CPA Ontario is currently in search of a Sponsorship Manager who will be responsible for leading a portfolio of marque business community, finance, technology, societal and government sponsorships and partnerships, while also supporting the management of CPA Ontario’s thought leadership activities.
As the Sponsorship Manager, you will develop and lead our sponsorship strategy, ensuring it delivers impact and value for our stakeholders while helping to advance the debate around key topics critical to our profession. Reporting to the Executive Vice-President, Communications and Sustainability, you will be a cross-functional team builder that adeptly manages multiple stakeholder agendas. A relationship builder, collaborator and communicator, you will have a passion for connecting the needs of a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders.
Through our sponsorship and thought leadership activities we engage with key stakeholders—building the reputation of CPA Ontario and the CPA designation while helping to drive the debate around the future of our profession.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Leading the strategic development of an integrated sponsorship program that enhances CPA Ontario’s and the profession’s reputation.
Managing a future-focused, aligned and symbiotic sponsorship and thought leadership program; helping to monitor emerging trends and issues (Intangibles, ESG etc.) and proactively seeking opportunities to bring forward new concepts, ideas and approaches.
Working with DEI, Student Recruitment, Sustainability, Communications, Marketing and CPA Ontario Leaders to maximize the impact or our sponsorship and thought leadership activities.
Leveraging sponsorship opportunities for brand positioning, public and media relations, corporate reputation, earned media, government stakeholder relations, lines of business marketing and employee engagement.
Liaising with the business community and managing relationships with corporate and thought leadership partners.
Developing, negotiating and tailoring multifaceted corporate sponsorship programs to leverage commercial rights, including legal review and approval.
Who You Are:
A post-secondary graduate in business, marketing, communications or other related field combined with a minimum 5 years’ sponsorship and program management experience, preferably with large corporations, professional associations or marketing/consulting firms/agencies with a proven track record in developing and executing multi-stakeholder programs.
Able to link programs to business needs and have a passion for connecting programs and insights with the objective of making an impact on business and societal issues.
A proven cross-functional leader, with strong interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and relationship management skills as well as experience working closely/consulting with senior executives
Accustomed to working with marketers, communicators, graphic designers, event planners, creative agencies etc.
Experienced at measuring effectiveness and budgets and delivering recommendations using data and analysis.
A strong negotiator with prior experience working with legal teams on contract development.
Digitally fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams.
What We Offer:
A fast-paced environment. Collaboration, innovation and passionate professionals are at our core. We relentlessly pursue what’s next to unlock the full potential of you and us together.
Flexible work environments. As part of our Hybrid work culture, we provide flexible, remote work options to support you in your career, in addition to in-office teamwork and collaboration.
Diversity and inclusion. We recognize the value in our differences and prioritize inclusivity to bring together the best talent to protect the public, advance the profession and enable CPAs to lead business and society forward.
Ongoing learning and career growth. We want your career to skyrocket. We support unlimited career advancement and professional development opportunities with learning investments to promote your future growth. Thrive with us.
Focus on your well-being. With industry leading benefits and wellness programs, including a healthy lifestyle allowance, mental health resources and more, we’re committed to your well-being.
Who We Are:
We protect the public. We advance the profession. We enable CPAs to lead business and society forward. We ensure that our 100,000 members and 21,000 students meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. We help them stay ahead of global market trends and abreast of regulatory change. CPAs represent a globally recognized, premium designation. Our Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations in all industries for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, management skills and leadership. We believe that success happens when both business and society benefit. For information on the profession visit: cpaontario.ca.
Why The Next Step In Your Career Is With CPA Ontario:
At CPA Ontario, we are committed to building high-performance teams. Our selection process is thorough, and all candidate applications are reviewed. Should your qualifications and experience meet the requirements of this role, a member of our recruitment team will contact you. We encourage you to set up CPA Ontario job alerts for positions that align to your experience and career goals.
CPA Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email email@example.com with “Accommodation Required” in the subject line to provide your contact information. A member of the Recruitment team will contact you within 48 hours.