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Volunteer Opportunities

Develop, Learn, and Grow Through Your Next Great Leadership Experience.

Volunteering with Bringing Women Together (BWT) gives you a unique opportunity to work and learn from other industry leading women, provides you a chance to get to know other local sponsor organizations, and provides you a sandbox and support to test out your next great idea to help women develop, network, and grow into leadership positions.

Current Opportunities

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Social Media Specialist

The team: Marketing & Communications

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • Developing social media content plans that are consistent with the BWT’s brand identity.
  • Creating consistent, meaningful content on all social media platforms, including writing and editing social media posts, improving engagement, and promoting social media campaigns
  • Create social media content to promote upcoming events, leading up to the event

What you might learn:

  • Use of Hootsuite, Twitter and Linkedln

What you bring to the table: 

  • Some experience with social media including Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Bonus: experience in graphic design

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 3 – 6 hours

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Event Marketing Specialist

The team: Marketing & Communications

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • Lead internal stakeholders to plan, coordinate, and execute an integrated event marketing strategy for our various events
  • Produce and distribution all event invitations, reminders and save-the-date emails
  • Update our EventBrite and website with latest events from BWT and
  • Work with the Brand Specialist in preparing all marketing materials for the event, including posters, digital signs and other advertisements

What you might learn:

  • Best practices in event marketing
  • How to use MailChimp, EventBrite, Hootsuite, WordPress and more

What you bring to the table: 

  • You have 6+ months of relevant work experience in communications or event management
  • You are an organization wizard! You have no problem managing multiple projects with various deadlines
  • Bonus: experience in graphic design

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 4 – 8 hours

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Support

The team: Membership Company Strategy

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • Develop bios of prospective sponsors and member companies
  • Support strategy of Member Company Strategy team

What you might learn:

  • Develop communication skills that highlight the salient features of organisations
  • Meet with member company orgs and see what they are doing in addressing the development needs of their staff

What you bring to the table: 

  • Intermediate analytical skills to review potential member companies
  • Writing skills to create summaries of the member companies

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 4 hours

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Member Communication Specialist

The team: Membership Management

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • Send all formal communications to BWT Members
  • Send email communications to Onboard new volunteers – (including a cc to the Database Analyst, Team Primes, and Governance Primes for Volunteer’s company)
  • Off board volunteers
  • Maintain email templates
  • Maintain email account for Membership (future)

What you might learn:

  • Networking
  • Communication skills
  • Project management

What you bring to the table: 

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to manage the asks in a timely manner

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 1 – 2 hours

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Co-Lead

The team: Membership Management

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • Encourage leadership among team members; in the event of your term ending, identify a potential successor and facilitate their transition
  • Support BWT organization with the volunteers needs (monthly reporting on volunteers needs, determine gaps, onboard volunteers, offboard volunteers, communicate vacancies, volunteers engagement)
  • Create consistent processes and templates within their area BWT members database management
  • Onboard new volunteers
  • Off board volunteers
  • Support the other streams in getting the volunteers needed
  • Work with the Knowledge management team to optimize the SAP Jam for volunteers use
  • Work with the Marketing team to setup an engagement strategy for volunteers

What you might learn:

  • Mentorship and team management
  • Creating and maintaining a business network
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Process improvement
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management

What you bring to the table: 

  • Project management
  • Team management
  • Public speaking
  • Quality assurance and process improvement

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 15 hours

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Lead

The team: Project Management Office

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • Develop BWT metrics, registers, and build scorecards
  • Oversee the collection of event metrics data
  • Build templates (e.g., event toolkits, etc.)
  • Design and document processes (for IYE, Finance)
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Governance Primes to implement strategies and plans
  • Develop PMO annual strategy and plan
  • Attend PMO weekly team meeting
  • Provide coaching and guidance to PMO coordinators
  • Schedule all internal meetings and events
  • Meeting notes; post and communicate minutes of meetings
  • Facilitate all internal meetings (annual kick-off, annual strategy & planning, monthly status meeting, governance breakfast meetings)
  • Develop meeting presentations
  • Collect and collate presentation contents from committee leads for internal meetings
  • Encourage leadership among team members; plan for succession

What you might learn:

  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Developing and executing strategies
  • Engaging stakeholders

What you bring to the table: 

  • Project management/PMO
  • Program design and/or management
  • Relationship management
  • Creating and maintaining a personal/business network
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Highly organized and efficient individual

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Varies depending on type of meeting/event (e.g., kick-off meeting requires more intensive preparation time)

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Finance Controller

The team: Project Management Office

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • Pursue improved financial business practises, reporting and decision making
  • Establish a long-term financial plan for BWT
  • Set and manage overall budget for BWT
  • Establish a regular cadence to review BWT financial health with governance
  • Increase awareness and accountability of event primes’ budget management
  • Coordinate with Sponsorship and Governance team on financial modelling, sponsorship invoicing and allocation and collection of sponsorship payments
  • Participate in regular BWT governance meetings and events.
  • Manage BWT bank account
  • Create and manage invoice/payment processes across BWT and BWT events
  • Collaborate across BWT teams to ensure they are trained and understand budget and financial processes

