Employment

  • Manager, Industry Practices

     

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.4 million people and contributes 7% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    In this newly-created role you will become an expert in construction procurement and contracting issues and opportunities, supporting the vice-president of industry practices in identifying and creating new products and services to help members in their continued success.

     

    You will join a team of industry experts to lead the construction industry in adopting best practices. More specifically, you will be responsible for building a product roadmap and modernizing the development of new documents.

     

    You will be able to respond with your in-depth knowledge to answer detailed member questions regarding contract or best practice documents and will participate in committee meetings. You are known for being able to achieve results while fostering positive relations.

     

    Responsibilities

    Work with the vice-president, industry practices on industry practices issues:

    • Review, track, prioritize, and provide advice on construction procurement and contracting issues;
    • Prepare articles, briefing notes, scripting notes, and web content as required;
    • Liaise with federal procurement and contracting departments and agencies.

     

    Support the CCA Trade Contractors Council, Lean Construction Institute of Canada and Canadian Construction Documents Committee:

    • Develop and track results of annual plan and priorities;
    • Support the meetings, including developing the agenda, providing presentations, taking minutes, tracking action items;
    • Monitor and identify any issues and opportunities to address issues;
    • Develop product roadmap.

     

    Experience

    • University degree in architecture, engineering, law, business or other relevant field of study;
    • 3 – 5 years working experience;
    • Knowledge of construction industry, bilingualism and experience working with committees and not-for-profits are assets.

     

    Skills

    • Effective oral and written communication skills;
    • Interest and skill in understanding and mastering technical information;
    • Strong influencing, facilitating, networking and relationship-building skills;
    • Creative thinker and problem solver;
    • Strong planning and analytical skills;
    • Demonstrates high accuracy and attention to detail;
    • Digitally savvy – uses social media, adopts new media readily.

     

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

  • Coordinator, Education and Gold Seal Certification Program

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.5 million people and contributes 7.2% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    Do you like helping people to attain their best? Can you see the forest and the trees? The Gold Seal Certification program is the industry standard for construction management professionals. As the Gold Seal and Education Coordinator, you are the customer experience owner and gatekeeper of the Gold Seal program and CCA’s other education efforts. Your main role is to support our education and certification clients and ensure the smooth operation of our programs. You will interact with many people, answer a lot of emails and phone calls, hunt down answers, offer advice and monitor our platforms to ensure we are serving our audience well. You will also celebrate their success. There is nothing more rewarding than coaching someone through getting their qualifications to sending them their final certificate. You make a difference!

     

    Qualifications

    • University degree or college diploma or 3 years of relevant experience;
    • Bilingual.

     

    Skills

    • You like to be helpful;
    • You have excellent project management skills;
    • You know what you should be doing and work with minimal supervision;
    • You love communicating;
    • You connect with a variety of people;
    • Problem-solving is your passion;
    • You are an adept social media communicator;
    • Even in difficult conversations, your empathy shines.

     

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

  • Manager, Training and Certification

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.5 million people and contributes 7.2% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    The training and certification manager is responsible for the development and on-going professionalism of CCAs certification and training efforts. Your primary objective is to develop and implement best-in-class certification and training related efforts at CCA with an emphasis on the Gold Seal certification program. This key role works with the vice-president of member value and the Gold Seal certification and education coordinator to conceive, plan, develop and deliver the Gold Seal certification program and other educational initiatives. Living the promise of achieving excellence, you are an entrepreneur with a passion for learning, training, and professionalism. You have the energy, organizational skills, and ability to facilitate to take a valued industry certification program and grow it significantly.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Working with an examination consultant and key stakeholders, revitalize the Gold Seal Certification program including the program exam maintenance processes;
    • Liaise with exam applicants and writers to gather feedback;
    • Facilitate and run examination development sessions;
    • Create and implement consistent standards for all key training and development initiatives to ensure that the highest level of quality of training is delivered;
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of e-learning solutions, tools and systems, and best-practices in organizational learning;
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in digital learning trends, training tools, and platforms and provide leadership in continuously exploring new and innovative approaches;
    • Provide support and information to other departments and staff as needed to facilitate timely and effective delivery of training programs;
    • Liaise with the Gold Seal Committee, providing input and advice on the exam update and maintenance;
    • Manage and lead in accord with CCA’s values;
    • Track, analyze and report on results and make recommendations for areas of improvement; and
    • Participate in special projects as requested.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, psychology, adult education or any related field;
    • 5 – 7 years of experience in developing learning & development strategies, programs, and instructional design;
    • Experience in developing and managing certification programs;
    • Experience with online learning systems and practices;
    • Demonstrated experience facilitating partnerships and stakeholder management;
    • Bilingual preferred.

