Volunteers

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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

Calgary Chapter

+- Calgary Chapter President

Hi Calgary! Lean In Canada Calgary is looking for a passionate and driven leader for one of its key leadership positions, Calgary Chapter President. The Calgary Chapter was launched in 2019 and has over 700 members, 37 circles and an awesome volunteer team of 15! The Calgary Chapter 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, volunteers and members. Lean in Calgary is actively integrated with the Lean In Canada network, and reports to the Lean in Foundation out of Palo Alto, California, an initiative of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. We are proud of our volunteer-run community of professional women empower each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. *To apply for this position, please email hr@leanincanada.com with your resume and this application form by March 31, 2021. Applications through the website will not be considered for this role.

+- Circles Lead and Interim Circle Head

*At this time, Lean In Calgary is seeking an interim Head of Circles (March through August) who will then be the Lead of Circles for the remainder of the volunteer commitment.

Purpose of the Circles Lead:
Lean In Calgary wants to connect women through engagement in a Calgary-based Lean In Circle. Circles are for women who are looking for space to connect more deeply with other women — and a little time to focus on themselves. In a world where women still face bias and other barriers at work, Circles are a safe space to share your struggles, give and get advice, and celebrate each other’s wins. The Circles Lead will work with the Head of Circles, participating at the executive level, to support Lean In Calgary's mandate to grow and develop Lean In Circles in Calgary through training, resource development, advice and strategic planning.

Responsibilities:
The Circle Lead will support the Head of Circles to:
Act as a communication bridge between Lean In Canada, The Lean In Org and Calgary Circle leaders.
Establish a Circle content plan that works to create consistency amongst circles in Calgary.
Develop a Circles growth strategy plan, including implementation strategies.
Develop metrics and KPIs to measure the success of Circles, quantity and quality.
Ensure a consistent quality and welcoming environment at circles in alignment with the Lean In brand and values.
Assist the Programs team with event content as required and ensure the appropriate promotion of Circles at events.
Work with Lean In Calgary marketing team to promote circles on social media channels.
Develop a corporate circles framework that will allow Lean In Calgary to grow their presence in corporate Calgary through circles.

Qualifications:
Experience in content/program development (including on-line) and writing.
Experience in volunteer management and leadership development is an asset.
Experience in strategy design and implementation is an asset.
An understanding of and experience with Lean In Circles is an asset.
There will be an expectation for this role to complete the Circle leadership training when it is rolled out.
Proficiency using Google Suite and Slack.

Acting Head of Circles:
As A/Head of Circles, it is required that the Head of Circles be present at monthly Lean in Calgary Leadership Team meetings, attend 1:1 monthly check-ins with the Lean in Calgary President and participate at Lean in Canada and Lean in Org update meetings when possible.

Time Commitment:
10-15 hours per month.
Minimum 1 year volunteer commitment - this term would end on June 30, 2022 with opportunity for renewal
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National Board (Toronto-based)

+- Sponsorship Committee | Team Lead

Overview:

You will lead our National Sponsorships Team for Lean In Canada. You will help develop and execute the National Sponsorship strategy that fuels Lean In Canada’s overall growth plan. You will be responsible for leading a small but mighty team of Business Development Leads who actively connect, negotiate and sign sponsorship deals. This role reports directly to the National Sponsorships Director of Lean In Canada.

About the job:

• Lead a team of Business Development Leads that Identify, contact, negotiate and sign national sponsorships, funding Lean In Canada’s growth
• Help define and execute the Sponsorship Strategy plan to drive equality in Canadian workplaces
• Establish a deep understanding of Lean In Canada’s value proposition, sponsorship strategy and articulate it to sponsors and structure partnership terms accordingly
• Work with Marketing, Memberships and Events teams to drive execution and reporting of national sponsorship agreements and key metrics.
• Engage, educate, collaborate, and problem solve with external partners at all levels of the organization
• Maintain ongoing relationships and regular touch points with sponsors to continue to evolve and drive impact post contracting

About you:

• 10+ years with proven success leading sponsorships, strategic partnerships, business development, M&A / corporate development, or similar teams
• Extensive knowledge or interest in the technology, manufacturing, financial & professional services industries and / or within the Canadian start up ecosystem
• Experience sourcing and delivering impactful, transformational partnerships in the Banking and financial sectors preferred.
• Strong sales skills, with extensive negotiation and contracting experience
• Demonstrated track record of success in hiring, managing and developing talent
• High energy level, with a bias for action and accountability

Apply Here

+- Sponsorship Committee | Business Development Lead

Overview:

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.

About The Job

• Identify, contact, and establish relationships with potential strategic corporate partners and their decision makers
• Negotiate and sign sponsorship agreements and renewals
• Establish a deep understanding of Lean In Canada’s value proposition, sponsorship strategy and articulate it to sponsors and structure partnership terms accordingly
• Work with Marketing, Memberships and Events teams to drive execution and reporting of national sponsorship agreements and key metrics
• Engage, educate, collaborate, and problem solve with external partners at all levels of the organization
• Maintain ongoing relationships and regular touch points with sponsors to continue to evolve and drive impact post contracting.

About You

• Minimum 2-3 years of sales or partner management experience
• Excellent communicator with the ability to listen and adapt to different audiences
• Desire to build & execute our sales strategy
• Comfort with ambiguity and a rapidly evolving landscape
• Solid stakeholder management skills, both for internal and external stakeholders
• Quick communication response times
• Creative problem-solver

Apply Here

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- Monique Ashpole

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