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Program Manager Position Announcement & Description

The Evergreen Building Products Association is seeking a Program Manager with the position available on September 10, 2018.  The purpose of the EBPA is to promote US building materials in international markets.  The Program Manager serves as the chief executive and financial officer of EBPA, and subject to the Board, supervises and manages day to day business and affairs.  The Program Manager is the public face and representative of the EBPA to the wood products and building materials industry at large, including member companies, manufacturers and suppliers, domestic and international cooperators, partners and government representatives. 

The position can be managed remotely from anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.  Board meetings take place in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA area.

The primary duties of the Program Manager are as follows.

Financial:  Working with the Secretary-Treasurer, the Program Manager ensures that all ongoing financial requirements are planned and carried out.  In this capacity, the Program Manager is responsible for:

·         Daily financial operations

·         Annual budget and revenue forecasts

·         Monthly accounting review for income and expenses

·         Oversight and accounting of international program spending through the Department of Commerce Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP).

Program Management and Member Relations:  EBPA’s Program Manager organizes and executes EBPA programs including inbound and outbound buyer and supplier trade missions, the EBPA annual meeting, webinars, and seminars. Working with the board, the EBPA Program Manager provides background research and recommends new programs to continue to expand international opportunities for EBPA members. These duties also include:

·         Program development

·         Program recruiting

·         New member recruiting

·         Communication with members to provide continual service by the EBPA

·         Managing overseas staff in the organization of inbound and outbound missions including Japan trade missions, China trade missions, and inbound buyer/education trips. 

·         Website maintenance

Required Qualifications:

·         High proficiency with written and spoken English

·         Experience managing small business/organization finances

·         International marketing experience

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Experience in the building materials industry

·         Supervisory experience

·         Experience managing trade missions, trade show exhibits, and educational seminars

·         Experience working with member-based organizations/associations

·         Experience managing business or association finances and federal grants

·         Grant writing experience

·         Proficiency in Japanese

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, the EBPA does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by the EBPA directly or through a contracted vendor of EBPA. Fore further information about this policy, contact Rose Braden at 503-481-5862.

Your application should include a cover letter that carefully explains how your experience/skills meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position as well as a resume that includes contact information for four professional references.  Send your applications electronically to Mr. Karri Anderson (karri@kaikaneusa.com) before midnight, September 14, 2018.

EBPA to Lead Trade Mission for US Softwood Lumber Exporters to China

US lumber exporters are invited to join this results-oriented trade mission that connects US suppliers with Chinese buyers.  Companies will participate in small group meetings, roundtable discussions with buyers, wholesale yard visits, and receptions with importers and manufacturers. 

Participants will come away from this mission with pre-qualified business contacts and an improved understanding about the current market for US softwood lumber.

Since 2009, the US-China Build Program activities have helped facilitate the sale of $477 million in reported US exports. 

Date: November 12-16, 2018
Cities: Tianjin, Qingdao and Taicang, China Deadline: September 7, 2018 View the flyer and full announcement HERE


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