The Opportunity

Springtide is recruiting members for its Board of Directors. We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference. As part of our recruitment, we are looking for a Board Director to serve as Secretary.

About Springtide

Springtide is a registered charity committed to better politics. We offer leadership development, skills training, ideas, and insights for more responsive and resilient democratic institutions. Our current focus is on the Charter Challenge for Fair Voting.

The Board

The Springtide Board of Directors operates as a Working Group focused on the Charter Challenge for Fair Voting. The Board supports the work of the Charter Challenge Steering Committee and provides mission-based leadership, fundraising support, and strategic governance. While the day-to-day management of the case is led by our legal council, the Board of Directors leads communications, donor engagement and fundraising while maintaining responsibility for the organization’s operations.

Leadership, Governance & Oversight

The Springtide Board of Directors:

  • Reviews outcomes and metrics for evaluating the impact of Springtide campaigns, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings. 
  • Assists the Chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members. 
  • Ensures board resolutions are carried out.
  • Serves on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments, specifically the Charter Challenge Steering Committee or related projects. 
  • Act as an ambassador for the organization.


Springtide Board Members will consider the Charter Challenge a philanthropic priority and support the organization’s fundraising goals through their networks and personally, commensurate with their capacity. 

Board Terms & Commitment

Springtide’s Board Members will serve a two-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for additional term(s). Board meetings are held monthly (fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:00pm), with Steering Committee business as the core agenda item. The Steering Committee may occasionally require off-cycle meetings. 

The time commitment averages 10-12 hours per month.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for any individual who is passionate about democratic institutions and voting systems. It is also an excellent opportunity for growth

and learning – both individually, and collectively on a Board that continues to learn and grow together.  

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience/familiarity with electoral reform 
  • Passion for upholding and improving democratic institutions and governance 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the Board’s mission

Secretary Duties

The Board Secretary is responsible for drafting and reviewing meeting minutes, regularly reviewing the organization’s by-laws and governing documents, submission of annual filings to joint stocks and CRA, and maintenance of the general inquiries email inbox.

To Apply

Submit your resume and a brief cover letter, indicating how your passions, skills, and by April 9, 2021 to: Lucy Hulford at If you interested in the Secretary position, please include a note with your submission.

You can also send any questions to