Manager, Professional Programming & Events

Posted 09 December 2022

Manager, Professional Programming & Events at WCM

Other Full-time Remote

Experience: Mid-Level
Education Required: A degree in event management or a relevant field
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 09 January 2023

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At WCM our mission is to accelerate diversity and equality in Canada’s financial industry. Join a creative, collaborative and engaged team dedicated to making an impact and driving equity in the Canadian economy. 

WCM is looking for a Manager to join our team and work closely with the Senior Director to plan and execute professional programming and events that serve to support WCM’s mission. 

Due to the nature of this role you must be able to work occasionally outside of regular business hours. Preference given to candidates residing in the GTA who can travel to events inside the downtown Toronto core.

Position Description

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Support the Senior Director, Events, Program Strategy & Stakeholders in developing and executing WCM’s professional strategy and programming across Canada, including idea generation for innovative future programming that align with WCM’s strategic objectives
  •  Manage the following professional development programming from idea generation through execution, including but not limited to;
    •  Professional Mentorship Program
      • Collaborate with the Research team to suggest program improvements
      • Lead mentorship kick-off and onboarding
    • Aspire, Elevate, and Soar Programs
      •  Work with the Senior Director on course curriculum each year
      •  Manage sourcing and securing speakers, program on-boarding, and execution
    • Inclusive Leadership Program
      • Manage pre-event logistics, provide administrative support for sessions
      • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to transition this program from pilot to general membership 
  • Assist and provide support on three of WCM’s senior level professional programs
  • Assist and provide support on three of WCM’s major student events/programs


  •  Manage professional development events from idea generation through execution including but not limited to: Monthly webinar series, partnered events, and ad-hoc events
  • Assist Senior Director with the following events: Champions of Change Gala, ED&I Summit, Steering Committee events 

Required Skill / Experience

  • Education, a degree in event management or a relevant field 
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience planning events on a national scale 
  • A passion for gender equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Experience creating and executing curriculums & programs, or volunteer groups
  • Ability to work into the evenings when programs require flexibility (lieu time provided)
  • Experience building strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Demonstrated leadership skills 
  • Excellent and demonstrable written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism

Skills Considered an Asset, but Not Required 

  • Experience designing and launching digital programming and education
  • Experience running events for associations/non-profit organizations
  • Experience managing volunteer teams
  • A designation such as CMP 
  • Diversity and inclusion knowledge gained through formal education or employment
  • Bilingual - French/English

What we’ll love

  • You are very attentive to detail. You’re creative and innovative, but realistic;
  • You consistently deliver high-quality work, and are receptive to feedback;
  • You’re highly organized and great at managing multiple projects simultaneously;
  • A high level of emotional intelligence and believe in WCM’s work in gender equity 
  • You’re collaborative, have a “can-do” attitude and are willing to lend a hand to team members when needed.

What you’ll love about working at WCM

  • Rewarding and meaningful work that positively impacts our society;
  • Hybrid work environment with flexible schedule options
  • Benefits package 
  • We value time off (in addition to vacation, we offer additional days off throughout the year).

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