Thinking about getting involved but not sure where to start?

You’ve come to the right place.

A number of volunteer roles are available, offering you flexibility to fit your needs and availability. Some positions come with one hour or less of commitment per week, and some are remote roles that can primarily be carried out via web or phone.

Plug in to IABC Saskatoon by taking on a small job, or serve as a portfolio manager, or board member.

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Director of Finance

Key Responsibilities Keeps accurate financial records for the chapter; Shares cheque signing authority with president and vice president; Pays all invoices upon receipt, and reimburses board members for chapter expenses; Receives all mo...

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Key Responsibilities

  • Keeps accurate financial records for the chapter;
  • Shares cheque signing authority with president and vice president;
  • Pays all invoices upon receipt, and reimburses board members for chapter expenses;
  • Receives all monies – memberships, luncheons, events, billings, etc., – and prepares deposits;
  • Custodian of cash box, deposit book, cheque book, and all financial papers and financial archival material;
  • Submits monthly financial reports to the board;
  • Prepares the annual budget;
  • Prepares year end reports for the AGM;
  • Files the year end financial information with IABC International and Saskatchewan Corporations Branch;
  • Develops special investments for chapter’s excess monies;
  • Submits all books and records for audit and final approval to the board at the end of his/her term of office;
  • Trains successor.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensuring finances are up to date and accurate through monthly reporting.

Skills Learned

  • Budgeting
  • General accounting
  • Time management

Term: Two years, up to three terms.

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Contact Ben at president.saskatoon@iabc.com or Krystal at vp.saskatoon@iabc.com for more details.

Web Content Strategist Position

Overview: As a key member of the CWR Communications team, the Web Content Strategist ensures that our website content is current and accurate. The Strategist liaises with Chapters to surface and share relevant content. They ensure that relevant ev...

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Overview:
As a key member of the CWR Communications team, the Web Content Strategist ensures that
our website content is current and accurate. The Strategist liaises with Chapters to surface and
share relevant content. They ensure that relevant events, announcements and information is
surfaced for National Programs, and IABC International. They are also responsible for ensuring
a consistent tone, voice and content approach that serves the needs of our Chapter Leaders.
This is a new role for CWR, and as such, represents a unique opportunity to define the direction
of Region Communications.

Opportunity:

  • Work with the Portfolio director to define our website strategy, tactics and measurable outcomes
  • Own the IABC Canada and CWR websites; responsible for content management and updates as well as optimizing the functionality of the site to ensure a positive user experience
  • Build your network of contacts and colleagues across Canada and around the world
  • Exposure to and the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of IABC national programs (Silver Leaf Awards, Regional Conferences, Master Communicator)

Term: This is a two-year term commitment until June 2020.

Estimated Time Commitment: This is a remote position. Website update needs vary in accordance with national program announcements. Estimate approx. 1.5 hrs per week, with a monthly phone/Skype check-in with the Portfolio Director.

Requirements:

  • IABC membership in good standing
  • Relevant experience in website management, ideally on a WordPress platform.
  • Ability to commit to two-year term
  • Excellent time management. Reliable and committed.
  • Excellent written communication skills

About IABC Canada West Region

IABC Canada West is one of eight regions internationally, and one of two regions in Canada. Through our 14-member board (8 Directors + 6 Chapter Representatives), we represent and support IABC chapters and their leaders from B.C. to Manitoba. We serve to develop leaders and enhance the operations of individual chapters by providing leadership development programming and connecting chapters to share ideas and best practices. For members, we offer professional development through our regional conference and other professional development opportunities such as speakers’ tours. Major initiatives for IABC Canada West include coordination of: Silver Leaf and Master Communicator National Programs; bi-annual conference; speakers’ tours; “Dare to Lead” western IABC chapter leadership conference, and chapter grants program.

For more information, or to apply for the position, please email cwr-cmns@iabc.com

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Member-at-Large Manager Position

Overview: The Member-at-Large Manager is the steward, connector and champion of the IABC Canada West (CWR) region’s 60+ community of Members-at-Large (MALs). In this capacity, the Manager develops and executes on a plan to welcome new MALs, and en...

