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© 2019 by What I Wish I Knew

We're looking for an event coordinator!



What I Wish I Knew is looking for a stellar event coordinator to help us run our life-changing events for young female professionals.


The ideal candidate is eager for an opportunity to get in the event coordination game. Or perhaps you’re going to school or have a day gig, and want make a difference with an organization dedicated to real professional development for women (and well, anyone on the gender spectrum!).


We know the term ‘rockstar’ is overused, but that’s what we’re looking for. You’ll be coordinating almost all aspects of the events with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers. You will be our point person with our vendors, partners and sponsors. You have great ideas about how to execute polished events that create meaningful spaces for young professionals to come together and learn from each other.


The job:

  • Coordinate with vendors, partners and sponsors during event planning

  • Manage the eventbrite registration and account

  • Build and adhere to an event budget

  • Establish standardized event procedures

  • Coordinate sponsorship prizes, door prizes etc as required

  • Coordinate some printing and prepare all supplies for events

  • Onsite event coordinator



  • Are really, very, extremely organized and detail-oriented

  • Act professionally and are set to impress our sponsors and partners

  • Are down with feminism and want to support other women and gender minorities in the workplace

  • Understand that startup non-profit organizations require flexibility, patience, creativity and guts

  • Probably aren’t too far along in your career, but want a dynamic and exciting opportunity to help get you started

  • Have a special place in your heart for working with volunteers

  • Have some experience with event management

  • Get sh*t done


The details:

This is a contract position, meaning we have a contract for $800 to coordinate two events. We plan on having more events in 2018/2019, but let’s start here and see how it goes.  

Please direct inquiries to hello@iwishiknew.ca. CVs and cover letters can be sent attention to Lesley Vaage, at hello@iwishiknew.ca. Application closes August 13, 2018 at 4PM.