Yachting Australia seeking representatives for ISAF Committees
Yachting Australia is working with its state and territory organisations (MYAs) to help identify candidates with the appropriate background and skills to represent Australia in the various Committees, Sub-Committees and Commissions of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the sports international governing body.
ISAF plays an important role in shaping the direction of sailing around the world. Yachting Australia is inviting those who might be interested in contributing in these important voluntary roles to work through their MYAs and provide expressions of interest.
'Australia has some great delegates that serve us very well on the international stage but we want to spread the net and are engaging our MYAs to assist,' explained Yachting Australia CEO Phil Jones. 'Given the nature of the roles, we would expect most candidates to be already known to either Yachting Australia or their MYA.
'Australia is a well-respected Member National Authority of ISAF and continues to make an active contribution to the development of the sport internationally,' said Jones. 'We have always taken a leadership role at ISAF and wish to continue to be influential in the direction that the sport takes. As always, Yachting Australia is keen to have the best available delegates on relevant ISAF committees.'
Interested candidates must possess certain core skills in order to be considered for a position on an ISAF Committee. These core skills include a willingness to work in teams, to accept a share of the workload and an ability to meet deadlines; an easiness in human relations and a lack of prejudice of different cultures; and proficiency with modern communication methods.
Candidates must also consider and make recommendations in the best interest of the sport globally; attend the Annual Meetings of the Committee; keep informed of the activities of ISAF and the wider issues that affect its work; and have relevant experience in the areas of the Committee’s work for which they are nominated.
Yachting Australia is asking interested candidates to contact their MYAs as soon as possible for more details, with expressions of interest of no more than three pages to be lodged electronically with Yachting Australia by 1 May 2012.
The terms of reference of the Committees and all other background information can be found in the ISAF Regulations and on the ISAF website.