Sponsorship Vice President – Ryerson University

Sponsorship Vice President

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a youth-driven charity that ‘elevates education and ignites leaders’, locally and globally. Since 2008, our programs have been delivered on more than twenty-five campuses across Canada and 12 countries around the world, supporting an engaging 10,000 past volunteers and supporting an estimated 250,000 youth globally. Our most popular programs include: Exam Aids, Outreach Trips, Textbooks for Change, and the MCAT for Social Impact Scholarship!

Role Description:

As the VP of Sponsorship (Business Development), you will be responsible for coordinating and implementing local-level and national-level sponsorships, and development of new initiatives. In doing so you’ll be playing a key role in helping your Chapter achieve its financial goals as well as increasing broader communities’ awareness of SOS.

  • Establishing your Chapter’s Annual Sponsorship Plan and Sponsorship Packages through participation in Goal Setting and Strategic Planning activities with other Executive members and SOS National Head Office throughout the summer

  • Participating in Skill Development and Training Sessions with SOS National Head Office and other volunteers from across the country; and,
    • Familiarizing yourself with SOS national systems and policies to support effective Chapter operations


  • Coordinating day-to-day management of local level sponsorships, including:
    • Identifying and initiating relationships with prospective local sponsors through ‘cold calls’, emails, office visits, and letter writing
    • Confirming Sponsorship Contracts
    • Ensuring all pledges made to sponsors are fulfilled throughout Chapter Activities

  • Supporting day-to-day management of national level sponsorships, including:
    • Providing feedback to SOS’ National Head Office and national sponsors to assist the design of national-level partnerships
    • Acting as a liaison and coordination to ensure National Level sponsorship requirements are fulfilled on your campus throughout Chapter activities

  • Coordinate and oversee a team of departmental volunteers to assist delivery of duties

  • Attend weekly meetings among the Executive team throughout the year to support cross-departmental collaboration
    • Ensuring all volunteers are familiar with requirements of local and national level sponsorships

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • You are reliable, responsible, and want to be part of a high-impact, high-performance team
  • You have a hunger to learn and develop in the subject matter areas relating to your position
  • You have a willingness to work as a team and individually to accomplish Departmental goals
  • You’re passionate about SOS mandate to support student success at both a local and global level
  • You have the capacity to meet regularly with your Executive team, departmental volunteers, and SOS’ National Head Office to support the achievement of objectives
  • Familiarity with SOS’ Operations are an asset; existing knowledge and skills in the subject matter areas relating to your position are a strong asset
  • Availability to contribute to Goal Setting and Strategic Planning activities throughout the summer is an asset

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Last modified: March 22, 2021

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