Volunteer with CEP Toronto

By volunteering with CEP, not only are you donating your time towards a good cause, you will also grow your professional network, develop valuable career-building skills such as project management, networking, marketing, teamwork and leadership in a supportive environment.

Benefits of Volunteering with CEP:

  • Attend all of our amazing events for free

  • Get the chance to learn new skills and tactics in a supportive environment

  • Develop your leadership skills: you will own your own projects, be given the chance to experiment and learn and (in certain positions) manage others

  • Expand your network and build lasting relationships

  • Opportunity for written/formal recommendation letters and references

 

Interested in joining the management team? 

We are currently looking for the following positions:

 

See job descriptions below.

Event Coordinator
 

CEP-Toronto is recruiting an Event Coordinator with two to three years’ experience planning and executing events, particularly in the not-for-profit sector. The Event Coordinator will help to organize events from start to finish, under the direction of the Director of Events, and will work closely with the CEP-Toronto marketing team. The Event Coordinator will help to liaise with and coordinate event speakers, vendors, and volunteers. The ideal candidate should have successfully worked on small to medium scale events with 50-100 attendees, have a great deal of self-sufficiency, sense of accountability, and ability to take responsibility in accomplishing their duties with minimal supervision. Experience with virtual events is an asset.

Event Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and contribute to planning meetings with the Director of Events and/or management team members during the 5-6 weeks leading up to an event 

  • Assist with all event logistics by contributing and adhering to a work-back schedule throughout the event planning process

  • Reach out to and coordinate with speakers as needed

  • Research and coordinate venue, catering, and other vendors as needed

  • Coordinate with the marketing team to provide information needed for event marketing materials 

  • Assist the Director of Finance to adhere to event budget to avoid project overruns

  • Manage volunteers for event day set up, tear down and follow-ups as necessary

  • Track event key performance indicators and identify areas of improvement to work on for future events

  • Actively promote CEP and its various events and initiatives – attend external sustainability events and conferences, share CEP posts on social media, identify media opportunities, etc.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Background and interest in environmental sustainability topics and familiarity with the sustainability landscape in Canada

  • Education in event management, business management, environmental management, marketing communications, or related areas

  • Experience planning and coordinating various types of events

  • Experience with project management tools and event registration software

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Team player capable of working with internal and external teams and partners

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Ability to multitask and work effectively under tight timelines

  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail

 

Time Commitment: 

  • Approximately 2-6 Hours of work each week 

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Corporate Secretary

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • This position is an important to CEP Toronto in both the organization and implementation of the decisions of the Management Team.

  • Elements of this position include:

    • Setting up Team meetings, agenda and follow-up documentation including assigning action items

    • Works closely with the President and Vice President on implementation of strategic initiatives

    • Providing support to the Management Team or other committees on specific projects

    • Ensuring communication between the Management Team and Advisors

    • Keeping up to date with any regulatory or statutory changes and policies that might affect the organisation

    • Implementing processes or systems to help ensure good management of the organisation or compliance with legislation

    • Ensuring that policies are up to date and are approved

    • Maintaining corporate records, documentation and ensuring all documents are safely stored and readily accessible for inspection by the Management Team.

 

Secondary (Other) responsibilities: 

  • Promote the organization in environmental/sustainability related networking events and conferences and in partnership with relevant external stakeholders (incl. environmental organizations).

  • Regularly prepare and/or post social media articles and thought leadership pieces in collaboration with the Marketing team in order to promote the organization to a broader audience.

  • Establish/Support the development of operating procedures in conjunction with CEP Toronto’s management team. 


Time Commitment: 

  • Time requirement will vary based on activities (Approx. 3-4 hours per week, average) 

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Director of Marketing

Oversees the marketing direction of the organization to ensure organization is visible and the target audience is engaged

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Establish the marketing strategy

    • Establishes and executes an annual marketing strategy

    • Establishes goals and KPIs, working with the Sponsorship Team

  • Manage website

    • Partner with Email & Website Manager to ensure website is updated regularly based on request of management and external sources

    • Ensure website supports overall organization and event marketing objectives

  • Oversees social media strategy

    • Partners with Social Media Manager to ensure channels are meeting organizational and event marketing objectives

  • Graphic design

    • Create promotional banners for events

  • Manage volunteers required for responsibilities and tasks

    • Creates volunteer position and descriptions if necessary

    • Recruit and select volunteers as required

 

Secondary (Other) responsibilities: 

  • Promotes the organization

    • Attends external events and conferences

  • Manage external partnerships

    • Establishes individual and organizational partnerships

  • Liaise with advisory panel and/or board of directors if required

 

Time Commitment: 

  • Time requirement may vary. Approximately 8 hours/week

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Vice President

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Support President with managing the overall direction of the organization:

    • Work with the President on the development of the Chapter’s ongoing and future goals and strategy.

    • Develop, create, and review positions/roles for the Chapter in order to attain yearly goals.  

  • Work closely with the Director of Finance (and Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator) in order to establish a healthy and sustainable balance sheet and explore regular revenue generation opportunities (including enhancement of Membership program offering). 

  • Work closely with the Director of Events on exploring and creating new opportunities for collaboration/partnership, especially as it relates to panel discussions and speaker series.

  • Liaise with the advisors and the management team (board members) in order to continue the momentum of attaining organizational goals.

  • Liaise with the overall (core) teams of CEP Canada for yearly collaborative events and new program launches (such as podcasts and webinars). 

 

Secondary (Other) responsibilities: 

  • Promote the organization in environmental/sustainability related networking events and conferences and in partnership with relevant external stakeholders (incl. environmental organizations).

  • Regularly prepare and/or post social media articles and thought leadership pieces in collaboration with the Marketing team in order to promote the organization to a broader audience.

  • Establish/Support the development of operating procedures in conjunction with CEP Toronto’s management team. 


Time Commitment: 

  • Time requirement will vary based on event planning and management (Approx. 3-4 hours per week) 

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Apply by sending your resume and a brief paragraph on why you are interested and how you are qualified for the position to ceptoronto@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
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