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Canadian Investor Relations Institute

Manager, Professional Development (One-year Contract)


Within walking distance to Union Station1502812

Company Information

CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession and the competency of its members. Our office is located in Toronto within walking distance to Union Station.

Job Description

Reporting to the President & CEO, the main purpose of this position is to develop and deliver professional development events across Canada; manage the logistics of the professional development events; continue to build recognition and participation in the certification program; maintain the CIRI website; and provide support for social media communications.

Professional Development Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the annual professional development program, including the Annual Conference, Essentials of Investor Relations, Senior IRO Forums, a Small Cap event, webinars and other events as required
  • Prepare annual budgets for professional development program
  • Prepare and implement a marketing plan to promote attendance at professional development events
  • Identify speakers for the professional development events and work with them to develop content
  • Coordinate all logistical requirements (venue, food & beverage, A/V equipment, webcasts, shipments and on-site registrations) for professional development events
  • Set up events in database and complete event registrations/confirmations
  • Prepare summaries following events including evaluation summaries, financial performance, speaker ratings, etc.
  • Support CIRI’s Chapter Executives, ensuring a high degree of co-ordination between Chapter and CIRI National events to maximize attendance

Additional Annual Conference Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Committee to develop the program and secure speakers
  • Work with the speakers to develop content
  • Act as project manager for the Annual Conference website and marketing materials including sourcing speaker biographies, photos and presentations
  • Prepare and organize content for the Program Brochure and Program Guide
  • Coordinate recreational activities with vendors and participants
  • Coordinate ordering & assembly of conference delegate materials including: program guide, conference bags, name badge holders, presentations, session evaluations, speaker bios and delegate list
  • Work with sponsor to prepare the webcast archives post-conference
  • Prepare conference evaluation survey and communicate to delegates post-conference
  • Prepare thank you letters to speakers, sponsors and our suppliers post-conference

Certification Responsibilities:

  • Execute a marketing plan for the Certification Program
  • Liaise with the Ivey Business School on Program applications
  • Participate on the Certification Governance Committee
  • Prepare and mark the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) exams
  • Market the Belle Mulligan Scholarship for the Certification Program
  • Participate on the Belle Mulligan Scholarship Selection Committee

Website/Social Media Responsibilities:

  • Update all areas of the website for CIRI National and Chapters (as needed)
  • Post content to LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Create schedule for content updates
  • Track changes in social media activity

Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3+ years experience in Investor Relations or related role are an asset
  • Event planning experience
  • Project management experience
  • PowerPoint and InDesign experience are an asset
  • Strong communication abilities
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Motivated self-starter, able to work independently in a multi-priority environment
  • Ability to interface and work cooperatively in a small team and across the organization
  • Ability to travel

If you have the experience required and want to join this organization, please submit your resume to by April 6, 2017.

Contact Information

Canadian Investor Relations Institute
Yvette Lokker
President & CEO
Posting Date: 16-Mar-2017Other Contract, Full-Time 12 months Open 108-May-2017
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