Director, Corporate Engagement, Western Canada
Department: Corporate Engagement
Reports to: Executive Director, Canada
Location: Could be located in Calgary, Vancouver, or Edmonton
Summary of Responsibilities
The Director plays a lead role in the engagement of Supporter organizations in Western Canada, and works with the Canadian team to ensure that Catalyst’s mission is being extended effectively in the region. S/he is responsible for developing a regional engagement strategy, managing a portfolio of existing Supporter organizations, recruiting new Supporter organizations, and leading the development and delivery of learning programs, advisory services and events. The Director builds relationships with senior executives, diversity and inclusion leaders, and other key stakeholders and influencers who will have a direct and sustainable impact on the advancement of women in business and inclusive workplaces more broadly.
- Serve as the key contact (Relationship Manager) to designated Catalyst Supporter organizations, maintaining regular dialogue with Supporter executives and lead contacts on all issues related to their inclusion and diversity journeys. Share regular updates (including new research and learning events), develop/lead local Supporter roundtables, and conduct personal outreach to secure strategic attendance at Catalyst events in Canada (such as roundtables, workshops, Canada-related webinars, speaker series events, Catalyst Canada Honours, Catalyst Awards, etc.).
- As a member of Catalyst’s Canadian and global Corporate Engagement teams, contribute to strategic direction and plans for growth and retention of Supporter organizations in Western Canada.
- Proactively share best practices and design strategies to acquire new Supporters and engage deeply with existing Supporter organizations.
- Take a consultative approach to Supporter engagement, guiding Supporters through the diversity and inclusion journey strategically and in a manner consistent with their needs and values.
- Build close working relationships and rapport with executives (CEO and C-suite) and other key contacts and influencers within Supporter organizations.
- Build and maintain in-depth knowledge of Catalyst Supporter benefits, research, and services.
- Liaise with the Corporate Engagement team to coordinate billing and on-boarding of new Supporters and outstanding invoices for existing Supporters.
New Supporter Development
- Lead the development and execution of market development strategy, including setting goals. Identify and develop the relevant content for prospective Supporters, using Catalyst research and other resources.
- Secure new Supporter organizations as outlined through annual targets.
- Broker and deliver revenue-generating activities, including speaking engagements, event sponsorships, workshops, and consulting engagements.
Build and Strengthen Brand
- Serve as a spokesperson for Catalyst at a variety of speaking venues, including research releases, corporate sessions/events/speaking engagements, conferences, and external panel events.
- Contribute to social media, building and elevating Catalyst’s profile in Canada (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn).
- Assess market demand for, and create, update, and deliver workshops to Supporters and market stakeholders and influencers.
- Use judgement to provide “light” advisory services as appropriate, and work with Catalyst’s Advisory Services team where deeper-dive consulting engagements are required.
Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrated passion for, and general knowledge of, issues facing working women and other diverse groups in the workplace.
- Experience positioning and delivering advisory services to executive leaders and their teams. Prior roles could include relationship development/management, human resources and/or diversity and inclusion leadership, or fundraising.
- Outstanding communication skills, including experience delivering both verbal and written presentations. The ability to communicate nuanced ideas and research findings, in a clear and dynamic way, to a wide range of audiences, from line managers to senior executives.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills, a commitment to customer service, and a professional demeanor.
- An entrepreneurial orientation with the ability, personal motivation, and organization skills to work effectively in a virtual work environment.
- Personal computer proficiency in a networked Windows environment.
- Fast-paced environment with multiple priorities, tight deadlines, and confidential information.
- Virtual and matrixed work environment with support from Toronto and New York based teams.
- Some travel is required.
Education and Experience Requirements
This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, as well as at least five years of experience in consulting, corporate, nonprofit, and/or academic organizations. The Director is an emerging leader who can work effectively with Catalyst’s corporate and community constituencies. This individual has a passion for Catalyst’s mission, and the knowledge, capabilities, skills, and experience to move Catalyst forward in pursuit of that mission.
How to Apply
Please email your resume, cover letter, and desired salary with to [email protected] with “Director, Corporate Engagement, Western Canada” in the subject line. Due to the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.