call for applications

Synapcity is seeking new board members!

We bring people together to share ideas, understand new perspectives and collaborate on initiatives to improve our city, without political agenda or bias.

Position Title: Board Member

Position Type: Volunteer, approximately 10 hours per month

Position Start Date: September 2017

Synapcity is an incorporated not-for-profit organization based in Ottawa. We bring people together to share ideas, understand new perspectives and collaborate on initiatives to improve our city, without political agenda or bias.

Ottawa is big, busy and beautiful. It’s stable, diverse and prosperous. It’s one of the best places anywhere in the world to live, work and raise a family. And yet we can be so much more. Joining Synapcity’s board is an opportunity to experience community in all its diversity and passion.

Synapcity was incorporated in July, 2016, and is working hard to establish effective governance.

The board will be composed of 12 people. Three positions are now open. We are seeking candidates with strengths in:

  • Fund development, marketing and donor relations;
  • Communication and strategic networking across sectors, and
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the role of business in city building.

We are also seeking people who have been successful in working within a diverse team.

Commitment:

This is a three-year year position with the possibility for renewal for up to an additional 3 years, on the advice of the Chair .  The Board meets six times per year, and the average time commitment is expected to be 10 hours/month.

Application:

We encourage a diverse range of applicants. Our goal is to ensure representation of a variety of communities. Minimum age for board members is 18.

Interested candidates please send us a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a motivated, engaged, and contributing board member by April 18. If you have prior board experience, please describe your successes and challenges in that role.

Questions and/or applications can be addressed to: hello@synapcity.ca

Thank you in advance.