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Needed: Guest Speaker / ENGO Board Member Opportunity
Organization: The Capacity Building Institute
Location: Ottawa area / Hybrid

Time Duration: October 2023 - May 2024
Compensation: Each speaker will receive a small honorarium for their participation in this project

Organization Description:

The Capacity Building Institute (CBI) provides training, coaching & mentorship support to staff and volunteers in the environmental non-profit sector across Canada. We offer a range of training programs aimed at non-profit leaders at every stage of their journey – from interns to executive directors, to board members, fundraisers, and other staff. Our goal is to train environmental leaders to support small-shop nonprofit organizations. CBI is engaged with hundreds of people and organizations involved in the environmental nonprofit sector across Canada.

Job Description / Project Overview

This project aims to create opportunities for semi-retired & retired individuals with 20+ years of experience to strengthen the environmental, non-profit sector in the Ottawa area. We will provide a safe, accessible platform for intergenerational learning where seasoned leaders share their wealth of knowledge and experience as guest speakers, mentors, and board members with emerging young leaders.

The goal will be to connect these individuals with a range of environmental groups across Ottawa and give opportunities for intergenerational mentoring, participation in community volunteering, and ongoing learning. It also aims to foster deeper connections between seniors and environmental organizations in a manner that will create social connections, extend networks, and bolster organizational strength and learning over the long term.

Project Responsibilities

  • Join a board of directors for a local environmental nonprofit organization for a 1-yr term
  • Be a guest speaker/facilitator for one of the institute's training programs between October 2023 - June 2024
  • Attend (in-person or virtually) one board member orientation training session
  • Attend quarterly check-in meetings (in person or virtually) with CBI staff

Areas of Expertise can include (but not limited to):

  • Financial Management & Fund Development
    • Grant-writing
    • fundraising/donors
    • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Communications & Outreach
    • Engagement Organizing
  • Human Resources & Volunteer Management
  • Nonprofit Governance & Leadership
  • Nonprofit Law & Risk Management
  • Mental Health & Self Care
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Environmental subject matter expertise (e.g., ecosystem protection, soil health, urban sustainability, etc.)

Qualified Candidates Must:

  • Live within the Ottawa and/or surrounding area
  • Must have 20+ years of experience in the environmental and/or nonprofit sector
  • Willingness to join and be an active board member for a local environmental nonprofit for a 1-yr term
  • Have a passion for the environment and help teach the next generation!

The Capacity Building Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to supporting inclusive and diverse workplaces defined by mutual respect and collaboration. Employment opportunities are therefore available to all participants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply:

Fill out the following Google Form.
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For additional assistance in filling out the form, you can call Nikolas at 613-663-2553 X1 OR send an email to




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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 28 2023    ID: 69025