Call for Applicants: ELSE National, BC, AB & SK

 

The Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy is holding their annual call for applicants to fill openings in their provincial and national executive boards. Below is information about the ELSE organization and general qualifications/commitments for potential candidates.

 

About ELSE

ELSE is a growing network of young professionals, students, and solar advocates (up to 35 yrs.), who are working together, and with solar industry stakeholders, to build a solar energy future for their members (Careers), communities (PV Projects), and all Canadians (Education).

 

Mission

Professional Development: To secure rewarding solar energy careers for young Canadians by providing them with solar energy skills and knowledge, professional development opportunities, and connections within industry and government.

Projects: To increase the development of solar energy in Canada by supporting and/or leading solar energy projects for a range of stakeholders including, but not limited to, science/research facilities, indigenous groups, schools/school boards, not-for-profit organizations and hospitals.

Education: To increase the level of public awareness and education related to solar energy through educational sessions and projects for schools, communities and indigenous audiences across Canada.

 

Why Join ELSE?

Gain Access to our Network: Canada-wide not-for-profit organization with over 1000 general members, and many board members already working in the solar industry.

Secure a Rewarding Career in Solar: Numerous examples of ELSE members securing, or furthering their careers in solar energy

Work on Exciting Solar PV Projects: ELSE has supported and/or completed many successful PV projects to date.

 

Required Qualifications

– Highly motivated and organized self-starter

– Strong communications skills and attention to detail

– Ability to contribute collaboratively to a team

– Commitment to developing leadership capabilities

– Passion for building a sustainable energy future in Canada and beyond

 

Additional Qualifications

– Knowledge and/or experience of solar industry

– Previous board or non-profit/association experience

– Relevant skills or experience for specific roles (Ex. Communications skills/experience for Communications Chair)

Note: All applicants should be under 35 for the full year of their first year

on the board. Please contact us for questions on this.

 

Time Commitment

– A two year commitment to the board is expected, though your specific role can change from year one to year two

– Approx. 2-6 hours per week including but not limited to in-person meetings, bi- weekly conference calls (other calls may be as required) and attendance at ELSE events.

 

How to Apply

Please look at the individual position postings below for more details.  General inquiries can be sent to info@elsecanada.ca.

 

Open Positions

ELSE British Columbia: Communications Chair, Events Chair

ELSE Alberta: Communications Chair, Board Co-Chair

ELSE Saskatchewan: Communications Chair, Events Chair

ELSE National: Secretary

 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR - BC

Position Status:   Open

Organization:    ELSE/LÉÉS British Columbia Provincial Board

City: Vancouver (preferred)

Requirements:    Passion for Solar Energy, Organized, Communication Skills

Date Position Posted:    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Date Posting Closed:    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm PDT

Description of Duties

The Communications Chair is responsible for:

  • Local chapter communications including social media and newsletters.

    • Identify local needs for social media and send content to the National Communications committee to post in a timely fashion

    • Create a monthly newsletter with articles about solar and ELSE USask Updates

  • Chief oversight over all aspects of ELSE USask communications and content creation by working with all ELSE committees to disseminate news and activities.

  • The point liaison for the National Communications Committee

  • Ensure the Provincial Chapter is adequately represented on the National ELSE website with updated content and images

  • Organize the chapter’s conference calls, recording and distributing meeting minutes

Qualifications:

Passion for solar energy, organized and reliable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, some experience in managing communications for a team is preferred.

Additional Information

Category:    Non-Profit Corporation

How to Apply:   Send resume to bc@elsecanada.ca

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm PDT.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or interview will be contacted.

 

EVENTS CHAIR - BC

Position Status:   Open

Organization:    ELSE/LÉÉS British Columbia Provincial Board

City: Vancouver (preferred)

Requirements:    Passion for Solar Energy, Organized, Communication Skills

Date Position Posted:    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Date Posting Closed:    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm PDT

Description of Duties

The Events Chair is responsible for:

  • Organizing local chapter events.

    • Organizing events which promote solar energy

    • Working with the communications chair to publicize the events

  • Representing ELSE Saskatchewan and affiliated sponsors

  • Keeping board members up to date on upcoming events

Qualifications:

Passion for solar energy, organized and reliable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, some experience in organizing public events is preferred.

Additional Information

Category:    Non-Profit Corporation

How to Apply:   Send resume to bc@elsecanada.ca

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm PDT.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or interview will be contacted.

 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR - AB

Position Status:   Open

Organization:    ELSE/LÉÉS Alberta Provincial Board

City: Calgary (preferred)

Requirements:    Passion for Solar Energy, Organized, Communication Skills

Date Position Posted:    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Date Posting Closed:    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm MDT

Description of Duties

The Communications Chair is responsible for:

  • Local chapter communications including social media and newsletters.

