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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

+- Events Committee | Events Co-Lead

Position Summary:
The Events Co-lead will be working together with their Events Co-partner to develop a plan for events; this includes ensuring that all events are in-line with the events strategy, brainstorming and implementing event plans and concepts, handling logistics and managing event survey feedback and data.
We are searching for an experienced Events Co-Lead with a "can-do" attitude to assist our organization in hosting events that enhance and share our mission and provide a platform of support and development to those interested in Lean in Toronto’s vision!

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Currently all events are virtual so having experience with curating a virtual event and initiative mandate is key to our success in the immediate future and be ongoing part of our strategy long term. In the future, we will create in-person events as permitted and recommended.
• Bring the Chapter and National event strategy and themes to life for the Toronto chapter
• Create Event Briefs, including all details of the event as well as projected attendee numbers and ticket sales
• Manage the event process, divide and conquer with your co-lead on events
• Liaise with and coordinate speakers/panelists in advance of and day-of each event
• Schedule and manage day-of Event Volunteers
• Develop and manage the Run of Show
• Coordinate creation of the event deck
• Collaborate with Marketing, Sponsorship and Membership Engagement in advance to promote and hold successful events
• The future of in-person events is uncertain but will add venue, contracts, vendor and payment requirements to this role

Time commitment:
Up to 5-10 hours per month (potentially more during months with events). Lean In Toronto will run approx. 4 large events per year and work toward creating virtual networking opportunities in addition.

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+- Events Committee | Virtual Event Technology Expert

The Events Tech expert will be working together with the Toronto Chapter to ensure effective use of technology to engage our membership. This will include both large event platforms and smaller initiatives to engage our membership and community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Central coordinator for virtual events ranging from 30 to 500+ attendees for our Meetings & Events team
• Liaise with client, speakers and co-organizers as needed to create, customize, and configure virtual event registration pages
• Upload content and create custom virtual meeting layouts and event flows
• Provide expert knowledge and training to other Meetings & Event staff when needed to support projects
• Support the development of materials such as Best Practices, FAQs, and training slides to support meeting hosts, speakers, and event support staff
• Support Lean In chapter and membership in identifying platforms and features to use for different types of events, such as meeting, webinar, pre-recorded webinar, conference, training, breakout rooms, whiteboard, Q&A, polls, etc.
• Manage communications with presenters and hosts to ensure they have the correct equipment (mic, camera) and test internet connectivity, and liaise with management to procure equipment as needed
• Schedule and execute rehearsals in advance of live events to ensure all parties are prepared for success
• Serve as event host and/or moderator during the rehearsal and live event, based on event needs
• Offer assistance and guidance with any attendee connection issues, as well as basic technical support during an event
• Generate and download reports: registrant, attendee, polling responses, and Q&A Process and retrieve webinar recordings
• Research and connect with external networks to stay on top of trends and new tools in the virtual event space, bringing those key learnings and recommendations back to the chapter lead
• Experience being the technical expert for at least 2 large events is required. Preference for those with Zoom VIP experience as well as other platforms where there is availability of breakout rooms and networking functionality
• Currently all events are virtual so having experience across multiple virtual platforms is essential. Currently we are using Zoom VIP but also going through an evaluation process Nationally to commit to an ongoing platform. There is also the need for virtual events including personal networking tools, collaboration, and recognition tools to help us highlight the Toronto chapter and women from our community.

Time commitment:
Up to 5-10 hours per month (potentially more during months with events). Lean In Toronto will run approx. 4 large events per year and work toward creating virtual networking opportunities in addition.

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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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Board of Directors

+- National Board Members

Lean In Canada is looking for passionate and driven leaders for key leadership Board positions. Board members will serve a minimum 2-year term and act as the champion of our members and volunteers within the Lean In Canada community. They will strategically lead national efforts while also rolling up their sleeves in support of our mission across all channels. We are proud of our volunteer-run community of professional women, who empower each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. If you are interested please contact us at hr@leanincanada.com.

"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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