Volunteer Opportunity: Governance Officer

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Volunteer Opportunity: Governance Officer

The Grand Council is seeking a volunteer for the position of Governance Officer. The description for the role is below.

If you are interested and believe you are qualified, please send your professional resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest and reasons you feel you are qualified to Derick Rheaume at GCOps@sigmapi.org

Questions may be directed to this email address as well.

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Job Description:     

Governance Officer

Reports to:              

Directly to Grand Sage as Governance Officer (GO), dotted line to Grand Council


The person selected for this position is expected to be an initiated alumnus in good standing, and have a background in independent audit or audit like functions. The candidate must be capable of demonstrating an understanding of an independent governance structure capable to providing critical challenge to decisions made by the Grand Council, Grand Sage, Executive Director, and any committee chairmen. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fully independent audit environments.


Provide oversight and direction for the Governance Committee and its sub-committees. Manage the following responsibilities of the Governance Committee:

  • manage a whistle-blower email account;
  • provide a roll-up report of the sub-committees for presentation to the GC on agreed upon timeframes;
  • provide an annual report, appropriately redacted or desensitized, for public dissemination to the Fraternity;
  • provide guidance and critical challenge to sub-committee plans, products, and findings; and,
  • any other duties, reports, or projects deemed necessary
  • provide oversight to and ensure accountability of the Grand Council for their annual self-evaluation
  • participate in the review of regularly scheduled Executive Director Monitoring Reports

The GO is a stakeholder and resource for the EO, GC, and GS for matters dealing with major financial decisions, compliance with policies and procedures, Bylaws and Constitution, and at times, law. The GO may be called upon to provide an opinion or recommendation, in major decisions impacting the Fraternity’s operational direction, budget, or other high risk decisions.

2017-07-25T09:51:00+00:00July 26th, 2017|International Digest, Volunteers|