     

    Skills

    • Outstanding knowledge in adult learning and development methodologies;
    • Agile mindset and strong leadership and people management skills;
    • Ability to interact with and influence executives;
    • Project management skills such as developing proposals, execution plans, work back schedules, monitoring and reporting;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Ability to build trust and confidence with internal customers, using a consultative approach;
    • Superior written and verbal communication/presentation skills;
    • Facilitation skills – able to lead exam development workshops if required;
    • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills;
    • Ability to determine priorities, be self-directed and work with minimal supervision;
    • Knowledge of the construction industry an asset;
    • Microsoft Office proficiency, including Excel, OneDrive, and Outlook;
    • Some travel required.

     

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

  • Manager, Education and Gold Seal Certification Program (16-month maternity leave replacement)

    The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national association representing the construction industry; an industry that employs 1.5 million people and contributes 7.2% of GDP. Our 20,000 members proudly build Canada and are increasingly using technology to improve safety and productivity.

     

    The education, and Gold Seal Certification program manager is the ambassador for the Gold Seal Certification program and our new member education program. Through inspirational team leadership, your primary objective is to lead the charge on CCA educational programs that advance professionalism in the construction industry and help our members in their continued success. This highly visible and key role works with multiple stakeholders from university administrators to educators, learners, and leaders in the construction industry to develop and deliver our valued educational offerings and resources. Living the promise of achieving excellence, you are an entrepreneur with a passion for brand building, professionalism and education.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and oversee the operations of the Gold Seal Certification program;
    • Maintain a deep understanding of our products, consumers, categories, and competition to develop insights and strategies to drive the business;
    • Analyze trends, business results, and the competitive environment;
    • Identify consumer insights and translate insights into action;
    • Be the Gold Seal ambassador through marketing initiatives, monthly webinars, industry events, and conferences;
    • Prepare and coordinate a training program for the CCA and Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) documents service in support of product adoption and use;
    • Prepare and coordinate training programs for other CCA services or initiatives as prioritized;
    • Work with the local construction associations on the development and distribution of our education programs;
    • Identify and evaluate potential new education services that enhance or support CCA offerings.
    • Develop the annual strategic plan update and annual plan including process, timing, content, monitoring, reporting;
    • Coordinate with the public affairs team to plan education content regularly scheduled on social media channels including live webinars, Facebook, Facebook Live and Instagram to both students and end consumers;
    • Work collaboratively with public affairs team to coordinate on promotion and development of promotional content for the educational offerings;
    • Provide support and information to other departments and staff as needed to facilitate timely and effective delivery of individual responsibilities;
    • Liaise with the Gold Seal Committee and provide support to its chair;
    • Optimize resources by using a combination of permanent staff, contractors, consultants or third parties as necessary;
    • Manage and lead in accord with CCA’s values;
    • Develop, coordinate, manage and monitor annual budgets against plans in areas of responsibility;
    • Track, analyze and report on results and make recommendations for areas of improvement; and
    • Participate in special projects as requested.

     

    Qualifications

    • University degree and 5 years of relevant experience;
    • Experience in developing and implementing education and certification programs;
    • Demonstrated experience managing people;
    • Bilingual preferred.

     

    Skills

    • Superior written and verbal communication/presentation skills, with an ability to connect with a variety of people;
    • Superior organizational and planning skills;
    • Project manager;
    • Strategic thinker;
    • Entrepreneurial;
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Marketing and promotion skills;
    • Knowledge of online education platforms;
    • Able to grasp new technology;
    • Ability to determine priorities, be self-directed and work with minimal supervision;
    • Proficient in a variety of online education computer applications;
    • Knowledge of construction industry an asset;
    • Travel required.

     

    Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.