CAPIC is looking for a new administrator
General Manager, Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC)
WHO IS CAPIC?
The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) is the collective voice and advocate for commercial photographers, illustrators, and digital artists in Canada. CAPIC’s mission is to advocate for the rights of image creators in Canada, maintain industry standards, and foster a community of creative professionals. In addition, CAPIC promotes quality, creativity, and good business practices.
CAPIC was founded in 1978 as a national not-for-profit association dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of image creators working in the communications industry. Starting as a single group of professionals based in Toronto, CAPIC has now grown to six chapters spanning from Vancouver to Halifax and has a current active membership of nearly 500 image creators.
Throughout the years, CAPIC has been relentlessly devoted to improving the rights of image creators in Canadian Copyright Law and to educate its members, partners, and the public, about the rights of artists. In fact, CAPIC was initially founded by a group of photographers and illustrators with this goal in mind. The founding members of CAPIC recognized that Canada had outdated copyright laws that worked against creators. For decades, CAPIC was instrumental in advocating for the reform of the Copyright Act, which in 2012 was amended to recognize the creator as the first owner of all copyright. CAPIC continues to lobby to further advance the rights of Canadian creators and is an active association member of the not-for-profit copyright collective Access Copyright.
The General Manager serves as the administrator for CAPIC. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association. This includes membership management, financial management, office and website administration, social media marketing, event management, and administrative support.
Reporting to a diverse Board of Directors, the General Manager leads the implementation of the strategic directions of the organization and oversees all operations. They will work with the Board to develop and implement sound financial & operational policies and practices aligned with CAPIC values and strategic directions and in compliance with provincial and federal reporting requirements.
The successful candidate will passionately share the mission and vision of the organization and maintain the organization’s positive reputation as a trusted and valuable contributor to the community. The General Manager will maintain strong connections to chapters in helping to fulfill the organization’s vision of promoting the rights and interests of creative professionals.
The General Manager will lead the generation of revenue from numerous sources to continuously support the work of CAPIC. They develop and maintains an environment and culture that promotes compassion, continuous improvement and achievement of results.
The General Manager will set performance objectives and deliverables each year in consultation with the Executive and to be approved by the board.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate is self-motivated, takes initiative, is able to work independently and well-developed skills in strategic management and administration.
- Post-secondary degree in education, arts administration, or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing diverse communities of people and projects. Experience in non-profit association management or arts administration considered an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative with little supervision or direction.
- Strong multitasking skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks with conflicting deadlines.
- Proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships, especially with sponsors, vendors and partners.
- Experience working on or with a volunteer board, preferably in the non-profit sector.
- Demonstrated experience in governance
- Demonstrated data and financial management experience.
- Experience with MS Excel, Quickbooks, MailChimp and WordPress websites all an asset.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Position is .50 (2.5 days per week).
Cover letter and resume will be accepted until Friday, January 20th, 2023. All applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.