Hiring: Program and Events Coordinator 

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to become part of the team as the full time Program and Events Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program and Events Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, planning, and marketing special events and programs. This is an opportunity to lead national tours and initiatives such as Canadian Children’s Book Week and the TD Grade One Book Giveaway. The Program and Events Coordinator has outstanding organizational skills and is keen to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with indigenous, educational, community and literary organizations across the country in both official languages.  The CCBC has recently approved a new strategic plan which includes prioritized goals and objectives as well as targets for each member of the team. In addition, the Program and Events Coordinator will prepare statistical data for federal and provincial funding agents.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not- for-profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers.

At the heart of our work at the Canadian Children’s Book Centre is our love for the books that get published in Canada each year, and our commitment to raising awareness of the quality and variety of Canadian books for young readers.


▪ Coordinates all aspects of the Canadian Children’s Book Week annual, national tour.

▪ Recruits and supervises volunteers

▪ Coordinates the production side of the Grade One Book Giveaway Program.

▪ Assists the Executive Director with the preparation of all provincial and federal applications, interim and final reports pertaining to administration of programs and publications for Book Week and for special projects.

▪ Leads the organization, preparation and execution of special events including fundraisers, open house events, board meetings, book launches held at the CCBC office and awards galas.


▪ Demonstrated skill in communicating clearly and concisely in written and verbal form.

▪ Exceptional writing and copyediting skills to prepare in-house publications, reports, applications, press releases and other marketing material.

▪ Able to work closely with others internally and externally in a highly collaborative and member service-oriented manner.

▪ Positive, resourceful, and organized personality with exceptional people skills.

▪ Able to remain composed and focused while juggling multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.

▪ Skill in establishing and monitoring program and event budgets.

▪ Flexible and innovative to respond to changing needs.

▪ Self-directed with the ability to work independently and as a team player.

▪ Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

▪ Good problem-solving, decision making and critical thinking skills. 

▪ Demonstrated skill in contributing effort and ideas that assist the CCBC in accomplishing its goals and objectives.

▪ Excellent relationship building skills with the ability to liaise with authors, illustrators, booksellers, publishers, teachers, librarians, the public and CCBC members and sponsors at CCBC events and conferences.

▪ Tact and diplomacy as appropriate to public relations.


▪ Completion of a university degree or a college diploma in business, office administration, marketing, or event planning; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

▪ Experience coordinating, planning, monitoring budgets and marketing special events and programs for a non-profit organization.

▪ Demonstrated experience organizing the workflow of self and others in a deadline-oriented environment. 

▪ Knowledge in writing applications and reports and collecting data for provincial and federal funding agents.

▪ Knowledge of and experience in the Canadian children’s publishing industry and Canadian children’s literature an asset.

▪ Public relations experience an asset.


Candidates are invited to apply electronically by submitting a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to rose@bookcentre.ca  no later than 5:00 pm on May 24, 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the PIPEDA personal information will be used strictly for candidate selection.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity and accessibility within the workplace. Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance. Any information relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidential


Annual Salary Range: $46,838 – $54,785 with a competitive benefits package.