Volunteer with CEP Calgary

Becoming a CEP volunteer is a great way to contribute to your community, gain new skills and build your network. 
 

If you are interested in being added to the volunteer list please contact cepcalgary@gmail.com. Be sure to use the term “CEP Calgary volunteer application” in the subject line and include your resume with a brief description of why you are interested in being a volunteer at CEP.

We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles:

- Management Team Lead

- Events Manager

Apply today at cepcalgary@gmail.com.

 

Management Team Lead

Volunteer Term: Minimum 2 Years

Time Requirement: 3-4 hours/week; plus 3 hours/month for attendance at online or in-person events and up to 3 hours/quarter to attend Board meetings. Time requirements may vary throughout the year.
Closing Date: Until position is filled

About CEP Calgary
Connecting Environmental Professionals (CEP) Calgary is dedicated to promoting opportunities for emerging and established environmental and sustainability professionals in Calgary. We host a speaker series, networking events and career workshops for emerging environmental professionals.
 
We are currently looking to expand into new ways of engaging environmental professionals in the Calgary market through special events and collaboration with other organizations.

Purpose of the position
Ensure the successful operation of the CEP Calgary Management Team.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will work directly with the CEP Board and is accountable to oversee the work of all members of the Management Team.

 

  • Guide the CEP-Calgary Management Team and work alongside the Board to ensure smooth operation of the Calgary chapter

    • Manage recruitment, engagement and retention of volunteers

    • Ensure a cohesive and collaborative team environment

  • Attend Board meetings, on request of the Board, to report to the Board on behalf of the Management Team

  • Proactively advise the Board on CEP Calgary chapter activities such as event updates/post-event analysis, communications, membership, potential partnerships, and other areas in which CEP Calgary could improve on fulfilling its mandate to its community (CEP members, interested non-members, and any other relevant stakeholders)

  • Attend CEP Calgary events or establish a delegate (approximately 1 per month, October-June)

  • Oversee event teams and Event Managers to ensure events are delivered in a timely, impactful and professional manner

    • May include leading/hosting collaboration with the Management Team and Board, participating in topic brainstorming for events, allocation of responsible people per event, helping event team determine how events will be planned, and following up with event team to ensure plans are executed in a timely and effective way.

  • Support the Communications Manager

    • Help gather suggested updates/content for CEP Calgary’s e-newsletter, website and social media accounts (e.g. community events, articles, current news, and topics related to the work that upcoming speakers are involved with)

    • Work with the Communications Manager to host an annual communications meeting with other chapters across Canada to share learnings

    • May include supporting the drafting, sending and analysis of a biennial (every two years) membership survey

 

Qualifications/Requirements
•    Excellent leadership and decision-making skills
•    Strong oral and written communication skills (ability to communicate effectively with people at all professional levels)
•    Proactive, self-starter with the ability to encourage and motivate a highly dynamic team 
•    Strong organizational and time-management skills (ability to effectively organize and manage multiple initiatives and encourage others to do the same)
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
•    Demonstrated values that align with the organization’s three guiding principles – Education, Engagement and Employment
•    Willingness to attend regular CEP Calgary events as well as commit to volunteering with CEP Calgary for a minimum of two years
•    Previous work or volunteer experience as a team leader or supervisor is an asset

Orientation and Training
Support from the Board of Directors related to CEP Calgary activities and strategic direction, and for overall guidance and governance.

Benefits of Volunteering with CEP

The successful applicant will be able to connect with a wide network of environmental professionals and leaders, work with a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of volunteers, and strengthen/showcase his/her management and leadership skills.
Apply for this role if you want to:
•    grow your network in the environmental and sustainability field;
•    gain tremendous experience managing a team of volunteers;
•    work in an area you are already very passionate about; and
•    work with a fun group of other passionate young leaders!

To Apply

If you are interested in this exciting and dynamic volunteer position, please send a resume and a brief (150-450 words) statement outlining why you are the best candidate for this position to cepcalgary@gmail.com.

Events Manager

(This position posting may be used to fill more than one vacant role on the Management Team.)

Volunteer Term: Minimum 2 Years

Time Requirement: 1-1.5 hours/week planning; 3 hours/month for attendance at online or in-person events (rotating basis: not all events managers will be required each month)
Closing Date: Until position is filled

About CEP Calgary
Connecting Environmental Professionals (CEP) Calgary is dedicated to promoting opportunities for emerging and established environmental and sustainability professionals in Calgary. We host a speaker series, networking events and career workshops for emerging environmental professionals.
 
We are currently looking to expand into new ways of engaging environmental professionals in the Calgary market through special events and collaboration with other organizations.

Purpose of the position

Plan and organize CEP Calgary’s speaker series and support other special events. The successful applicant will work most directly with the CEP Calgary Management Team Lead and Management Team.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    Ensure the successful operation of the CEP Calgary speaker and networking events
•    Work with members of the Management Team to organize themes and speakers for the speaker series (with support from one Board member, if required)
•    Work with the Communications Manager and other Management Team members to ensure events are communicated through various channels – CEP Calgary social media, website, e-newsletter, word of mouth
•    Liaise with venue manager(s) on logistics, e.g. projector, screen, sound system, room availability, etc.
•    Track event attendee numbers and revenue generated, and make financial deposits
•    After the event, send out receipts and welcome messages to new members, add new members and non-members to the CEP Calgary mailing list
•    Attend Board meetings, on request of the board
 

Qualifications/Requirements
•    Sufficient work and/or volunteer experience so as to be able to actively participate in promoting CEP to potential employers, speakers and members
•    Motivated, self-starter with the ability to work with a highly dynamic team 
•    Demonstrated values that align with the organization’s three guiding principles – Education, Engagement and Employment
•    Willingness to attend regular CEP Calgary events as well as commit to volunteering with CEP Calgary for a minimum of two years
•    Previous event planning experience is preferred
 

Orientation and Training
Documents provided and additional support from the CEP Management Team Lead and existing Management Team.

Benefits of Volunteering with CEP
The successful applicant will be able to connect with a wide network of environmental professionals and leaders, work with a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of volunteers, and strengthen/showcase his/her event management and leadership skills.

To Apply
If you are interested in this exciting and dynamic volunteer position, please send a resume and a brief (150-450 words) statement outlining why you are the best candidate for this position to cepcalgary@gmail.com.

 
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