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welcome tominerva

With over two decades of experience working alongside women across British Columbia, Minerva has helped expand the leadership skills of women and girls through education, mentorship, training, and advocacy delivered through a gender lens. We couldn’t do this without our incredible board of directors and team of employees, who passionately believe that leadership diversity attracts the best talent, breeds innovation, and creates more inclusive workplaces.

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  • We are seeking an experienced Partnerships Manager who cares deeply about inspiring and developing the current and next generation of women leaders. This role contributes to Minerva’s success by helping achieve our annual registration and revenue goals for our fee-based programs and services.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Drive business development activities to expand partnerships with corporations, non-profit, and other organizations
    • Cultivate strong relationships with existing and prospective partners, serving as the primary point of contact
    • Assess partnership opportunities based on strategic fit, market potential, and alignment with Minerva objectives
    • Deliver presentations, information sessions, webinars, and other activities to engage participants in our programs, events, and services
    • Collaborate with programs team and communications team to execute promotional campaigns with partners
    • Provide ongoing support and guidance to partners, assessing their needs and ensuring satisfaction
    • Establish and maintain cross-functional systems to support the ongoing stewardship of accounts while maximizing corporate support across all programs and activities
    • Track and analyze key performance metrics related to partnership activities, and use data-driven insights to assess partnership effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and optimize strategies
    • Provide reports to management, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders

    Skills and Qualifications

    • A relevant bachelor’s degree or diploma (or equivalent)
    • Demonstrated knowledge in leadership, HR, and business development
    • Demonstrated success cultivating, securing, and growing revenue from corporate partnerships; fundraising or sponsorship
    • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship skills; including presentation, sales, and negotiation skills
    • Experience working in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization, preferably in a non-profit or social impact organization
    • Self-motivated, with a proven record of accomplishment in achieving goals
    • Highly organized, systems oriented, likes using/learning technology
    • Experience selling leadership training or educational programs an asset
    • Formal sales training (SPIN, consultative selling) an asset
    • Knowledge in gender equality, EDI, and a commitment to reconciliation

    Working at Minerva
    The best thing about working at Minerva is our people. Everyone feels strongly connected to Minerva’s mission, and we respect one another and foster a sense of belonging through our shared values of authenticity, collaboration, contribution innovation, and growth.

    You’ll have the support of a close-knit team who are committed to your success. Minerva invests in your training and development, and we offer attractive health and wellness benefits. These include a comprehensive health and dental plan, an Employee Assistance Plan and $500 health spending account, and generous sick leave.

    In addition to annual vacation, we offer a day off to celebrate your birthday, and the Minerva office is closed between Christmas and New Year.

    Minerva aims to pay at fair market rates compared with other non-profits of similar size and revenue in Vancouver. The expected compensation range for this role is $67,000 – $90,000. 

    The compensation range is the span between the minimum and maximum base salary. The midpoint of the range represents an employee that possesses full job knowledge, qualifications, and experience for the position. Our typical hiring range is between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range. 

    Additional Details

    • This position is Vancouver-based and currently offers a hybrid schedule with 2-3 remote days per week. This is subject to change based on operational requirements.
    • Minerva requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    Join Us!
    Minerva is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace in which everyone is welcomed, valued, and supported. If you do not have all the skills and qualifications listed above but think this is a great role for you, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to meeting you and learning about the unique experiences you’d bring to this role.

    How to Apply
    Please submit your resume to the attention of Tina Strehlke, CEO. Applications will be accepted through the Charity Village website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The hiring process includes two interviews with multiple team members involved. We will request two references from the shortlisted candidates.

    If there is anything we can do to make the interview process easier for you, please let us know!

working at minerva


flexible schedule

Flexible work arrangements are a core element of how we value you as an employee. We have a physical office space where employees work 2-3 days per week. We aim to support you in effectively managing your work accountabilities and personal life.

extended benefits

We offer comprehensive health and medical coverage for you and your family. This includes coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care, and paramedical practitioners. We also provide a health spending account and Employee Assistance program.

meaningful work

Our commitment to making an impact motivates us to act. Together, we collaborate on a common vision — a world where women and girls have equal power in decision-making spaces.


We listen. We seek out new ideas and different perspectives, and we create spaces where all people feel welcomed, valued, and free to be themselves.

growth oriented

Our programs are all about development, and our team is no different. We believe that everyone has leadership potential and that the best leaders are those who continually learn and grow.

supportive team

We believe in the power of working together, not in competition with one another. We build strong relationships and support, celebrate, and genuinely invest in each other’s success.

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“ Learning to Lead taught me how to become the best, most confident version of myself. ”

“ I thought my leadership skills were somewhat lacking because I don’t look or feel like a conventional leader. I thought I would emerge from this course looking or acting like something different from who I am. At Minerva I learned that my leadership qualities come from my natural strengths and core values. I learned that I can show up as my authentic self. ”

“ Minerva showed me that it is possible to be an empathetic, reflective leader while still being strong, determined, and focused. I don’t have to choose between the two. ”

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