization works with, including the stakeholder landscape affecting the organization).

The Chair should possess the following personal effectiveness skills:

  • leadership/teamwork skills,
  • strategic thinking/planning skills,
  • critical thinking/problem solving skills.

All Chair applicants should have a basic understanding of product stewardship. This may include environmental benefits, types of end-of-life management and the waste hierarchy.

Although not a requirement, an ICD.D (Institute of Corporate Directors designation) or C.Dir (Chartered Director) would be considered an asset.

Remuneration and Time Commitment
No salary is provided for this position. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority determines its own remuneration and expense policy. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority has determined that in consideration of their service, the Chair will be provided an honorarium. The Per Diems outlined in the current Honoraria and Expense policy for the Alberta Recycling Management Authority Board is as follows:

Board Meetings

  • $300.00 for Board business up to four hours in duration; or
  • $600.00 for Board business over four hours in duration to a maximum of eight hours.

Committee Meetings – $75.00 per hour with a four-hour minimum.

Committee Chairs – $75.00 per hour for committee work outside of meetings.

  • $75.00 per hour for actual time while on Board business, and other Board activities (e.g. processor site visits, stakeholder meetings, presentations, conferences) with a minimum four hours per day charged and a maximum of eight hours per day charged.

Meeting Preparation

  • Board and Committee members may claim $75.00 per hour for actual time preparing for Board and Committee meetings, with a two-hour maximum

Travel time

  • $25.00 per hour actual time travelling between locations. Details on expenses incurred on Alberta Recycling Management Authority activities can be provided.

The Chair may be required from time to time to make use of their personal vehicle or incur out-of-pocket expenses in the course of serving the Alberta Recycling Management Authority. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority has determined that in these instances, the Chair should receive compensation or reimbursement from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.

There are approximately six regular board meetings per year including a multi-day strategic planning session. Meetings are typically held in Edmonton but may be held outside Edmonton as determined by the Board. In addition, the Chair may be expected to appear at public events (for example, municipal grant award ceremonies) and attend meetings on behalf of the Board. The expected annual time commitment for this vacancy is approximately 50 to 65 days.

Position Profile
Please see the attached Position Profile for more information on this opportunity and a detailed list of responsibilities
https://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunity.cfm?appt=481&print&DPP

Additional Documentation
Candidates will undergo a comprehensive background check, disclosure and conflict of interest screening.
In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm to download form.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit ‘submit application’, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section before clicking the ‘apply’ button.

Contact Information:
Mr. Patrick Kane, Director Waste Policy,
780-422-2136 Patrick.Kane@gov.ab.ca
10th floor Oxbridge Place, 9820-106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J6

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the ‘apply’ button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on ‘submit application’. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short (maximum 200 words) biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should contain general information about your education, experience, community involvement, skills, etc. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit ‘submit application’, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section before clicking the ‘apply’ button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the agency’s requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest.
Please Note:  Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Closing Date: October 16, 2017. Job ID #481

Agency Website:
Alberta Recycling Management Authority
http://www.albertarecycling.ca/

Link to Enabling Legislation:
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/2004_093.pdf

https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm