Manager, Programs

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
December 3, 2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Full-time, Permanent

What is the Job?

Reporting to the Director, Programs and Professional Development, the Manager, Programs is responsible for managing four programs in the Programs and Professional Development Department. The Manager, Programs also provides guidance to Program Coordinators directly reporting into this role, coaching them to succeed in all program activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Student Program, the Branches Program, the Mentoring Program, and the Career Awareness Program with accountability for meeting objectives and program goals for all programs;
  • Accountability for volunteer management for all programs;
  • Developing the budget for the Student Program, the Branches Program, and the Career Awareness Program, and is accountable for managing expenditures within this budget; seeking new sources of revenue, including sponsorships;
  • Managing staff with accountability for hiring, training, and coaching; conducting all aspects of performance management including making recommendations for training and development;
  • Creating awareness of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the path to professional registration with undergraduate students across BC; conducting presentations at post-secondary institutions; organizing student engagement events, building relationships with stakeholders, and promoting student membership through the organization’s communications channels;
  • Chairing and supporting the Student Advisory Group meeting at the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Annual Conference, including appointing representatives, agenda development, meeting management, creation and follow-up of action items, and evaluating and implementing committee member suggestions;
  • Negotiating agreements and securing group membership agreements, managing information on program benefits to students, faculty, and university staff, providing technical support for online member benefits, assessing and administering sponsorship funding requests from student societies/organizations and creating content related to the student program for association publications, as well as external publications such as university newsletters;
  • Participating in producing the Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s annual conference; and
  • Travel required that includes multi-day, overnight trips, and day travel within the Lower Mainland. Travels to post-secondary institutions across the province. Travels to Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s annual conference and AGM.

Who are We Looking For?

Basic qualifications:

  • Completion of bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations, education or other related degree;
  • 5–7 years of relevant experience in a similar role or organization;
  • 5–7 years of event planning and execution, project and membership management experience;
  • Minimum 4 years of experience leading and directly managing a team; and
  • Minimum 4 years of charitable foundation or non-profit experience.

The position will require the successful candidate to demonstrate that he or she has:

  • Excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • High comfort level with public speaking;
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with various internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proficiency in MS Office, and knowledge of website applications, social media, and email marketing platforms; and
  • A valid BC driver’s licence, access to a vehicle, and is willing to travel to offsite events within the Lower Mainland.

Who are We?

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is responsible for the licensing and regulation of BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists. With over 37,000 members, we are the second largest regulatory body in the province. We offer a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, generous benefit program, including a group health program, group retirement program, generous vacation allowances, and a flex day program that offers compressed workweeks.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at [email protected].
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