The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces a call for nominations for our Board of Directors election. There are three seats up for election in a vote of the ARCUS Membership Council that will take place in December. Terms will be three years and begin in January 2023.

We seek nominations of candidates with enthusiasm and time (approximately 40 hours/year) to dedicate to ARCUS, who are willing and able to help ARCUS fulfill its vision and mission and achieve its strategic goals. We particularly invite nominations of individuals with experience in and connections to: educating formal and informal educators about the Arctic, and engaging them in Arctic research (Goal 3), and developing and building Arctic system science networks.

Nominees are welcome from any career level and type of organization. We strive to embody our value of “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging” in our Board.

The essential responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • Develop, and advocate for, ARCUS’ values, mission, goals, and activities
  • Hold fiduciary and legal responsibility for the corporation
  • Promote the interests of its member institutions and the larger Arctic research community

For a full job description for the ARCUS Board, please visit:
ARCUS Board Member Job Description

The ARCUS bylaws are available at:
ARCUS Bylaws

Expectations and commitment:

  • Participate in virtual Board meetings (approximately six times/year)
  • Stay informed about the organization’s mission, policies, and programs
  • Attend one in-person meeting per year (dependent on COVID travel restrictions; travel expenses will be paid by ARCUS);
  • Serve on committees or volunteer for Board tasks
  • Make an annual donation at a personally-meaningful level

How to submit a nomination:
Nominations should include the person's name, affiliation, contact information, a short (two-page) curriculum vitae or resume, and a brief statement on why the person would be an asset to the ARCUS Board of Directors. Nominations can be at member institutions, be an individual member, or a researcher with an interest in ARCUS’ values, mission, and goals. We request that prior to submitting a nomination, you first obtain the consent of the nominee. Self-nominations are welcome. A slate of nominees, drawn from the nominations received from this process, will be selected by the ARCUS Board for voting by the ARCUS Membership Council in December.

Nominations or questions should be sent to: Helen Wiggins, ARCUS Executive Director, at

Nomination submission deadline: Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 12:00 p.m. AKST

For a full job description for the ARCUS Board, please visit:
ARCUS Board Member Job Description