Events Manager

In-Person EducationFull TimeMontréal, QC

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The National Judicial Institute (NJI) is an independent, bilingual, not‐for‐profit organization, based in Ottawa and Montreal, with a mandate to coordinate and deliver educational programming to members of the judiciary across Canada.

Internally, a team of lawyers assists judicial education planning committees on matters of content and pedagogical design, while meeting professionals coordinate all logistical aspects of the programs. As part of its curriculum, the NJI offers over 70 judicial education programs each year. In addition, the Institute provides a number of educational resources to members of the judiciary, such as Judicial Education Guides, Electronic Bench Books, hard‐copy publications, educational modules to assist in program design, and an online judicial library.

The NJI is looking to fill the definite position of Events Manager for a 24-month period. This position will be based in Montreal and requires fluent bilingualism in French and English.


The Events Manager, along with a Program Officer and a Counsel (or a Judicial Associate) constitute the program team responsible for the design and delivery of most judicial In-Person Education programs. They work in close cooperation with members of a program’s judicial planning committee and other members of the program team, they manage the process for effective planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of each conference assigned to them.

Primary responsibilities include:

Program Planning, Logistics and Administration

  1. Work with judicial program planning committees to facilitate planning sessions, calls and decision-making, for overall conference design, dates, location, and hotel venues;
  2. Establish the schedule and deadlines for conference planning and implementation;
  3. Negotiate contracts and supervise all conference suppliers e.g. hotel management, interpreters, translators, equipment suppliers, transportation to facilities etc.;
  4. Supervise the production of final faculty and participant lists and agendas;
  5. Manage all phases of on-site delivery: shipping of materials, set-up (registration desks, workshops, plenary sessions, catering, AV set-up, etc.), dismantling, and debriefing sessions;
  6. Plan, order, organize, and supervise all conference meals and hospitality;
  7. Act as an information resource for conference content, history, evaluations and materials;
  8. Respond to the needs of education/planning committees on-site;
  9. Ensure final wrap-up of conference activities per NJI procedures and requirements; and
  10. Ensure that hotel staff and others contracted for the conference fulfill contract obligations.

Additionally, the Events Manager will manage a team of 3-4 direct reports.



  1. University degree in​ ​a relevant field, OR an equivalent combination of experience, training and education;​
  2. Fluently bilingual in French and English (R/W/O);
  3. ​​Minimum of 3 years of experience in a managerial role, directly supervising employees;​
  4. Minimum of 5 years of experience including, but not limited to, event planning, project management, financial management, editorial and proofreading skills;​
  5. Proficiency with Office 365; and
  6. Willing and able to travel nationally for work.


  1. ​​Certification in Meeting Professional (CMP) designation;​
  2. ​​Experience in working in a non profit organization;​
  3. ​​Knowledge of court jurisdictions and structure;​
  4. ​​Proficiency in SharePoint; and​
  5. ​​Proficiency in Project Management Software, such as Asana.​


The skill set of the successful candidate must include:

  1. Manage sensitive and potentially controversial information and interpersonal situations; uses effective negotiation and persuasion skills using professionalism and integrity;​
  2. Exhibit a positive attitude, build and maintain relationships with colleagues, clients, providers and consultants using courtesy, professionalism and diplomacy; uses effective persuasion, where necessary;​
  3. Manage, motivate and support the team in achieving results;​
  4. Understand the Institute context, think critically and develop and implement short and long-term solutions;​
  5. Ability to design tools to monitor and improve efficiencies to business processes, guidelines and policies; and​
  6. Protect information and adhere to the ethical principles of the Institute.​


Compensation is to be determined at the time of hiring, based on the successful candidate’s experience and profile, within the unrepresented salary band 6 which ranges from $78,584 to $98,230 annually.

What We Offer:

  • A hybrid work environment, with core office days - allowing you the best of both working from home and in-person in a collaborative team environment.
  • A competitive salary with step increases based on experience.
  • Employer-paid health and dental benefits, starting on your first day with us.
  • A competitive vacation package, with an annual company holiday closure.
  • Work-life balance: 35-hour work week, personal days, and schedule flexibility.
  • Company-wide social events and training opportunities.
  • A meaningful career, building independent judicial education on topics that matter.

We invite interested candidates to submit their application (resume and cover letter) via:

We would appreciate receiving applications before May 12, 2023; however, we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The National Judicial Institute is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with provincial Human Rights and Accessibility legislation. If contacted for an interview or employment testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.