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Positions: Board of Directors
Type: board of directors / volunteer
Organization: Environmental Education Ontario
Location of work: Toronto, GTA or anywhere in Ontario. Meetings can take place online or over the phone. 

About the Organization: Founded in 2000, EEON came into being in order to raise the profile and increase the effectiveness of environmental education in Ontario. Through work with diverse groups across the province, we developed a strategic plan for achieving this goal in various settings: in our schools, communities, businesses, and homes. Our advocacy work has supported advancements in Ontario’s curriculum and Ministry of Education policy, but we know there’s still a lot of work to be done. As a small, nimble, and entirely volunteer-based charity, we are continuously working on building capacity and increasing our profile and reach.

Our Vision: An Ontario where every individual adopts behaviours that reflect a commitment to a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations.

Our Mission: To help achieve our vision, EEON will:

  • Provide resources for Ontarians to transition to eco-friendly, low-waste, low-carbon lifestyles
  • Work with relevant partners to ensure that people in all sectors have access to environmental education that is rich, meaningful and relevant to their needs

About the Position: EEON is currently looking to fill 4 – 7 positions on our Board of Directors. With no permanent staff, we are a working board; this means all Directors support EEON and its objectives in various ways. This can include creating communications, leading special projects, updating our website and social media pages, while also managing governance and strategic planning. So, being a self-starter and being motivated to support EEON’s mission are the most important requirements for this role.

Qualifications: No previous Board experience is necessary, but some would be an asset. A breadth of qualifications will be considered because a diverse team is required to collaborate most effective. EEON is specifically looking to build capacity in the following areas:

  • Market Research: understanding how people in different parts of the province think about and react to environmental issues and messaging.
  • Fundraising/Membership Development: experience with fundraising, membership engagement, grant writing, or strategic partnerships.
  • Communications: experience in online marketing and communications. Web development and data analytics skills would be an asset.
  • Environmental Education: knowledge of theories in environmental and adult education. Relevant experience delivering eco-literacy programming to groups within Ontario.
  • Accounting: experience with bookkeeping and/or accounting.

Responsibilities: Directors assume special responsibilities as defined by EEON’s by-laws and the laws governing non-profit corporations in Ontario. Directors are expected to act in the interests of EEON and to support its objectives. Each director is also expected to make recommendations (on governance, programming, communications, etc.) based on his or her knowledge, experience and skills. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Regularly prepare for and participate in Board meetings and special events
  • Lead or support current projects based on interest and ability
  • Help to communicate and promote EEON’s mission and programs to the community
  • Participate in EEON fundraising activities
  • Ensure succession planning for the Board of Directors

Meetings and Time Commitment: The Board of Directors meets, on average, every other month, or 6-8 times per year. Directors are asked to devote an average of 5-10 hours per month to EEON business above and beyond board meetings. NOTE - this position is open to any person living in Ontario. Meetings can take place online or over the phone. 

Length of Term: 2 years. This can be renewed for an additional term, pending approval by a majority of members at an Annual General Meeting.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to before May 31, 2019.

If your application is selected, we will contact you for a phone interview, and selected candidates will have the opportunity to be voted in as directors at EEON’s Annual General Meeting in the summer (date TBD).

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 12 2019    ID: 53472