OPERATIONS COORDINATOR                                   Detailed Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: Applications received for this position without a cover letter as indicated, will not be considered

Reporting to the Executive Director of Craft Alliance Atlantic, the Operations Coordinator will carry out all functions relative to the organization, execution and successful production of B2B trade events on an annual basis, including the annual Craft East Buyers’ Expo and trade shows as outlined in the job description.

The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for all administrative logistics in the production of the association’s annual trade show schedule and related events. The coordinator will assist in the development and implementation of marketing strategies in the growth of our trade show program. The position will be responsible for working within the specified project budgets.

The Operations Coordinator will manage the production of concurrent events & activities as they relate to trade show development within the organization. These include but are not limited to trade shows, online virtual marketplace, special projects, workshops, awards program, social media and marketing. The coordinator will also have the responsibility to maintain and update websites as well as the communication of information from the organization to trade show clients, attendees and the broader industry.

Candidates for the position must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in event management and planning, along with marketing and communications skills to include: website management, online marketing & social media experience. MUST be proficient in MS Excel, Access databases and CRM programs. Experience working in the non-profit sector or in a trade association environment is desirable. Bilingualism an asset.

Experience in small business development, the craft industry or the retail giftware industry would be beneficial. A university degree or diploma in business, event management or communications is desirable or a combination work experience and education. CITP Certification in International Business desired. This is an “in-office” position and is based in downtown Halifax, NS. This position is a full-time 35 hrs. per week. The position will require overtime and weekend work hours, specifically during scheduled events. Some travel maybe required (subject to public health guidelines). The organization does have an employee COVID-19 Vaccine policy, all candidates are required to provide proof of vaccination, before an offer of employment is made.

Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and eligible to work in Canada.

Salary: $40k – $45K per annum

Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining their experience relevant to this position, with resume, via email, as one (1) attached PDF document to: Bernard M. Burton, Executive Director bernard@craftalliance.ca

Deadline: Posting Open until Filled

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Craft Alliance Atlantic is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Indigenous persons, African Canadians, persons with disabilities, racially visible minorities, women, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to this position is Ability, Qualifications and Performance. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to self-identify in the cover letter.