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LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS!

Are you interested in the environment and empowering communities? Then we want you on our team!

Green Teams of Canada is an environmental community engagement charity with great potential to grow with the right leadership. We inspire stewardship of nature by connecting diverse individuals through hands-on educational environmental activities. Our vision is Engaged communities that care for nature. Some of our activities include invasive plant removals, planting of native plants and trees, picking up litter and volunteering at non-profit educational farms. Our objectives are:

  • Engage young Canadians in tangible environmental actions in their communities
  • Raise awareness of environmental issues through hands-on education
  • Foster a sense of empowerment, pride, community and belonging
  • Restore ecosystems and increase biodiversity

We are looking for board members with backgrounds in:

  • Fundraising: Provide guidance in a fundraising plan, be an ambassador by helping us connect to funders and support staff in implementing the fundraising plan
  • Board Chair: Previous experience on a non-profit/charity board required in order to provide structure and guidance on chairing meetings, board governance, programming, fundraising, providing oversight of the Executive Director, succession planning, etc.
  • HR: Provide guidance, build tools and participate in tasks related to Employment Standards and HR best practices.
  • Marketing Communications/Public Relations: Provide advice, build tools and participate in activities relating to marketing, communications, or public relations, such as the development of marketing materials, graphic software, website administration, implementation of social media/digital strategies, etc.
  • Financial: experience in accounting and finance. Can analyze statements, assess financial viability, oversee budgets, contribute to financial planning

If you have a real passion for the work we do, have time and skill sets you’d like to contribute not listed above, consider applying as well!

Board members:

  • Prepare for and attend board meetings every two months in person for 3 hours in Vancouver (can attend electronically if not in Vancouver) and in the month in between for 1.5 hrs over Skype/phone
  • Time commitment: 5-10 hours a month on average (not including the meetings)

Deadline and application instructions

Please send us:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter describing a) why you are attracted to the mission of our org b) what interests you most about being on our board and c) any previous experience that can help you be an effective board member

To Info@GreenTeamsCanada.ca

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteer Position Title: Database Management System (Salesforce) Support

Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in using Salesforce and database management systems
  • Keen interest in GTC’s mission
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Hungry to take on a big challenge

Position description

  1. Go through Green Teams of Canada’s Salesforce instance with staff and learn how it has been set up
  2. Provide one-on-one general coaching on what Salesforce can do and how to use it effectively
  3. Compile priority “Salesforce trailhead” modules for GTC
  4. Go through instructional/training videos and documents with staff on GTC’s customized Salesforce instance and provide guidance as needed
  5. Educate GTC board on Salesforce Chatter
  6. Learn about GTC’s third party app use integrated with Salesforce such as: Click & Pledge, Mailchimp, Formstack, iATS and help a) staff learn how to use them effectively b) ensure apps are working (i.e. Mailchimp is speaking to Salesforce, all info from Formstack is being collected in Salesforce) and if it’s not, help troubleshoot c) provide advice on apps that can help make GTC more effective and efficient
  7. Help GTC create reports to show how: a) programs are running b) fundraising is going

NOTE: You don’t have to be able to do everything that is listed in the position description 

Length of commitment: Three months minimum

Time involvement: At least 3 hours per week

Application instructions: Please send Lyda@Greenteamscanada.cayour resume/LinkedIn profile and a cover letter describing why you’re interested in volunteering for GTC. Please include any previous experience that can help you be effective in this volunteer position.

 

Volunteer Position Title: Tech Support

Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in IT
  • Keen interest in GTC’s mission
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Hungry to take on a big challenge

Position description

  1. Assess GTC’s IT infrastructure (hardware, software) and identify strengths and weakness
  2. Help create a tech plan to address weaknesses and make improvements
  3. Address current and future tech needs
  4. Assist in improving online communications (e.g. website, emails, social media, calendar, digital storytelling)
  5. Ensure IT security threats are addressed
  6. Support staff in implementing a tech plan
  7. Set up google analytics
  8. Help acquire devices, software, hardware that enhance technology use (computer, storage, tablets, mobile devices, Office 365)
  9. Leverage new technologies
  10. Provide technology advice
  11. Collaborate with GTC Salesforce volunteer to ensure it works effectively and efficiently

NOTE: You don’t have to be able to do everything that is listed in the position description

Length of commitment: Three months minimum

Time involvement: At least 3 hours per week (10 hours per month)

Application instructions: Please send Lyda@greenteamscanada.cayour resume/LinkedIn profile and a cover letter describing why you’re interested in volunteering for GTC. Please include any previous experience that can help you be effective in this volunteer position.

Additional Opportunities

Communications Volunteer

  • Build our media and outreach contact database
  • Post green team activities on online calendars
  • Contact media with details about upcoming activities
  • Run a green team table at festivals and environmental events
  • Provide Communications Plan input
  • Post on our social media accounts

Fundraising Volunteer

  • Build our funder database
  • Provide Fundraising Plan input
  • Research new funding avenues

Education Volunteer

  • Create and do presentations at schools about the importance of taking care of our environment
  • Provide input on green team educational materials
  • Help run green team activities (unpack and pack green team activity supplies, supervise, sign participants in, educate about invasive species identification and removal techniques and native specie planting)

Photographer Volunteer

  • Take photos of volunteers in action
  • Take before and after photos at green team activities

We are flexible regarding time commitment for each opportunity

If you have the required skill set and can bring time and humour for a board position or other volunteer positions, please send your resume to Lyda@GreenTeamsCanada.ca