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Position: Chair, Marketing & Communications
Type: board of directors / unpaid
Organization: LEAF
Location: work from anywhere in Canada

Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) is seeking to fill the position of Chair, Marketing & Communications to join the LEAF program.

About LEAF

Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) is Canada’s only nationwide, non-profit foodservice certification program. Established in 2009, LEAF helps restaurants reduce their environmental impact and makes it easy for patrons to identify green restaurants. We work with all types of foodservice facilities including restaurants, cafes, food trucks, campuses and tourist locations.

About the position

The Marketing and Communications Chair’s role is to develop strategies and plans to create awareness and promote the LEAF program to the public, potential members and sponsors, and oversee general Communications aspect of the program.


  • Creation and implementation of integrated marketing & communications strategies and tactics
  • Assist Board president and president with media opportunities
  • Act as Board lead on Social Media/Marketing/Comm/Media volunteers
  • Participate in online Board meetings three times a year with the potential for additional meetings during key strategic decisions or issues/crisis.
  • Leverage network to find volunteers, sponsors, and or/partners when needed.
  • Move forward on action items that are related to Board role

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have formal education in marketing and communications
  • Extensive professional experience with leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • Have some knowledge and strong interest in environmental sustainability, especially related to the foodservice industry
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and reliable

Board Terms

The time commitment will average between 5-10 hours a month, which includes fulfilling action items, correspondence with LEAF, meetings and pre-reading.

The Chair, Marketing and Communications will serve a 2 year term and be eligible for re-appointment. Board meetings are 3 times per year by video conference. Service on LEAF’s Board of Directors is without remuneration.

To Apply:

Please send a CV and letter of interest to:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 8 2021    ID: 58240