Job Posting for Communications and Outreach Manager – Ontario Wood WORKS! Program

About CWC

Canadian Wood Council (CWC) represents the Canadian wood products industry through a national alliance of leading industry associations. CWC’s mission is to expand market access and increase demand for Canadian wood products through codes, standards, regulations, education, and promotion. You can learn more about us and our work at

Position Overview
The Canadian Wood Council, Ontario Wood Works program, is seeking a self-motivated Communications and Outreach Manager with experience in an industry association environment, to coordinate its communication program, deliver educational events, and optimize outreach to our target audience.


  • Working with the ON Executive Director, the Ontario Technical team, and coordinating efforts with the National Communications and Events team, develop and execute annual communications and event program strategies. 
  • Plan, develop and coordinate a series of education and outreach events and presentations that support annual plans and objectives for the ON Wood WORKS!  program.
  • Outreach will also cover Municipalities and their associations, particularly in Northern Ontario to generate new project leads.
  • Draft new content for a variety of wood construction industry communication initiatives.
  • Organize industry events which include speaking opportunities and trade show participation.
  • Manage projects and ensure content is publication-ready and consistent with CWC branding and messaging.
  • Create and distribute press releases and maintain media lists.
  • Working with the Executive Director, generate new sponsorship opportunities to maximize engagement and revenue, manage budgets, and provide support to the ON Wood WORKS! team.
  • Critically evaluate existing services and develop new offerings for sponsors and stakeholders to build greater engagement and revenue opportunities for the ON Wood WORKS!  program.
  • Ensure communication platforms (websites, LinkedIn, social media) are engaging, innovative and appealing, yielding excellent analytics.
  • Essential travel within Ontario and occasionally Canada to ensure effective communications, successful events and new member and stakeholder service delivery.

Qualifications and Assets

  • At least five years of communications experience creating strategic, targeted content generating measurable ROIs.
  • At least five years of experience in planning, managing, promoting and executing events.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience with website editing, management and content creation.
  • Required verbal and written proficiency in English. French verbal and written proficiency a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media channels effectively to deliver marketing content.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of wood industry and government relations is an asset.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, event planning, journalism or a related field.
  • Candidate must be located in Northern Ontario.
  • Bilingual (French/English) an asset.

Working at CWC

This is a full‐time remote position located in Northern Ontario.  You will be required to travel within Ontario and occasionally Canada. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and a defined contribution pension plan.

Position Type

Full-time, Permanent

Reports to

ON Executive Director

Interested in Applying?

At CWC we are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We celebrate it within our team and believe that our different backgrounds and experiences make us stronger. With every person we hire, we aim to add to a culture where everyone is valued and all employees can grow in our team-oriented organization.

Interested candidates should apply in confidence to [email protected] by May 31, 2022.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest but only those under consideration will be contacted.

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Job Posting: Structural Engineering Position

You are a professional structural engineer with a proactive personality that takes ownership for your work, aspiring to be a wood engineering expert for a dynamic organization committed to making a big impact in the market.

We are the Canadian Wood Council (CWC). We represent the Canadian wood products industry through a national alliance of leading industry associations. Our mission is to expand market access and increase demand for Canadian wood products through codes, standards, regulations, education and promotion. We live our vision of being passionate, credible agents of innovation, leading an advanced and sustainable wood construction culture.


As a Technical Service Specialist – Structural, you will be responsible for strategic building code and standards initiatives; applied engineering problem-solving; developing new design tools and publications; delivery of end products through seminars and media to targeted audiences including engineers, architects, building officials and builders, and supporting the development and maintenance of lumber design values. Required to travel within North America once it is safe to do so.


  • Ability to apply your excellent understanding of structural analysis and design with a good knowledge of wood as a structural material.
  • A strong understanding of statistics.
  • An undergraduate Civil (Structural) Engineering degree or a Wood Science degree having a solid understanding of wood design and appropriate structural engineering experience. A recent graduate with a graduate level degree(s) in Civil (Structural) Engineering, eligible for professional registration, will be considered.

