General Manager Job description

Please email resume and cover letter to by September 18, 2019. Interviews will be held the week of September 23rd.

The Ontario Institute of Agrologists administers the Professional Agrologist (P.Ag) designation for the province. We are a self-regulated organization that serves the public interest by maintaining ethical standards of practice and by providing learning and networking opportunities for agricultural, agri-food and environmental professionals in Ontario. We are currently seeking a General Manager to build the membership and brand of the OIA. Some details of the position are:

  • Contract position with flexible hours, renewed annually
  • Work from a home office, preferably in the Guelph area
  • Requires skills in networking, public speaking, communication, management and administration
  • Willing to periodically work evenings and travel across the province for events
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience


Duties include:

Office & Administration

  • Respond to phone calls, emails and mail in a timely and friendly fashion
  • Work with bookkeeper to pay bills and create quarterly financial reports
  • Work with webmaster to process applications and payments and create quarterly membership reports
  • Work with IT to maintain regular file back-ups, emails and internet security
  • Ensure government reporting is done in a timely manner
  • Act as secretary for the OIA board of directors
  • Organize and archive member records and manage the storage room
  • Maintain the OIA Website, which includes uploading jobs and events
  • Act as Registrar of the OIA, processing Articling Agrologists and complaints against P.Ags, T.Ags and A.Ags


Marketing, Events & Communications

  • Develop social media and marketing materials
  • Assist with and facilitate branch events around the province
  • Create web content
  • Monthly e-newsletter to members
  • Organize the annual general meeting and conference
  • Represent the OIA at agricultural industry discussions
  • Build positive relationships with agriculture, universities/colleges and environmental stakeholders


Organization development

  • Work with member sub-committees to develop and execute OIA’s strategic plan
  • Comfortable and experienced in working within a not-for-profit governance structure
  • Facilitate webinars and the Professionalism & Ethics training


Please email resume and cover letter to by September 18, 2019. Interviews will be held the week of September 23rd.

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