28 Jul 2017
- 10 Aug 2017

Career Center: Meeting Organiser, Contract, International Council of Design (ico-D)

Position

Meeting Organiser
Contract: August—October
7 hours per week, increasing to 21 hours per week

Description

We are looking for someone to help us reach a milestone event!

The meeting organiser will take over the planning of an international meeting which will be held in Montréal in October.

*Flexible work hours*
*Pleasant work environment* (diverse and interesting team, well-designed office space with lots of light, international projects)


Skills/ Qualifications

  • cultural awareness/ diplomacy (international experience a plus)
  • detail-oriented and highly organized
  • languages: English fluency, a second language a plus (Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, German, Portuguese, etc.)
  • comfortable in Microsoft Office (Mac and PC environments)
  • undergraduate degree
  • ability to multi-task, prioritize work
  • a positive attitude and a willingness to adapt


Tasks:

  • liaising with 20 international design organisations
  • planning agenda and content as well as structure for meeting
  • maintaining regular updates via mailchimp, and email
  • facilitating with travel planning (accommodation, Congress registration, information about Montréal)
  • facilitating inter-organisational exchange
  • assisting in meeting logistics
  • reporting in a timely manner to management


Deadline to Apply

Deadline has been extended to 20 August 2017

This position is in Montréal. You must have a valid work permit from the Canadian/ Quebec government to be considered. Please send all applications to

About us

The International Council of Design (ico-D) is international non-governmental organisation founded in London in 1963 and based in Montreal since 2005. We are a world body for professional design; an umbrella organisation representing more than 140 organisations in 67 countries and regions globally, including national professional associations, educational institutions and promotional bodies. As a non-profit, non-partisan, member-based network of independent organisations and stakeholders working within the multidisciplinary scope of design, we promote the value of design practice, thinking, education, research and policy.