Board and Steering Group elections in 2020

Currently, in 2020, MyData Global has an international leadership team consisting of nine Board members, four Steering Group members, and five permanent Staff members. 

We expect to have open positions in the leadership team as follows:

  • Four candidates as Directors to the Board
  • Two candidates as individual member representatives to the Steering Group
  • Two candidates as organisation member representatives to the Steering Group

Those elected for the first-time to MyData Global’s leadership team will begin their term Jan 1st, 2021.  

The Board of Directors and the Steering Group have distinct roles in leadership as defined in the association bylaws.

Any questions about your candidacy or the election process are welcome. Please reach out to Sille Sepp, Community lead, at sille at mydata dot org.

ELECTION TIMELINE

Oct 5th
(46 days before the elections):
Candidate form opens. 14 days’ time to add more details to your candidate profile.

Oct 19th
Candidate form closes at the end of the day (23:59:00 HST (UTC -10h), after this no more updates to candidate profiles.

Oct 21st
(30 days before the elections):
Final candidate list and profiles will be sent for the members providing 30 days time for members to get to know candidates better.

8:45 AM CET Nov 20th – 8:45 AM CET Nov 23rd
(Autumn General Meeting – online):
72 hour online voting period.

10.45 AM CET Nov 23rd
The autumn general meeting resumes in Zoom and the election results are announced.

WHO CAN CANDIDATE

Requirements and preferences

All candidates for the board must be individual members of the Association. In the Steering Group there are two positions for the individual members and two positions for organisational members. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact sille at mydata dot org

We are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds of expertise and personal networks that can help the organisation succeed. Leadership positions in international teams are professionally and personally very rewarding experiences and we hope that serving on the MyData Global Board and Steering Group will be especially so.

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ROLE OF THE BOARD AND STEERING GROUP

What it means to be a member of the Board

The activities of the MyData Global association are managed by its Board of Directors. Board membership is an unique opportunity to be involved in shaping a young and growing global nonprofit and helping it become an impactful actor in society globally. The current Board members have defined their role in this document https://mydata-global.org/board-role

What it means to be a member of the Steering Group

Purpose of the Steering Group is to help provide good governance in the Association. Steering Group assists the Board in its oversight, conducts the annual performance audit and recruits candidates for the next Board and Steering Group. These governance duties contribute to the wellbeing of the organisation and give Steering Group members good visibility to the global organisation. The current Steering Group members have defined their role in this document https://mydata-global.org/steering-group-role

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TIME COMMITMENT

The Board of Directors and the Steering Group each meet online monthly and in person during the bigger MyData events if possible. Board and Steering Group members also participate in the local hubs, thematic groups and other activities of the Association.

There is no direct monetary compensation for the Board or Steering Group members, but depending on the Association’s financial situation we intend to cover travel costs to the face-to-face leadership team meetings at least once a year.

Estimated commitment of time:

Members of the Board:
Members of the Steering Group:
Board members elected in 2020 begin 1 Jan 2021 a two-year term during 2021-2022 after which they can stand for re-election. Steering Group members elected in 2020 begin a one-year term on 1 Jan 2021 after which they may stand for re-election
Monthly board meetings (2h) and preparation (1h), total 3h per month Monthly Steering Group meetings (1.25h) and preparation (1h), total 2.25h per month
One-to-one discussions with the chair of the board, 0,5-1h per month
Following and contributing to MyData Global developments on a weekly basis (1h), total 4h per month Following and contributing to MyData Global developments on a weekly basis (1h), total 4h per month
Participation in general meetings (spring and autumn), MyData conferences, and smaller local meetups, total from few days to 1,5 weeks per year. Participation in general meetings (spring and autumn), MyData conferences, and smaller local meetups, total from few days to 1,5 weeks per year.

APPLICATION

Note that the Board and Steering Group candidacy form will open on 5 October.