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

Toronto Network

+- Volunteer on the Volunteer Engagement Team

Lean In Toronto was born out of a mission to empower women in our city to lead, succeed, and live fulfilling lives. We hope to make the Toronto network a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious. Where we can give voice to our dreams and find the encouragement to start chasing them. A place for sharing ideas, gaining skills, seeking advice, and showing solidarity. Most of all, a place where we help each other become our very best selves.

Job Description

Our team is looking for a volunteer for the volunteer engagement team to support the growth, engagement, development, and onboarding of all our Lean In Toronto volunteers. Your role will be supporting the entire team to achieve the team’s goals of creating a community for the current volunteers and onboarding new volunteers.
You will be working with other volunteers on the Engagement team to create and execute onboarding processes, such as meeting new volunteers, being their point of contact as they get used to the volunteer role, and more. You’ll also help the team in planning volunteer socials and educational events to help the team stay connected and to support the professional and personal growth of the team.

A successful volunteer has experience planning and executing events and/or has experience onboarding new members to a team.

Responsibilities

- Develop and execute an onboarding strategy for new volunteers, including an onboarding presentation, check-in process, etc
- Create a welcoming environment for all members
- Maintain relationships with volunteers and be their point of contact for anything volunteer related
- Work with the other Volunteer Engagement members to create professional events for all volunteers to attend and learn from
- Create an offboarding plan for volunteers, including an offboarding interview
- Implement feedback from the offboarding interviews to create a better community
- Maintain a list of all volunteers, their positions, experience, and more
- Develop metrics and KPIs to measure the success of the Engagement team

Time Commitment

- 10 hours a month
- Bi-weekly Volunteer Engagement meeting
- Monthly Lean In Toronto team meeting
- Volunteer events (approx. four a year)
- Virtual professional development sessions
- Network events (approx. four a year, located Downtown Toronto)

To Apply

Please click the link below Apply Here

+- General Application for Lean In Toronto

Lean In Toronto was born out of a mission to empower women in our city to lead, succeed, and live fulfilling lives. We hope to make the Toronto network a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious. Where we can give voice to our dreams and find the encouragement to start chasing them. A place for sharing ideas, gaining skills, seeking advice, and showing solidarity. Most of all, a place where we help each other become our very best selves.

Job Description

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of motivated women who are looking to make a difference. Each team is set up with two Co-leads who create a strategy for the volunteer team to execute throughout the year. You’ll have KPIs to meet and strong support from everyone on the team. You are joining a community of women who share the same end goal but also a group that wants to grow together. We’re dedicated to helping you grow professionally and personally.

Time Commitment:

  • 10 hours a month
  • Bi-weekly department meetings
  • Monthly Lean In Toronto team meeting
  • Volunteer events (approx. four a year)
  • Virtual professional development sessions
  • Network events (approx. four a year, located Downtown Toronto)

To Apply

Please click the link below Apply Here

Calgary Network

+- Lead, Circles

Job Description
Reporting to both the Head and the VP of Circles, this position will work to promote Circles to ensure effective implementation of the overall network strategy with the objective of creating a supportive environment and engaging content where members and attendees are provided with exceptional opportunities to network, learn career-enhancing skills, share perspectives, and hear inspiring stories in a warm and safe environment and to grow awareness and create awareness about the Lean In Calgary brand, attract members to our community, and act as a voice for women in the workplace.

Team Responsibilities

● Support the implementation plan for Circles that is well-integrated with the other committees outlining the initiatives, including targets and metrics, and associated schedule to deliver the shared goals and objectives identified in the Strategic Plan as well as outlining what support, resources and funding will be required. 

● Support the collaboration with other Lean in Canada network leaders to roll out the content for the Women At Work Collection for the Circles program and invite members in Calgary to launch their own circles. 

● Support the overall circles engagement for Lean in Calgary measured by participation in and an increase in the number of circles created in Calgary each program year.

● Seek out, assess and recommend potential topics and content ideas to Lean in Canada.

● Ensure a consistent quality and welcoming environment for Circles in alignment with the Lean In Canada brand and values.

Desired Qualifications

● Experience in content/program development (including on-line) and writing.

● Experience in volunteer management and leadership development 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.

● An understanding of the benefit of small group support and Lean in Circles an asset.

● Proficiency using Microsoft Office, iWork, Google Docs and Slack.

Time Commitment

● 8-10 hours per month, including monthly board meetings, and meetings with the Head and VP of Circles as required.

