2023 Call for Executive Committee Directors (Volunteer)

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Born out of the inaugural November 2019 Toronto Black Policy Conference, the Canadian Black Policy Network (CBPN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a network across Canada of individuals and organizations interested in addressing issues that impact Black communities through policy. The CBPN is committed to providing collaborative and innovative spaces and events (including workshops, training sessions and the successful biennial Toronto Black Policy Conference) to enhance the engagement of Canada’s Black communities in the public policy process and to support the exploration of public policy’s impact on those communities, with interested Black groups and allies.

We strive to be a community of experts and influencers, looking to amplify the collective Black voice through building relationships and collaborations. We work in partnership across political and non-political organizations and networks of supporters to grow the collective Black voice in Canada’s policy and political processes.

The current roles available on the Executive Committee, consisting of operational volunteers supporting the work of the CBPN, are described below. These roles differ from the Board of Directors positions, which have already been filled. Please note that each role will be held for a one-year term and are all on a volunteer-basis. Each role requires a contribution of approximately 5-10 hours per month towards the Executive Committee (of note, time commitment may increase depending on whether a major event is approaching).

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to [email protected], using the subject line, “CBPN Senior Operational Team – [Insert Title of Position You Are Applying For]”. You are welcome to apply for more than one position; however, we ask that you please submit a new, independent application for each position you wish to apply for. Please send your applications to [email protected] no later than Tuesday June 27th, 2023 by 11:59pm EST. Interested individuals from across Canada are welcome to apply.

Should you have any questions throughout your application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Co-Executive Directors, Canadian Black Policy Network (@bpncan)

As Corporate Secretary, you will be responsible for regulating and overseeing the
administration of governance affairs and operations for the Executive Committee.


  • Attend and take minutes of Executive Committee Director meetingEnsure compliance obligations under relevant laws and the requirements of
    regulatory authorities are met
  • Maintain organizational records
  • Maintain compliance with federal and provincial board governance lawsAct as governance liaison between Executive Committee members and directors
  • Liaise with auditors, lawyers, tax advisers, bankers and members on board
    governance issues
  • Any other duties related to the work of the Corporate Secretary

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Analytical, problem solving skills
  • Management and organizational skills
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • A working level of understanding of the legal system as it affects business
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexible and creative
  • Ability to mediate and assist in achieving consensus
  • A thorough understanding of a company’s business.

As Director of Funding Partnerships, you will be responsible for generating and managing
the organization’s flow of sponsorships and financial expenditures.



  • Conduct research and identify opportunities for potential funding sources
  • Develop and submit letters of inquiry and grant proposals to potential funding
    partners (e.g., various levels of governments, private sector entities, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain a tracking system to ensure timely submission of letters of
    inquiry, proposals, and funding
  • Initiate ongoing communication with the Executive Committee to analyze funding
    needs, gaps, and opportunities
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content to ensure integrity and quality of
    proposal writing
  • With the support of the Executive Committee, lead the development of all funding
    proposal writing
  • Provide support to the Executive Committee to set up and engage in meetings with
    funding partners
  • Keep and maintain records of all financial transactions of the organization
  • Maintain a budget of income and expenses along with receipts
  • Prepare budgets for specific events and provide input into organization’s annual
  • Attend Executive Committee meetings and events hosted by the organization
  • Any other duties related to the work of the Director of Funding Partnerships

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Possess an excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Proficient knowledge of fundraising methods, including experience in researching,
    writing and submitting grant applications is an asset
  • Promotes an environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation
  • Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel


As Director of Marketing and Communications, you will be responsible for internal and
external communications, as well as leading and implementing the marketing and
communications strategy including content creation and branding.



  • Lead the development and implementation of a cohesive marketing plan to increase
    brand awareness, ensuring it is aligned with CBPN’s business goals and key
  • Provide advice, strategic direction and leadership to the Executive Committee for
    CBPN’s communications, event management, media and marketing initiatives,
    ensuring alignment with the Network’s mission
  • Manage the implementation of communication messages via the media, print
    publications, CBPN website, and social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram and
  • Create and implement a media relations strategy related to enquiries, press materials,
    interviews and issue/crisis management
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Funding Partnerships to allocate funding
    accordingly, develop and implement content creation and branding strategies, while
    managing project costs
  • Liaise with marketing vendors to deliver measurable creative strategies and complete
    project deliverables in a timely manner
  • Any other duties related to the work of the Director of Marketing and Communications


Key Skills & Competencies

  • 1-3 years of experience in communications and/or marketing (previous experience
    working at a marketing agency is an asset)
  • Highly developed oral and written communication, problem-solving, and multitasking
  • Possess an excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple digital platforms and public relations strategies
  • Experience in developing promotional products and implementing communication
    strategies as they relate to diversity, inclusion, and anti-Black racism is an asset
  • Ability to organize content and maintain consistent branding across all media
  • Ability to manage multiple projects from inception to completion
  • Strong demonstrated experience in writing, editing, design, and production of print
    and electronic communications
  • Organized creative self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects with
    competing deadlines
  • French/English bilingual skills is an asset