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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!

Current Openings

Toronto Chapter

+- Sponsorship Committee | Sponsorship Committee Member

You will research, connect to, pitch, and negotiate sponsorships for Lean In Canada. You are excited to foster long term relationships with Regional Sponsors for the Toronto Chapter, with the goal of building renewable partnerships for Lean In Canada. Attend monthly (or more frequent if needed) team meetings to ensure cohesion and key deliverables are being met. We're looking for someone who is passionate about partnerships and who is a motivated connector to promote Lean In Canada. Apply Here

+- Marketing Committee | Videographer

Do you naturally capture candid animated moments? Can you also produce short-second videos? Lean In Toronto's marketing team is looking for a videographer to help capture content at our events and create some animated social media footage. If you've got the equipment and passion for joining a great team you're what we've been looking for. Time commitment can vary between 5-10 hours a month depending on if event footage needs editing. We hope you're eager to join a team of women empowering women. Apply Here

+- Marketing Committee | Graphic Designer

Do you have natural instincts on what looks good on social? Can you make our Instagram POP and stand out in someone's feed? Lean In Toronto's marketing team is looking for a graphic designer to help produce social media assets. We need someone who can follow our brand guidelines and has a keen creative eye. Time commitment can very, but is usually 5-10 hours a month. There are other graphic designers on the team to help you share the load with. We look forward to creating with you! Apply Here

+- Events Committee | Senior Events Lead

Reporting to the Chapter President, the Senior Events Lead has the overall responsibility for events in Toronto, ensuring that all events are in-line with the events handbook and event quality is maintained. Although others within the team may have certain responsibilities, the Sr Events Lead is ultimately responsible for ensuring everything gets done. Responsibilities include: - Hiring, training, and scheduling Events Managers, Event Assistants, Guest Services Manager, Photographer, Regional Speaker Research Lead and Venue Research Lead - Booking and executing contracts with venues and vendors, ensuring timely payment - Creating an Event Brief, including all details of the event as well as projected attendee numbers and ticket sales - Planning food/beverage amounts based on projected ticket sales - Day-of venue management, working with the on-site event coordinator - Liaising with and coordinating speakers/panelists in advance of and day-of each event - Scheduling and managing day-of Event Volunteers - Developing and managing the Run of Show - Coordinating creation of the event deck - Working with the Marketing team to promote the event - Other items as required Approx time commitment: Up to 10-15 hours per month (potentially more during months with events). Lean In Toronto will run approx 8 events per year. The Sr. Events Lead and Events Lead will split the events and wholly manage 4 events each. Apply Here

+- Events Committee | Events Lead

The Event Lead reports to the Senior Events Lead, and working together, develops a plan for their events. Ensuring that all events are in-line with the events handbook and the event quality is maintained, the Events Lead is responsible for ensuring everything gets done for their events and maintain independence from the Sr. Events Lead. Responsibilities include: - Booking and executing contracts with venues and vendors, ensuring timely payment - Creating an Event Brief, including all details of the event as well as projected attendee numbers and ticket sales - Planning food/beverage amounts based on projected ticket sales - Day-of venue management, working with the on-site event coordinator - Liaising with and coordinating speakers/panelists in advance of and day-of each event - Scheduling and managing day-of Event Volunteers - Developing and managing the Run of Show - Coordinating creation of the event deck - Working with the Marketing team to promote the event - Other items as required Approx time commitment: Up to 5-10 hours per month (potentially more during months with events). Lean In Toronto will run approx 8 events per year. The Sr. Events Lead and Events Lead will split the events and wholly manage 4 events each. Apply Here

Calgary Chapter

+- Sponsorship Committee | Head of Sponsorship

The Head of Sponsorship shall assist the Calgary Chapter President and the VP of Partnerships in the development and execution of its sponsorship plan in order to build productive relationships and gain buy-in from sponsors, ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization. The Head of Sponsorship shall also actively manage the expectations of local and national sponsors (coordinating with Toronto Lean In Canada Sponsorship committee) to ensure smooth sponsorship operations across Canada. Responsibilities The Head of Sponsorship shall build and lead a volunteer committee that will: - Develop and execute a comprehensive sponsorship strategy that will be ratified by the Board - Create compelling sponsorship materials that promote Lean In Canada’s services while attracting aligned sponsors - Establish criteria and standards for sponsors and sponsorship levels - Seek out, assess and recommend potential sponsors and grants to the Board - Find and build relationships with sponsor leads to advocate for sponsorship of Lean In Calgary (Regional Sponsors) and Lean In Canada (National Sponsors) - Build a portfolio of financial sponsors, in-kind sponsors (eg. raffle prizes, services, etc.), and grants to ensure a comfortable cash flow position and take advantage of cost-saving opportunities - Work with Program Committee to ensure sponsors are accurately presented on site at events. - Work with Marketing Committee to ensure sponsors are accurately presented through marketing collaterals online and offline. Qualifications - Experience in sponsor development a plus. - Proficiency using Microsoft Office, iWork, Google Docs and Slack. Time Commitment: - 5-7 hours a month – more in start-up phase and year one Apply Here

+- Marketing Committee | Lead, Content

Purpose of the Lead, Content The Lead of Content will lead the marketing portion of the communications strategy for Lean in Calgary. With effective content, we will grow awareness of Lean In Calgary, attract people to our community, and be a voice for women in the workplace. The Lead of Content will lead the creation of a content strategy for Calgary, keeping in touch with the content strategy from Lean in Canada, as well as create the content, to ensure the correct portrayal of the Lean In Calgary brand. Responsibilities As part of the Marketing and Public Relations team, the Lead of Content will: - Contribute to the development and execution of a comprehensive content strategy that will be ratified by the Calgary Leadership Team. - Develop content that reflects the Calgary chapter’s values and brand, while aligning with and leveraging content and planning from Lean In Canada and Lean In worldwide. - Build our reputation as a thought leader that drives rich and inclusive conversation to further women’s economic empowerment. - Increase community engagement through social media, web presence, and e-newsletters. - Analyze online engagement to help inform content and marketing strategies. - Attract attendees, members, partners, and sponsors through marketing efforts (digital and otherwise). - Stay abreast of relevant news and research, hot topics, and interesting conversations. - Find ways to optimize content and marketing activities through SEO & analytics. - Work with sponsorship and program teams to ensure consistent messaging, in designing a promotional/content calendar, and to ensure sponsor/partner/vendor commitments are upheld. - Lead the e-newsletter and website content. - Collaborate with Lead, Graphic Design and Social Media to plan and implement content across all channels. Qualifications - Writer (writing samples will be requested) - Experience in marketing, social media platforms including MailChimp and/or EventBrite - Proficiency in or a willingness to learn Google Docs and Slack Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/month, with more to be expected during start-up and the launch year To apply: After clicking APPLY HERE and completing the form, please email a cover letter and resume to: rachel.bulloch@leanincanada.com. Apply Here

Vancouver Chapter

+- Events Committee | Day of Event Volunteers

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

+- Sponsorship Committee | Sponsorship Team Lead

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

+- Events Committee | Events Team Committee Members

Assists Events Team Lead in event planning execution. Scouting event venues, securing catering for events, setting up event day of, preparing event budget, working with event marketing team to ensure timely event marketing communications to member base. Apply Here

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