careers

About us

pointA is a non-profit that envisions sustainable transportation options for everyone. Our goal is to connect people to the places they want to go. We aim to give people and businesses transportation options that benefit the environment, the economy and the well-being of our communities. In collaboration with our funders, members and partners, we facilitate transportation demand management programs and advocate for sustainable transportation. 

Our core activities include developing, launching and monitoring transportation demand management (TDM) programs for medium- to large- sized organizations. We promote a menu of options for commuters, such as transit, ride-matching, shuttle buses, vanpooling, telecommuting, cycling and walking.  

Current Opportunities

  • Office Manager
  • Volunteer Director or Advisor, pointA Board

 

Office Manager

Type of Position

Full time permanent (40 hours/week)

Location

Yonge and Davisville, mostly remote

Annual Salary

$50,000 w/ comprehensive benefits package

Start Date

January 3, 2023

Summary of Position

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Office Manager will be responsible for keeping pointA’s day-to-day operations in excellent running condition. As the Office Manager, you have the front row seat to the new developments within and outside of the organization. The Office Manager should enjoy managing financials (50%), working with people and on HR matters (20%), working with our board and governance (20%), and be flexible to work on other initiatives as needed (10%).

You are:

  • Highly organized and adaptable with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple, competing responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Innovative and creative in problem solving and use of resources to maximize pointA’s impact.
  • An experienced administrator with a strong background in finance, preferably in a non-profit setting. Comfortable and preferably experienced in working with an external bookkeeper and controller.
  • Experienced in identifying and managing streamlined operational processes.
  • An excellent communicator who displays professionalism when working with a variety of stakeholders of diverse interests and backgrounds.
  • Interest in governance processes and fulfilling secretariat responsibilities for pointA’s board and committees. Experience with boards would be a strong asset.
  • A capable writer with experience writing funding applications.
  • Willing and able to travel to sites within and around North Toronto and Vaughan areas (access to a personal vehicle is not necessary for this position).

You will:

  • Finance:
    • Work closely with the Executive Director and our accountant to manage pointA’s financial operations, including A/R, A/P, budgeting, and financial reporting/audits.
    • Track funding opportunities and write grant applications,
  • HR and operations:
    • Be responsible for knowing the organization’s operational and administrative procedures inside out.
    • Maintain team efficiency by planning and implementing effective administrative procedures.
    • Ensure that pointA’s paper and digital file systems remain complete and organized
    • Provide administrative support (e.g., ordering office supplies, checking mail, scheduling team meetings).
    • Oversee IT infrastructure and assist with IT troubleshooting.
  • Governance:
    • Work closely with the Executive Director on board and committee activities including organizing logistics, recording minutes for meetings, preparing meeting packages, and planning the AGM.
    • Support Governance & Nominations Committee on executing the director recruitment process.
  • Other:
    • When required, assist the programs team at outreach events
    • Participate in other time-sensitive projects, as may be agreed to from time to time, with the Executive Director.

 

Bonus points for:

  • Familiarity with QuickBooks Online and Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • Class G driver’s license
  • Experience living or working in north Toronto and/or Vaughan
  • Experience in cycling advocacy and education
  • CAN-BIKE Level 4 or instructor training

 

What we offer:

  • We are a small, passionate team where innovative thinking and creativity is valued. You’ll have the opportunity to directly make an impact on the operations of the organization.
  • An office located on the subway line.
  • Flexible hours and work arrangements.
  • Competitive vacation and benefits package.

 

Application Requirements

Please address your cover letter to Dorinda So, Executive Director.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF to careers@pointa.ca no later than Sunday, November 27, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST, with the job title ‘Office Manager’ in the subject line of your email.

Accessibility

Our team works mostly remotely, with some time spent in a general office environment with sit/stand desks. Work hours will be scheduled between 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday, with flexible work hours and work from home policies in place.

pointA welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the application process, you can contact Kelly Bray at kbray@pointa.ca or at 647-920-3751.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Board of Directors Call for Nominations 

pointA is seeking new members to serve on our volunteer Board of Directors and Audit and Finance committee. We currently have eleven directors, with three standing subcommittees, Audit & Finance, Governance & Nominations, and the Executive Committee, as well as an ad hoc Business Development committee.  

We are seeking two individuals to join our board of directors and two individuals to join our Audit & Finance committee as advisors, with a view to joining the board as directors in future years.  

Candidates should have a strong interest in sustainable transportation. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience serving on a not-for-profit board of directors, or who have other strong governance and not-for-profit experience.  

We are seeking candidates who have expertise in finance, including:  

  • CPA, CFA or similar designation 
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret tax and governance legislation as it relates to nonprofits 

 

pointA values diversity and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly encourage applications from those who identify as women, Racialized, Black, and/or People of colour (“Visible Minorities”), People with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples. We recognize Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit, as founding Peoples of Canada and underrepresented in positions of economic influence and leadership. 

COMMITMENT 

Directors are elected for a three-year term and may be elected for one additional consecutive three-year term (a maximum of six years). We have an active board and all directors are expected to sit on at least one committee. On average, directors spend 3-5 hours a month on board matters. Time commitments are as follows: 

  • Quarterly 2-hour daytime board meetings on the second Thursday of the month in February, May, August, and November 
  • Quarterly 1.5-hour daytime committee meetings (except for the Executive Committee, which meets monthly)  
  • A half-day, daytime AGM in September.  
  • Time spent reviewing meeting materials in advance of meetings (~2-4 hours quarterly) 
  • Ad hoc board and committee tasks from time to time 

Audit & Finance committee advisors are elected for a two-year term and may be elected for two additional consecutive two-year terms (a maximum of six years). Advisors are encouraged to eventually transition to a director role as positions open up on the board. Time commitments are as follows: 

  • Quarterly 1.5-hour daytime Audit & Finance committee meetings, currently held on the fourth Friday of the month in January, April, July, October 
  • A half-day, daytime AGM in September.  
  • Time spent reviewing meeting materials in advance of meetings (~2 hours quarterly) 
  • Ad hoc committee tasks from time to time 

Committee and board meetings are held virtually. Board meetings may become in-person in the future. The AGM occurs in-person in Toronto.  

HOW TO APPLY 

Deadline: December 11, 2022 

Start Date: May 2023 

Please submit a letter of interest together with your resume to kbray@pointa.ca. 

Process: The nominations received will be reviewed and the finalists interviewed by the Governance & Nominations Committee in January 2023. Please direct your questions to Kelly Bray at kbray@pointa.ca. 

pointA welcomes applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the application process, you can contact Kelly Bray at kbray@pointa.ca or 647-920-3751.