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[council] Call for Expressions of Interest for 2010 Nominating Committee Chair

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  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 22:21:52 -0700
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Call for Expressions of Interest for 2010 Nominating Committee Chair

5 June 2009

ICANN is immediately seeking expressions of interest for the 2010 Nominating 
Committee (NomCom) Chair.


The NomCom Chairperson is responsible for organizing the NomCom in its 
activities to select certain ICANN Board members and individuals who will serve 
in key leadership positions within ICANN's supporting organizations (SO) and 
advisory committees (AC) in accordance with ICANN's Bylaws. The Chair is a 
non-voting member of the NomCom selected by ICANN's Board to serve until the 
conclusion of the next ICANN annual meeting.

To properly serve as Chair, the selected individual must have: (i) adequate 
time available to undertake the role; (ii) excellent communication and 
negotiation skills to manage a committee of 22 - 23 members; (iii) a clear 
understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each position for which the 
NomCom is selecting candidates; (iv) experience on or with a Board of 
Directors; (v) strong organization and leadership skills; (vi) ability to 
remain unbiased; (vii) no conflicts of interest, and (viii) a thorough 
understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in ICANN Bylaws relating 
to the NomCom (see http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#VII).

No person who is an employee of or is a paid consultant to ICANN (including the 
Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve as a member of the NomCom, including the 
post of Chair.

Duties and Responsibilities

 *   Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required.
 *   Appoints non-voting Associate Chair if so desired.
 *   Reports to ICANN Board on status of the NomCom.
 *   Prepares and publishes the NomCom report.
 *   Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with 
ICANN's General Counsel and any outside firm(s) retained to perform due 
diligence activities.
 *   Conducts outreach with ICANN Constituencies, ACs and SOs (with Chairs of 
those groups), ICANN Board, and others.
 *   With other committee members, reviews and evaluates candidate Statements 
of Interest (SOIs) and references submitted during NomCom process.
 *   Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and archived.
 *   Approves outreach/advertising methods for attracting candidates.
 *   Approves posting of NomCom announcements on ICANN website.

For more specifics about the activities and time involvement of the NomCom 
Chair see this attached 

Further, for more information about the NomCom, the 2008 procedures are 
publicly available and may be found at 


All reasonable travel expenses and administrative costs incurred as a result of 
performing the duties as NomCom Chair in accordance with ICANN's policies will 
be reimbursed by ICANN upon the Chair's submission to ICANN of valid receipts 
and invoices.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should be 
sent to NomComChair@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:NomComChair@xxxxxxxxx> no later than 10 
July 2009.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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