Professional Development Coordinator

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
August 8, 2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Full-time, Permanent

What is the Job?

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Programs And Professional Development, the Professional Development Coordinator will be responsible for managing the development, marketing, and delivery of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program and initiatives within their program areas. This includes identifying opportunities for seminars, webcasts, distance education products; other online learning methods and opportunities to offer joint sessions and partnerships with other technical associations or government.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research and monitoring member needs to evaluate, develop, and deliver opportunities for high quality, topical professional development seminars, webcasts and online learning offerings; working with subject matter experts to coordinate suitable offerings for professional members;
  • Developing professional development event budgets, partnership agreements, and contracts;
  • Negotiating, contracting, and facilitating professional development events such as sourcing speakers, venues, AV and other vendors;
  • Providing communication of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy, programs, and objectives; responding to member and public inquiries through in-person, phone, and email correspondence; developing partnerships with CPD providers (e.g., academic institutions) and associations for sponsorship and communication;
  • Performing administrative duties such as processing registrations, fees, and preparing seminar material for attendees;
  • Facilitating and assisting with the coordination of additional special events within the association, which involves sourcing, drafting contracts, creating schedules, communicating information with the attendees and venues, and answering any inquiries; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who Are We Looking For?

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in: Completion of bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, business administration, adult education or a related discipline; and
  • 3–5 years of relevant work experience related to event management, program and project management, stakeholder engagement, budget management, and communication strategy.

The position will require the person to demonstrate they have:

  • Excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • High comfort level with public speaking;
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to facilitate communication and independently source and create professional development opportunities;
  • 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. Engineers and Geoscientists BC offers contract employees a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, wages as pay-in-lieu of group benefits, and a Flex Day Program that offers compressed work weeks that result in paid days off for the extra time worked.

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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