Quill and Quire

Program Manager

Association of Canadian Publishers Published: December 2, 2018
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The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is the national voice of Canadian-owned English-language book publishers. Serving 115 member publishing companies, ACP contributes to the development and maintenance of a vibrant independent publishing sector, in order to support and strengthen the contribution that Canadian books make to Canada’s cultural, economic, and educational landscape.

ACP is currently seeking a highly motivated Program Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager will work from ACP’s downtown Toronto office. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package provided through the Book and Periodical Council.


1. Project management

  • With input from sponsoring publisher committees, develop work plans and budgets for new and recurring projects
  • Ensure projects are executed on time and on budget, and serve as the primary liaison for project consultants engaged by ACP
  • Support ACP financial officer in ensuring financial reporting for all ACP projects is accurate and up-to-date

2. Grant writing and reporting

  • Prepare funding applications for grant deadlines throughout the year
  • Prepare reports for funding agencies, ensuring ACP’s reporting commitments are up-to-date

3. Board and committee support

  • Liaise with committee chairs to schedule meetings and prepare advance materials for members
  • Take accurate minutes for distribution to ACP board of directors and committees
  • Facilitate follow-up on meeting action items

4. Advocacy and communications

  • Oversee management of ACP’s website, social media accounts, and publications
  • Provide logistical support for the ACP board of directors’ advocacy activities


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated financial management skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity for time management and organization,
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel;
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, WordPress, and/or G Suite is an asset;
  • Knowledge of social media strategy and best practices is an asset;
  • University degree and some post-secondary education in book publishing or arts management, and/or at least 3 years of related work experience;
  • Keen interest in Canadian writing, publishing, and cultural policy.

Qualified candidates are invited to send a cover letter and résumé in a single Word or PDF document to Kate Edwards, Executive Director, kate_edwards@canbook.org, by 5:00 pm EST on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled in early January.

ACP is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.