Job Description

About the Foundation

The Upside Foundation of Canada brings the Canadian tech & innovation community together to do good.  Founders building scaling tech companies who want to change the world join The Upside Foundation to find a group of like-minded peers, connect with people who want to support their business (investors and major industry players), embed giving back into the DNA of their company and commit to a donation once their company is successful.

Over 200 companies have pledged to donate stock options or warrants, which, upon a successful liquidity event, convert to a donation to the charity of their choice.  So far, 5 member companies have had liquidity events, leading to over $200,000 being donated to 7 different charities across the country.

The Upside Foundation is deeply embedded in the Canadian tech & innovation community, attending all major events, partnering with key industry players, led by industry veterans and leaders on the Board of Directors, and enjoying broad support across the industry.

Opportunity

How often do you get to truly make an impact?

As Community Manager at The Upside Foundation, you will be the second employee for the organization- an opportunity to really drive the direction of the organization. You will be at the front lines of operations interacting with hundreds of tech Startup CEOs and senior leaders, tech & innovation community movers and shakers, venture capitalists, angel investors, incubators, accelerators, and corporate supporters.

You will have the opportunity to meet fascinating people working at the forefront of technology & innovation, attend tech Startup community events, and build an exceptional network. You will develop a wide variety of skills, with the opportunity to be mentored by experts in a variety of fields, and the freedom to build and implement new ideas, processes and approaches. You will work closely with the Executive Director to develop strategies, processes and plans, and then work independently to execute and implement. You will work at the forefront of innovation in philanthropy: one of Canada's most innovative charities. An opportunity to make a huge impact.

Responsibilities

As the second employee of The Upside Foundation, you will work directly with the Executive Director. Your job will be to make it easy for Members and the broader community to engage with Upside, to consistently tell the Upside story, and to bring value to the Members to support their success.

Grow Membership

  • Design strategies and tactics for membership growth
  • Recruit new member companies to join
  • Update and manage the recruitment and onboarding processes
  • Guide companies through the decision to pledge, the onboarding, legal document and announcement process
  • Ongoing communication with members
  • Ensure our Members feel cherished, heard, supported and valued

Host Incredible Events

  • Work with Executive Director to design annual event calendar and manage annual event budget
  • Design, coordinate logistics for and attend 15-25 events per year in Toronto (Annual large event, Quarterly Community Events and Workshops, Monthly Member Dinners) as well as 5-10 events in cities across Canada (some travel may be required - flexible)
  • Design tools, templates and processes to enable event process to be seamless and highly repeatable
  • Consistent reflection on how we can improve our events to bring more value to our Members

Get the Word Out!

  • Map out annual marketing and communications strategy and calendar
  • Support development of new website
  • Maintain Upside website and social media channels
  • Prepare Quarterly Newsletter, Monthly Partner Update and Monthly Member Newsletter
  • Feature and profile our Members and Partners
  • Prepare Event Reports for Partners
  • Prepare Annual Report & Partner Impact Summaries
  • Build and execute social media and fundraising campaigns
  • Update Upside messaging across all materials (swag, marketing materials, fundraising materials)

Qualifications

Personal Attributes

  • You’re passionate about our mission and want to be an Upside ambassador in the community.
  • You are extremely organized, detail oriented, are comfortable managing many projects concurrently, love processes, and are always looking for ways to do things better.
  • You have a professional written and verbal communication style.
  • You are curious, always prepared, and energetic.
  • You possess entrepreneurial spirit and have a passion for learning new skills and solving problems that haven’t been solved before.
  • You have a good sense for when to move fast and work independently versus when to slow down and approach a challenge slowly, thoughtfully, and collaboratively.
  • You are smart, articulate, and not easily flustered.
  • You are a true team player; your colleagues, classmates and friends love working with you.
  • You are ambitious, hardworking and only want to work at a place that is constantly raising the bar.

Equal Opportunity

At Upside, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our team and our community. Upside is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Job Title:
Community Manager
Location:
Toronto, Ontario
Type:
Perm
Salary:
$50,000/year
Job ID:
#7320
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