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Position: Director at Large - Workshop Animator
Type: board of directors positions / unpaid
Organization: Ontario Society for Environmental Education
Location: anywhere in Ontario

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education is seeking a volunteer with experience and demonstrated expertise within the not-for-profit, governmental or environmental education sectors as a Director at Large, to assist with the coordination of OSEE’s virtual and in-person workshops for educators.

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE) is a Subject Association for all educators, both formal and non-formal, who are interested in integrating environmental topics into their teaching practice.

The role of a Subject Association is to offer resources, news and information about curriculum related to a specific subject matter to teachers. Subject Associations can also send representatives to attend Ministry of Education meetings and advocate for their subject area.

Currently the main avenues of OSEE’s work include

  • Organizing an annual conference: EcoLinks
  • Hosting an online workshop series for educators: Interactions Live
  • Managing a website which includes a diversity of EE resources
  • Sharing EE events and opportunities through social media platforms
  • Advocating for environmental education and communicating with the Ministry of Education and other educational organizations
  • Connecting to and supporting the activities and resources of other environmental education organizations
  • Maintaining archives for our past publication: Interactions – The Ontario Journal of Environmental Education

OSEE is committed to principles of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.

In order to ensure that we are attuned to and inclusive of these principles in our work, we welcome and encourage all qualified applicants for the volunteer role without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, community identity, national origin, age and disability.

We recognize there is much work to be done in supporting the process of establishing right relations with the Indigenous Nations whose lands we are situated upon. OSEE encourages applications from Indigenous people and others who have worked in the area of facilitating relations between Ontario education, environmental education and Indigenous perspectives and worldviews.

Position Overview

We are seeking a Director at Large who will contribute to the OSEE Board by:

  • Attending monthly board meetings, providing insight and strategic direction for the short and long term growth of OSEE’s work
  • Coordinating and overseeing OSEE’s Interactions Live workshops
  • Curating and animating virtual & in-person EE workshops for OSEE members & the general public
  • Working with external partners create & promote opportunities
  • Setting up registration, managing attendee lists, promotions & reminders
  • Representing OSEE as workshop facilitator
  • Sending followup materials
  • Attending the springtime in-person EcoLinks conference and assist with conference day

Commitment

  • Roughly a total of 5-10 hours per month
  • Attend 9-10 online board meetings per year, once a month in the evening
  • Attend OSEE’s AGM
  • Manage and attend Interactions Live workshops (x 4-6, November - April, 1-2 hours each)
  • Attend a one day in-person, or online planning retreat (late spring/ early summer)
  • Attend our 1-day conference EcoLinks (springtime - Toronto)
  • Liaise with President and other board member as necessary

Skills & Experience

  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Virtual and in-person workshop facilitation
  • Event coordination
  • Public speaking
  • Working with external stakeholders
  • A passion for supporting the advancement of environmental education across Ontario, and building capacity and community between teachers
  • Previous Board experience and event organization experience is preferred
  • Membership with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), is an asset, but not required
  • The ability to expand our organization’s impact to support EE for french language teachers and learners is an asset, but not required

Benefits of joining the OSEE’s board

All board positions are volunteer-based. We invite and encourage individuals who wish to grow their skills and experience in relation to EE, strategic planning, and education and board administration.

As an OSEE board member, you will encounter diverse opportunities to take part in environmental education PD and knowledge exchange, and to work and learn alongside peers who share a passion for advancing EE in the Ontario school system. We work collaboratively and encourage board members to share their unique talents and interests by animating projects that both advance one’s personal professional experience, and OSEE’s work.

How to apply

If interested, please fill out the below Google form. Please note, the form on it’s own is sufficient as your application, but you can optionally upload a cover letter & resume.

Click here to apply!

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The deadline for applications is January 16th, 2022 at midnight.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 2 2021    ID: 61683