Steering Committee Members

Location: The candidate can be based anywhere in Canada, remote

Leading Change Canada – Call for Steering Committee Members
Co-Director of Programs
Co-Director of Participants
Director of Partnership


Leading Change Canada is seeking a Director of Programs to join its volunteer Steering Committee. If you are between the ages of 19-35 and passionate about accelerating the transition to a sustainable, prosperous, and socially just future, and fit the skills required for the position, then we encourage you to apply!


The role of the Leading Change Steering Committee is to (1) provide feedback and guidance for consideration by the Board of Directors, and (2) support Leading Change staff in the successful execution of programs.
The committee is comprised of individuals who fall within Leading Change’s target demographic of Canadians who are 19-35 years of age. An alumni representative (35+) may also be included as an additional advisor and bridge to Leading Change’s mid-career alumni.
Committee members offer strategic input and take on various tasks associated with Leading Change forum, events, and new programs in development. Travel, accommodation, registration, and related expenses for program support are covered by Leading Change.
All committee roles are volunteer appointments with an estimated time commitment from 10–30 hours a month depending on the time of year and activities. Committee members can expect to be engaged throughout the year for year-round programming.


Being a member of Leading Change’s Steering Committee provides an opportunity to:
  • Gain leadership and governance experience with a national not-for-profit
  • Provide input and direction during an exciting phase in the organization’s development
  • Engage directly with sustainability leaders working in the private, public, and social sectors
  • Challenge and expand your perspective by working with people across different industries, disciplines, sectors, perspectives, ideological beliefs, and generations
Co-Director of Programs
Main Responsibilities:
  • Leading the identification, outreach, and coordination with invited speakers
  • Supporting the evaluation, selection, and coordination with workshop facilitators
  • Assisting with event write-ups and promotion
  • When necessary, MC’ing or moderating events
Experience in the following areas is considered an asset:
  • Event management experience, both in-person and virtually
  • Experience corresponding with senior level sustainability practitioners
  • English and French bilingualism
Co-Director of Participants
Main Responsibilities:
  • Leading the screening, evaluation, and selection of youth delegates
  • Being the point person for answering delegate questions and sharing important updates
  • Assisting with the delegate package (pre-Forum readings) and participant surveys
  • Animating online community / alumni pages
  • Experience in the following areas is considered an asset:
  • Event management experience, particularly in an attendee-facing role
  • Community organizing and movement building, particularly with youth
  • English and French bilingualism
Director of Partnerships 
Main Responsibilities:
  • Identifying and building relationships with employers
  • Identifying and building relationships with other youth ENGOs in the ecosystem
  • Supporting partner identification, outreach, and coordination for joint events and programs
  • Supporting partner identification, outreach, and coordination for joint funding proposals
Experience in the following areas is considered an asset:
  • Alumni and stakeholder engagement
  • Building long-term relationships with stakeholders and partners
General characteristics we appreciate in all candidates:
  • Curiosity and an appreciation for the complexity associated with pressing sustainability issues
  • Humility and an ability to quickly learn and iterate when faced with set-backs
  • Innovative thinking and a willingness to voice a dissenting opinion in a group setting
For capacity building and continuity, it is expected that Steering Committee members commit to serving a two-year (24-month) term.
Steering Committee members will be selected based on the organization’s current priorities and fit with the skillsets of other members.
Leading Change values and encourages the contributions of individuals who identify as members of typically underrepresented communities in positions of Canadian leadership or power (Black, Indigenous, persons with disability, visible minorities, LGBTQI2+). We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and opportunities and take this into consideration with screening and selection decisions.
We commit to making every effort to maintain diversity in gender, location, age, identity, and experiences in final Steering Committee composition.


To apply, please email or submit your application via this career page by Friday October 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm (ET) and include:
  • Your CV
  • A one-page letter of motivation
  • Please indicate in your letter of motivation which role(s) you are applying to


Leading Change is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Canadians between the ages of 19-35. Its mission is to activate and accelerate young professional leadership for positive environmental, social, and economic impact. Leading Change is part of Profoundry, a collective of like-minded sustainability and climate experts who help organizations create value and have a positive impact on society. Our group includes GLOBE Series, Delphi, and CBSR. For more information, please visit