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Overview:
The Member-at-Large Manager is the steward, connector and champion of the IABC Canada West (CWR) region’s 60+ community of Members-at-Large (MALs). In this capacity, the Manager develops and executes on a plan to welcome new MALs, and engage and inform current MALs on opportunities to engage with their closest chapters, or remotely with Western Canadian and International IABC resources. This is a new role for CWR, and as such, represents a unique opportunity to define the direction of MALs.

Opportunity:

  • Work with the Portfolio director to define our MAL strategy, tactics and measurable outcomes
  • Own key relationships with MALs across Western Canada, connecting them to essential resources and proactively identifying value-add opportunities to share with them.
  • Build your network of contacts and colleagues across Western Canada.

Term: This is a two-year term commitment until June 2020.
Estimated Time Commitment: This is a remote position with a monthly phone/Skype check-in with the Portfolio Director. Responsibilities will typically be new MAL outreach (under 30 minutes per week) and MAL updates via email (potentially one per month, totaling 1-2 hrs to develop).

Requirements:

  • IABC membership in good standing
  • Excellent written skills, with a high level of detail and ability to synthesize content.
  • Ability to commit to two-year term
  • Excellent time management. Reliable and committed.

About IABC Canada West Region

IABC Canada West is one of eight regions internationally, and one of two regions in Canada. Through our 14-member board (8 Directors + 6 Chapter Representatives), we represent and support IABC chapters and their leaders from B.C. to Manitoba. We serve to develop leaders and enhance the operations of individual chapters by providing leadership development programming and connecting chapters to share ideas and best practices. For members, we offer professional development through our regional conference and other professional development opportunities such as speakers’ tours. Major initiatives for IABC Canada West include coordination of: Silver Leaf and Master Communicator National Programs; bi-annual conference; speakers’ tours; “Dare to Lead” western IABC chapter leadership conference, and chapter grants program.

For more information, or to apply for the position, please email cwr-cmns@iabc.com

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Sponsorship Manager

Position type: Volunteer, non-board role Primary reporting relationship: Director of Finance/Sponsorship Key Responsibilities / Deliverables Assist in developing an annual sponsorship plan aimed at garnering sponsorships in support of IABC...

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Position type: Volunteer, non-board role

Primary reporting relationship: Director of Finance/Sponsorship

Key Responsibilities / Deliverables

  • Assist in developing an annual sponsorship plan aimed at garnering sponsorships in support of IABC, which includes research, objectives (monetary and in-kind needs), tactics, approaches for evaluation and preparing a budget;
  • Develop and monitor signed agreements for every sponsor (in-kind and monetary) that outlines the relationship, payment due date, benefits and cancellation terms;
  • Prepare and maintain an annual sponsorship package for presentation to potential sponsors;
  • Develop a tracking system to ensure that all contract deliverables are timely and complete;
  • Trains successor.

Skills Learned

  • Communication planning
  • Budgeting

Director of Educational Relations

Term: Two years, up to three terms. Key Responsibilities Develop an annual strategic plan aimed at actively student members which includes research, objectives, approaches for evaluation and preparing a budget; Develops and nurtures relat...

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Term: Two years, up to three terms.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop an annual strategic plan aimed at actively student members which includes research,
    objectives, approaches for evaluation and preparing a budget;
  • Develops and nurtures relationships with local post-secondary institutions;
  • Seek student volunteers from local business schools;
  • Collaborate with student board members to create and implement plan to recruit student
    members and prospects;
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to have IABC representation at job fairs or similar events;
  • Celebrate annual winner of IABC Saskatoon Student Award at the U of S;
  • Organize call for IABC Saskatoon Student Award (open competition between U of S
    and SaskPolytech);

    • Includes drafting and revising award criteria;
    • rafting ruberic for grading student award submissions;
    • coordinating award judges;
    • coordinating a celebration event for the successful student winner;
  • Supports student members within the chapter;
  • Train successor.

Key Deliverables

  • Increase number of students attending IABC events;
  • Increase number of student members;
  • Increase number of students who apply for the IABC Saskatoon Student Award.

Skills Learned

  • Networking
  • Event planning
  • Communications planning

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