What you might learn:

  • Financial planning, budgeting & modeling
  • Financial management, bank account reconciliation & management
  • Mentorship and people/team management
  • Project management
  • Relationship management
  • Creating and maintaining a personal/business network
  • Public speaking and presentations

What you bring to the table: 

  • Energy, enthusiasm, initiative; a can-do attitude
  • Team player
  • Leverage own diverse skill sets
  • Keenness to learn
  • Desire to expand network

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 4 hours

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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PMO Coordinator

The team: Project Management Office

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

Support the PMO leads in performing the following tasks:

  • Develop BWT metrics, registers, and build scorecards
  • Oversee the collection of event metrics data
  • Build templates (e.g., event toolkits, etc.)
  • Design and document processes (for IYE, Finance)
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the Governance Primes to implement strategies and plans
  • Develop PMO annual strategy and plan
  • Attend PMO weekly team meeting
  • Provide coaching and guidance to PMO coordinators
  • Schedule all internal meetings and events
  • Meeting notes; post and communicate minutes of meetings
  • Facilitate all internal meetings (annual kick-off, annual strategy & planning, monthly status meeting, governance breakfast meetings)
  • Develop meeting presentations
  • Collect and collate presentation contents from committee leads for internal meetings
  • Encourage leadership among team members; plan for succession

What you might learn:

  • Mentorship and people/team management
  • Strategic planning
  • Business process design
  • Project management/PMO
  • Relationship management
  • Program design and/or management
  • Creating and maintaining a personal/business network
  • Public speaking and presentations

What you bring to the table: 

  • Energy, enthusiasm, initiative; a can-do attitude
  • Team player
  • Leverage own diverse skill set
  • Keenness to learn
  • Desire to expand inter-company and intra-company network

Estimated Time Commitment (per month)

  • 4 to 6 hours

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Event Managers for Future Events

The team: In Year Events

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

Here are the future events planned in the latter half of the year:

  • Mentorship collaboration event (networking event to bring the mentors and mentees from BWT’s Mentorship program together: August)
  • Mingling with Executives and Early Talent (MEET) (breakout sessions with one senior and executive-level leader per table and a group of students and early talent: September)
  • Drop-In Social (casual networking event to celebrate the year – could be happy hour, wine tasting etc.: October)

If you are interested in volunteering for these events in the future, or have ideas, please contact us!

 

What you might learn:

  • Organizational skills and management
  • Networking, meeting new people from all different backgrounds and workstreams

What you bring to the table: 

  • Commitment and interest in the event topic
  • Enthusiasm and creativity; dedication to make a great event that shows BWT at its best
  • Willingness to represent BWT to external parties

Estimated Time Commitment (per week)

  • 1-3 hours / week leading up to event
  • Day of event (3-4 hours)

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Drop-In Social Event Manager (May/ June)

The team: In Year Events

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • The Drop-In Social is a casual networking event for our member companies and external invitees can meet over drinks and snacks.
  • As a Manager, you will plan the event from start to finish. You will oversee the structure and logistics of the event, including theme, venue and catering. It’s your event; you are in charge of implementing your vision!
  • Create a plan and vision for the event, including event theme. Work with the member companies to align event agenda and theme with BWT’s values.

What you might learn:

  • This is an excellent event for any volunteer (beginner to experienced) to gain event management experience and practice your organizational skills!
  • Opportunity to meet and network with people from all sorts of roles from all of our member companies, including our governance

What you bring to the table: 

  • Commitment and interest in the event topic
  • Enthusiasm and creativity; dedication to make a great product that shows BWT at its best

Estimated Time Commitment (per week)

  • 1-2 hours a week two months until event
  • Day of event (3 hours)

Want to learn more? Contact us 

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Sponsor Summit Event Manager (June/ July)

The team: In Year Events

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Responsibilities include:

  • The Sponsor Summit is an annual event held for executives and seniors from our respective member companies to come together and discuss plans and best practices around diversity initiatives. The attendees may listen to a keynote speaker or create a takeaway action plan document.
  • As a Manager, you will represent our Governance team and organization as you create the speaker scheduling, and theme. You will delegate tasks to team members and oversee event logistics.
  • You will meet interim goals and make regular checkpoints with the BWT Governance, Event Leads and other volunteers to ensure alignment across the board.

What you might learn:

  • This is a great event to polish your event management and organizational skills
  • Opportunity to meet and network with people from all of our member companies, including our governance members and senior leadership

What you bring to the table: 

  • Communication skills and leadership skills
  • Some event management experience
  • Willingness to represent BWT to external parties

Estimated Time Commitment (per week)

  • 2 hours a week two months until event
  • Day of event (3 hours)

Want to learn more? Contact us