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 Lead, Content

The content leads will execute a content strategy that supports the communications strategy and annual program plan 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.

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 informed 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, Digital Media to plan and implement content across all channels.

Qualifications
Writer
Experience in marketing, social media platforms
Proficiency using Microsoft Office, Google Docs, MailChimp, and Slack.

Time Commitment:

5-7 hours/month Apply Here

Vancouver Chapter

+- Events Committee | Events Coordinator

Job Detail:

The Events Coordinator shall lead a committee in the planning and execution of Lean In Vancouver member events. The goal is to create a supportive environment 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.

Responsibilities:

The Events Coordinator shall:
- Develop and execute a comprehensive events plan – in collaboration and consultation with the Events Team Lead.
- Produce engaging events measured by participation and the amount of social media activity pre, during and post event.
- Work closely with the Marketing and Sponsorship teams to generate promotional buzz for the programs and sponsorship funds.
- Seek out, assess and recommend potential speakers and event venues to the Events Team
- Working with the Events Team Lead, prepare the speakers with pre-event touch base sessions to review presentations, key talking points to ensure within time limit and presentation content is relevant to our attendees.
- Ensure a consistent quality and welcoming environment at programs in alignment with the Lean In Canada brand and values

Qualifications:

- Experience in event planning and event design mandatory
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office, iWork, Google Docs and Slack.

Time Commitment:

- 20-30 hours/month – during event months (4x year)
- 10-15 hours/month during non-event months

Apply Here

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

Apply Here

"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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