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Manager, Membership


Liberty Village1369378

Company Information

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) is the professional body for interior designers in Ontario. ARIDO is committed to the betterment of the interior design profession to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by regulating ARIDO members. It does so by setting voluntary standards such as Professional Development requirements and Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance.

In the province of Ontario, ARIDO enforces a restricted titles act, Bill Pr6, which sets the standards and enforcement procedures for the protected title of “Interior Designer” in Ontario. ARIDO is currently working the government to further regulate the profession in the province of Ontario.

We offer an excellent working environment, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Description

We are looking for a self-starting, motivated person who excels at customer relations and marketing, and understands the importance of building membership value while adhering to By-laws and membership policies.

This position is responsible for all aspects of the day to day administration of membership applications and annual renewals. This position is responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of membership engagement, recruitment and retention strategies and ensuring that plans are aligned with the association’s mission and strategic plan. This position is responsive to member needs and concerns and ensures that the Executive Director/Registrar is fully informed of all current and emerging membership trends and issues.

The position reports directly into the Executive Director and Registrar.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a similar capacity and will be innovative, interested in making suggestions to improve the membership environment of members, enhance membership value and be creative in packaging and promoting membership. 



  • Develop goals and action plans with the Executive Director/Registrar for membership development, recruitment and retention strategies for Board approval
  • Provide analysis of existing membership materials as well as membership retention rates and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop strategies for improving member benefit offerings, and increasing overall membership value.
  • Initiate internal communications, including developing newsletter content related to important membership information, email blasts, event announcements, awareness of member benefits, etc., working in tandum with ARIDO’s communication staff.
  • To ensure membership increases annually, through your efforts, and that existing members maintain the high standards defined by the Association.
  • An ability to report accurate membership numbers for monthly Board meetings.
  • Develop consistent mechanisms for providing excellent customer service to existing Members and relationship building with prospective members.
  • Respond promptly to membership inquiries from prospective members, existing members, Board Directors, and others.
  • Assist in creating and updating membership and marketing materials, including letters, flyers for upcoming events, welcome packages, fact sheets, directories, surveys, and others.
  • Possess Accurate, professional English writing and public speaking skills are essential. Ability to respond to membership inquiries or complaints from members or potential members in a professional, positive and friendly way.
  • Strong skills in business communications and report writing.
  • Ability to speak effectively to potential members, existing members, the general public, students, and volunteers.
  • Is professional and respectful when engaging and interacting with members regularly in a variety of contexts including phone, email and surveys to ensure membership satisfaction. 
  • Coordinates school visits in the spring and fall, along with presents in-person to students currently enrolled in an Interior design program in Ontario, to promote early membership of young professionals.
  • Liaises with provincial constituents, national counterparts and regulatory contacts on membership related matters.


Minimum five to eight years progressively responsible experience, related experience and preferably in a membership based association or regulatory body. Experience with a provincial regulatory body and/or experience with administering a foreign credential recognition program is considered an asset.


  • Flexible attitude that is able to continually multi-task
  • Enjoys working in a small intimate work team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual (an asset)
  • Broad knowledge of computer technologies and software, specifically CRM/databases
  • Superior written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
  • Visionary, creative, innovative and resourceful.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information and data.
  • Ability to respect strict confidentiality and use discretion and sound judgment.
  • Ability to work under pressure to prioritize dynamic workload
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor during busy or stressful times


  • post-secondary qualifications in Business, Administration or  Marketing, and/or or the equivalent in experience and qualifications


Some travelling across Ontario is required for membership recruitment and events. A valid driver’s license is required.

This position will be required to assist and worth with other team members on events such as the Annual General Meeting and the annual Awards Gala.

Regulatory training will be provided with respects to ARIDO policies, procedures and regulations, the profession of Interior Design and the objectives of the position. 

Contact Information

ARIDOSharon PortelliExecutive Director and Registrarsportelli@arido.ca416-921-2127 ext 4232
Posting Date: 03-Feb-2017Admin/Clerical/Customer Service Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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