Career Opportunities

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Program Assistant 

Position type: Temporary (8 weeks), 35 hours per week
Compensation: $15 per hour
Start date: June 17, 2019
End date: August 9, 2019
Application deadline: May 20, 2019

Position Responsibilities

  • Administers client carpool priority parking programs and increases participation
  • Plans and executes a records digitization project
  • Uses pointA’s recruitment pipeline to contact and track potential partners
  • Does best practices research to support development of high-quality accessibility procedures
  • Assists with other tasks as required by the Office Manager and Programs staff
  • Supports the Office Manager in finance-related tasks such as A/R and A/P tracking and credit card reconciliation
  • Supports Program Managers in the planning and execution of outreaches at partner worksites.
  • Assists pointA staff in day to day administrative and office management duties

Qualifications

The Program Assistant’s role is vital to the success of pointA and is best suited to an energetic, positive self-starter with the following qualifications:

  • Background/interest in sustainable transportation and environmental impacts, urban and regional planning, and/or transportation demand management
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    Strong computer skills, particularly in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Well-organized with demonstrated ability to manage time
    Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills; professionalism in working with a variety of stakeholders of diverse interests and backgrounds
  • Capacity to work independently and demonstrate initiative in a team environment
  • Experience in customer service and/or outreach

Bonus points for:

  • Willingness and ability to travel to sites within and around North Toronto and Vaughan areas (access to a personal vehicle is not necessary for this position)
  • Education or experience in business administration
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program. In accordance with our funding, the successful applicant must be a person who:

  1. is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  2. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  3. has a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and is legally entitled to work in Canada according to relevant Ontario legislation and regulations.

Please note that international students are not eligible for this position.

Accessibility

You will be working in a general office environment with sit/stand desks. Work hours will be scheduled between 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Find out more about our office location and accessibility

How to apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to kbray@pointa.ca no later than May 20, 2019.

pointA welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. In accordance with the priorities of the Canada Summer Jobs program, we encourage applications from recent immigrant youth, recent refugee youth, visible minorities, and LGBTQ2 youth.

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


Board of Directors

Start date: September 2019

We’re seeking new members to serve on our volunteer Board of Directors. We currently have 11 directors, with three standing subcommittees: Audit & Finance, Governance & Nominations, and the Executive committee.

Ideally the candidate will have previously served on a not-for-profit Board or a Smart Commute advisory committee. We are currently recruiting directors who have expertise in one (or more) of the following areas:

Transportation

  • Awareness of and ability to interpret transportation legislation and policy that pertains to local and regional transportation
  • Knowledge of transportation demand management, particularly as it pertains to commuting applications
  • Familiarity with current transportation policy and technology trends, particularly in the area of transit
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have practical experience in local and regional transportation engineering or planning
  • Educational background in civil engineering or transportation planning

Business Development

  • Knowledge of and experience in business development, particularly in the areas of sales, partnership development, and risk management
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • MBA, Business Development certification, or comparable background
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with the urban mobility sector

Finance

  • CPA or similar designation
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret tax and governance legislation as it relates to nonprofits, budgets, cash flow forecasting, audits, risk management and, executive compensation

Change Management

  • Knowledge of and experience in change management, particularly in the area of brand development
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Change Management certification, MBA, or comparable background

Public Policy

  • Knowledge of and experience in public policy, particularly in the areas of urban and suburban transportation
  • Familiarity with current transportation policy relevant to the GTHA, particularly in the areas of transit, microtransit and cycling
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations
  • Master of Public Policy or comparable background

Commitment

Directors are elected for a three-year term and may be elected for one additional consecutive three-year term. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Individually and as a board, providing leadership and advocating for the organization
  • Overseeing risk management, financial sustainability of the organization
  • Providing guidance and making connections based in your own area of expertise
  • Attending quarterly board meetings and our Annual General Meeting each September, as well as other meetings as they arise
  • Reviewing all materials before meetings and responding to communications between meetings in a timely manner
  • Participating in strategic planning and board evaluation activities
  • Participating in the Executive Director’s annual review
  • Participating in one or more board committees, including ad hoc committees for special projects
  • In some cases, taking on an executive role

How to apply

Please submit a CV together with a letter of interest to kbray@pointa.ca by May 31, 2019.

The nominations received will be reviewed and the finalists interviewed by the Nominations Committee. Please direct your questions to kbray@pointa.ca or to Lauren Bates, Executive Director at 647-200-5394 or lbates@pointA.ca.