VOLUNTEER- VP of Sponsorship

  • Location: 20 Bloor St E, PO Box 75026, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3T3
  • Deadline: October 14, 2022

What is Start Proud:
Start Proud aims to connect LGBTQ+ students with employers, while promoting the
development of LGBTQ+ professionals, and celebrating the achievements and service of those
in the community.

We facilitate the professional development of LGBTQ+ students as they transition from school
to career in order to build a national network within the community. Our vision is to empower
members of the LGBTQ+ community to be Canada’s leaders of tomorrow; where all institutions
embrace inclusiveness within the workplace and diversity within the workforce.

About the Role:
Reporting to the EVP, the VP of Sponsorship works closely with the executive team to determine
the sponsorship goals for the organization. In addition to renewing and maintaining current
sponsorship partnerships, you will actively work to identify new areas of expansion for the

In this role you will:
● Understand and are committed to the goals, values, mission, and programs of the
● Stays apprised of issues and trends that may affect the organization.
● Avoids any potential conflicts of interest
● Understands and maintain confidentiality
● Is a vocal advocate and supporter of the organization
● Shares their unique passions, knowledge, and experience for the advancement of the

What you’ll be doing:
● Work with the leadership team to develop a sponsorship strategy focusing on sponsor
renewals and new targets.
● Develop sponsorship packages for Start Proud initiatives including Venture Out and Out
On Bay Street, focusing on the value add provided to corporate sponsors.
● Support a team of relationship managers responsible for Venture Out and Out On Bay
Street Conference sponsorship.
● Advise the Executive team and the Board of Directors on Sponsorship trends in the
● Attend events on behalf of the organization to develop and nurture relationships with
new and existing sponsors.
● Work with Program and Event Manager and event leads to develop a program that
considers sponsor needs and the value we provide.

● ~10-15 hours per week
● Mandatory attendance at monthly and quarterly management meetings
● Mandatory attendance at Start Proud events and initiatives throughout the year.
● Frequent attendance at cross-functional team meetings to represent sponsorship

Term: The VP Sponsorship is selected by the President and EVP for a one (1) year term, but
can remain in the role for as many years as the President and EVP determines to be in the best
interests of the organization.

Application Instructions:
Please submit your resume via email to human.resources@startproud.org no later than 5:00pm
EDT on Friday, October 14, 2022. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates from the LGBTQ+ community or are otherwise marginalized on the grounds of
gender expression, gender identity and/or sexual orientation are strongly encouraged to apply.
Lived experience as a member of any equity-deserving community is considered a strong asset.

We’re committed to providing accommodations throughout the application, interview, and
employment process. If you require an accommodation to be at your best, please let us know
during the application process.

Why Start Proud?
● 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 are lots of opportunities to make a difference.
● Build your network with friendly and supportive LGBTQ+ students and professionals that
are eager to support and mentor each other.