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Program Development Innovator job in Calgary

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Job Ref:  3f77765d
Employer:  Direct Solutions - Canada
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Alberta
City:  Calgary
18/10/2016 23:15
Job Description:

The position Build world class programs and event experiences to help companies grow Helping businesses be more successful, and especially helping them grow, is the core mission of the Chamber of Commerce. This role has the unique responsibility to build the Chamber's programming strategy, and then bring it to life. The Program Development Innovator delivers ground-breaking programs like the Chamber's new Innovation Accelerator Program, and the CEO Peer Mentoring program, for growth-focused entrepreneurs. This is a role with huge potential to create. What it looks like for youYou are constantly scanning the world, reading articles looking at best practices. You are plugged in to Calgary's business scene; highly news-literate and current affairs oriented, with a finger on the pulse of key business issues. You will spend much of your time speaking to businesses, understanding their challenges, and developing new programs to tangibly address those issues. To make this happen you must establish and directly cultivate relationships across a wide range of stakeholders; entrepreneurs, trend-setters, sponsors, speakers, policy experts, VIPs and politicians. You'll also have the opportunity to bring those ideas to life. You will be responsible for developing, delivering and improving the Chamber's 4 existing program streams as well as researching and launching new ones. You will also be responsible for developing and managing a pipeline of top-quality speakers for over 60 chamber events per year. You will work very closely with the Event and Conference team to help make the Chamber's overall program of live experiences the best they can possibly be. You plan far in advance, you are creative but highly-organized, your time horizon is 9-18 months for new programs and top speakers. While we appreciate all resumes, only those deemed qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted. No phone calls please. Qualifications:Education: University degree in business, communications, PR or another relevant fieldExperience: 5 years of experience with responsibility for creating programs and developing content, ideally in a B2B environmentValues aligned with those of the ChamberBackground managing multiple clients and a vast network of contactsDemonstrated penchant for creative thinkingA love of current events, and political savvyAbility to manage complex and fast-changing program elements and prioritize effectivelyFlexibility and ability to push through ambiguity to deliver resultsEntrepreneurial spirit, track record of initiative, and ownership of workEnthusiasm and a positive attitude, ability to maintain grace under pressureExcellent verbal and written communication skills and superior customer-service oriented skillsAbility to work independently with minimal supervisionFlexibility to work early mornings and some evenings Responsibilities:Run, grow and develop the Chamber's programming stream of operationsResearch and develop new programming offerings that help companies growContribute to the development of the Chamber's program strategy in line with the overall business strategyUse programs as a strategic tool to deliver on the Chamber's mission and objectivesPresent to, and secure, sponsors and partnersMaintain responsibility for securing program participantsMaintain responsibility for program financial targetsAct as facilitator or emcee for programs and eventsContribute significantly to event content planningManage the Chamber's speaker pipeline for 60+ events per year, identifying and securing speakers from business leaders to politiciansSurprise and delight: bring new thinking, and never-before seen ideas to the tableEnsure accurate and thorough communication is maintained with vendors, sponsors, stakeholders, staff and program participantsFind ways to create value for participants beyond physically showing up The Calgary Chamber offers:A non-profit environment, supporting big-profit ideasA competitive compensation package that promotes goal achievementHealth and dental benefits, great time off (vacation, sick time, birthday day off, civil and bank stat holidays recognized) as well as RRSP matching Ready to get started?Please visit NA to apply online.

Company Description:

Grow, connect and influence with the Chamber

For 125 years the Calgary Chamber of Commerce has been working every day to make Calgary a better place to live, work and grow a business. This is a rare opportunity to be part of that important work.

If you like to be at the centre of the action, then the Chamber is the place to be. You will have the chance to establish relationships with every business in the city from large public companies, to neighbourhood restaurants. The Chamber connects businesses to each other and to new ideas, helps them grow and expands their influence by meeting with government decision makers to ensure business-friendly conditions exist.

But the Chamber is not for everyone. It's a high-performing team that expects a lot of every member and delivers amazing results.

It starts with values. These are ours:

- Make an impact
- Get it done
- Do what's right
- Never stop pushing
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