● Network events (monthly, required to attend at least four/year)

To Apply

Click the link below APPLY NOW

Vancouver Network

+- Events Team Co-Leads

Reporting to the Network President, the Co-Events Team Lead has the overall responsibility for events in Vancouver, 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 Co-Events Team 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

Qualifications:
- Experience in event planning and event design mandatory
- Proficiency using Zoom, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Slack

Time Commitment:
10-20 hours/month – during event months (8x year)
10-15 hours/month during non-event months

Number of positions - 2

To Apply

Click the link below APPLY NOW

+- Events Coordinator

Job Description

The Events Coordinator will play a crucial role in the planning, execution, and coordination of events for LEAN IN NETWORK, Vancouver. Reporting directly to the Events Lead, the Events Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the seamless delivery of high-quality events that align with our organization's mission and standards.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Collaborate with the Events Lead to plan and execute events in accordance with the events handbook and organizational standards.
  • Coordinate with vendors and venues, negotiating contracts, and ensuring timely payments.
  • Develop comprehensive event briefs outlining event details, projected attendee numbers, and ticket sales forecasts.
  • Manage food and beverage requirements based on projected ticket sales and attendee preferences.
  • Oversee day-of venue management, working closely with on-site event coordinators.
  • Liaise with speakers/panelists before and during events, ensuring smooth communication and coordination.
  • Schedule and manage day-of Event Volunteers, providing guidance and support as needed.
  • Develop and manage the Run of Show for each event, ensuring all activities are executed on time and according to plan.
  • Coordinate the creation of event decks, working with relevant teams to ensure alignment with branding and messaging.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to promote events and drive attendance through various channels.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in event planning and event design, with a strong understanding of best practices and industry trends.
  • Proficiency in using Zoom, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Slack for communication, organization, and collaboration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with vendors, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality events that exceed attendee expectations.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to anticipating and addressing challenges as they arise.

 

Time Commitment

10-15 hours per month during non-event months.

 

APPLY HERE

+- Copywriting Coordinator

Job Description

Our team is looking for marketing team volunteers to support promoting our events, creating educational content, and more! The Lean In Vancouver marketing team currently manages three social channels (Instagram and LinkedIn) and supports event logistics through email communications (MailChimp), link landing page (Linktree), and ticket management (Eventbrite).

A successful volunteer will ensure their deliverables are completed on time and communicate regularly with the team through asynchronous communications (Email, Slack, etc.) and come prepared to collaborate during live in-person & virtual meetings.

 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Content Creation: Write clear, concise, and compelling copy for various marketing materials, including but not limited to social media posts, email newsletters, website content, event promotions, and advertisements.
  • Brand Voice Maintenance: Ensure consistency in brand voice, tone, and messaging across all communication channels to reinforce the organization's identity and values.
  • Audience Engagement: Develop engaging and relevant content that resonates with the target audience, encourages interaction, and drives engagement on social media platforms and other communication channels.
  • Content Strategy Development: Collaborate with the marketing team to develop content strategies aligned with organizational goals and marketing objectives, including audience segmentation, content themes, and messaging priorities.
  • Copy Editing and Proofreading: Review and edit copy for accuracy, grammar, spelling, and style to maintain high-quality standards and ensure error-free content delivery.
  • Content Optimization: Optimize copywriting materials for search engines (SEO) and social media algorithms to improve visibility, reach, and engagement metrics.
  • Campaign Support: Support marketing campaigns and initiatives by creating compelling copywriting materials that effectively communicate key messages and drive desired actions from the audience.
  • Community Management: Monitor and engage with the online community by responding to comments, inquiries, and feedback in a timely and professional manner to foster positive relationships and enhance brand perception.
  • Performance Analysis: Track and analyze the performance of copywriting materials using relevant metrics and analytics tools, and use insights to refine content strategies, improve effectiveness, and drive continuous optimization.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including designers, marketers, event organizers, and external stakeholders, to ensure alignment of messaging and consistency in brand representation across all marketing efforts.

