About AMCTO

Volunteer Opportunities



 
 

As part of AMCTO’s many member benefits, we are proud to offer a number of different volunteer opportunities for you to get involved, network, and meet new peers in the municipal sector. Volunteering is a great way to build upon your skills, to learn from others’ experiences and expertise, get more involved in and give back to the Association. 
  
Specifically, our Ethics Advisory Group, CMO and AMP Accreditation Review teams, CMO/AMP Accreditation Program Advisory Group, and AOMC Accreditation Advisory Group, provide opportunities to contribute to AMCTO professional development programs and services.

  
Ethics Advisory Group
  
The purpose of the Ethics and Advisory Group is to support the AMCTO Code of Ethics and Values by ensuring that AMCTO advances ethical awareness, understanding and conduct for Ontario’s local government professionals.
  
Working with Association Staff, the key responsibilities for the Advisory Group are to:

  • Provide advice and guidance regarding ethical questions, issues and dilemmas that have been directed to the Advisory Group;
  • Provide input and clarity on ethical tenets;
  • Review and recommend updates to the Code of Ethics and Values and associated materials, as necessary;
  • Consult on educational matters relating to ethics;
  • Draft an Annual AMCTO Ethics report.

  
We are currently seeking to appoint up to four (4) members to this Advisory Group for a 2-year term commencing July 1st, 2021. Individuals appointed to the Advisory Group will meet on a scheduled, as-required basis via teleconference/electronic meeting or in-person (permitting provincial health and safety guidelines).
 

CMO Accreditation Review Team and AMP Accreditation Review Team
  
Working in accordance with Board-approved submission guidelines and established competency standards, the members of the CMO Accreditation Review Team and the AMP Accreditation Review Team have a mandate to evaluate certification and maintenance of certification applications submitted and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding their approval.
  
Key duties for the Review Team members are to:

  • Review applications submitted to assess adequacy and completeness of documentation provided;
  • Evaluate documentation submitted against established competency standards;
  • Recommend approval of applications to the Board of Directors or provide direction/guidance to applicants regarding areas requiring further documentation or improvement;
  • Identify best practices to be shared with mentors and posted on the AMCTO website for the purpose of assisting future applicants;
  • Provide input and advice on an as-requested basis, through the AMCTO Executive Director, regarding the development and maintenance of the CMO and AMP programs.

  
We are currently seeking applications from individuals with an interest in being appointed to either Review Team for a 2-year term commencing July 1st, 2021. Individuals appointed to the Review Teams will review applications and meet on an as-required basis via teleconference/electronic meeting, as determined by the volume of certification and maintenance of certification applications submitted. The peak work volume for these teams will generally fall between February 1st and April 30th each year.
  
Applicants for the CMO Accreditation Review Team must be current AMCTO members who hold a CMO accreditation. Applicants for the AMP Accreditation Review Team should hold an AMP accreditation. 
 
  
CMO/AMP Accreditation Program Advisory Group and AOMC Accreditation Program Advisory Group
  
Adhering to best practices in the field of accreditation which emphasize the importance of an ‘arms-length’ entity between the governing body and the actual certification of applicants, the AMCTO Board of Directors has established two arms-length Advisory Groups to ensure impartiality in the certification of CMO, AMP and AOMC Accreditation Program applicants. 
  
Members of CMO/AMP Accreditation Program Advisory Group and the AOMC Accreditation Program Advisory Group are responsible for the following objectives on an annual basis: 

  • Providing input and advice on an as-requested basis to staff regarding the Association’s accreditation programs;
  • Preparing an annual report on CMO/AMP and AOMC activities and recommendations for minor adjustments, changes and updates to the program;
  • Adjudicating appeals and/or complaints not resolved at the staff/review team level;
  • Conducting periodic program reviews. 

  
We are currently seeking to appoint up to three (3) members to each Advisory Group for a 2-year term commencing July 1st, 2021. Individuals appointed to the Advisory Groups will meet on a scheduled, as-required basis via teleconference/electronic meeting.
  
Applicants for the two Program Advisory Groups must be current AMCTO members who hold a CMO/AMP or AOMC accreditation, respectively. 
 

To Apply
  
If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of the above-listed opportunities, please complete the following form no later than Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

APPLY


Applications are encouraged from members working across a range of municipal services, municipal geographies, skills and experiences. AMCTO is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and values the voices, lived experiences and perspectives of individuals of all backgrounds. We encourage all Black, Indigenous and other racialized individuals to apply. 
  
Please note that volunteer activities, such as participation in these various groups, will qualify as Professional Development Units (PDUs) within the maintenance of certification process for both the CMO and AMP accreditation programs. 
  
For more information or questions, please contact:
  
David Arbuckle, MPA
Executive Director
darbuckle@amcto.com