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Volunteer at the 2015 Canadian Responsible Investment Conference, May 31-June 2 in Banff

Number of positions: 8
Deadline: April 10, 2015

The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is hiring volunteers for the 2015 Canadian Responsible Investment Conference, which takes place at the Banff Centre from May 31st to June 2nd, 2015.  The conference is the premier event for responsible investment (RI) professionals in Canada, bringing together over 300 delegates to engage with the hottest topics in Canada’s growing RI industry. For  information on the previous conference, click here.


By volunteering at the conference, you will gain experience in professional event management and gain access to industry leaders. As a volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to network with the biggest industry players in Canada.  Volunteers will gain access to the conference and receive letters of recommendation outlining their contributions. The RIA ensures that all volunteers are able to observe/participate in some of the sessions.

About the RIA

The RIA is a national, not-for-profit membership organization that represents financial institutions, mutual fund companies, investment management firms, financial advisors and other organizations and individuals interested in responsible investment.

Social Media Gurus (2 positions available, May 31-June 2, 2015, Banff)

Social Media Gurus will be responsible for managing the conference Twitter feed and engaging with the conference attendees through multiple social media channels on behalf of the RIA.

Desired Skills and Experience

• Avid Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin user
• Experience sparking discussion on Twitter
• Experience monitoring multiple hashtags
• Knowledge and interest in responsible investment and corporate social responsibility 

Event Management (6 positions available. May 31-June 2, 2015, Banff)

Event Management volunteers will be responsible for assisting with the set-up, registration, general operations and plenary note-taking, ensuring the conference runs smoothly and attendees have an enjoyable experience.

Desired Skills and Experience
• Conference organization
• Strong writing skills
• Event management
• Note-taking
• Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a fast paced setting
• Knowledge and interest in responsible investment and corporate social responsibility

To apply:

Applicants must be available for all three days of the conference. Partial availability will be considered on an underfill basis.

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF totalling no more than 3 pages. Explain what makes you the right fit for these positions and why you want to volunteer with RIA. Send applications to [email protected] with “[Name] + [Social Media/ Events] Volunteer Application” in the subject line.

Deadline is noon on April 10th, 2015. But positions will likely be filled before that date, so please apply early. 

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