As a non profit organization, the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by its member base, with terms lasting for one to three years. Board members have a responsibility to foster the continued growth and development of the provincial organization that supports and advocates for the early learning and child care workforce and a competent system of high quality early learning and child care for its members. The board oversees the day to day operations of AECEA and its strategic direction, working in collaboration with its staff members and community stakeholders to strengthen and support the early learning child care workforce in Alberta.
The Board of Directors typically recruits new board members on a yearly basis and will make a call for nominations prior to its Annual General Meeting which usually takes place in September. The AECEA seeks to balance the geographic representation on its board and solicit specific professional skill sets in potential nominees based on current organizational needs.
Candidates looking to apply for a Board position would have an AECEA membership, have an ability to think at a systems level, work collaboratively, have a desire to strengthen and support the broader Early Learning and Child Care community, and have the time to devote to a working board. The AECEA provides members with an opportunity to gain experience or knowledge in areas such as leadership, finance, policy development, and board development, as well as an opportunity to network with other professionals.