 

Qualifications

  • Creative Writing: Ability to craft engaging and compelling copy that resonates with our target audience and reflects our brand voice.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong proofreading and editing skills to ensure accuracy and consistency in all written materials.
  • Understanding of Branding: Familiarity with brand guidelines and the ability to maintain brand consistency across all communications.
  • SEO Knowledge: Basic understanding of SEO principles to optimize content for search engines and increase visibility.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt writing style and tone based on the platform, audience, and communication objective.
  • Research Skills: Capability to conduct research to gather information and insights for content creation.
  • Time Management: Effective time management skills to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Willingness to collaborate with other team members, including designers, marketers, and event organizers, to ensure cohesive messaging and alignment with marketing objectives.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with email or social copywriting
  • Experience with developing and producing community newsletters
  • Willingness to attend occasional events and workshops to then report on them

 

Time Commitment

  • 5 - 10 hours a month
  • Marketing team meetings as required (monthly)
  • Events as needed

 

APPLY HERE

+- Social Media Coordinator

Job Description

Our team is looking for marketing team volunteers to support promoting our events, creating educational content, and more! The Lean In Vancouver marketing team currently manages three social channels (Instagram and LinkedIn) and supports event logistics through email communications (MailChimp), link landing page (Linktree), and ticket management (Eventbrite).

A successful volunteer will ensure their deliverables are completed on time and communicate regularly with the team through asynchronous communications (Email, Slack, etc.) and come prepared to collaborate during live in-person & virtual meetings.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Social Media Management: Manage and maintain engagement across the organization's social media channels, including Instagram and LinkedIn, by creating and curating content, responding to comments and messages, and fostering community interaction.
  • Event Marketing Campaigns: Develop, implement, and monitor event marketing campaigns on social media platforms to promote upcoming events, drive attendance, and increase audience engagement.
  • Website Management: Manage and update national website assets for the network, ensuring content accuracy, relevance, and alignment with organizational goals and brand standards.
  • Newsletter Content Creation: Provide engaging and informative content for both the network and national newsletters, including event highlights, member spotlights, and relevant industry news.
  • Marketing Material Support: Collaborate with the marketing team to support the creation of various marketing materials, such as printables, event materials, and promotional graphics, ensuring consistency in messaging and branding across all channels.
  • Performance Tracking: Monitor and analyze the performance of social media campaigns and content using analytics tools, and generate reports to assess effectiveness, identify trends, and inform future strategies.
  • Community Engagement: Actively engage with the online community, including members, partners, and followers, by initiating and participating in conversations, sharing relevant content, and fostering a positive and supportive online environment.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with other members of the marketing team, as well as cross-functional teams and external stakeholders, to coordinate efforts, align messaging, and ensure cohesive marketing strategies.
  • Content Planning and Scheduling: Develop content calendars and schedules for social media posts, newsletters, and other marketing materials, ensuring timely and consistent delivery of content to the target audience.
  • Continuous Learning and Improvement: Stay informed about social media trends, best practices, and emerging technologies, and proactively seek opportunities for professional development to enhance skills and knowledge in social media marketing.

 

Time Commitment

  • 5 - 10 hours a month
  • Marketing team meetings as required (monthly)
  • Events as needed

 

APPLY HERE

Ottawa Network

+- Event Support

 

Job Description

Our team is looking for in-person event support volunteers. As an event support volunteer, you will report to the Events Lead and support day-of tasks required with running the event such as seating set-up, guest check-in, food preparation, AV support, etc. As a volunteer, you are also encouraged to collaborate with the rest of the Events team to plan future events.

A successful support volunteer will be punctual, reliable, and ready to jump into tasks as they come up.

 

Team Responsibilities

  • Setting up venues for events, including chairs and tables
  • Supporting guest check-in and working as ushers to guide attendees 
  • Ensuring excellent levels of customer service
  • Collaborate with Event Co-Lead and Leadership team to execute event plans that support the overall mission of Lean In Ottawa
  • Coordination with vendors and other teams leading up to and at event day
  • Setting up & serving food and drinks 
  • Packing up equipment when the event is completed
  • Transport (by car) of event equipment & supplies to and from the venue (optional)
  • Setting up lighting and sound equipment (optional)

 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Diligence and attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills and a friendly demeanor.
  • Great multitasking ability.
  • Access to a car for equipment transport (preferred)
  • Experience with AV equipment including broadcasting events (preferred)
  • High-level organizational and planning skills

 

Time Commitment

  • 5-6 hours per event, approximately 4 events per year
  • Event team meetings as required.

 

To Apply

Please apply through our volunteer application form.

+- Marketing Support

 

Job Description

Our team is looking for marketing team volunteers to support promoting our events, creating educational content, and more! The Lean In Ottawa marketing team currently manages two social channels (Instagram and LinkedIn) and supports event logistics through email communications and ticket management (Eventbrite), and the link landing page (Linktree).

A successful volunteer will ensure their deliverables are completed on time and communicate regularly with the team through asynchronous communications (email, Slack, etc.) and come prepared to collaborate during live in-person & virtual meetings.

