Job Posting: Operations Coordinator

DETAILED JOB Description:  Operations Coordinator

Reporting to the Executive Director of Craft Alliance Atlantic, the Operations Coordinator – Trade Shows & Events, 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, trade show, 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 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. This is an “in-office” position and is based in downtown Halifax, NS. This position is a full-time position, 35 hrs. per week and the continuation of the position is subject to funding.  The position will require overtime and weekend work hours, specifically during scheduled events. Some travel maybe required (subject to public health guidelines). Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and eligible to work in Canada.

Salary dependent on experience

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.

Please send a cover letter with resume outlining experience, via email, as one (1) attached PDF document to: Bernard M. Burton, Executive Director  bernard@craftalliance.ca

Deadline for applications is: 4:00 pm, September 28, 2021        Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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