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Apply Now for the At-Large Advisory Committee, ALAC | Opening for an ALAC Representative from the North American Region

8 July 2011

Following the resignation of the ALAC representative from the North American region, appointed by ICANN's 2010 Nominating Committee (NomCom), the 2011 NomCom invites Statements of Interest for this important ICANN leadership position.

Interested individuals from the North American region are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to become an At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representative for the remainder of the current term, ending at the ICANN Annual General Meeting in 2012. The Statement of Interest form is online: http://nomcom.icann.org/apply/

North American citizens who submitted SOIs in 2011, or carried forward previous SOIs into the 2011 process, will be invited to update their statements and have them considered by the NomCom. ICANN's geographic regions are explained in this http://www.icann.org/en/meetings/montreal/geo-regions-topic.htm document.

The At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is the ICANN body responsible for representing the voice of the end user in policy and operational discussions. For more information on the work of the ALAC see http://www.atlarge.icann.org/. To fill this interim vacancy the NomCom is seeking an accomplished person of integrity, objectivity and intelligence who has:

  • a commitment to ICANN's mission and an understanding of the potential impact of ICANN decisions on the global Internet community
  • an understanding of the DNS and the impact of ICANN policy on end users
  • demonstrated capacity for thoughtful group decision-making and sound judgment
  • an interest in bottom-up consensus policy building in a real-life environment
  • an ability to chair or otherwise provide leadership and support for a multi-stakeholder group working to reach consensus
  • a willingness to serve as a volunteer, without compensation other than the reimbursement of certain expenses
  • the ability to work and communicate in English

The following knowledge, qualities and experiences are specifically sought:

  • experience and skills that bear on gathering, understanding, and communicating the interests of individual users and in group decision-making
  • consumer protection and or consumer advocacy experience particularly in communications/telecommunication sector
  • specific experience and/or expertise in internet-related policy development
  • leadership experience in local or regional internet-related or DNS policy experience in gTLD or ccTLD activities
  • ability to bring to the ALAC a National or Sub-Regional Internet user view or perspective not currently represented in the North American RALO or existing ALS demographic
  • strong local networks that will positively enhance the current ALAC and Regionally focused strategic and project planning as they relate to the wider ICANN Strategic plan and ALAC Improvement Implementation

More information about the position can be found in the 2011 NomCom "leadership positions" document: http://nomcom.icann.org/positions-2011.htm

Statements of Interest for the position described above can be submitted through an on-line application form at http://nomcom.icann.org/apply/ or by contacting nomcom2011@icann.org.

More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at http://nomcom.icann.org/. Applications will be considered in confidence and should be received by 25 July 2011 for full consideration. Selections will be announced as soon as possible thereafter and the successful candidate will take up the position immediately. The successful candidate will be invited to participate in ICANN #42 Meeting to be held in Dakar, Senegal, 23-28 October 2011.


The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. Nominating Committee members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

Nominating Committee members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the Nominating Committee is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN entities, individual Nominating Committee members are not accountable to their appointing constituencies.

Members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the Nominating Committee.

Successful candidates are not remunerated, although direct expenses incurred in the course of duty will be reimbursed. Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions. These positions may involve significant international travel, including personal presence at periodic ICANN meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet communications.