Leadership Opportunities

Join our team: Come write the next chapter in your Rotary story with us

The future is calling: Rotaract Canada is on line one! Here at Rotaract Canada, we believe a national MDIO is not only the future of a strong Rotaract and Rotary, but also a great leadership opportunity for bright and bold Rotaractors across the country. We are looking for local leaders to join our cabinet and help shape the future of this promising new organization, as well as the future of Rotaract itself. 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

See what current and past team members have to say

“My experience was especially unique in that it united a group of Rotaractors (who had never even met before) from across the country and provided us with the support and drive we needed to put forth an incredible event. I had impactful conversations about service and leadership and also exchanged some great memes. If you’re on the fence abut volunteering with Rotaract Canada, just do it — you’ll meet some amazing and insightful people and be a part of creating exciting new Rotaract initiatives.”

— Ana D'Aubeterre, District 5370

Current Openings

We are now accepting applications for Cabinet and committees for the 2021-22 Rotary year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but we are looking to fill all positions as soon as possible, so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as they can. To qualify for a position in our team, you must be a Rotaractor in good standing in a club within one of Rotaract Canada's member districts. Please note all positions are volunteer and compensation, monetary or of any other form is not to be expected. Our team will be in touch with candidates shortly after they submit their application. 

When you click on "apply now" you will be re-directed to an application form that will prompt you to select which position you are applying for. The same candidate may apply to more than one position, but they must fill out the form again for every position. 

Interviews for leadership-focused positions will begin May 17, 2021, including:

  • Special envoys

  • Cabinet secretaries 

  • Executive Director

Interviews for all other positions will begin May 31, 2021

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before these dates.

Executive Office

Lead by General Secretary Reid William Eyre

The Executive Office is composed of the general secretary, the deputy general secretary and the under general secretary. Together they lead Rotaract Canada into empowering Rotaractors with the tools for them to grow themselves and their communities. 

Executive Director

 

The executive director is the principal aide to the general secretary, providing support on administrative and legal matters as instructed or requested by the general secretary. The executive director may provide assistance in areas such as financial management, volunteer resources, document drafting and retention, and more. The incumbent is someone organized, flexible, and eager to learn, with a strong understanding of both Rotaract and business. Organization-specific training will be provided.

Office of the General Secretary

Lead by General Secretary Reid William Eyre

Aides and Special Envoys work directly with the general secretary to support, advise on and or oversee an area of special interest or priority to the general secretary. 

Special Envoy on Indigenous Service and Engagement

 

The Special Envoy to the General Secretary on Indigenous Service and Engagement will explore areas of opportunity related to the presence of Rotaract and service to Indigenous communities in Canada. They will work directly with Indigenous communities to strengthen their relationship with Rotaract, as appropriate. The Special Envoy will be provided with support and resources to conduct this work, and will have near-full autonomy over their actions. The incumbent should have a strong knowledge of Indigenous culture and relations, and a demonstrated ability for relationship building.

Special Envoy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

The Special Envoy to the General Secretary on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will explore DEI in Rotaract and Rotary with a fair but critical eye, identifying opportunities for improvement, publishing on those opportunities regularly. Additionally, they may support Rotaract and Rotary clubs and districts looking to make substantive improvements in DEI. The Special Envoy will be provided with support and resources to conduct this work, and will have near-full autonomy over their actions. The incumbent should have a strong knowledge of DEI policy and practices, and a demonstrated ability to support the improvement of such.

Office of the Under General Secretary

Lead by Under General Secretary Kaitlynn Almeida

The Office of the Under General Secretary works to enhance collaboration between districts, engage and inspire Rotaractors and Rotarians and promote Rotaract and Rotary across the region. The office is responsible for sharing important and inspiring communications, fostering a forum for cross-district problem solving, and advocating for each district to ensure their voice is heard in Rotaract Canada's operations.