 

Team Responsibilities

  • Maintaining engagement through our social media channels
  • Developing and delivering event marketing campaigns
  • Managing national website assets for the network
  • Providing content for the network and national newsletter
  • Supporting the creation of other marketing materials (ex. printables, event materials, etc.)

 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

Marketing Content Strategist

  • Developing and executing a social media content strategy aligned with the organization's objectives.
  • Reviewing content to ensure consistent messaging and tone.
  • Use of SEO techniques and analytics tools to optimize content for better visibility and track performance.
  • Contributing to larger group projects by making recommendations to facilitate growth and contribute to larger goals.

Social Media Manager

  • Execution of content strategy on social media (publishing Posts, Stories, Reels, etc.).
  • Foster meaningful interactions with an online community, responding to comments, messages, and facilitating discussions.
  • Maintaining an active presence on social media through Stories and interactions (Likes, Comments, etc.).
  • Tracking performance metrics to derive insights and inform strategy.

Marketing Coordinator

  • Use of ticketing platforms to manage event registrations, ticketing, and attendee communication.
  • Use landing page tools to prioritize call-to-actions and redirects for an optimized user experience.
  • Use of email marketing platforms to deliver community updates and announcements.
  • Contributing to larger group projects by making recommendations to facilitate growth and contribute to larger goals.

Graphic Designer 

  • Conceptualize and create engaging visual content for social media, email marketing, or other communications that resonates with our target audience and aligns with the Lean In Ottawa brand
  • Retouch digital photography assets when required
  • Ensure high quality assets are completed on time
  • Effectively collaborate with the other teams to manage projects from beginning to end

Copywriter

  • Experience with email or social copywriting
  • Experience with developing and producing community newsletters
  • Willingness to attend occasional events and workshops to then report on them

 

Time Commitment

  • 5 - 10 hours a month
  • Marketing team meetings as required (monthly)
  • Network events (optional, approx. four a year)

 

APPLY HERE

 

+- Engagement Support

Job Description

Our team is looking for engagement team volunteers to connect local Ottawa women and the community together through Circles, Monthly Meet-ups and informal settings. The Lean In Ottawa engagement team is currently responsible for:

  • Monthly Meet-ups at local restaurants where the community can come together informally and engage with Lean In Ottawa. It provides an opportunity for the community to expand their network, gain fresh perspectives, and connect.
  • Supporting and engaging Lean In Circles through distributing discussion materials and connecting directly with Circle Leaders. Circles provide an opportunity for women to connect more deeply with other women by providing a safe space to share your struggles and successes, give and get advice, and celebrate each other’s wins.

We hope to expand and connect more frequently with the community with the support of additional engagement members. 

A successful volunteer has an interest in connection with the Ottawa community and will ensure their deliverables are completed on time and communicate regularly with the team through asynchronous communications (Email, Slack, etc.) and come prepared to collaborate during live in-person & virtual meetings.

 

Team Responsibilities

  • Administrative & organizational support for the Engagement team
  • Ensure a consistent quality and welcoming environment at Circles in alignment with the Lean In brand and value

Circle Outreach

  • Outreach & engagement with local Ottawa Lean In Circles in support of the network growth strategy

Circle Content

  • Creating content and/or programming to facilitate topics and discussion guides for Ottawa & other Lean In Canada networks

Meet-Up Events

  • Researching and planning future locations for meetups
  • Coordinating and collaborating with our Partnerships team
  • Creating and using current Lean In content to facilitate topics and discussion guides to be used during the event

 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

Circle Outreach Strategist

  • Experience in customer service or outreach initiatives.
  • Experience in strategy design and implementation is an asset.
  • An understanding of and experience with Lean In Circles is an asset.

Circle Content Manager

  • Experience in content/program development (including online) and writing.
  • Experience in strategy design and implementation is an asset.
  • An understanding of and experience with Lean In Circles is an asset.

Meet-Up Event Facilitator

  • Experience in event planning and networking
  • Experience developing themes and agendas  by leveraging feedback
  • Group facilitation experience is an asset

 

Time Commitment

  • 5 - 10 hours a month
  • Monthly Lean In Canada engagement team meetings (virtual option)
  • Network events (approx. four a year)

APPLY HERE

+- General Application

Interested in being on our team, but not sure where you fit in? Fill out an application and let us know that you are Open to anything. We'd love to connect with you to see how you can support our team and the women in the Ottawa community!

 

 

To Apply

Please apply through our volunteer application form.

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