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Position: Facilitator – Admin & HR Team

Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC)

Location: Ottawa, Ontario (regular meetings, but no office)

OBEC is looking for a team member to facilitate monthly meetings of the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Council and coordinate internal communication for its members. Under the guidance of the Administration and Human Resources Team Leader, this person would:

  • Organize meetings of OBEC Council
  • Distribute meeting packages (agendas etc.)
  • Write and distribute minutes
  • Stream correspondence and website questions to appropriate people
  • Update members on activities
  • Send notices for members to website team for posting

Other team members, who are being recruited, include: Team Leader, Assistant Team Leader (understudy and sounding board for the leader), Content Manager (for OBEC Council materials), and Human Resources Coordinator (recruitment and support for OBEC volunteers).

OBEC is an all-volunteer charitable organization working to create a Culture of Sustainability by engaging people. It works in cooperation with other organizations.

OBEC makes cooperation easy with 10 Themes (Transportation, Energy, Design, Habitat, Food, Natural Capital, Waste, Health, Recreation, and Sense of Place) that cover all the action areas of sustainability. It also uses four simple Tools (Council of Stakeholders, Database of Projects, Sustainability Plans, Demonstration Projects) to engage people and organizations, as explained on the website (

OBEC Council meets regularly to discuss sustainability issues and develop projects. OBEC Board meets separately on strategic and financial issues.

Operational teams are essential for the functioning of OBEC and its projects. Other teams include: Communication, Database, Programming and Website. Currently there are about 25 members who participate in Board, Council or Team meetings. Additional volunteers may participate in projects.

For this position, an initial commitment of 3-4 hours / week for a year is requested.

Please forward your letter of interest / resume to:
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GoodWork ID: 46223       Date posted to Jun 26 2018