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ASSISTANT COORDINATOR, CONFERENCE AND EVENTS (Temporary – 1 Year)

The Assistant Coordinator, Conference and Events supports the Events team with project management and implementation duties associated with the design and development of the Annual Spring Meeting (ASM) Conference and Trade Show educational program, marketing and trade show administration and other events-related projects.

Major responsibilities:

  • Support the Exhibits and Sponsorship Coordinator in the administration and allocation of exhibitor applications/contract and the tradeshow management software (Expocad).
  • Support the development and fulfillment of sponsor contracts.
  • Support the Manager, Conference and Events with project management, production scheduling and assembly of all marketing plan deliverables for the ASM, including the Conference Program, as well as work with suppliers in the delivery of design elements, advertising and other deliverables.
  • Develop onsite manifest for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre which captures the onsite infrastructure and menu planning for the ASM.
  • Develop and implement the ASM workshop grid and onsite review of deliverables for all workshops. Manage the onsite delivery process with sponsors and suppliers.
  • Working with the Communications and Public Affairs team, support the development of design elements and the project plan for the implementation of the ASM Mobile App, social media and ASM website.
  • Support project management of deliverables for the feature areas on the exhibits floor through to onsite installation.
  • Support the speaker contracting process and deliverables for speaker packages.
  • Support development of the room monitor schedule and temporary staffing schedule for the ASM through to assisting onsite with allocating duties for temporary staff.
  • Support the distribution of continuing education (CE) certificates to ODA members.
  • Support the Manager and Director with development and distribution of support documentation for the Education Advisory Committee.
  • Support the development of RFQs and purchasing documentation (PRFs) for the events department.
  • Support other events and projects as assigned.

Posting Date: January 4, 2018


SQL REPORT WRITER / C# DEVELOPER (Temporary Maternity Leave Contract)

The SQL Report Writer/C# Developer will be responsible for managing and supporting the new cloud based Association Membership Database with a strong focus on internal client satisfaction. This role will manage internal client expectations and vendor relationships, evaluate and report database problems, respond to inquiries relating to functionality and capabilities, report defects and follow the designated procedures for escalating issues. This position is a 15 months temporary maternity leave contract in the Member and IT Services team.

Major responsibilities:

  • Association membership database management and support
  • Report writing. Both modification to existing reports and ad-hoc query writing
  • Maintain existing stored procedures and modify or debug as required
  • Identify issues with the membership database and bring this to the attention to the appropriate internal or external stakeholder and senior management as required
  • Maintain and debug custom applications (in C#) that are already in production, making modifications if required
  • Create tickets within Basecamp and escalate with the appropriate stakeholder as required
  • Conduct weekly virtual meeting with software vendor to review status of existing issues and identify new problems or enhancements
  • Gather and document requirements from business users
  • Maintain and update the association management software end user manual as required
  • Assist with documentation and execution of test cases and lead user acceptance testing
  • Other duties as required

Posting Date: December 22, 2017


Employment Policy
It is the ODA's policy to:

  • Employ, retain, promote, terminate and otherwise treat any and all job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competence.
  • Create a favourable work environment in which all employees can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the ODA.

This policy shall be applied without discrimination because of an individual’s race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age (18 years or more), record of offenses, marital status, family status or disability or religious affiliation, unless there exists a bona fide occupational qualification.

Employment Equity Program
The ODA has developed, and maintains, a comprehensive employment equity program covering all elements of personnel policies and practises to remove discriminatory employment barriers when and where they are found to exist, and to enable all individuals to compete for employment opportunities on an equal basis. The ODA will equalize employment opportunities and fully utilize the greater pool of human resources and skills that exist among visible minorities, women, disabled people and aboriginal people.

The purpose of employment equity is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability. Employment equity means not only treating persons in the same way, but also requires special measures and the accommodation of differences.

Accessibility
The ODA is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. As required, the ODA will integrate accessibility into regular workplace processes, including recruitment, employee accommodation, and performance management and career development. To access the ODA's Accessibility Plan and Policy Statement, visit www.oda.ca/accessibility

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