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UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 11, 2017

Interested in joining our board of directors?

The board of directors of Alternatives Inc., the charity that operates Alternatives Journal (A\J), has empowered me to make this call for candidates interested in joining our board of directors.

A\J is Canada’s oldest and most respected environmental media charity, founded in 1971. We have been publishing the best brand of intelligent and informed environmental journalism, in print and online, to support Canada’s environmental community.

Alternatives Inc. is looking for volunteers to join our board of directors. We seek people who share our belief in our mission of empowering positive environmental change via expanding the media capacity for our community.

In addition to publishing four (4) quarterly print editions and daily/weekly online content (including online exclusive and special reading series), we collaborate with our academic and community partners to deliver public events, knowledge mobilization opportunities and other public engagement efforts.

The Board’s main responsibilities include supporting the A\J staff in an advisory capacity, fundraising on behalf of A\J, providing legal and financial oversight of the organization, promoting our programs and enhancing our reputation.

Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings, generally held in Toronto (and via Skype for those who can’t be there in person), and to sit on at least one committee according to their interest and skill set. All board members are expected to participate in fundraising activities.

At this time we are particularly seeking applications from people with experience in the following areas: Fundraising/Philanthropy; Employment law/Human Resources, Media Industry, Event Planning, as well as those with social media and marketing skills.  However, we are always looking for committed, active champions of our programming and encourage those with experience in other areas to apply as well.

Above all, we want our Board to fully reflect the values, hopes and aspirations of Canada’s environmental community in our work to foster a low-carbon economy. We welcome applications from people of colour, those with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

We welcome your resume with a covering letter describing why you are interested in joining the board of directors of Alternatives Inc. There is a special Board meeting scheduled for mid-July to discuss possible Candidates and, ideally, we would like successful candidates to join the Board at that time.

Should we not fill our vacancies by then, we will continue our search and have new members join as they are selected.

Please send your information to:

David McConnachie, Publisher, A\J; david@alternativesjournal.ca.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 519-578-2327.

David McConnachie is A\J's publisher.

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