Lean In Canada is a volunteer-run community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. We are affiliated to LeanIn.org, an initiative of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. Our volunteer engagement focuses on the following critical elements:
Meaningful Work – Our volunteers have broad and thoughtful accountabilities that leverages skills and stretches learning. We believe in creating an environment where our volunteers are encouraged to think outside the box and try new roles
Trust – Our volunteers are given authority to make decisions and act within the accountabilities of their roles
Diversity – We are committed to an open environment which encourages differences and focuses on advancing women in all facets of their life, professionally and personally
If you want an engaging, meaningful volunteer experience and feel connected to our mission, please join us!
Interested in events but not sure how much time you can commit? Day of volunteers are needed in Vancouver to help setup, help with registration, and take down events once a month. Apply Here
Building out sponsorship strategy and overseeing implementation with monthly (or more frequent if needed) team meetings to ensure key deliverables are being met. Apply Here
Lean In Canada is a community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. Since 2013, we have grown from an audience of 20 people to over 6,000 members in various professions across Canada. We built our organization for people just like us: professional women who are passionate about driving their careers forward to the next level and beyond, and who want to achieve greater success not only in work, but also in life.
The Chapter President is one of the key leadership positions in Canada. The President will serve a minimum 2-year term and will work closely with the Board of Directors to set the vision and plan for the chapter, your volunteers and your members. Regional Presidents also work directly with the Leanin.org foundation, an initiative of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, including joining the annual strategy session in California with fellow Lean In Presidents from all over the world.
Responsibilities: Strategy & Leadership
• Build the annual strategic and financial plan for the Chapter.
• Form and lead a leadership team across a multitude of responsibilities, including finance, marketing, event planning, engagement and more.
• Serve as the key regional liaison and representative for the Canadian Board of Directors and the LeanIn.org foundation, including at the annual conference in California.
• Drive engagement and productivity through leadership, coaching and inspiration of a team of leaders and volunteers.
• Serve as the face of the regional organization to all members, partners, media and sponsors.
• Ensure team is meeting or exceeding strategic plans, delivering on all priorities, maintaining effective communication with other chapters and the Board of Directors.
• Grow membership and drive community participation through various engagement opportunities including large-scale events, driving growth of Lean In circles and delivering relevant content.
• Proven experience and ability to build and lead a high-performing team with a minimum of 5 direct reports.
• Senior management experience that includes either direct accountability for or direct experience working with a P&L.
• Experience leading or participating in strategic planning sessions.
• Demonstrated ability to drive efficiency and effectiveness across a multitude of priorities with limited resources.
• Previous experience in a non-profit preferred, but not required.
You will research, connect to, pitch, and negotiate sponsorships for Lean In Canada. You are excited to foster long term relationships with National Sponsors to build renewable partnerships for Lean In Canada. Apply Here
• Supporting with the ongoing engagement of the Lean In Canada National social channels including our Facebook Page, LinkedIn, & Instagram:
o Managing a yearly budget
o Managing an external agency (creative, translations etc)
o Building monthly content plan
o Supporting local chapter needs/requirements
o Supporting Board of directors’ needs/requirements
o Supporting sponsor needs/requirements
o Tracking and growing engagement metrics
o Deployment/posting on all properties
• Working cross-functionally with each board member as well as cross Canada Chapters to build yearly plans for content, sponsor engagement, etc
** Ideal candidate has experience in project management, understanding of social content engagement, deployment & planning. Will report to the Board of Directors – Marketing Lead.
Purpose of the Board Director Role for Engagement
The Engagement Director acts as the champion for Circles programming within the Lean In Canada community. They lead national efforts for Corporate Circles strategy, while acting as a Subject Matter Expert to guide Chapters on promoting and growing both Corporate and Community Circles within their individual networks.
• Partner with Lean In Organization to promote Circles to corporations in Canada. Act as the main Circles liaison with the organization to provide ongoing feedback and communication as it relates to Circles programming, growing and improving the programming
• Set and execute a strategy to grow Corporate Circles in Canada, leveraging resources with Lean In Org.
• Act in an advisory capacity to Chapters as the Subject Matter Expert on Circles programming and growth strategies
• Partner with Marketing & Events to promote and increase awareness for Circles in Canada through various outreach channels - ie. social, newsletters, events etc.
• Partner with Sponsorship to leverage the Circles programing to provide a value-add service to partners where available
• Manage the ongoing maintenance and improvement of our CRM database (NEON), including engagement and growth data
• Act as key liaison with non-sponsorship community outreach and corporate engagement, leveraging Circles promotion
• Build and keep engaged a volunteer committee necessary to execute the mandate of the role
*To apply for this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and this application form by August 28th, 2020. Applications through the website will not be considered for this role.
"I’ve been exposed to an amazing community of great women whom I’ve relished the opportunity to get to know, network and build relationships with."
- Monique Ashpole