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Young Professionals Board

Cornerstone’s Young Professionals Advisory Board members contribute to the success of Cornerstone Housing for Women through volunteering, advocacy, and fundraising efforts.

Becoming a member of the Young Professionals Advisory Board provides a unique opportunity to experience how a non-profit organization functions, while deepening your understanding of the role of non-profit board member, learning the value of fundraising, and being a part of the Cornerstone volunteer community alongside like-minded young professionals.

Board members come from a range of industries and backgrounds but are driven by their common goal of bettering their community and educating others about women experiencing homelessness in Ottawa. Young Professionals Advisory Board members expand their social circle while doing good.

To learn more about becoming a Cornerstone volunteer and joining the Young Professionals Advisory Board, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rosemary Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Cornerstone’s Young Professionals Advisory Board - Call for Member Applications

Are you a young professional looking to get more involved in creating a better community for all? Do you have experience volunteering or working with the social sector? Are you looking to build your leadership skills and network with like-minded young professionals?

Cornerstone’s Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) directors and members contribute to the successful mission of Cornerstone Housing for Women (Cornerstone) through volunteering, advocacy, and fundraising. Board directors and members come from a range of industries and backgrounds but are driven by their common goal of bettering their community and educating others about women experiencing homelessness in Ottawa. The Young Professionals Advisory Board is a venue to expand one’s social circle while contributing positively to the Ottawa community.

The YPAB is now accepting applications for new members to join the Marketing & Communications, Events & Fundraising, and Community Engagement & Advocacy Committees. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds in regards to gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, creed, colour, national origin, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, professions and educational backgrounds. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and must be approved Cornerstone volunteers. If you're not yet an approved Cornerstone volunteer, we'll help walk you through the process prior to your application. We strive to ensure our Board reflects the diversity of the women served by Cornerstone.

Potential applicants should enjoy working in a team setting, have experience working with vulnerable people, and be prepared to dedicate two hours a week towards YPAB committee activities. Previous non-profit board experience and Cornerstone volunteer experience is a plus, but not necessary. For more information about the skill-sets we are looking to add to our Board, please see below:

Marketing and Communications Committee Member desired skills and experience

  • Experience working with non-profit communications and marketing strategy and implementation
  • Strong writing and online communications skills
  • Tactical knowledge of social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Experience in graphic design, photography, technical website design experience considered a plus
  • Learn more here (click here: Application_Marketing&CommsFin.PDF)

Events and Fundraising Committee Member desired skills and experience

  • Knowledge and experience developing fundraising opportunities through events and non-event methods
  • Experience with researching and securing donations from individuals or corporate donors
  • Event coordination experience (including volunteer coordination, vendor management, timeline creation, and promotion)
  • People-person who enjoys calling and meeting with potential donors and event sponsors
  • Experience with project management and budgeting considered a plus
  • Learn more here (click here: Application_Events&Fundraising_Fin.PDF)

Community Engagement and Advocacy Committee Member desired skills and experience

  • Passion for civic engagement and issues related to homelessness
  • Experience coordinating and supporting community led partnerships
  • Knowledge of issues related to women experiencing homelessness in Ottawa and demonstrated commitment to raising awareness and promoting innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated understanding of the social service sector in Ottawa and potential links to be made between Cornerstone and other organizations (previous work or volunteer experience in a relevant social service position is considered an asset)
  • Learn more here (click here: Application CEA FIN.PDF)

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2018 at 5pm. Please submit all completed applications to the YPAB Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any further questions about the Cornerstone YPAB, please do not hesitate to be in contact with us. We look forward to receiving your application!

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