Junior Board Member Program

Junior Board Member Program

This program is a mentoring program for the development of leadership and governance skills. It is designed to foster the co-operative philosophies, community values and volunteerism of youth selected from our community.

Qualifications

  • Must be a full time student at Pierceland Central School in either Grade 11 or Grade 12.
  • Must be able to attend regular Board of Directors meetings, as well as any other committee and/or special meetings of the Board.
  • Must hold a membership in the credit union.
  • Not being of the age of majority, we will require the written permission of your parents (guardian) in order to participate in the program.
  • Must not be an immediate family member of an employee, officer or director living in the same residence. (For the purposes of this program, immediate family is defined to include brothers, sisters, parent or grandparent.)

Application Form

If you are interested, please fill out and submit the following application form before Monday, October 19th.

Responsibilities

  • To be aware of the eligibility criteria of the program. If any of the criteria are not met during tenure as a Junior Board member, you will be expected to place before the Board an offer to resign from the program.
  • As is the case with all Credit Union employees, directors and officers, you will be responsible to act ethically and to be perceived to be acting ethically by the organizations and individuals with which we are associated.
  • A duty of loyalty to the credit union is expected. Employees, directors and officers will not derive any improper benefit of any kind or profit by virtue of taking advantage of their position within the credit union. All affiliations with or material interest in a business or enterprise which may be in conflict with the business of the credit union shall be fully disclosed. Employees, directors and officers shall not participate in or influence any decision in which they may derive personal benefit either directly or indirectly.
  • Except as required by law, you will keep confidential all information on the business and affairs of the credit union acquired as the Junior Board Member, and will not use or disclose such information for personal benefit or in any manner that may result in a detriment to the credit union or in the disclosure of any member or non-member business, transactions or information in any manner whatsoever.

Candidate Selection

  • In consultation with the school principal/administrator, the position of Junior Board Member will be advertised on an annual or needed basis.
  • Interested students will need to complete the credit union’s application form. The application includes parental/guardian permission, the student’s qualifications/interest in the position, their perceived contribution to the credit union and if possible the endorsement of two existing credit union members.
  • The student should have an aptitude for community, interest in civics, the promotion and well being of the area and an understanding of co-operative principles.
  • The student should be either in Grade 11 or Grade 12.
  • The position could be for a term of one or two years, depending upon the grade level of the student.
  • At the discretion of the Selection Committee the final two (2) candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with the Selection Committee.

Benefits / Rewards

  • Where and when available, the Junior Board Member will be encouraged to participate in training and educational opportunities provided to the Board.
  • The Junior Board Member will have all the rights and privileges of an elected board member, participating fully in discussions and most items before the board. However, they will not be entitled to a vote.
    • Note: Confidentiality is a primary concern. To ensure the student is not placed in a potentially compromising situation, if member account information is shared at the Board level, the Junior Board Member will be asked to excuse themselves during those portions of the meeting where member information is being shared.
  • The credit union will place in a scholarship fund the amount equal to the remuneration received each month by an elected director for the same meetings/sessions as attended by the Junior Board Member. The scholarship fund is to be utilized by the Junior Board Member towards their post secondary education. The maximum available will be based upon length of participation as the Junior Board Member.
  • The candidate will experience the inner workings, at a strategic level, of a financial institution operating within the Province of Saskatchewan.
  • They will have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction, policy and business functions of the credit union, providing a voice and views of the youth in our community.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us anytime.