Aide on District Leader Engagement

 

The aide to the under general secretary on district leader engagement will work in collaboration with the under general secretary to better engage and enhance communication with and between member districts. Activities will include developing strategic communications to connect with districts, contributing to discussions on opportunities to better engage with and serve districts across the region, as well as assisting with resource development and organization of knowledge-sharing sessions to empower member district Rotaract leaders. Previous leadership experience within Rotaract is required. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are considered a notable asset. A Rotaractor aged 18-29 interested in continued growth in Rotaract is preferred. 

Aide on District Leader Empowerment

 

The aide to the under general secretary on district leader empowerment will work in collaboration with the under general secretary to empower district Rotaract leaders and build a strong foundation of knowledge-sharing and resources upon which districts can thrive. Activities will include developing training materials and resources for district leaders, in alignment with priorities highlighted by member district representatives, as well as opportunities to co-lead sessions with member districts to foster collaborative problem-solving.Previous leadership experience within Rotaract is required. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are considered a notable asset. 

Office of Communications

Lead by the secretary of communications

The Office of Communications is responsible for the image, promotion and relationship building of our organization within the Rotary world and to the general public. The office will oversee the distribution of materials created by Rotaract Canada to ensure quality and consistency, and also provide support and resources to further the visibility and awareness of Rotaract and Rotary in our region through standardized promotional materials and strategic communications.

Cabinet Secretary - Communications

 

The Secretary of Communications will oversee all external communications for the organization, executing the strategic plan at the direction of the deputy general secretary. They are responsible for leading, supporting, and mentoring all volunteers in this office in their execution of the office mandate. They may also be asked to consult on communication internal to the organization. The incumbent should have a strong understanding of effective communication strategies and brand identities.

Editorial Content Coordinator

 

The editorial content coordinator will oversee the development and publication of the Rotaract Canada digital magazine. They are responsible for finding and editing content from the Rotaract Canada region for publication; this may include articles and stories written by Rotaractors, Interactors, or Rotarians, or other content as appropriate. The incumbent should have strong written and oral communication skills, and should have demonstrated experience with document publication software.

Editorial Content Assistant

 

The editorial content assistant will support the development and publication of the Rotaract Canada digital magazine. They will assist in finding and editing content from the Rotaract Canada region for publication; which may include articles and stories written by Rotaractors, Interactors, or Rotarians, or other content as appropriate. The incumbent should have strong written and oral communication skills, and should have demonstrated experience with document publication software.

Graphic Designer

 

The graphic designer will be responsible for the creation of digital image media for all Rotaract Canada publications, including but not limited to social media, websites, and documents. The incumbent must be able to create content that aligns with the Rotaract Canada brand identity, and should be skilled in their preference of graphic design software.

Copywriter

 

The copywriter will support the Office of Communications with the drafting and writing of content for all Rotaract Canada publications, including but not limited to social media, websites, and public-facing documents. The incumbent must be able to create content that aligns with the Rotaract Canada brand identity, and should be skilled in writing for various audiences.

Translator

 

The translator will support the Office of Communications with the translation of critical content for Rotaract Canada publications, such as the website and program information. The incumbent must be fluent in both English and the Canadian French dialect, and should have experience translating English content to French.

Office of Leadership Development

Lead by the secretary of leadership development 

The Office of Leadership Development will collect and evaluate best practices for the training of Rotaract club and district officers. The office will design training resources and materials for distribution, as well as advise Rotaract Canada member districts on these matters where appropriate.

Cabinet Secretary - Leadership Development

 

The secretary of leadership development will oversee the development and implementation of Rotaract professional development and training activities. They are responsible for leading, supporting, and mentoring all volunteers in this office in their execution of the office mandate.

Professional Development Coordinator

 

The professional development coordinator will be responsible for working with the secretary of leadership and training to recognize the areas of opportunity for further professional development. They will be tasked with developing, implementing, and managing customized professional development training and events for members of Rotaract Canada. They will be responsible for with finding engaging ways to bring the professional development component back into Rotaract. 

