Board Roles 

 

ISACA Toronto Chapter - Board Roles

President

Role: Executive head of the chapter and seen as the local chapter representative by the membership and the public.

Responsibilities:

  • Preside at meetings of the Chapter and the Chapter Board,
  • Appoint all committee chairpersons and members,
  • Be an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee,
  • Represent the Chapter at Leadership Conferences, Presidents Council Meetings and other conferences and functions, where appropriate or appoint another Chapter Board member as a representative,
  • Present an annual report to members at the annual general meeting - such report to consist of reports from various Chapter officers and committees,
  • Maintain communications with the Association and respond to Association enquiries,
  • Be responsible for submission of the required annual chapter reports to the Association within 30 days after the annual general meeting,
  • Supervise budgetary matters and proper internal control of finances, and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to the office of President, or which may be delegated by the Chapter
    Board.

Vice President

Role: Part of the chapter executive, assists the president as directed while coordinating board activities / committees.

Responsibilities:

  • Preside at meetings of the Chapter and the Chapter Board, in the absence of the President,
  • Perform the duties of the President in the event of his/her absence or disability, and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Secretary

Role: Part of the chapter executive, ensures chapter meetings follow parliamentary procedures.

  • Take minutes of the meetings of the Chapter Board, membership meetings, and annual general meeting, and maintain a copy of the records,
  • Maintain accurate attendance records,
  • Be responsible for the legal affairs, Chapter records and correspondence pertaining to the Chapter,
  • Assist the President in the administration of Chapter membership meetings, and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Treasurer

Role: Part of the chapter executive, responsible for maintaining chapter's financial records.

Responsibilities:

  • Be custodian of Chapter funds,
  • Receive and disburse such funds of the Chapter as shall be required in the conduct of its affairs and the
    carrying on of its activities or as directed by the Chapter Board,
  • Remit dues to the Association as required,
  • Submit a written report at each regular meeting,
  • In concert with the President, authorize expenditures from, or transfers of funds from/to, the Chapter US dollar credit account held at the Association,
  • Submit annual financial statements for presentation to the membership at the annual general meeting,
  • Submit books and records for audit when required,
  • File any and all tax forms required, and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Immediate Past President

Role: Part of the chapter executive, ensures chapter meetings follow parliamentary procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and guidance to the new President and Chapter Board, and
  • Chair the Nominating Committee, unless otherwise determined by the Chapter Board,
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Programs Director

Role: Works in conjunction with the education committee chair to ensure the success of chapter meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Chair the Programs Committee
  • Develop a listing of recommended education topics / activities for board submission / approval,
  • Poll the membership,
  • Identify and contact speakers / presenters for chapter meetings / events and providing biographical material to Chapter Board,
  • Develop an education budget in conjunction with the Treasurer,
  • Coordinate the logistical arrangements for chapter meetings / events, such as session location, materials, registration, and session evaluation forms,
  • Coordinate speaker / presenter logistics such as travel, accommodation, and fees / gift / honorarium,
  • Maintain committee minutes and summarizing session results for board review;

Communications Director

Role: Coordinates publicity of chapter activities / events.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain electronic lists of members and guests,
  • Forward information on events and other pertinent information to e-mail lists,
  • Identify and use other means of disseminating information about events and the chapter, where apropriate, and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Membership Director

Role: Liaises with the current and prospective chapter membership.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate lists of membership,
  • Disseminate membership lists as directed by Chapter Board, with due regard to security and privacy issues,
  • Report on membership data from the Association,
  • Coordinate plans for maintaining and Increasing Chapter membership, and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Certification Director

Role: Coordinates and actively organizes CISA/CISM related chapter activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain resource material related to all ISACA certifications,
  • Promote all ISACA certifications accreditation within the Chapter membership, including exam preparation sessions,
  • Maintain exam participation rate to sustain the local area as an exam writing site,
  • Report to Chapter Board on exam results,
  • Act as a liaison between exam participants and the Association, and
  • Encourage Chapter membership to participate in review of Association standards and guidelines,
  • Provide liaison with Association re: IT governance issues and approaches to dissemination,
  • Assist in the inclusion of IT governance presentations in the chapter education sessions,
  • Coordinate with outside bodies on awareness, presentations and conferences related to IT governance,
  • Stay current with the offerings of the Association as related to COBIT and other IT-governance resources
  • Work with Programs Director to arrange training sessions on COBIT (including all other ISACA/ITGI frameworks/models)
  • Assist in expanding awareness and use of COBIT (including all other ISACA/ITGI frameworks), and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Marketing Director

Role: Coordinates general marketing and publicity of chapter and ISACA.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct general marketing and publicity of the Chapter, all ISACA certifications, COBIT (including all other ISACA/ITGI frameworks/models), the Association, and any other new initiative,
  • Coordinate initiatives involving partnerships and alliances,
  • Acquire any required marketing materials from ISACA International as authorized by the Chapter Board,
  • Exercise general policy control and direction of any mail-out kits, publications, editorial or advertising which the Chapter may issue, authorize or sponsor under the direction of the Chapter Board, and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.

Academic Relations Director

Role: Liaises with local industry and educational institutions to raise awareness of the Association.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide liaison with academic institutions,
  • Establish opportunities to brief appropriate classes of academic institutions on ISACA, all ISACA certifications, all other ISACA/ITGI frameworks/models, and IT governance,
  • Coordinate scholarship initiatives approved by the Chapter Board,
  • Liaise with appropriate professors, and where appropriate take steps to establish an "Academic
  • Advocate" program in local academic institutions, and
    Perform other duties as pertain to this office.