Canadian Printing Industries Association seeks an Association Manager

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Richard Kouwenhoven.

Richard Kouwenhoven, Chair of the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA), has announced that the organization is seeking to fill one of its most important positions – that of Association Manager for a fixed contract period, with a focus on the development and implementation of new program initiatives as directed by the CPIA’s Board of Directors.

Responsibilities. The Association Manager will work with members of the CPIA Board to undertake a list of pre-defined projects and manage them to completion. Each project will be scoped in advance with established milestones, deliverables and lead-project supports. The focus of the Association Manager is to develop, document and launch core CPIA Programs that will help the CPIA achieve its core mission of:

  • Providing a national voice and platform for the printing and graphic arts industry
  • Providing a central connecting point for regional print associations, sector associations and print-focused, post-secondary educational programs

Projects and duties. These include, but are not limited to:

  1. Creation of a member list (combined list of members from each regional association)
  2. Facilitate meetings of the CPIA Education Committee documenting follow-up actions and initiatives
  3. Facilitate meetings of the CPIA Supplier Committee documenting follow-up actions and initiatives
  4. Facilitate meetings of the CPIA Government Affairs Committee documenting follow-up actions and initiatives
  5. Develop and implement new program recommendations established by the Education, Supplier and Government Affairs Committees
  6. Conduct an industry-wide online survey to help establish key government affairs priorities for the CPIA – then publish the results
  7. Investigate viability of affiliate relationship with Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) or the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association (CME)
  8. Develop 2021 operating budget for the CPIA including membership fee structure and other identified revenue sources
  9. Manage administrative functions of the Association including receivables, payables, statements, invoicing and government remittances
  10. With support of the CPIA Board, facilitate changes to the Governance of the association including bylaws, corporate registration and regulatory compliance of corporation

Skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years graphic arts industry experience and/or experience working with national or regional industry associations
  • Experience leading complex projects involving stakeholder engagement, facilitation and creation of detailed documentation outlining project plans, key milestones and deliverables
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Exceptional verbal, written, numerical and interpersonal business communication skills
  • Bilingual speaking (French & English) an asset
  • Comfortable with core MS Office and Video Conference applications (eg. Zoom, MS Teams)

Contract term: 6 months
Hours: Part-time, flexible, approximately 10 hours per week
Target start: August or September 2020

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to and quote “Association Manager” in the email subject line.

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