    • Identify local needs for social media and send content to the National Communications committee to post in a timely fashion

    • Create a monthly newsletter with articles about solar and ELSE USask Updates

  • Chief oversight over all aspects of ELSE USask communications and content creation by working with all ELSE committees to disseminate news and activities.

  • The point liaison for the National Communications Committee

  • Ensure the Provincial Chapter is adequately represented on the National ELSE website with updated content and images

Qualifications:

Passion for solar energy, organized and reliable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, some experience in managing communications for a team is preferred.

Additional Information

Category:    Non-Profit Corporation

How to Apply:   Send resume to ab@elsecanada.ca

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm MDT.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or interview will be contacted.

 

BOARD CO-CHAIR - AB

Position Status:   Open

Organization:    ELSE/LÉÉS Alberta Provincial Board

City: Calgary (preferred)

Requirements:    Passion for Solar Energy, Organized, Leadership Skills

Date Position Posted:    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Date Posting Closed:    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm MDT

Description of Duties

The ELSE Alberta chapter is looking for one co-chair to join the existing co-chair in providing overall direction for the chapter and driving the collective agenda.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide each committee with the direction and resources they need to accomplish their goals

  • Oversee the provincial chapter budget

  • Lead regularly scheduled provincial conference calls

  • Act as liaison to the National Board of Directors and pass along updates, concerns, issues or requests as necessary

Qualifications:

Passion for solar energy, organized and reliable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, some experience in team leadership and volunteer organizations is preferred.

Additional Information

Category:    Non-Profit Corporation

How to Apply:   Send resume to ab@elsecanada.ca

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm MDT.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or interview will be contacted.

 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR - SK

Position Status:   Open

Organization:    ELSE/LÉÉS Saskatchewan Provincial Board

City:   Saskatoon

Requirements:    Passion for Solar Energy, Organized, Communication Skills

Date Position Posted:    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Date Posting Closed:    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm CST

Description of Duties

The Communications Chair is responsible for:

  • Local chapter communications including social media and newsletters.

    • Identify local needs for social media and send content to the National Communications committee to post in a timely fashion

    • Create a monthly newsletter with articles about solar and ELSE USask Updates

  • Chief oversight over all aspects of ELSE USask communications and content creation by working with all ELSE committees to disseminate news and activities.

  • The point liaison for the National Communications Committee

  • Ensure the Provincial Chapter is adequately represented on the National ELSE website with updated content and images

Qualifications:

Passion for solar energy, organized and reliable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, some experience in managing communications for a team is preferred.

Additional Information

Category:    Non-Profit Corporation

How to Apply:   Send resume to usask@elsecanada.ca

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm CST.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or interview will be contacted.

 

EVENTS CHAIR - SK

Position Status:   Open

Organization:    ELSE/LÉÉS Saskatchewan Provincial Board

City:   Saskatoon

Requirements:    Passion for Solar Energy, Organized, Communication Skills

Date Position Posted:    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Date Posting Closed:    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm CST

Description of Duties

The Events Chair is responsible for:

  • Organizing local chapter events.

    • Organizing events which promote solar energy

    • Working with the communications chair to publicize the events

  • Representing ELSE Saskatchewan and affiliated sponsors

  • Keeping board members up to date on upcoming events

Qualifications:

Passion for solar energy, organized and reliable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, some experience in organizing public events is preferred.

Additional Information

Category:    Non-Profit Corporation

How to Apply:   Send resume to usask@elsecanada.ca

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm CST.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or interview will be contacted.

 

SECRETARY - National Board

Position Status:    Open

Organization: ELSE/LÉÉS National Board of Directors

City:   Toronto (Preferred)

Requirements:    Passion for Solar Energy, Organized, Organizational Skills

Date Position Posted:    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Date Posting Closed:    Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm MDT

Description of Duties

In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of a Director on the ELSE/LÉÉS National Board, the Secretary has additional obligations that will be exercised with competence and diligence in the best interest of the corporation.

The primary task of the Secretary is to record and maintain the minutes of each board meeting. Meeting minutes are detailed reports that highlight the predetermined agenda of each conference as well as what actually took place. The Secretary will also be the custodian of corporate records, maintaining all corporate files in a manner compliant with organizational policies as well as any laws that regulate the industry. These documents may include the organization’s article of incorporation, bylaws and contact lists, as well as financial records.

All directors of the board will continue to be jointly and severally responsible, and therefore liable, for the administration of ELSE/LÉÉS. To this end, the Secretary will manage the security controls, such as who can access which files and what approvals are needed to do so. The Secretary of the executive board may also be required to file certain documents with the government from time to time.

Additional Information

Category:    Non-Profit Corporation

How to Apply:   Send resume to info@elsecanada.ca

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 11:59pm MDT.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or interview will be contacted.