Volunteer

CPRS OttawaGatineau is a volunteer organization. We operate and thrive because of the generosity of our dedicated volunteers. We pride ourselves on being able to provide valuable volunteer opportunities to our members.

Whether you’re a communications student, between jobs, or new to town, volunteering with CPRS is a great way to boost your résumé or expand your scope of practice.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently recruiting CPRS members who have worked more than five years in the field to assist with strategic leadership of the board. The positions are available below. If you’re interested in joining our board for the upcoming season, please complete the Nomination form by Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at midnight
eastern time.

Full Member Opportunities -Board of Directors

Term: The volunteer term of office will be two years, starting with the September 1, 2018 –August 31, 2019 season.

The following 15 board positions are available:

A. Executive roles (2):

1. Vice-President
2. Secretary

B. Director roles (13):

1. National Membership Director
2. New Professionals Director
3. Student Program Director
4. Healthcare Professionals Director
5. Accreditation Director
6. Mentor/Volunteer Program Director
7. Social Events Director
8. Website Director
9. Internal Communications Director
10. External Communications Director
11. Social Media Director
12. Marketing Director
13. Partnership Director

Nomination Process

Members seeking to stand for election may choose between two nomination approaches:
1. Submit the nomination form (without the signatory of two local full members) to the chapter. You will be required to participate in a brief vetting process led by the CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau Nominating Committee.

2. Submit the nomination form with the contact information of two current local full members willing to act as signatories of your nomination to us. Since two CPRS members have vouched for your nomination, no vetting is required. The CPRS Nominating Committee will review all nominations received and assemble a slate of candidates for election by the members at the AGM on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The deadline to submit nominations for the CPRS Ottawa Board of Directors is Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at midnight eastern time. All eligible (and ineligible) nominees will be notified of their official standing by CPRS Ottawa on or before Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

The slate of candidates will be distributed to all CPRS Ottawa members in good standing on Aug. 9, 2018.

Election

If there is more than one nominee for any position on the slate, a voting ballot will be prepared for use by the members at the Annual General Meeting, with provision for proxy votes. The election and results of balloting (should it be necessary) will be announced at the AGM on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

If you have questions regarding the AGM and call for nominations, please contact us at info@cprsottawa.ca.

New Professional Member (Affiliate) Opportunities

We are launching a Mentor Program to support new professionals who have worked for less than two years in the field as well as PR pros with three to five years’ experience. Mentees will be invited to join our CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau Board of Directors in the capacity of associate directors. Eligibility to participate in the Mentor Program requires candidates to be a full or affiliate member of CPRS National.

Term: The volunteer term of office will be one year, from September 1, 2017 –August 31, 2018.

Volunteer Position

Description

Application form

Social Media Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for managing the chapter’s social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Apply now

 

Member Relations Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for recruitment, engagement and outreach to chapter members.

Apply now

Event Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for planning professional development and networking events for the chapter.

Apply now

Partnership Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for generating sponsorship and partnership opportunities for the chapter.

Apply now

Internal Communications Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for creating written content for the chapter’s monthly newsletter, timely bulletins and an annual report.

Apply now

 

Website Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for managing the chapter’s website, posting and promoting content for all members.

Apply now

Media Relations Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for guiding issues management and creating media relations and community relations opportunities and content.

Apply now

Marketing Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for managing the society’s brand and promotional product development as well as marketing the society’s monthly initiatives.

Apply now

 Graphic Design Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolios requiring the creation of graphics to promote all chapter initiatives.

Apply now

Healthcare PR Associate Director (New Professional/Affiliate member position)

New Professional member assigned to the portfolio responsible for recruitment, engagement and outreach to members who practice health care PR.

Apply now

Student Opportunities

Join our Student Communications Council (SCC). The SCC is a representative committee of designated student leaders who are assigned to CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau board portfolios. Student leaders assist with the board’s annual campaigns and initiatives by collaborating with board directors and associate directors to meet the objectives of the respective chapter portfolios.

Term: The volunteer term of office will be one year, from September 1, 2017 –August 31, 2018.

Volunteer Position Description Application form
Social Media Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for managing the chapter’s social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Apply now
Member Relations Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for recruitment, engagement and outreach to chapter members. Apply now
Event Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for planning professional development and networking events for the chapter. Apply now
Partnership Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for generating sponsorship and partnership opportunities for the chapter. Apply now
Internal Communications Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for creating written content for the chapter’s monthly newsletter, timely bulletins and an annual report. Apply now
Website Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for managing the chapter’s website, posting and promoting content for all members. Apply now
Media Relations Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for guiding issues management and creating media relations and community relations opportunities and content. Apply now
Marketing Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for managing the society’s brand and promotional product development as well as marketing the society’s monthly initiatives. Apply now
Graphic Design Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolios requiring the creation of graphics to promote all chapter initiatives. Apply now
Healthcare PR Coordinator (Student position) Student leader assigned to the portfolio responsible for recruitment, engagement and outreach to members who practice health care PR. Apply now