Manager, National Directors Division (NDD) at DGC

The Directors Guild Canada LogoThe Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 5,500 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry coverall all areas of direction, design, production, and editing.

Currently, they are seeking a Manager, National Directors Division (NDD) for our leadership team.  The Manager will be instrumental in assisting the DGC in continuing their endeavors towards championing excellence and innovation in an industry that is constantly changing.

Reporting to the Director of the National Directors Division, the Manager of the NDD is responsible for assisting and in some cases leading initiatives related to the advancement and engagement of DGC Directors nationally. This role assists in establishing strategic direction, policies and priorities in order to realize the DGC’s strategic plan. The Manager will lead initiatives aimed at strengthening the professional development of directors, assist with the creation of the division’s budget, statistics reports, and will play an important role in organizing events that will bring Director’s together for networking and educational opportunities.

  • Report to and work closely with the Director, NDD
  • In concert with the Director, NDD, proactively lead the development of the National Director Observer (NDOI) Initiative
  • Create a comprehensive outreach plan to increase awareness of the NDOI among decision-makers in Canada and abroad
  • Develop relationships with decision-makers and determine best practices for advancing the NDOI
  • Set up follow-up meetings with decision-makers and directors and track the effectiveness of the NDOI
  • Participate in Meet Your Match, Director workshops, and other initiatives as required
  • In consultation with the Director, NDD, conceive of, develop and carry-out events and professional development opportunities for Directors
  • Determine and pursue outreach opportunities and recruitment for the next generation of Directors
  • Participate in the creation of the NDD Director Statistics Report
  • Assist in developing the NDD Budget
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Provide reports to the Director, NDD
  • Identify and foster industry partnerships
  • Host director events and industry initiatives as needed
  • Be available to travel and work evenings and/or weekends as required
  • Other duties as needed by the Director, NDD
  • Hands-on knowledge of the film and television industry in Canada and abroad, including the roles and responsibilities of the various Unions and Guilds.
  • Experience in event logistics
  • Public speaking experience is an asset
  • Persuasive and effective communication skills
  • An aptitude for statistics and Microsoft Excel
  • French language is an asset
  • Be poised and highly confident

Currently, the office is enjoying a hybrid work arrangement, however, there will be a future requirement for this position to be fully onsite in our Toronto office. In alignment with the organization’s Vaccine Policy, all employees must be fully vaccinated.

The Directors Guild of Canada is committed to actively promoting employment equity. Women, Black, Indigenous, and racialized persons; persons with disabilities; members of LGBT communities; and all candidates from equity-seeking groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application. We are committed to employment practices that are barrier-free and provide a fair and equitable work environment.

Please send your résumé and cover letter to Please state Manager, NDD in the subject line.  We thank all applicants for applying but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.