Co-Op Position: Marketing & Events Assistant

Posting Date: July 21, 2017
Status: Co-op Term 4 months (August 14, 2017 – flexible start date to December 8, 2017) – Full-time hours

We are seeking a motivated co-op student who is interested in being part of a team that provides entrepreneurs with products and services to assist them with their successful entry into small business ventures. Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, this position is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support for Small Business BC’s annual Awards contest.

Job Specifics – What Will You Be Doing?

  • Coordinates communications and supports Small Business BC Awards contest nominees, finalists, community partners, sponsors, judges and VIP guests through written and verbal mediums
  • Sends promotional materials to community partners and other SBBC Awards stakeholders
  • Provides administrative and logistics support for the Small Business BC Awards contest and other SBBC events
  • Collects and reports information on SBBC awards contest initiatives
  • Assist with SBBC Awards & other SBBC events meeting minutes and Basecamp tracking
  • Promotes SBBC Awards by engaging in street team activities and outreach activities
  • Assists with recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the SBBC Awards contest and other SBBC events
  • Sources prize donations for SBBC Awards contest
  • Enters client contact and interaction information into SBBC’s Client Services Management System
  • Promotes SBBC products and services by delivering various outreach activities
  • Supports other communication, marketing and web functions related to SBBC Awards
  • Performs other job-related duties as required

Qualifications – What We Are Looking For

  • Pursuing a degree or diploma in Marketing, Business Management, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, or Commerce, and event coordination experience, or an equivalent blend of education and business related experience
  • Experience in business administration, event and/or marketing
  • Experience with working in an office environment, and managing confidential material and information with discretion
  • Excellent communication skills (in-person, email, telephone)
  • Experience with public speaking / delivering presentations
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office 2010, P.O.S, Outlook, CRM, Registrations Systems
  • Experience using Content Management System such as WordPress, and with email marketing programs (ie. Mail chimp) is an asset
  • Project management experience is an asset
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service under pressure and deal with multiple priorities
  • Ability to work in French is considered an asset, as well as additional languages (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Farsi)
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with strong organizational skills, follow-through and ability to juggle competing priorities with limited supervision

What We Can Offer You

BCGEU Level: Range 5, step 1 $$1,407.83 bi-weekly (non-negotiable)
(Small Business BC is not a government department; however, this position is a part of the BC Government Employees Union)


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to No phone inquiries please.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 7, 2017