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2 positions: Acquisition Assistant
Organization: Sustainability Leadership
Location: remote in Ontario; hybrid event in fall 2022 (Hamilton / Halton / Niagara)


Sustainability Leadership is a non-profit social enterprise focused on creating thriving, resilient and sustainable communities in the Hamilton, Halton, and Niagara regions. We are currently seeking three volunteers as Acquisition Assistants to conduct research, outreach and acquisition of sponsorships, speakers and exhibitors for our Sustainable Business Expo (SBX) event team. The SBX is one of our signature events and the area’s first tradeshow focused on sustainable business. This event is a showcase for local companies on the cutting edge of the new, green economy. Sustainability minded business professionals come from across Southern Ontario to learn about best practices and network during education sessions on the tradeshow floor!

Duties & Responsibilities.

Reporting to the SBX Team Lead, the SBX Acquisition Assistant volunteers will be responsible for acquiring sponsorships, speakers and exhibitors for the SBX event, held in November of 2022. As a Acquisition Assistant volunteer you would:


  • Conduct research and outreach to corporations, organizations and institutions, whose work aligns with the SBX theme, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the SBX.
  • Develop a sponsorship package to share levels of sponsorship and details associated with each.
  • Confirm sponsors with SBX Team Lead and prepare contract letters for confirmed sponsors,
  • Collect business information and logos for use in marketing materials.
  • Act as liaison between sponsors and Sustainability Leadership.


  • Conduct research and outreach to sustainability professionals and industry experts whose work aligns with the SBX theme, to confirm speakers with the SBX Team Lead.
  • Act as liaison between speaker and Sustainability Leadership.
  • Collect speaker headshots, session titles and short biographies for use in marketing materials.
  • Verify graphic content of sessions with SBX Marketing Assistant to distribute to each speaker prior to the event.


  • Conduct research and outreach to local businesses, service providers and other stakeholders, whose work aligns with the SBX theme, to confirm exhibitors with the SBX Team Lead.
  • Create and distribute exhibitor request forms using Google Forms.
  • Act as liaison between exhibitor and Sustainability Leadership.
  • Collect business information and logos for use in marketing materials.
  • Verify graphic content of sessions with SBX Marketing Assistant to distribute to each exhibitor prior to the event.


  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Marketing/PR, or a related field. Preference may be given to senior students, soon to be graduates and young professionals.
  • Passion for sustainability and social impact.
  • Excellent communication; able to confidently engage diverse groups of people.
  • Experience with Canva, Adobe or another creative software is an asset.
  • Strong time management and organization skills with attention to detail.

Time Commitment.

  • 1-2 hours per week with a 6 month commitment. We are flexbile to adjust hours based on candidate availability. 
  • Regular attendance and participation in: bi-monthly Sustainability Leadership team meetings (every second and fourth Monday of every month, 7-8pm) and weekly SBX team meetings.


  • Network with business and industry leaders from across the Golden Horseshoe.
  • Execution of the largest sustainability event in the region!
  • Opportunity for professional development
  • Give back to the community while driving sustainability action.
  • Mentorship from creative professionals in the sustainability field.
  • *Letter of Recommendation at the end of commitment.

Application Process.

  1. Complete and submit the Volunteer Application Form online.
  2. Attend an interview through Google Meet.
  3. Receive email on application status.
  4. Sign and submit the NDA and Business Code of Conduct.
  5. Receive Onboarding training.

*At the discretion of the Executive Director and pending a satisfactory performance.


Lindsay Williamson, Volunteer Coordinator

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 20 2022    ID: 64334