The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders is looking for passionate, creative, committed, qualified people to join our Board of Directors for the 2018-2021 term to help guide our organization meet the needs of the rare disease community. CORD wishes to invite interested candidates to submit their application to join the Board of Directors for 2018-2021 term.

We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals whose experience and skill set includes a combination of the following:

  • Finance, accounting
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising and special events
  • Health policy development
  • Public relations, communications
  • Advocacy on a provincial/federal/international level
  • Nonprofit, governance, management, administration experience
Terms of Office: 3 years, elected by members at Annual General Meeting (unless to fill a vacancy, in which case appointment may be made by Directors for remainder of term).

Deadline for nominations: May 17, 2018

* 1. I wish to be considered for a position as Board Member of the Canadian Organization for Rare
Disorders (CORD). I fulfill the requirements as stated in the Position Description and understand the duties and expectations of serving on CORD’s Board of Directors.

* 2. What is your current membership status with CORD?

* 3. All applicants are required to provide a reference. Please provide name, affiliation and contact information below. If you are an employee of a patient organization, please provide a reference from your organization.

* 4. Please indicate any of following skills or experience that you possess:

* 5. Please list any organizations, associations, or affiliations that you belong to (e.g., membership, professional, civic).

* 6. Please provide us with a short statement (max 250 words) of interest specifying:

- Why do you wish to join the CORD Board?
- What are your relevant experience, talents, or interests?
- How will you contribute to CORD and the Board?
- What else should we know in considering your application.

* 7. Contact Information

Thank you for submitting your application. If you are chosen for an interview, you will be contacted the week of June 4, 2018 . Interviews will take place in June by teleconference. Board members will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on August 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm.