3 ways to get involved

Join the Organizing Committee in a Skilled-Based Volunteering role! These roles are filled on an annual basis every September. See what’s available (link).
Active on campus and need something with lower commitment? Join our National Ambassador Program and win prizes by promoting our initiatives on campus. Contact studentoutreach@startproud.org to get involved.
More experienced professionals may consider applying to our Board of Directors. Please email the Chair of the Board directly.

Why Volunteer

Springboard your professional development by gaining valuable experience as part of a national non-profit in a functional area you are looking to grow your skills in. We are here to develop you, even if you have little experience.
Make an impact in our organization and the community we serve! We are growing and evolving very quickly, so there is lots of opportunity to make a difference.
Build your network with friendly and supportive LGBT students and professionals that are eager to support and mentor each other.

Application Due Dates

Recruitment for all positions opens in December. Check the Open Positions section for any opportunities that may become available throughout the year. Otherwise, you can send your resume to president@startproud.org for consideration.

I have had the privilege to work closely with corporate sponsors who are diversity champions as well as a cross-functional team of incredible people who are there to help me grow. Through various OOBS initiatives & team socials I have built great friendships and met many amazing career/life mentors. It's truly a rewarding experience and I would recommend any LGBTQ+ & Ally students seeking learning & leadership opportunities to apply and become a OOBS volunteer!

Amy Yu, Undergraduate CommerceAssociate Women's Events '16

My experience working with Out On Bay Street has been equally fun and rewarding. I attribute landing a competitive job out of business school directly to the network, skills and confidence I was able to gain through my involvement.

Tony Giannopolous, MBAVP Student Outreach '16, Associate Student Outreach '15

Taking on a leadership role within OOBS has allowed me to gain exposure to other functional groups within the organization. I became more self-aware of the skills and value that I brought to the table, and this in turn has allowed me to gain more insight into the direction I wanted to take in my own professional career. Together, we creatively find solutions to help give Canadian LGBTQ students the tools for success. If this is a cause you feel passionate about, I would strongly recommend volunteering with us!

Julian Liao, Masters Financial EconomicsVP Marketing '16, Toronto Initiatives Lead '15, Associate Marketing '14

Organizational Overview

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Board of Directors, provide oversight and governance
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Executives, keep our operations aligned with strategy and facilitate organizational collaboration
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Vice Presidents, collaborate across functions and mentor their teams to success
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Leads, take on cross-functional projects and sometimes leads associates

Take on a portfolio that stretches across teams or has a larger scope and impact that requires a bit more commitment and experience to handle. You may also lead a small team. (Great for experienced students and young professionals)

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Associates, focus on manageable but important pieces of a project (Great for Students)

Take on a portfolio under of of the VPs or Leads. This is a perfect role to start in the organization where you receive training and mentorship by more experienced volunteers.

Open Positions

President Fier Départ / Start Proud

Job description here.

Reporting directly to the board of directions, you are accountable for all initiatives of the organization and, as needed, be the public face of the organization. To do that you need a very good understanding of all the initiatives and stakeholders of Out On Bay Street and how they fit together to achieve our mission. You focus equally on running a smooth organization internally while having an eye on the future performance of the organization. While ensuring stable operations of core initiatives you will find new ways to expand the organization’s reach and impact. You will continually find ways to increase operational effectiveness and mentor the team to become the leaders of the organization.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience as Executive VP, VP Marketing or VP Sponsorship with the organization preferred.
Key Professional Skill Developed: Lead the strategy and operational plan for a national non-profit that is run by a cross-functional volunteer team.

Please submit a CV and letter of intent to our Chair at paul.saguil@startproud.org by Wednesday, July 26 @ 6:00PM.

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Associé(e), équipe Fier Départ / Start Proud Montréal

Vous contribuerez à planifier et mettre en oeuve des évènements à Montréal. Les tâches consistent, par exemple,  à réserver une salle et un traiteur, à créer des liens avec des commanditaires, à développer des questions pour animer un panel, à gérer le marketing et les communications pour promouvoir un évènement, etc. Les chances sont que vous ferez probablement un peu de tout cela!

De l’expérience auprès d’autres groupes de la communauté est préférable, mais non nécessaire.

Compétences professionnelles développées : Implanter de nouveaux évènements et initiatives dans une ville n’ayant pas d’historique avec Fier départ / Start Proud; entrepreneuriat; logistique évènementielle; travail d’équipe; réseautage; marketing.

Pour déposer votre candidature, envoyez votre CV à emma.goyette@fierdepart.org.

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Associate, Montréal Regional Team

You will help plan and execute events in Montréal. Examples of tasks could include looking for in-kind venue sponsorship, developing panel questions for an event, or managing marketing and communications for an event. Most likely all of the above! Prior experience with community groups in the region is highly preferred but not necessary.

Key Professional Skills Developed: Founding new events and initiatives in a city with no pre-existing framework, entrepreneurship, logistics, team work, networking, marketing.

To apply, send your resume to emma.goyette@fierdepart.org.

Out On Bay Street Conference

This team produces the largest careers conference for LGBT post-secondary students in Canada. In 2008, this organization was founded solely to produce this conference that brings together over 40 sponsors and 400 attendees together for a 2-day conference every September.

Average Time Commitment

Chair, Out On Bay Street (OOBS) Conference

80%

10-15 hr/week, frequent urgent requests

Associate, OOBS - Logistics

50%

5-10 hr/week, double hours in Aug/Sept

Associate, OOBS - Communications & Content

20%

0-5 hr/week, 15+ hr/week Aug/Sept

Associate, OOBS - Case Competition & Community Outreach Initiative

20%

0-5 hr/week, 10 hr/week in Sept

Associate, OOBS - Moot Court Competition

20%

0-5 hr/week


Brief Descriptions

Conference Chair

You work closely with the Executive, Marketing, Student Relations, Sponsorship and Web teams to produce the Out On Bay Street Conference. You will develop an operational plan and oversee all aspects of the conference including, logistics, competitions, special events, content, and communications. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on objectives, and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop. Prior experience with similar events is an asset.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Cross-functional leadership for a medium-scale event.

Associate, Logistics

You will ensure that food & beverage, venue setup, audio-visual and registration desk requirements are satisfied for all aspects of the conference. You must be able to be flexible in accommodating changing requirements, especially closer to the date of the conference.

Open positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Medium-scale event planning.

Associate, Communications & Content

You will ensure critical logistical, registration and programming information is being coordinated between sponsors and the conference team. You will also manage the information to general attendees across our communications channels (website, conference app, emails, social media).

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Professional client communication, specifically with VIPs.

Associate, Case Competition & Community Outreach

You will develop and prepare two business cases for conference delegates to engage with in the form of a case competition and a consultant-led brainstorming session in partnership with our sponsors. Prior experience with business case competitions or networks with LGBT community groups is highly preferred.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Translating client needs into a business case study

Associate, Moot Court Competition

You will develop and prepare a high quality Moot Court Competition in partnership with our law sponsor. Understanding of the requirements to ensure that this moot competition is listed as an official moot at Law Schools is an asset. Prior experience with organizing moot court competitions is highly preferred.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Moot court planning in collaboration with law firms

Venture Out Conference

In March 2017, this team produced Canada’s first entrepreneurship/tech conference for LGBTQA+ post-secondary students. This highly entrepreneurial team’s brand new initiative was a hit, and are looking for new members who are highly driven and passionate about entrepreneurship and diversity in the workplace to continue the success!

Average Time Commitment

Chair, Venture Out Conference

80%

10-15 hr/week, 15+ hr/week Jan-March

Associate, Content & Programming

50%

5-10 hr/week

Associate, Logistics

50%

5-10 hr/week

Associate, Sponsorship

50%

5-10 hr/week

Associate, Student Outreach

50%

5-10 hr/week

Associate, Tech Special Projects

50%

5-10 hr/week

 


Brief Descriptions

Conference Chair

You work closely with the Executive, Marketing, Student Relations, Sponsorship, and Web teams to produce the Venture Out Conference. You will develop an operational plan and oversee all aspects of the conference including, logistics, competitions, special events, content, and communications. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on objectives and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Cross-functional leadership for a medium-scale event.

Associate, Content & Programming

You will be tasked with finding thoughtful and impactful speakers in the LGBTQ+ technology community and giving them a stage to tell their story.  The programming will range from fireside chats to workshops and everything in between.  Our goal is to advance the dialogue of the Canadian LGBTQ+ community by telling their stories.

Open positions: 1

Associate, Logistics

You will ensure that everything runs smoothly with the venue, registration, event staff, catering, volunteers, A/V, and other ad hoc items.  You will work closely with the rest of the Venture Out team to make our conference welcoming and accessible to our community.

Open Positions: 1

Associate, Sponsorship

You will help Venture Out continue by keeping the finances healthy.  This includes sourcing sponsorship leads, maintaining current sponsors and nurture newly joined sponsors, and garner support for the conference.

Open Positions: 1

Associate, Student Outreach

You will help connect with the student community, understand their needs, and welcome them to the Venture Out community.

Open Positions: 1

Associate, Tech Special Projects

You bring some expertise to the team in partnerships, sales, events, development, marketing, or some other area, but are comfortable and excited about working cross-functionally.  If ambiguity excites you more than it scares you, you might be a good fit for this role!

Open Positions: 2-3

Regional Initiatives

The organization was initially founded in Toronto but we have recently started expanding our initiatives to other cities in Canada. We are looking for highly entrepreneurial volunteers to lead the regional initiatives outside of Toronto. Initiatives within Toronto will require someone that is able to juggle many different events happening at one time as event planning will occasionally overlap.

Average Time Commitment

VP, Regional Initiatives

80%

10-15 hr/week

Vancouver/Montreal/Ottawa/Calgary Initiatives Lead

50%

5-10 hr/week

Associate, Vancouver/Montreal/Ottawa/Calgary Initiatives

20%

0-5 hr/week

Toronto Initiatives Lead

80%

10-15 hr

Associate, Toronto Initiatives – Women’s Events, Law Events, Community Events

20%

0-5 hr/week[/bar_graph]


Collaborates with:

Brief Descriptions

VP, Regional Initiatives

You will work closely with the executive team and the local VPs in different cities across Canada (note time zone differences for meetings). You will support the local VPs with advice on sponsorship, event planning, marketing, and anything else they need to be successful. You are the door to all the resources we have in the organization therefore, an understanding of the cross-functional resources of the organization is essential.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Remote team management across Canada

Vancouver/Montreal/Ottawa/Calgary Initiatives Lead

You will work closely with the VP of Regional Initiatives to develop a regional strategy for engaging LGBT postsecondary and graduate students in your city with our organization’s initiatives. This often means partnering with one of our 40+ corporate sponsors to execute either a speakers series event or a networking event. The VP of Regional Initiatives will connect you with internal marketing and graphics team, provide external sponsor introductions, as well as any other internal resources you require. You are someone that is comfortable with being entrepreneurial and a leader in rapidly changing conditions. Prior experience with community groups in the region is highly preferred.

Open positions: 4
Key Professional Skill Developed: Founding new events and initiatives in a city with no pre-existing framework.

Associate, Vancouver/Montreal/Ottawa/Calgary Initiatives

You will help plan and execute events planned for the region. Examples of tasks could include looking for in-kind venue sponsorship, developing panel questions for an event, or managing marketing and communications for an event. Most likely all of the above! Prior experience with community groups in the region is highly preferred.

Open Positions: 8
Key Professional Skills Developed: Founding new events and initiatives in a city with no pre-existing framework.

Toronto Initiatives Lead

You will oversee the planning, marketing, and execution of all non-conference events in Toronto including general monthly network events, specialized speaker events for women, law, and other topics, as well as any creative event you can come up with that aligns with the organization’s mission. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on objectives and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Project management of multiple small-scale events in parallel.

Associate, Toronto Initiatives – Women’s Events, Law Events, Community Events

You will help plan and execute events planned for the region. Examples of tasks could include looking for in-kind venue sponsorship, or developing panel questions for an event, or managing communications and marketing for an event. Most likely all of the above! *Each Associate is designated a type of event/initiative that they will manage.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Small-scale event planning.

Leaders To Be Proud Of Awards

Leaders To Be Proud Of, founded in 2011, is a series of awards for very successful senior professionals in business that also happen to identify as LGBTQA, culminating in a high-profile private event attended by winners, past winners, and other members of the community to celebrate their professional successes and serve as inspirational role-models to LGBTQ students across Canada.

Average Time Commitment

VP, Leaders To Be Proud of

80%

10-15 hr/week, frequent urgent requests

Associate, Logistics

50%

5-10 hr/week

Associate, Communications

20%

0-5 hr/week


Collaborates with:

Brief Descriptions

VP, Leaders To Be Proud Of

You will work closely with the executive team and the exclusive sponsor of the awards to develop a plan to source strong senior executive nominations for the awards from across Canada and increase the awareness and prestige for the awards within the professional community. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on objectives and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Develop a strategy for a national LGBTQA executive award and managing very important sponsor relationships.

Associate, Logistics

You will coordinate all details of the awards reception, which is normally held in an upscale event hall. Past receptions have been held at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Every detail must be considered for a high-profile event such as this and we must be continuously seeking ways to make the evening a memorable one.

Open positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Planning of a high-profile awards reception in Toronto

Associate, Communications Coordinator

You will coordinate guest and VIP communications which will include careful management of awards nominations, invitations, RSVPs, and professionally handling support requests from our guests. You will also support efforts in public relations and the recruitment of nominees.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Professional & sensitive communications for a complex RSVP system for VIPs.

Marketing

Our impact depends directly on how effective our Marketing team is at driving brand awareness through effective marketing campaigns for each initiative. Brand management and communications are important skills volunteers develop in this team. This is a team that collaborates significantly with other teams in the organization.

Average Time Commitment

VP, Marketing

100%

15-30 hr/week, frequent urgent requests

Communications & PR Lead

50%

5-10 hr/week, double hours in Aug/Sept

Associate, PR & Communications

50%

5-10 hr/week, 15+ hr/week Aug/Sept

Creative Director

50%

5-10 hr/week, 10 hr

Conference Marketing Lead

80%

10-15 hr/week

Associate, Marketing - Venture Out Conference

50%

5-10 hr/week, 10-15 hr/week in Feb/Mar 

Associate, Marketing - Out On Bay Street Conference

50%

5-10 hr/week, 10-15 hr/week in Aug/Sept


Collaborates with:

All other teams

Brief Descriptions

VP, Marketing

You work with the Executives to build awareness and a positive brand image of the organization both internally and externally by setting a clear marketing strategy and supporting your team to achieve that goal. Help ensure that we have consistent messaging across all channels and mediums. Your portfolio includes the organization-wide brand which includes two conference micro-brands. Mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop .Due to the highly critical and cross-functional nature of this role, this may serve as a potential successor to the President role.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Strategy for a brand family consisting of the main organization’s brand and two conference micro-brands. Cross-functional influence for strategic alignment.

Communications & PR Lead

You will develop the strategy for organizational-wide communications and public relations. You will provide guidance and advice to the organization on what content is most effective in getting the message out. You will also grow our list of partners and media outlets that we can reach out to promote our content. Mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Strategy for creative brand storytelling and communications

Associate, PR & Communications

You will amplify the right message at the right time to our social media, community partner, mailing list, and student outreach channels. You may conduct audience research, develop best practices for this role, and some content creation.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Coordination of outbound communications for initiatives spanning across Canada across different channels.

Creative Director

You will develop templates and style rules for the organization’s brand and marketing materials. You will also select and manage graphic design vendors to help support our marketing operations across all initiatives.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Design and management of visual brand with contract graphic designers.

Conference Marketing Lead

You will oversee two conference micro-brands aligned to the organization to help market the conferences to their intended audiences. One is a conference for corporate careers and another is a conference intended for entrepreneurial and tech careers. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on the marketing objectives and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skills Developed: Strategy and execution of two conference micro-brands.

Associate, Marketing - Venture Out Conference

You will develop and execute the marketing strategy for Venture Out. You will track marketing objectives and creatively adjust the marketing tactics used to achieve our goals for student registrations at the conference. You will also work collaboratively with the Student Outreach team to best target our core audience.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Management of a conference microbrand.

Associate, Marketing - Out On Bay Street Conference

You will develop and execute the marketing strategy for the largest career conference for LGBT students in Canada. You will track marketing objectives and creatively adjust the marketing tactics used to achieve our goals for student registrations at the conference. You will also work collaboratively with the Student Outreach team to best target our core audience.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Management of a conference microbrand.

Sponsorship

Our ability to fund our initiatives and continue operations is based mostly on sponsorship. Client relations, sales, and negotiation are all important skills volunteers develop in this team. This is a team that collaborates significantly with other teams in the organization.

Average Time Commitment

VP, Sponsorship

100%

15-30 hr/week, frequent urgent requests

Sponsorship Operations Lead

100%

15-30 hr/week, frequent urgent requests

Business Development Lead

50%

10-15 hr/week

Venture Out Conference Sponsorship Lead

50%

10-15 hr/week, 15+ hr/week Feb/Mar

Out On Bay Street Conference Sponsorship Lead

50%

10-15 hr/week, 15+ hr/week Aug/Sept

Associate, Out On Bay Street Conference Sponsorship – Business, Law, In-Kind Partnerships

20%

0-5 hr/week, 10 hr/week in Aug/Sept


Collaborates with:

All other teams

Brief Descriptions

VP, Sponsorship

You work closely with the executive team to determine financial goals for the operating budget. You support your team with introductions to our existing sponsor networks, sales training, and by developing a structure that maximizes sponsorship retention and growth. You are likely someone that is very social and can get along with people in different professions, interests, and with different personalities. Due to the highly critical and cross-functional nature of this role, this may serve as a potential successor to the President role.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Sponsorship strategy and volunteer training to ensure financial resources for the operations of a national non-profit.

Sponsorship Operations Lead

You will represent the sponsorship team at internal meetings when new initiatives and planning are being discussed. You will be a centralized source of information for the sponsorship team when coordinating sponsor communications, documenting financial information, and sponsor appreciation initiatives. This is a great opportunity to see how things work across the organization.

Open positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed:Design and implementation of business processes to streamline operations between sponsorship and the other teams in the organization.

Business Development Lead

You will identify promising areas of growth and develop a strategy to capture value that is sustainable for the organization. You will artfully cultivate new sponsor relationships through inbound leads and outreach. This is a highly independent role that requires a significant amount of self-motivation and professionalism to be successful in. Mandatory to have one year experience with the organization (ideally sponsorship) for this role.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professsional Skill Developed: Building and management of a sales funnel using new or existing networks.

Venture Out Conference Sponsorship Lead

You will develop a strategy to maintain current relationships and enroll new the founding sponsors for Venture Out. some relationships have already been made. You will work closely with the event planning team to determine the financial objectives of the conference. You will have the ability to source sponsorship within the startup community. Prior experience with the entrepreneurial community is an asset.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Design and implementation of business processes to streamline operations between sponsorship and the other teams in the organization.

Out On Bay Street Conference Sponsorship Lead

You will develop a strategy to maximize the value sponsors receive by understanding their business objectives and how we can best support them in achieving them. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on objectives, and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open Positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Strategy to ensure product-market fit of Out On Bay Street and current engaged roster of over 40 sponsors.

Associate, Out On Bay Street Conference Sponsorship – Business, Law, In-Kind Partnerships

You will ensure we retain sponsorship for the largest careers conference for LGBT students in Canada. You will track financial objectives, provide timely and professional communications, and negotiate sponsorship deals to ensure our sponsors get the maximum value possible as it relates to their diversity strategy while still allowing us to run our conference. *Each associate takes on a different portfolio of sponsors based on industry.

Open Positions: 4
Key Professional Skill Developed: Sales and relationship management with sponsors.

Student Outreach

Post-secondary and graduate students are our the only audience we aim to serve. Student outreach maintains the direct channels of communication with students and reports on trends that may impact the initiatives we focus on and deliver. This team is great for current students that understand student trends happening on campus right now!

Average Time Commitment

VP, Student Outreach

80%

10-15

Student Awards Lead

50%

5-10 hr/week

Associate, Student Outreach – Undergraduate Business & Arts, Undergraduate STEM, Professional Graduate Programs, Western/Central Canada

20%

0-5 hr/week

Brief Descriptions

VP, Student Outreach

You work closely with the executive team to design a structure that will enable communication to target student groups as well as report back market intelligence to the organization so we can continue to innovate and improve in the work we do for LGBT students. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on objectives and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Strategy and operations for communications channel management and direct market research.

Student Awards Lead

You will design and implement a scholarship and conference travel bursary program that serves the strategic objectives of the organization and maximizes the benefit to students. You will also ensure all marketing communications about awards are consistent, clear and easy to access by working collaboratively with the marketing, web and executive teams.

Open positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: Management of a national scholarship and bursary program.

Associate, Student Outreach – Undergraduate Business & Arts, Undergraduate STEM, Professional Graduate Programs, Western/Central Canada

You will maintain postsecondary administration and student group contacts, manage on-campus ambassadors, and document the evolving needs and trends of today’s students. You are our main source of direct communications to students across Canada to promote our initiatives. *Each associate takes on a different student group by their field of study.

Open Positions: 4
Key Professional Skill Developed: Professional communications to post-secondary school administration, students and student groups.

Web

The demands on our web capability have been increasing as we must serve distinctive user types to ensure that our strategic goals are met for sponsors, students, general audiences, and volunteers. This team helps us stay on top of technology changes and develops solutions for unmet needs of our complex user base.

Average Time Commitment

VP, Web

60%

10-15 hr/week, frequent urgent requests

Associate, Web – Conference Websites, Main Site

20%

0-5 hr/week


Collaborates with:

All other teams

Brief Descriptions

VP, Web

You work closely with the executive team to ensure the web and IT infrastructure is suitable for the strategic goals of the organization. Ideally you have a technical background in IT so you can work directly with the databases and backend of the IT systems. You will support your team of associates to be operationally effective, deliver on objectives and measure performance. You will also mentor the associates on your team so they have an opportunity to succeed and develop.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization or strong experience preferred
Key Professional Skill Developed: Strategy for sustainable technology implementation to ensure operations in the future.

Associate, Web – Conference Websites, Main Site

You will ensure the websites have up-to-date content. You also work on projects that continue to improve our web assets as well as how easily the rest of the organization can make use of these resources and manage support requests. *Each associate takes on a different website based on the content or initiative.

Open positions: 2
Key Professional Skill Developed:Website management and support for a national non-profit (50+ internal users, 200+ external users)

Executives

Average Time Commitment

President

100%

15-30+ hr/week, frequent urgent requests

Executive VP

100%

15-30+ hr/week, frequent urgent requests 

Corporate Treasurer

20%

0-5 hr/week, 10+ hrs/week during audit, occasional urgent requests

Corporate Secretary

20%

0-5 hr/week, occasional urgent requests


Collaborates with:

All other teams

Brief Descriptions

President

Reporting directly to the board of directions, you are accountable for all initiatives of the organization and, as needed, be the public face of the organization. To do that you need a very good understanding of all the initiatives and stakeholders of Out On Bay Street and how they fit together to achieve our mission. You focus equally on running a smooth organization internally while having an eye on the future performance of the organization. While ensuring stable operations of core initiatives you will find new ways to expand the organization’s reach and impact. You will continually find ways to increase operational effectiveness and mentor the team to become the leaders of the organization.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience as Executive VP, VP Marketing or VP Sponsorship with the organization preferred.
Key Professional Skill Developed: Lead the strategy and operational plan for a national non-profit that is run by a cross-functional volunteer team.

Executive Vice-President

You are the engine that keeps the organization running, operations are your primary focus. Implementing business processes, facilitating cross-functional communication, and creative problem solving are your bread-and-butter. You keep a pulse on the organization, anticipating risks to ensure we always deliver professional and high quality initiatives. You will continually find ways to increase operational effectiveness and mentor the team to become the leaders of the organization. Due to the highly critical and cross-functional nature of this role, this may serve as a potential successor to the President.

Open Positions: 1, Applicants with prior volunteer experience with the organization preferred.
Key Professional Skill Developed: Project management and operations of 8 cross-functional teams delivering events and other initiatives.

Corporate Treasurer

You’re the only person, other than the president, with access to the finances of the organization. Having an accounting background helps with the annual audit and assisting the President with the creation and management of the annual operating budget. You are able to analyze past financial performance data to advise the executive team on relevant matters.

Open positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: National non-profit accounting and financial management.

Corporate Secretary

You operate mostly on board level governance of the organization; taking meeting minutes and setting up board and membership meetings. The ideal candidate will have a legal background that will allow you to provide support and advice to the executive team on relevant matters. There will be opportunities to take on special projects as needed.

Open positions: 1
Key Professional Skill Developed: National non-profit board governance and operations.