Coordinator, Professional Development & Member Events, CPA New Brunswick; Moncton

Event Management


About the role

The Chartered Professional Accountants New Brunswick (CPA New Brunswick) seek a highly motivated individual with excellent attention to detail to coordinate professional development initiatives, member events, and Chapter activity including conferences, convocation, varied-format professional development, annual general meetings, luncheons, and celebrations.

Working with the Senior Manager, Operations, the Coordinator, Professional Development & Member Events is responsible for the development and implementation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) ideas, opportunities, and offerings with a deliberate focus on increasing the number, variety, and aggregate revenue prospect of CPD offerings and member events. Working collaboratively with the staff team, the incumbent will be actively involved in the design of member offerings and be responsible for all aspects of events management inclusive of planning, logistics, execution, and post-event debriefing.  

Major Responsibilities

  • Working with the staff team, provide input and recommendations to the Senior Manager, Operations relating to the annual professional development and member events strategy/program with corresponding benchmarks, objectives, targets, and success indicators
  • With the collaboration of the staff team and Chapters, develop session schedules offering a variety of different events and courses that meet member needs and requests
  • Contact, negotiate with, and secure the services of qualified instructors and providers retained in the delivery of individual sessions and offerings, maintaining also a current repository of confirmed and prospective instructors/facilitators
  • Contact, negotiate with, and secure space, accommodation, and hosting services within allocated budget with facilities that satisfy event criteria, maintaining also a current register of venue coordinates and primary contacts
  • Create event support material such as registration forms, participant evaluation forms, instructor information sheets, and registrant logs in keeping with CPA branding protocols and practices
  • Design event and program outlines and any associated contents for the purpose of promoting, sourcing and printing of required brochures, pamphlets, flyers, or advertisement placement
  • Enter all relevant information and coordinates in member database for course selections and payments
  • Serve as a key contact at the event, ensuring to effectively navigate between providers, suppliers, stakeholders, participants, and attendees as necessary
  • Assemble praise and suggestions received from members for the purpose of assessing the appropriateness and quality of PD offerings and any opportunities to better respond to member preferences
  • Hold post-event debriefing sessions with staff team to discuss event outcomes and recommend potential program changes and operating improvements going forward
  • Perform other related and ancillary duties requested by the President & CEO or Senior Manager, Operations as the circumstances may reasonably warrant


  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or equivalent in a related field (preferably with concentration in event management)
  • Not less than three (3) years of direct experience working in a similar role
  • Not less than two (2) years of general office, administrative, or project management experience  
  • Good written/oral communication skills in both official languages
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel) and the desire/ability to learn member platforms and social media techniques
  • Concentrated experience in the design and delivery of continuing professional development products, lifelong learning cultures, and events management shall be considered as significant assets
  • Experience in, or exposure to, in a similar professional body or of post-secondary institute shall be considered as an asset

Skills & Disposition

  • Keen customer-service orientation
  • Superior attention to detail and budget sensitivity
  • Strong relationship building skills (extrovert preferred)
  • Positive attitude, ability to adapt to change, and sense of custody and responsibility over assigned objectives, outcomes, and records
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other units/departments and cross-functional teams
  • Good conflict resolution, time management, and multitasking skills
  • Good organizational, communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • High level of integrity and sense of ownership
  • Ability to work extended hours when necessary
  • Ability to retrieve and distribute files, office packages, promotional material and equipment weighing up to 15 kilograms
  • Occasional travel required

To Apply

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to by Saturday, January 12, 2019.