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The Joggins Fossil Institute

Accepting Applications for New Members to the

Voluntary Board of Directors

February 2017

The Joggins Fossil Institute (JFI) Association is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that works in partnership with three levels of government, the private sector, and the community to protect, present and promote the natural heritage values of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site and the award-winning Joggins Fossil Centre.  The Joggins Fossil Institute is lead by a twelve-member board comprised of federal; provincial; and municipal government representatives; residents of Cumberland County; members of the scientific community; and members at large.   Members of the Board are appointed for a two-year term.

Joggins Fossil Institute Board Members are expected to attend six meetings per year and may be asked to participate in additional meetings or events as needed. Members are not paid for their participation on the Board; however, expenses for travel are reimbursed according to Institute policies. Board members are to consent to a confidentiality agreement and may be required to submit conflict of interest documentation upon appointment. The first meeting, after appointment, would be during the third week of January, 2011 at the Joggins Fossil Centre.

Currently the Joggins Fossil Institute is seeking application for two vacancies – members at large who brings with them significant experience and skills in fundraising for a not-for-profit organization. Persons interested in applying for this position must provide the following documentation:

  1. Personal background statement including your reasons for applying; an overview of your understanding of the function of the Joggins Fossil Institute; and what special qualifications the Board should consider in making their decision, and
  2. current curriculum vitae or resume

Applications for membership should be submitted to the Joggins Fossil Institute in hard or digital copy by 4:00 pm on February 10, 2017:


Joggins Fossil Centre

c/o Don Trenholm (Chair, Joggins Fossil Institute)

100 Main Street 

Joggins, Nova Scotia

B0L 1A0