SYC is recruiting ExComm members!

Call-out: Applications for the Sierra Youth Coalition’s Executive Committee 2016-2017

We are looking for dedicated, empowered and proactive youth leaders to apply for a seat on the Sierra Youth Coalition’s Executive Committee!

What is ExComm?

The Executive Committee (affectionately known as the ExComm) is SYC’s official decision-making body. Composed of 9 enthusiastic youth from across the country, the ExComm is responsible for shaping SYC’s direction, organizational governance and supporting the staff team. A minimum of one member is between the ages of 14-18 and all are under 30.

There are 8 seats available for the 2016-2017 term with 1 reserved for a youth between the ages of 14-18. The ExComm is an active board, so expect to devote anywhere from 2-4 hours a week to SYC activities. Most of our work is done through e-mail, conference calls and occasional events.

All ExComm members must be 30 years of age or younger at the time of applying. Under our new rules, ExComm members serve for two years. Half of the incoming members this year will serve for one-year terms however, to ensure staggered terms in future (term lengths will be determined by lot). No person can be appointed to the ExCom for more than three consecutive two-year terms.

We are particularly interested in diversifying the skill-set and perspectives within ExComm. If you have marketing, accounting, communications, graphic design, environmental policy, grassroots advocacy or finance experience you’d be a great asset to the team.

How to run for an ExComm position for the 2016-2017 term in 2 easy steps:

1. If you are not already a member, sign up for a Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) membership – youth category. This is a $25.00, tax deductible membership fee.

Please send your CV and a short bio (10-15 lines) to

Short-listed candidates will then be contacted for an interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we are looking to establish an Executive Committee for the 2016-2017 period as soon as possible!