Rotaract Training Coordinator

 

The Rotaract training coordinator will be responsible for working with the secretary of leadership and training to identify the training needs within Rotaract Canada. They will be responsible for conducting an organization-wide training needs assessment, and using the feedback, will develop functional internal and external training resources and opportunities to address the skills and knowledge gaps that are identified.

Office of Membership Engagement

Lead by the secretary of membership engagement 

The Office of Membership Engagement will create and educate Rotaractors on opportunities within the Rotary family to ensure a positive and beneficial environment for all participants in club, district, national, and international activities. They may also create resources on how to create thriving Rotaract clubs, and advise Rotaract Canada member districts where appropriate.

Cabinet Secretary - Membership Engagement

 

The secretary of membership engagement will oversee the development of programs that engage and educate Rotaractors on Rotary and support Rotaract clubs in their strategic planning. They will also supervise and support the organization of the Rotaract Canada Conference led by the conference chair

Conference Chair

 

The conference chair, answering to the secretary of membership engagement, will be responsible for the coordination of the Rotaract Canada conference. They will oversee the conference team, ensuring all tasks are completed on schedule and supporting the completion of tasks where necessary. They are ultimately responsible for designing, developing, and executing the event. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience planning large-scale events, and should have experience with virtual events.

Conference Breakout Session Coordinator

 

The conference breakout session coordinator, answering to the conference chair, will be responsible for organizing breakout sessions related but not limited to Rotaract and the Rotaract experience. They will be the primary point of contact for all breakout session facilitators. Familiarity with talent/speaker management, as well as with the Rotary family is considered a valuable asset.

Conference Keynote Speaker Coordinator

 

The conference keynote speaker coordinator, answering to the conference chair, will be responsible for recruiting and corresponding with potential keynote speakers for the Rotaract Canada conference. They will be the primary point of contact for all keynote speakers and serve to relay logistical information between the keynote speakers and conference team. Familiarity with talent/speaker management, as well as with the Rotary family is considered a valuable asset.

Conference Social and Service Coordinator

 

The conference social and service coordinator, answering to the conference chair, will be responsible for designing and implementing interactive and accessible social and service opportunities during the conference. Experience with virtual networking or service events is an asset.

Census Coordinator

 

The census coordinator will oversee the development, execution, and analysis of the Rotaract Canada individual census. In consultation with subject matter experts, the census coordinator will create a simple but comprehensive survey which will provide Rotaract Canada and its partners with meaningful insight into the demographics of Rotaractors in the region, the structure and activities of clubs, and other useful insights. The inclement should have experience in data management and strong understanding of Rotaract. Experience with sociology, surveys, and census data are considered to be assets.

Advanced Connection Team Coordinator

 

The advanced connection team coordinator will be responsible for the development and execution of an Interactor retention strategy, building relationships with Interact leaders across the region to facilitate graduating Interactor transition into a Rotaract or Rotary club. The incumbent should have recent experience in Interact and Rotaract, as well as familiarity with the larger Rotary ecosystem. They will be expected to foster and maintain strong relationships with Interactors, Rotaractors, and Rotarians and should be comfortable doing so.

Advanced Connection Team Assistant

 

The advanced connection team assistant will support the advanced connection team coordinator in the development and execution of an Interactor retention strategy. They will further assist by researching Rotaract clubs across the region to determine the culture and function of each, so that the team may make knowledgable introductions and successful referrals. The incumbent should be familiar with Rotaract club styles and cultures, and should be able to effectively build strong relationships with Rotaractors.

Collaboration and open communication are at the core of our MDIO. You don't have to have an official position or even be part of a member district to collaborate. We welcome feedback and suggestions from any point. Any member of the Rotary family within the districts at least partly located in Canada is welcome to join the discussion and brainstorming on the Rotaract Canada ThinkTank Facebook group. There, you can connect with members, share ideas, network, ask for help, partner for projects and much more. Join the group here

 

Alternatively, anyone can send us with feedback or suggestions anytime by emailing at ideas@rotaractcanada.org.