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Volunteer Opportunity: CIPS Director of Professional Standards


Requirements: CIPS Provincial Society Certified Member in good standing.  Work experience at a strategic level with specific experience in business planning and effective people management skills.  Knowledge of the CIPS Professional standards is an asset.

Appointment:  The Director of Professional Standards is appointed by the CEO and the appointment is ratified by the National Board of Directors.

Commitment: Minimum commitment 10-15 hours per month.


  • Chairing Meetings of the Professional Standards Advisory Council (PSAC);
  • Ensuring that PSAC terms of reference are met;
  • Attending meetings of PSAC sub-committees (Certification Council, Accreditation Councils and any adhoc committee established by PSAC);
  • Providing strategic direction with respect to Professional Standards (Accreditation, Certification, Body of Knowledge, Code of Ethics;
  • Liaise with Provincial Societies with respect to professional standards;
  • Recommending policies to the National Board of Directors with respect to professional standards;
  • Liaise with CIPS volunteer representatives to National and International bodies with respect to professional standards i.e. CIPS representative to IP3, the Seoul Accord;
  • Liaise with CIPS volunteers who lead PSAC Councils or sub-committees i.e. Director of Accreditation, Chair of the Certification Council; Chair of ISTAC and Chair of CSAC;
  • Attending meetings of the Executive Council;
  • Participating in all decisions/discussions of the Executive Council germane to the success of the Society;
  • Working with staff to prepare an annual budget for portfolio activities;

How to Apply:  Please submit a paragraph outlining reasons for your interest to serve as the Director of Professional Standards on the CIPS Executive Council along with your resume to prior to September 30, 2019.



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