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Position: Content Management Lead
Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (regular meetings, but no office)

Current Need:

The Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC) is looking for a volunteer to direct content management. The Lead’s main role includes the:

  • development of a simple system for accessible storage of records, such as minutes and presentations.
  • record keeping of minutes, presentations and photos.
  • review of the OBEC file system, and recommendation of how to optimize it.


The Lead for this role should have:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Previous experience in recording or storing data
  • Creative ways to store data
  • Hands-on experience in using Google Drive

Asset qualifications (desirable but not required)

  • Have previous experience in managing content.

The Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC) is an all-volunteer charitable organization working to make Ottawa sustainable by

1. Engaging people,

2. Promoting stakeholder cooperation, and

3. Sharing information on sustainability.

It uses 10 Themes of Sustainability (Transportation, Energy, Design, Habitat, Food, Natural Capital, Waste, Health, Recreation, and Sense of Place) and four simple Tools (Council of Stakeholders, Database of Projects, Sustainability Plans and Demonstration Projects). This is explained on the website.

An elected six-member Board governs the organization. All members belong to the OBEC Council, which has monthly open meetings. Organizational Committees led by Board members manage broad areas, such as Administration & Human Resources, or Information. In so doing, they guide Teams of members. There are also teams set up to carryout projects. OBEC currently has about 20 active members who participate in Board, Council or Committee/Team meetings.

In 2013 OBEC led 60+ volunteers to create the self-guided Ottawa Sustainability Tour. In 2015-2016, OBEC trained over 60 high schools students to lead four schools in the development of sustainability plans. Other projects are under development.

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GoodWork ID: 40209       Date posted to May 5 2017