Call for Board Members and Volunteers

We’re looking for enthusiastic communication professionals who are ready for a leadership challenge to join our board of directors for next season or to get involved in the chapter as a volunteer!
This is your opportunity to build your leadership skills, help advance the communications profession, share your expertise and take on a new challenge.

Get Involved: Volunteer
Why volunteer?

IABC Ottawa is a vibrant community for professional communicators who want to thrive in their careers. Volunteering allows you to connect with this network at a deeper level, develop new skills, and propel your career forward.

Applications for volunteers are accepted year round, but right now, we’re looking for volunteers in the following portfolios for next season:
EVP
Executive Secretary
Past President (automatically filled)
Treasurer
VP Leadership Development
VP Communications
VP Digital Programming
VP Membership
VP PD

Submit your CV to Kayla Isabelle at Kaylamoniqueisabelle@gmail.com and be sure to specify your preferred portfolio.

Additionally, there are many other ways you could get involved in the chapter from being on an advisory group to share ideas, hosting Special Interest Groups on a specific topic for members, contributing post-event write-ups and more. If any of these opportunities interest you please let us know: president@ottawa.iabc.com

Call for Board of Directors
Why become a Chapter Leader?

IABC Ottawa’s Chapter Leaders make up the IABC Ottawa Board and they volunteer their time and expertise to run the chapter, host professional development events, connect members to one another, and provide the community with professional resources.

Becoming a Chapter Leader allows you to help set the strategic direction of IABC Ottawa, connect with the community at a deeper level, and further develop yourself as a leader and professional communicator. All members of IABC Ottawa in good standing are welcome to apply to join our board, by submitting a nomination (details below). Positions for our incoming board of directors 2020/21 are open until June 12th. We are looking for members who think strategically, are able to problem solve, and ideally have some experience in the chapter.

Nominations are open for Chapter Leaders to take on the following portfolios:
EVP
Executive Secretary
Past President (automatically filled)
Treasurer
VP Leadership Development
VP Communications
VP Digital Programming
VP Membership
VP PD

Apply
All Chapter Leaders must be IABC members in good standing. To apply to become a Chapter Leader, please submit your CV to and cover letter to president@ottawa.iabc.com. Cover letters should answer three questions:
Why is IABC Ottawa important to you?

What, if any, is your past volunteer experience with IABC?

What skill set, background, and knowledge do you believe you will bring to the Chapter as a new Leader?

Deadline for applications is June 15th, 2020.

The nomination committee will review all nominations and put forward a slate for approval and election at the Annual General Meeting. We will let you know prior to the AGM the status of your nomination.
For more information on any of these opportunities or board responsibilities please contact Kayla Isabelle at Kaylamoniqueisabelle@gmail.com.