The BCBC is a dynamic and thriving business chamber dedicated to promoting economic growth, supporting Belgian – Canadian businesses, and fostering a vibrant Belgian-Canadian business community in Toronto. We are committed to providing valuable resources, networking opportunities and advocacy for our members and partners.
Mandate of the Executive Director of the BCBC.
The Executive Director of the BCBC is a responsible for overseeing and actively participate in the day-to-day operations, implementing the chamber’s strategic direction, and ensuring the organization effectively serves its members/partners and the broader Belgian -Canadian business community. This role involves coordinating programs, advocating for Belgian-Canadian businesses, and maintaining relationships with stakeholders:
The Executive Director plays a pivotal role in leading the chamber to achieve its mission, enhance the Belgian-Canadian business environment, and contribute to the economic vitality of the community. This role demands effective communication, operational excellence, and the ability to navigate multiple tasks.
Nature of the position:
This is a nice opportunity for someone with some experience with activities of business Chambers
- Based in Toronto
- On independent basis
- In collaboration with the Executive committee, prepare and attend all the meetings of the Executive committee and the board meetings. Minutes and preparatory documents.
- Participate actively in the organization of the events of the BCBC.
- Number of days approximately : 6-8 per month
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a related field
- Proven experience in a chamber of commerce or similar organization
- Financial management skills
- Excellent organizational and project management skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal abilities
- Proficiency in using technology and software for operations and communication
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include “Director Application – your name – in the subject line. The deadline for applications is October 8th 2023.
The BCBC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.
Roles and responsibilities
|Strategic planning||Collaborate with the executive committee to develop and implement the chamber’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and goals.|
|Executive Committee Collaboration||Work closely with the executive committee to contribute to the execution of the chamber’s mission, vision, and strategies.|
|Operational Management||Manage the day-to-day operations of the chamber, ensuring efficient execution of programs, events, and services. The corporate governance of the BCBC : invites for the meetings in collaboration with the President and CEO – minutes of the meetings – contribute to the preparation of the financial statements|
|Program Development||Execute programs, events, workshops, and services that provide value to chamber members/partners and foster Belgian-Canadian business growth.|
|Financial management||Follow up on the revenue and payment of expenses – invoicing – AR and AP|
|Membership Engagement||Contribute to the development of strategies to attract and retain members, ensuring they receive value from their chamber affiliation|
|Community Engagement||Foster relationships with community leaders, government agencies, educational institutions, and other entities to promote Belgian- Canadian economic development|
|Partnerships and collaborations||Contribute to Identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships with other organizations, enhancing the BCBC’s reach and impact|
|Membership services||Follow up of the execution of member services that cater to the needs of businesses and promote growth.|
|Networking Events||participate in the planning and execution of high-quality networking events, conferences, and seminars that foster business connections and knowledge sharing.|
|Feedback and improvement||Gather feedback from members and stakeholders to continually improve BCBC programs and services|
|Relationship building||Cultivate relationships with partners, sponsors, and other key stakeholders to expand the BCBC’s reach and impact|
|Collaboration||Collaborate with all committee members, to ensure the execution of the BCBC’s activities|
|Continual Improvement||Regularly assess and improve the processes and systems to enhance efficiency and accuracy in the operations of the BCBC – gather feedback from members and stakeholders for that purpose.|