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Job Number:  41792
Communications and Marketing Manager
Job Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 16 February 2018
(3 days ago)
Alma Mater Society of UBC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

Position title:                      Communications and Marketing Manager

Department:                       Communications

Reports to:                          AMS Senior Manager, Student Services

Supervises:                         Full-time and part-time student/permanent employees, contractors as required              

Employee status:              Permanent, Full-time


The Alma Mater Society of UBC is a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the student body of UBC. Our mission statement is "To improve the educational, social and personal lives of the students of UBC". We operate out of the NEST building located right in the heart of the Point Grey Campus. We run 9 food establishments and a Conferences & Catering operation which generate revenue to support our student programs and initiatives.

Position Purpose:

The Communications Manager will oversee the Communications department of the AMS which will include aspects of Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Graphic Design and Social Media management. This role will be responsible for setting the overall strategic marketing and communications strategy, including functional plans to execute this vision.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development, implementation, and analysis of innovative and strategic communications and marketing to support the organization's mission, goals, values and objectives with the goal of enhancing the work of our governance, business, and service operations.
  • Oversee the management and continued development of the AMS brand, ensuring communication and marketing products, services, and other offerings conform to the brand identity through graphics, language, and tone.
  • Manage the goal-setting, budgeting, development and human resources functions of the Communications Department, including the graphic design team.
  • Manage our social media campaigns from start-to finish with a focus on brand awareness
  • Identify and manage opportunities in internal and external communications as well as social and digital media.
  • Manage and coordinate all levels of communications, marketing or PR campaigns including: AMS’s websites, digital signage network, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.), app, and e-newsletters.
  • Enhance overall media relations for the AMS by identifying Public Relations opportunities, maintaining the AMS’ media list, providing media training, outreach activities, and coordinating media interviews for AMS Executives.
  • Oversee all internal building signage and way finding inclusive of monitoring, developing, updating, and working with third-party organizations
  • Increase traffic and overall use of the AMS Student Nest with a focus both on engaging students as service users, club members, and AMS business patrons.
  • Oversee development, edits and production of effective content for proposals, presentations, social media and marketing campaigns
  • Oversee and track media coverage and social media analytics to provide recommendations to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Assist with business development alongside the Operations team.
  • Attend industry events and conferences as required.
  • Attend AMS council meetings as a resource when required. 
  • Work within the AMS mission statement and values to operate a successful department.
  • Other duties as required


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or relevant equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2-5 years experience in a management or supervisory position
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ progressive experience in a similar communications work or related field
  • Proven ability to develop and execute strategic communication plans for internal and external audiences Demonstrated  experience in brand management and advancement
  • Professional writing and communication skills required.  Strong presentation and rhetorical skills preferred
  • Experience leading and managing creative teams and complex creative processes
  • Comfortable in working with cross-functional groups with differing stakeholders
  • Creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated, team player
  • Positive attitude – responsive and student -service oriented
  • Ability to network and build internal and external relationships
  • Knowledge and experience in a Windows- based computer environment, including MS Office
  • Knowledge of graphic computer design programs (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver) as well as HTML would be an asset but not required
  • Comfortable in relating to, interacting with, and working with university students
  • Experience with Word Press, Google Analytics, Hoot suite is an asset
  • Ability to balance the seriousness of work with the fun of working in a student society
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: https://goo.gl/hrS1Vt

Application Deadline: EXTENDED Friday, February 16th at 5pm

Thank you for your interest at the AMS. Due to the large volume of resumes we receive at the AMS, we are only able to contact those we are interested in interviewing and cannot reply to email/phone/walk-in inquiries regarding application status.

The AMS is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Details:
Kurtis Chow
Alma Mater Society of UBC
6133 University Blvd.
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

Tel: (604)822-5529
www:   goo.gl/hrS1Vt

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