The BCIA is looking for two Lay members to sit on the Governance Committee.

These are non-BCIA Registrant positions. Please pass this along through your networks.  

Structure and Mandate

Learn more about business and structure here

Strategic Direction

Learn more about the Strategic Direction here

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for this Committee can be found here

Vacant Position(s)

The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists is seeking 2 Lay Members for its Governance Committee.

Diversity and Inclusion

Consideration will be given to qualified individuals with a broad range of backgrounds in community, labour, and business environments.

The selection process will recognize lived experience and volunteer roles as well as paid employment and academic achievements.
We are committed to building a strong organization that represents the diversity of our province. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Expectations and Responsibilities

•   Attendance in-person or virtually is required for meetings unless extraordinary circumstances prohibit attendance
•   Attendance at annual group/training meetings


Generally, responsibilities for Governance Committee Members fall into the following principles:

•   Attending and constructively participating in all committee meetings
•   Supporting the committee chair in providing strategic leadership and support in overseeing and operating statutory processes as part of BCIA’s mandate of operating in the public interest
•   Representing the public interest

Experience and Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
•   BC resident
•    not be a Registrant of the BCIA
•   free of actual or perceived conflicts of interest
•   broad interest in the management of BC’s natural resources
•   ability to absorb and grasp substantial volumes of information
•   experience in non-profit association governance
•   a record of community service

Time Commitment
Annual commitment time is approximately 30 hours per year, including:
• Minimum one (1) in person Committee meeting per year (expenses paid for by BCIA)
• Active participation on committee virtual meetings as called by the Chair.
• Attend, if necessary, meetings with other BCIA Committees, a working group(s) or task force(s) and partners (i.e. government, regulators, etc.)

The terms of office for all members of the Committee shall be two years from the date of their respective appointment by the Council.
•   Whenever possible, appointments of Committee members shall be staggered to ensure overlap of newly appointed and returning members.
•   Committee members may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms for a total of six years unless an extension of a members’ tenure is granted by Council.

All committee members are volunteers. Out-of-pocket travel expenses related to board business are reimbursed according to BCIA policy, but no honorarium is paid.

Personal Attributes
All Committee members should possess the following personal attributes:
•   High ethical standards, professionalism, and integrity
•   Ability to make difficult decisions.
•   Sound judgment
•   Willingness to consider to alternative opinions.
•   Strategic and tactical thinker
•   Commitment to serving the public interest.
•   Patience and the ability to work with a team.
•   Objectivity and independent perspective
•   Respected and respectful
•   Innovative and solutions-oriented.

Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest

You may submit an Expression of Interest in serving on this committee by sending an email to Laurena Olsen at along with a resume that reflects the points as outlined in the call for interest. For information on the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO) refer to CABRO website.

British Columbia Appointment Guidelines

Appointments to British Columbia’s public sector organizations are governed by written general conduct guidelines.

A PDF of this document can be downloaded HERE

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