Important Skills

To be a successful member of the Codes and Engineering team, you will have:

  • Strong computer skills, including structural modeling
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral in English
  • An ability to work in French (an asset)
  • Programming skills with Matlab or Python (an asset)
  • An understanding of the material and behavioural properties of wood (an asset)
  • An understanding of lumber grading and the lumber manufacturing industry (an asset)

Working at CWC

This is a full-time position that is based out of CWC’s downtown Ottawa office. During COVID-19 restriction periods, you should be able to work safely and effectively from home. In the future, you should be able to work both in the Ottawa office and remotely, as needed. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and a defined contribution pension plan.

 Applying for this role

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented groups.

Interested candidates should reply in confidence by email to [email protected] before September 5, 2021.

French Translation:

Poste de spécialiste en ingénierie structurale

Vous êtes un spécialiste en ingénierie structurale, vous êtes proactif, vous assumez la responsabilité de votre travail et vous aspirez à devenir un expert en ingénierie du bois pour une organisation dynamique qui s’engage à avoir une forte incidence sur le marché.

Nous sommes le Conseil canadien du bois (CCB). Nous représentons l’industrie des produits du bois par l’entremise d’une alliance nationale des plus importantes associations d’entreprises. Notre mission consiste à favoriser l’accès aux marchés et à accroître la demande de produits du bois canadiens au moyen des codes, des normes, des règlements et de l’éducation. Nous concrétisons notre vision qui consiste à mettre notre passion au service de l’innovation en favorisant de façon crédible une culture de construction avancée en bois durable.


En tant que spécialiste des services techniques (structures), vous serez responsable d’initiatives stratégiques concernant : les normes et le code du bâtiment; la résolution de problèmes en ingénierie appliquée; le développement d’outils de conception et de la production des publications; la présentation des produits finaux par l’entremise de séminaires et d’événements médiatiques destinés à des publics cibles, notamment des ingénieurs, des architectes, des directeurs de la construction et des constructeurs, et d’appuyer le développement et le maintien des valeurs de calcul du bois d’œuvre. Le candidat devra se déplacer en Amérique du Nord, dès que ce sera sécuritaire.


  • Capacité à mettre en pratique votre excellente compréhension de l’analyse et de la conception structurale et votre bonne connaissance du bois en tant que matériau structural.
  • Excellente compréhension des statistiques.
  • Diplôme en ingénierie civile (structurale) de premier cycle ou diplôme en sciences du bois, solides connaissances en conception axée sur le bois et expérience appropriée en ingénierie. La candidature d’une personne ayant récemment obtenu un diplôme de deuxième cycle universitaire en ingénierie civile (structurale) et qui est admissible à l’accréditation auprès de l’ordre professionnel sera prise en considération.

Compétences importantes

Pour avoir du succès au sein de l’équipe Codes et ingénierie, vous devez posséder ce qui suit :

  • Solides compétences informatiques, y compris en modélisation structurelle
  • Solides aptitudes en communication écrite et orale en anglais
  • Capacité à travailler en français, un atout
  • Compétences en programmation avec Matlab ou Python, un atout
  • Compréhension des propriétés matérielles et comportementales du bois, un atout
  • Compréhension du classement du bois d’œuvre et de l’industrie de la fabrication du bois d’œuvre, un atout

Travailler à CCB

Il s’agit d’un poste à temps plein basé à notre bureau du centre-ville d’Ottawa. Lors des périodes de restrictions dues à la COVID-19, vous devriez pouvoir travailler de manière sécuritaire et efficace depuis votre domicile. Il sera éventuellement possible de travailler au bureau d’Ottawa selon les besoins et à distance. Nous offrons un salaire concurrentiel proportionnel à votre expérience et une série d’avantages exhaustive qui comprend une assurance médicale et dentaire et un régime de retraite à contribution déterminée.


Nous nous efforçons de bâtir une équipe qui reflète la diversité de la communauté dans laquelle nous travaillons et nous encourageons les candidatures de groupes traditionnellement sous-représentés.

Les candidats intéressés sont priés d’envoyer leur candidature, en toute confidentialité, par courriel à l’adresse [email protected] d’ici le 5 septembre 2021.











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