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Program Manager, Networks and Partnerships

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is looking for a Program Manager to maintain and strengthen its Asia Pacific institutional networks and partnerships. The position reports to the Vice-President, Research and is based at APF Canada's Vancouver office. We are looking to fill this position quickly.

Major Responsibilities

  • Leads APF Canada's support of Canadian members for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC);
  • Supports the work of the Asia Business Leader's Advisory Council (ABLAC);
  • Monitors current affairs relevant to ABAC, PECC, ABLAC, and produces reports, briefings and recommendations on how to advance issues in these organizations;
  • Co-ordinates and facilitates meetings, consultations and partnership events;
  • Researches and prepares support for research in assigned projects;
  • Provides other research support as needed.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current affairs, research and related briefing/reporting of issues related to Asia Pacific Canada economic relations;
  • Familiarity with policy research and/or policymaking;
  • Strong project management, interpersonal, intercultural and networking, presentation and communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure and with short deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently on specific files and master new topics quickly;
  • Interest in advancing an informed understanding of Canada-Asia relations;
  • Ability to negotiate challenging diplomatic environments;
  • Entrepreneurial;
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office and customer relationship management (CRM) software;
  • Willingness to undertake frequent international travel;
  • Working proficiency in at least one Asian language (asset).

Education and Experience

  • At least a master's degree in related fields such as economics, public administration, business administration, political science, or international political economy;
  • 3-to-5 years previous work experience in government, think tanks, non-profit organizations, or track-two organizations;
  • Previous work experience developing and maintaining networks;
  • Experience working with or in a multilateral organization;
  • Experience supporting CEOs and high-level diplomats;
  • Project management experience;
  • Previous work experience liaising with and preparing reports required by Canadian government agencies (asset);
  • Experience working in Asia (asset).

Candidates with the desired education and experience are encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of interest and CV, including the name and contact information of two references, in one PDF document file to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada at no later than July 21, 2019. Please include "Program Manager, Networks and Partnerships" in the subject line.

APF Canada is committed to employment equity practices and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates with the legal right to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Graphic Designer

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's engagement with Asia, has a full-time opening for an experienced graphic designer to support our research, events, development, and communications teams across the Foundation's various digital and analog channels.

The successful applicant will work on a number of concurrent graphic design projects in a dynamic and collaborative team environment at the Foundation's offices in downtown Vancouver.

Reporting to the Foundation's Communications Manager, the successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, and PowerPoint/Keynote, along with strong, demonstrable visual design and communications skills.

Major Responsibilities

  • Designing captivating research reports, booklets, brochures, and presentations for internal and external use.
  • Creating engaging graphics, including charts, graphs, icons, infographics, and logos.
  • Editing and sizing photographs for use online and in printed collateral.
  • Creating and implementing a graphic design production schedule for all upcoming projects and programming that feature designed elements.
  • Participating in interdepartmental meetings to provide creative design input on relevant projects.
  • Ensuring design outputs meet APF Canada's brand guidelines.
  • Working closely with other Communications Team members to support our website and social media activities.
  • Liaising effectively with printers/print shops.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of APF Canada.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint/Keynote.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of content and media.
  • Proficient in creating print-ready PDFs.
  • Persuasive and accurate written (English) and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to distill research information and encapsulate key details and highlights in graphic formats.
  • Superior organizational, time management, project management, and multi-tasking ability.
  • A "team player" who is positive, proactive, personable and willing to pitch in as needed.
  • Displays tact, professionalism, and is able to work with organizationally-sensitive projects ensuring confidentiality and respect of sensitive materials.

Education and Experience

  • 3-plus years' graphic design experience in a professional, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment.
  • Undergraduate degree or advanced diploma/certification in graphic design, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Previous work experience in governments, think-tanks, policy advocacy groups is an asset.
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience in Asia is an asset.

If you are interested in this position and have the required education and experience, please send a letter of interest, CV, links to your design portfolio, and your salary expectation as a single PDF to no later than August 9, 2019. Please include 'Graphic Designer Application' in your subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

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