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Position Title: Director of Events (Volunteer)
Type: volunteer / pro-bono
Organization: Connecting Environmental Professionals
Location: Toronto ON / Hybrid – meetings held virtually, some in person, need to be able to commute to Toronto

Position Summary

CEP-Toronto is recruiting a Director of Events with three to four years’ experience planning and managing events, particularly in the not-for-profit and/or sustainability sector. The Director of Events will oversee a team of 2-3 coordinators, and will work closely with our marketing team to manage events from start to finish. The Director will help to implement events by helping recruit and coordinate event speakers, vendors, and volunteers. The ideal candidate should have successfully worked on small to medium scale events with 50-100 attendees, have a great deal of self-sufficiency, sense of accountability, and ability to take responsibility in accomplishing their duties with minimal supervision. If you are looking to network in the sustainability sector and gain hands-on experience to drive your career, then this position is for you!

CEP-Toronto hosts 3-4 major events per year. Our goal is to increase the number of sold out events that are managed seamlessly and under budget, and we hope you can help us get there!


  • Manage events team and all event logistics by developing and adhering to a workback schedule throughout the event planning process
  • Research and coordinate venue, catering, and other vendors as needed
  • Reach out to and coordinate with speakers as needed (with support from rest of CEP team)
  • Coordinate with the marketing team to provide information needed for event marketing materials
  • Assist the Director of Finance to adhere to event budget to avoid project overruns
  • Create implementation plans for the day of the event
  • Manage team members and volunteers for event day set up, tear down, and follow-ups as necessary
  • Track event key performance indicators and identify areas of improvement to work on for future events
  • Support recruitment for additional team members as needed

Time Requirements: Approximately 4 hours a week. Time requirement varies based on event schedule

Is this for you?

The Director of Events will ideally have the following traits and abilities:

  • Background and interest in environmental sustainability topics and familiarity with the sustainability landscape in Toronto
  • Bachelor’s degree in events management, business management, marketing communications, or related areas
  • Experience planning and coordinating events, experience in corporate/business events preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Team player capable of working with internal and external teams and partners
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively under tight timelines
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume and a short explanation of your interest and fit for this position to: and

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Please apply by March 15th, 2024

About CEP Toronto

Connecting Environmental Professionals Toronto (CEPT) is a chapter of Connecting Environmental Professionals Canada, an organization of local chapters dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging and established environmental and sustainability professionals.

CEP Canada was founded in 1997 in Toronto as Young Environmental Professionals (YEP Canada) and has expanded to include chapters in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau), Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto. The organization completed its name change from YEP to CEP in 2013.

CEPT is a volunteer-powered organization that strives to create opportunities for all professionals to collaborate and learn, ultimately driving sustainability and climate action. Our mission is to inform and collaborate with professionals in our community as a way to drive sustainability and climate action.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 14 2024    ID: 70286