Career Opportunities

Volunteer Board of Directors

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. We are currently recruiting directors who have expertise in transportation and sustainable transportation, including the following competencies:

  • 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 trends relevant to the GTHA, particularly in the areas of transit, microtransit and cycling
  • Knowledge of and experience in public policy, particularly in the areas of urban and suburban transportation
  • Educational background in civil engineering or transportation planning is an asset
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have practical experience in local and regional transportation engineering or planning

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

Applying

Deadline: June 23, 2019
Start Date: September 2019

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

Process: 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.


Volunteer Writer

pointA is seeking volunteer writers to create content for our blog.  

Content guidelines: 

  • Approximately 300 – 500 words per blog post 
  • Posts must discuss aspects of sustainable transportation, such as tips, personal experiences or reviews (e.g. review transit apps, cycling routes in the GTA, etc.) 
  • Sustainable transportation includes any of the following modes of transportation: public transit, cycling, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, employee shuttles 

Examples of past blog posts include: 

Qualifications

  • Ability to create engaging, well-written content 
  • Interest in sustainable transportation 

How to Apply

Please send your blog post ideas to Emma Langham, Marketing and Communications Manager: elangham@pointa.ca with the subject line ‘Volunteer Writer.’