Scholarships and Volunteers

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The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is seeking 10 volunteers for the 2020 RIA Conference, and is also inviting 20 students to apply for RIA Scholarship Awards. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Number of opportunities: 10
Deadline: April 3rd, 2020 (But positions will be filled ASAP so please apply early)
Applicants will be notified and confirmed by April 24th, 2020. 

The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is recruiting volunteers for the 2020 RIA Conference, which will take place in Toronto at Hotel X on June 8th and 9th, 2020.  The conference is the premier event for responsible investment (RI) professionals in Canada, bringing together 600+ delegates to engage with the latest topics in Canada’s growing RI industry.

Benefits & Eligibility

By volunteering at the conference, you will gain experience in professional event management and gain access to industry leaders. As a volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to network with experts and influencers in the field of responsible investing. Volunteers will gain access to the conference and the RIA ensures that all volunteers are able to observe some of the sessions. Meals and snacks will be provided. 

Volunteer opportunities are open to all qualified candidates, including students and non-students.

Social Media (2 opportunities available)

We are seeking two social media gurus to help manage the RIA’s Twitter feed and Twitter Wall throughout the conference.

Qualifications:

  • Avid social media user 
  • Experience monitoring hashtags
  • Knowledge and interest in responsible investment and corporate social responsibility 
  • Must be available 7:00am-5:30pm on June 8th, and 7:00am-5:30pm on June 9th.

General Support (8 opportunities available)

We are seeking seven energetic young professionals to help with general support, such as assisting with the set-up, registration, general operations, and note-taking throughout the conference.

Qualifications:

  • Experience organizing events or conferences 
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a fast-paced setting
  • Knowledge and interest in responsible investment and corporate social responsibility
  • Must be available 7:00am-5:30pm on June 8th, and 7:00am-5:30pm on June 9th.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF totaling no more than 3 pages. Explain your qualifications and why you want to participate at the RIA Conference. Send applications to Olga Bordatcheva (Kent), Senior Manager of Member Relations to olga@riacanada.ca with “Volunteer Application” in the subject line.

Deadline is midnight on April 3, 2020. Opportunities will likely be filled before that date, so please apply early. 

For information on the RIA’s COVID-19 Event Preparedness, please read the updates from our CEO here

RIA Scholarship Awards 

Number of positions: 20
Deadline: April 3rd, 2020 (But positions will be filled ASAP so please apply early)
Applicants will be notified and confirmed by April 24th, 2020.  

The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is offering Scholarships to 20 post-secondary students to participate at the 2020 RIA Conference, which takes place at Hotel X on June 8th and 9th, 2020. The RIA Conference is the premier event for responsible investment (RI) professionals in Canada, bringing together 600+ delegates to engage with the latest topics in Canada’s growing RI industry. 

Benefits & Eligibility

Scholarship recipients receive a registration providing full access to the RIA Conference, including meals & accommodations as needed for out-of-town recipients. You will have the opportunity to attend social events and network with industry leaders. 

RIA Scholarship recipients must be currently enrolled in a university or college program. 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF totaling no more than 3 pages. Explain your qualifications and why you want to participate at the RIA Conference. Send applications to Olga Bordatcheva (Kent), Senior Manager of Member Relations to olga@riacanada.ca with “Scholarship Application” in the subject line.

Deadline is midnight on April 3, 2020. Opportunities will likely be filled before that date, so please apply early.

For information on the RIA’s COVID-19 Event Preparedness, please read the updates from our CEO here

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