Centre for International Governance Innovation Waterloo, ON, Canada
Apr 17, 2017Full time
COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND EVENTS MANAGER Closing Date: Friday May 5, 2017 The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is a global think tank based in Waterloo, Ontario. Founded in 2001, CIGI conducts policy research on international governance issues, including the global economy, global security and politics, and international law. A dynamic and innovative organization of leading researchers, policy practitioners and other professionals, CIGI has a unique opening for a Community Relations & Events Manager. The Community Relations & Events Manager enhances the organization's public profile and reputation, increases targeted stakeholder engagement, and manages high caliber events to promote the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In consultation with colleagues throughout the organization, the incumbent will: Develop and implement a community engagement plan in support of CIGI’s strategic objectives Manage events staff and volunteers, including priority setting, monitoring workload, mentoring, and professional development Lead all community relations event logistics including programming, budgeting, planning, scheduling, and securing speakers Oversee the coordination of event logistics for domestic and international roundtables, conferences and workshops Be responsible for outreach of public events at CIGI Campus, including coordination of social media, online and email promotion via the CIGI Newsletter in close collaboration with the CIGI communications team Coordinate a monthly corporate wide event calendar for local, national and international events Develop benchmarks and key performance indicators for Events Department to measure, monitor and evaluate effectiveness Design and provide tours for external groups, visiting dignitaries and other VIPs Oversee all aspects of venue rental to 3rd parties on the CIGI Campus Cultivate key community relationships and maintains relationships with suppliers Ensure the CIGI’s contacts database accurately reflects the organization’s community and event stakeholders Be responsible for overseeing global travel logistics, including air, hotel and ground transportation for staff and visitors, via a third-party agent Review and recommend updates to the CIGI Travel Policy and promote compliance Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to lead motivated, productive and proactive professional and volunteer teams Experience in planning, organizing and implementing large scale events Demonstrated project and budget management skills; able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines; strong problem-solving skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies Knowledge of the proper protocols (such as titles and honorifics) for addressing various constituents and VIPs Experience in booking global travel Proficient in the use of MS Office 365 and Salesforce Knowledge of the Waterloo Region and local businesses, organizations and people Keen interest in international affairs Qualifications: Minimum 7-10 years’ relevant public relations and event planning experience Related post-secondary degree (public relations, communications, marketing, event management) Knowledge of international relations issues/background in political science and previous experience in the non-profit sector are assets Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume along with salary expectations to email@example.com by 05 May, 2017. We appreciate all candidates’ applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CIGI is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. Our goal is to attract and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are committed to providing accommodation to applicants throughout the recruitment and hiring process.