Become a portfolio manager

Become an IABC BC portfolio manager. Applications are now open for 2017-18.

Being a portfolio manager is a great way to build your management experience as part of a dynamic leadership team. As a portfolio manager, you’ll develop the following skills in a supportive team environment:

  • strategic planning and execution
  • mentorship of junior volunteers
  • program management

See more reasons to volunteer in Why become a portfolio manager? below.

Be part of our chapter leadership team

IABC BC is volunteer-run from president down to new student member volunteers.

Our volunteer board is comprised of portfolio directors, led by the executive team: our president, vice president, past president, executive administrator and treasurer. The directors and executive work together to develop the strategic plan for the chapter under the guidance of our association bylaws, as approved by IABC head office.

Under the strategic leadership of our board, each director works with portfolio manager(s) and a team of volunteers (as needed) to support the delivery of our rich assortment of programs and events.

Why become a portfolio manager?

  • deliver programs and events at IABC BC as part of the portfolio leadership, without the commitment of serving on our board (yet…because we know you aspire to one day!)
  • gain experience managing a team of volunteers to support the delivery of your program and ideas, and be accountable for your team’s work and be hands-on as needed
  • experience seeing a program through from concept to execution
  • connect to our IABC BC board and learn more about how we manage the portfolio, and all that we do for our local communications and marketing community
  • take part in our strategic planning this summer and help us get ahead of the curve for the next year’s activities
  • collaborate with other portfolio managers and our board of directors as part of the IABC BC leadership team
  • grow your network through meeting like-minded communicators and professionals
  • learn how IABC BC operates as a volunteer-run not-for-profit association

Who can apply?

Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

All members of IABC BC in good standing can apply to be a portfolio manager. You’re eligible to take on one of the roles even if you’re new to IABC BC; however, it’s an asset if you’ve already been an active volunteer with us. Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate relevant areas of interest that align with each role you’re interested in. The most important eligibility factor we seek is enthusiastic and aspiring leadership that will help keep our energetic chapter going!

How to apply

Applications are now open until midnight Friday, June 9 to join our team for 2017-2018.

Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

To apply, please provide an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL), along with a completed application (google form).

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Recruitment & commitment timeline

After the application deadline, our incoming board will review all candidates and notify selected portfolio managers before our Annual General Meeting on June 22. Our AGM is open to all members to attend for free (more info coming to our events page), where we propose our new board slate and present the portfolio management team for the next year.

The term of commitment for all portfolio managers is from June 2017 – June 2018.


If you’d like to know more, contact the current director of volunteer services, Lydia Tay ( or the current vice president, Jeanette LeBlanc (