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Participate in Ecolint's governance!

mardi, 10 décembre 2019   (0 Comments)
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Ecolint Alumni not only have the right to vote in elections to the Foundation's Governing Board – they can also stand for election. Having an alumni presence on the school's Governing Board reflects and reinforces the important contribution Ecolint's wider community makes to the school's continued success. The board currently counts Andrew Ryan (La Chât '96) among its members.

Ecolint's Governing Board is looking for candidates to run for the next election to the Governing Board which will take place in May 2020.  Four seats will be up for election, including three seats for a four-year term and one seat for a one-year term (replacement of a departing member).
Any parent of current or former students, or alumnus/a can run for election, except for Ecolint employees, their family and the Board members who have already served for eight years. 

Who is on the Governing Board?
The Governing Board is composed of 12 elected members, 6 appointed members and up to 3 co-opted members. It represents the diverse Ecolint community and the Swiss Cantonal and Federal authorities.

What is the role of the Governing Board?
The Governing Board is the highest authority of the Foundation. It manages the strategic affairs of the Foundation and represents the school externally. It appoints and evaluates the Director General, who is the Chief Executive and the Educational Leader of the Foundation. The Governing Board is the guardian of the School’s mission to provide a high quality international education. It must ensure the security of the Foundation for future generations. It also ensures adherence to the principles of equality and solidarity defined in the Foundation’s Charter. The school exists for the sake of its students and is committed to a continual re-evaluation of their needs in the light of social, economic and cultural change.

What can you expect if you are elected?
Starting 1st September 2020, you will attend regular meetings to contribute directly to the governance of the Foundation. The meetings will be held in French and English. Expertise in fundraising, governance, labour relations, executive leadership, innovation or communication would be particularly welcome.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds - in all the ways diversity can be measured - are actively encouraged
to run for election.

Do you believe you have the makings to be one of our Board Members?
Then please attend the informational meeting on Thursday 16th January 2020 from 12.00 to 14.00, at the Campus des Nations (Grand-Saconnex). During this meeting, you will be informed about the duties and responsibilities of Board members, have the opportunity to discuss your potential candidacy and be able to ask questions. If you want to run for election, we highly recommend attending this session.

Please write to Mrs Véronique d’Auzac at to sign up for this meeting or ask for any further information.

Important Dates

Information meeting (mandatory for potential candidates)
Thursday 16 January 2020 – Nations 12.00 - 14.00
Deadline for registration of candidates 
Sunday 9 February 2020, at midnight
Meet the candidates: Informal cocktail/meeting
Monday 30 March 2020, 18.30-20.30 - Nations
Electronic vote 
1 April 2020 to 3 May 2020
Results, Consultative General Assembly
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 19:30 - La Grande Boissière


Useful Documents & Links


>> Call for Candidates 2020 (PDF)
>> More information on the Ecolint Governing Board


>> Appel à candidatures 2020 (PDF)
>> Plus d'informations sur le Conseil de Fondation

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