Marketing and Communications Assistant – Special Projects

Location: Remote due to COVID-19
Status: Full-time, one year contract with potential for extension

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Introduction

The Marketing & Communications Assistant is a diverse role that mainly supports content creation and ensure effective communication through a variety of digital and traditional marketing activities for Small Business BC. This will involve the implementation and measurement of marketing activities, with a stronger focus on content marketing for various communication channels, such as blog posts, website, newsletters, social media and advertising copy. Areas of support may also include but are not limited to administrative duties, graphic design, and SEO.
If you are a self-motivated, ambitious marketing professional who is looking to gain experience in a fast-paced environment and prefer a role that offers variety and autonomy this role is for you!

Company

Small Business BC is a non-profit organization that is here to help British Columbia’s entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses. We celebrate and champion the thriving small business community within BC. We are supported by funds from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation.

Position

The Marketing & Communications Assistant provides support to the Marketing Coordinator in a range of marketing activities including copywriting, social media, graphic design, website maintenance, content creation, and implementation of marketing campaigns.

Job Duties

  • Assists the Marketing Coordinator in the development and creation of a wide range of communication and marketing materials, including blog posts, newsletters, advertising copy, and web/ social content.
  • Designs and produces various promotional material for webinars and seminars
  • Assists with content creation for Special Projects’ social media channels
  • Creates shareables and flyers using existing design templates.
  • Contributes to the development and design of digital presentations and reports
  • Performs basic website updates and identifies opportunities to improve the design, functionality, and usability of the website, in line with program objectives.
  • Adheres to brand identity guidelines to ensure a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties
  • Implements SEO best practice and link building strategies – including conducting keyword research, improving web copy, and benchmarking web performance.
  • Supports Marketing Coordinator on deliverables with various marketing campaigns (channels include print, digital, broadcast and potentially more)
  • Assists with the preparation of advertising and collateral pieces (including but not limited to brochures, flyers, rack cards, print and digital ads)
  • Supports other communication, marketing and web functions related to SBBC Special Projects
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Required Skills

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in Marketing, Communications, Business Management, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, or Commerce, or an equivalent combination of education and business related experience
  • Experience in business administration and/or marketing
  • Experience with working in an office environment, and managing confidential material and information with discretion
  • Excellent writing abilities
  • Strong communication skills (in-person, email, telephone)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, Outlook, CRM
  • Experience using Content Management System such as WordPress, and with email marketing programs (ie. Mail chimp) is an asset
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with strong organizational skills, follow-through and ability to juggle competing priorities with limited supervision
  • Highly organized and able to work within prescribed deadlines
  • Keen interest in media and marketing for non-profits
  • Ability to work in French is considered an asset, as well as additional languages (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Farsi)

 What we can offer you

  • BCGEU Level: Range 11, step 1 $1756.83 bi-weekly (non-negotiable); Small Business BC is not a government department; however, this position is a part of the BC Government Employees Union.
  • Benefits: Full benefits package after the completion of 3 months including extended health and dental coverage and Group RRSP contributions
  • Paid vacation time and additional paid ‘Flex Days’ every three weeks
  • Be a part of a young and dynamic team working hard to making a difference within the small business community

Apply

To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://smallbusinessbc.ca/careers/. No phone inquiries please. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Small Business BC is an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please email hr@smallbusinessbc.ca to discuss your accessibility needs.

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