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Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Professional Development, the Event Planner is responsible for the planning and administration of meetings and in-person events as required and per CBA policies and procedures. A high level of interaction with the general public, CBA members, and staff is required. Must be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, perform with minimal supervision, and have sound judgment. The candidate must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and comfortable with technology.


66 Slater Street, Suite 1200 Ottawa, ON


The CBA delivers services in both of Canada’s official languages. Fluent bilingual skills, both written and oral, are an asset.

Annual Salary

$ 71,582.94 per year ($40.79/hour)

• Plans and executes all program and meeting logistics, and all post-program deliverables.
• Liaises with and maintains relationships with venues, vendors, and suppliers.
• Reviews and revises event contracts and obtains... the necessary approvals for execution.
• Provides liaison and administrative support to volunteer speakers, program chairs, and sponsors.
• Attends onsite meetings and in-person events as required.
• Participates in the registration process.
• Creates event work plans for each event.
• Creates event day run sheets for each event.
• Responds to telephone and email inquiries.
• Prepares and maintains accreditation records.
• Provides feedback and reports to stakeholders as required.
• Drafts, monitors, and manages in-person event budgets.
• Reviews invoices and expense claims for accuracy and follows-up on outstanding accounts.
• Other related duties as assigned.


• University degree or college diploma.
• Certification in event management is an asset.

• 5 years’ experience in meeting planning.
• Experience working in the non-profit sector/professional association (preferred).
• Experience with the following technologies is an asset: iMIS, EMD, Kentico, Adobe Pro, Photoshop, Survey Monkey, Type form, Poll Everywhere, Zoom, Teams, SharePoint.

Skills And Abilities
• Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat).
• Ability to learn and comfortably work with new and evolving technology.
• Advanced communications and people skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Good judgment.
• Strong planning and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of effective marketing and/or communications strategies would be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated ability to think creatively, out of the box with consideration of budgeting restraints, from concept through to execution in planning projects.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, to work effectively and efficiently under pressure, and to organize and set priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work flexibly within the parameters of the project.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage projects from beginning to end.
• Works well in a team environment.
• Available to work weekends and evenings, and travel if required.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those under consideration. All applicants are encouraged to join the CBA Talent Community which establishes a list that may be considered for similar positions of various tenures.

The CBA is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its learning, work environments, and in its operations. We encourage applications from traditionally marginalized groups. We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this obligation, the CBA will make appropriate accommodations available upon request. Please inform the CBA, in advance, of the need for accommodation(s) during the recruitment and selection process to ensure your equal participation. Requests can be made by email to HR (@) cba.org.

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Ottawa ON


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