Seeking volunteers to join the NextGen Committee

Edmonton’s NextGen is currently looking for volunteers to join the NextGen Committee

What is NextGen?

Edmonton’s NextGen is an Administrative Committee of the City of Edmonton that was formed in 2006. Housed within the Department of Citizen Services and led by volunteers, NextGen is also supported by City of Edmonton Administration and City Council with a City Councillor designated on the Committee.

Through various events, initiatives, and leadership opportunities, Edmonton’s NextGen fosters young leaders and helps to build Edmonton as a City that the next generation is proud to call home.

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There are currently eleven community members and four City staff who all volunteer as members of the NextGen Committee. NextGen is looking to fill the following Committee positions:

1. Pecha Kucha Night Event Co-Chair

Pecha Kucha Nights provide an opportunity for Edmontonians to share their diverse interests, talents and knowledge with an engaged audience. Key skills required for this position include event management, volunteer management and strong communications skills. The Co-Chair will be responsible for:

  • Managing and leading a group of 10-12 volunteers

  • Planning and hosting three Pecha Kucha Night events per year

  • Developing annual strategies and goals that align with the overall goals of the NextGen Committee

  • Developing and monitoring an annual budget, and working closely with the Partnerships Chair to secure sponsorships/partnerships

Pecha Kucha Working Group meetings are held at the discretion of the Working Group Co-Chairs, and are currently scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month, from 5:30-7:30pm.

2.  Communications Co-Chair

The Communications Co-Chair will be responsible for providing support to NextGen Working Group projects and events and assisting with NextGen’s overall communications internally with the Committee and externally to the public. The Communications Co-Chair will be responsible for:

  • Working with the fellow NextGen Communications Co-Chair to lead a Working Group (subcommittee) of volunteers with projects that focus on communications activities

  • Assisting in coordinating and hosting monthly Working Group meetings

  • Works with the NextGen Committee and NextGen Coordinator on City of Edmonton and NextGen communications

  • Assists and manages the Edmonton NextGen website for copy-writing and maintenance; use of multi-social media platforms

  • Facilitating the communications needs of the NextGen Committee and Working Groups by providing overarching communications support

Communications Working Group meetings are held once a month at the discretion of the Working Group Co-Chairs and typically held in the third week in the early evening.

When requested, the Communications Co-Chairs may be asked to attend the Sustainability Committee. Sustainability Committee meetings are held at the discretion of the Sustainability Co-Chairs, and are currently scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, from 6:00-7:30pm.


We are looking for individuals who are within the next generation demographic (18 to 40 years old), who have a keen interest in community and civic development, and who are willing to spend 10-15 hours per month leading other volunteers in work on projects and events that help to make Edmonton a city that is shaped by the aspirations of its young leaders.

The commitment for each position is a (2) two-year term with the NextGen Committee commencing on January 1, 2018. Additional responsibilities of all Committee members include:

  • Attending regular meetings of the Committee (10 per year on the second Monday of the month, excluding July and August, from 5:30-7:30pm)

  • Attending the Committee’s spring and/or fall strategic planning sessions (~5 hours on a Saturday, once or twice per year)

  • Engaging and informing volunteers about NextGen events and initiatives

  • Attending the various events hosted by NextGen and its Working Groups and serving as a representative of the Committee at NextGen events

If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter indicating the position(s) you are interested in, along with your resume, to:

You will be contacted shortly thereafter if you have been selected for an interview.

Thanks for your interest in being involved with NextGen!