Volunteers

Want to join our team?

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

+- Marketing Committee | Co-Lead, Content

Purpose of the Co-Lead, Content

The content co-leads execute a content strategy that supports the annua marketing program plan for the Lean In Calgary Network. With effective content, we will grow awareness of Lean In Calgary, attract people to our network/community, and be a voice for women in the workplace.

Responsibilities

As part of the Marketing and Public Relations team, the Co-Lead of Content will:

- Develop content that reflects the Calgary Network's values and brand, while aligning with and leveraging content and planning from Lean In Canada and Lean In worldwide.
- 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.
- Contribute to the development and execution of a comprehensive content strategy that will be ratified by the Calgary Leadership Team.
- Analyze online engagement to help inform content and marketing strategies in collaboration with the Lead, Digital Media
- Attract attendees, members, partners, and sponsors through marketing efforts (digital and otherwise).
- Stay informed of relevant and current news, research, hot topics and interesting conversations.
- Find ways to optimize content and marketing activities through SEO & analytics.
- Collaborate with Lead, Digital Media to plan and implement content across all channels.

Qualifications
- Excellent writer and editor
- Experience in marketing, social media platforms
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office, Google Docs, MailChimp and Slack.

Time Commitment: 7-10 hours/month

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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

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+- 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

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"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

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