CCBC is currently seeking a Director for its new Atlantic Chapter. This is a dynamic position, with diverse responsibilities, including member service management and recruitment, event management, government relations, and determining how CCBC can develop and adapt its services to the needs of Atlantic-based companies working with China and for Chinese companies investing or conducting business in the region. The Atlantic headquarters will be based in Halifax.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Identify and recruit prospective members
- Liaise regularly with and render service to members; maintain positive relationships with them to help ensure membership retention
- Plan, prepare, and execute high-quality CCBC events
- Develop and manage Governmental Relations as required
- Promote the awareness of the CCBC and its services throughout the Atlantic region
- Prepare annual budget and business plan. Ensure all activities are within agreed budgetary parameters
- Monitor important developments in local politics (provincial and municipal)
- File status reports and update member databases
- Administer Halifax office accounts and other office details
- Coordinate with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver regarding Council’s activities and initiatives, as well as incoming and outgoing missions when required
- As assigned, assist with planning and implementation of other CCBC-related activities, regardless of location
- University degree with a major in Business, International Relations preferred
- Travel and work experience in China. Understanding of Canadian and Chinese cultures, history, and Canada-China relations desired
- Business experience throughout the Atlantic Region
- Excellent event management skills, with a minimum of three years of experience
- Fluent in spoken and written English. Mandarin Chinese and/or French skills a plus, but not required.
- Strong communication and networking abilities
- Excellent relationship-building skills
- Able to exercise excellent and sound judgment, perform complex duties simultaneously, and handle confidential matters with tact and discretion
- Able to research information relevant to the needs of our members, as well as identify potential member companies based on their opportunity to succeed in China
- Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Great team player
- Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications must be submitted to HR[at]ccbc.com by March 8, 2019. No telephone inquiries please.
(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only).