Corporate Relations Associate

Corporate Relations Associate


Role Description:

The Lazaridis Students' Society Corporate Portfolio is responsible for maintaining and growing the current base of LazSoc’s corporate partners. The team is responsible for creating partnerships on behalf of the Lazaridis Students’ Society, and bringing value to students by creating recruitment opportunities through company representative presence on campus or in attendance at our events. The ideal candidate thrives in team settings and has an exceptional ability to take initiative in pursuing unprompted tasks. The Directors of Corporate Relations will report to the incoming Vice-President of Corporate Relations, Andrew Bow.

General Corporate Duties and Responsibilities Include, but Are Not Limited to:

  • Liaise with local business partners as well as larger organizations to seek new partnerships, and support positive interaction of current and future partners
  • Communicate with our clubs, associations and committees regarding outreach and sponsorship needs
  • Actively seek partnership opportunities from a variety of fields, including but not limited to: technology, finance, marketing, sales, operations, logistics, accounting, real estate, etc
  • Secure substantial leads with corporate partners, with the support of the Vice President of Corporate Relations
  • Spearhead ad hoc tasks throughout the Corporate Relations portfolio and the organization as a whole
  • Collaborate very closely with the other Corporate Directors to secure partnerships with corporations
  • Time dedication of 5-7 hours weekly, with a heavy time commitment into the fall semester and less time commitment in the winter semester
Specific Corporate Relations Associate Duties and Responsibilities Include, but Are Not Limited to:
  • Spearheading corporate outreach projects on behalf of the Lazaridis Students' Society
  • Pitching and selling LazSoc Events in front of big name companies such as the Boston Consulting Group, Sephora, Google and TD
  • Leading contract negotiations with big Corporations for contracts valued in the thousands of dollars.
  • Will work closely with the Operations and Marketing portfolio as well as the Career Centre, Co-op Office, and Alumni Association.
  • Support the Senior Corporate relations team on ad-hoc sponsorship projects.
The Ideal Candidate will Possess:
  • Committed, punctual, professional, and persistent
  • Excellent selling, communication, and leadership skills
  • Capacity to handle rejection and failure with poise
  • Hard worker, willing to prioritize the role above other extra-curricular activities
  • Ready to lend a helping hand when needed without being told
  • Self-starting nature, exhibits resourcefulness in seeking beneficial new intiative
  • Strong vision and planning skills for goal accomplishment
  • Embodies the "work hard, play hard" attitude
  • Passionate about the Laurier and Laz Community
  • Always has a smile on their face

Applications close September 15th @11:59PM. If you have any questions about the role or any difficulties with your application, please email the VP of Corporate Relations:

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