Job Posting: Director of Partnerships and Events

October 26, 2022

HUB Cycling is a charitable not-for-profit organization that has spent more than two decades removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB Cycling has educated and motivated thousands of people, and championed improvements that #UnGapTheMap to create a more connected cycling network.

HUB Cycling’s mission is to get more people cycling more often. We make cycling better through action, education, events, consultation and research. More cycling means healthier, happier, more connected communities. We’re leading the way in making cycling an attractive choice for everyone.

HUB Cycling is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive organization. Diversity is integral to this commitment. Diversity among our members, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors allows us to better understand, connect to, and respond to the needs of HUB members and the broader communities we engage with. HUB Cycling encourages people with disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and members of other marginalized communities to apply, and we welcome you to self-identify in your application.

HUB Cycling seeks an innovative and strategic Director of Partnerships and Events to actively lead its strategy surrounding corporate partnerships and events. The DPE is responsible for soliciting, maintaining and growing corporate sponsorships and leading HUB Cycling’s annual events. The Director will form part of HUB Cycling’s Senior Leadership Team and report directly to the Executive Director. The DPE will supervise events staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Corporate sponsorship (40% of time)

  • Solicit, confirm and steward major corporate sponsors for HUB Cycling’s events, education and core advocacy work
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of new corporate sponsorship opportunities, including proactive outbound outreach (sales & business development) to generate new leads
  • Develop the sales strategy (including targets), growth metrics, and KPIs that drive sponsorship goals for the team
  • Coach events team members in effective sponsorship proposals, communications and relations
  • Act as the point of contact for key strategic accounts - maintain and grow these important strategic relationships​

Event program development and management (30% of time)

  • Provide strategic oversight for the management and marketing of HUB Cycling’s numerous events and engagements, including but not limited to Go by Bike Week, Bike to School Week, Bike Awards, Bike the Night, and Bike to Shop 
  • Strategically grow program offerings and event participation rates
  • Set and regularly review program participation targets, including reaching and engaging with new audiences and equity-deserving populations
  • Develop and oversee new events or programs which further the organization’s Strategic Priorities

HR/ Management of Managers and Coordinators (15% of time)

  • Hire, oversee and develop staff to plan and implement events 
  • Event and staffing capacity management - ensure events are staffed appropriately and events run within the team’s capacity
  • Lead regular team communications, including weekly team meetings. 
  • Lead quarterly team meetings and review of KPIs
  • Ensure consistent safety and risk mitigation measures are undertaken

Budgeting (5% of time)

  • Lead annual budget forecasting, sponsorship costing, and ongoing budget management for partnerships and events
  • Oversee managers to ensure events and engagements are on budget

Monitoring and Evaluation (5% of time)

  • Oversee completion of reports for funders
  • Oversee event and engagement reporting to external corporate partners
  • Organizational Support (5% of time)
  • Contribute to the HUB Cycling Leadership Team - provide strategic and operational input to the broader HUB Cycling team
  • Ensure events are cross promoting memberships through website reg and in person activations, providing opportunities for participants to donate to HUB Cycling
  • Liaise with other HUB Cycling team members as appropriate

 

YOU ARE

  • Skilled at telling a convincing and clear story about the value of our work 
  • Engaged in the power of events to change behaviour and make the organization more diverse, equitable and inclusive
  • Confident with soliciting corporate sponsorship and developing key accounts
  • A strategic and motivated leader 
  • A strong communicator and team player
  • An exceptional time manager with a keen sense for prioritizing 
  • An experienced people manager, drawing out the best in others and their work 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 

  • Committed to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • 5+ years relevant experience preferably in sponsorship stewardship and events
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills 
  • Strategic thinker, able to support program development.
  • Ability to develop and nurture relationships and partnerships with a diverse group of stakeholders including community, corporate and municipal partners
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple competing priorities 
  • Demonstrated project and time management skills 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team and deliver confidently under pressure 
  • Proficiency in using general office computer programs including Google Suite, project management software and CRM software.
  • Believes in the environmental, social, health and community benefits of cycling for transportation.

 

POSITION DETAILS 

This is a full-time position (35 hours/week) starting ASAP with compensation of $68,000-75,000 per year, depending on experience. HUB Cycling offers a very friendly and flexible work environment and time off in lieu. 

All staff are expected to work remotely part-time. The successful candidate will need access to their cell phone and a reliable home internet connection. Office space is available for up to three days a week at 312 Main Street, Vancouver. Staff must be reasonably available for future in-person meetings and events in Metro Vancouver that follow public health authority guidelines.

 

PERKS

  • Three weeks of vacation and an additional 10 wellness days annually.
  • Competitive, extended health and dental benefits after three months.
  • Flexible hours and time off in lieu.
  • Basic computer setup.
  • $500 towards your home office set up and $25 a month towards ongoing home office costs while we work remotely (after a three-month waiting period)
  • Friendly and supportive coworkers 
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Use of HUB’s corporate Mobi bike share membership
  • A supportive and inclusive environment where folks from all backgrounds and identities are welcome

 
HOW TO APPLY

Please forward one document that includes a cover letter and resume and one relevant example sponsorship pitch to jobs@bikehub.ca in PDF or Word format, with file name format FirstName_LastName_DPE. Please use the subject line “Director of Partnerships and Events 2022”.  

Applications are due Nov 15, 2022.

We thank all the applicants for your interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted for an initial video call interview.