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Job Details

Job Number:  56225
Marketing Specialist - WorkBC Employment Services
Job Posted: Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Closing Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Options Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Surrey, BC Salary: Competitive Wage

Temporary Full Time (35 hours per week) – One Year Contract

(This position requires work outside normal office hours)


The Marketing Specialist participates in all marketing activities planned in the annual plan as well as new opportunities that come up in the community and implements strategies to raise awareness of WorkBC Employment Services and Options Community Services (OCS) in the community.  This includes cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with service and partner organizations, local employers, government agencies and other stakeholders, through coordinating marketing and promotional campaigns and initiatives (e.g. newspaper ads, posters, rack cards, promotional folders, and social media activities) In addition, this position maintains the program’s website.




  • Coordinates design and development of marketing and promotional materials; adheres to established branding standards for both WorkBC and OCS; stays current with WorkBC regulations and policies pertaining to marketing and communications (eg. Media relations protocols, event planning guidelines, etc.)
  • Assists in research, planning and implementation of marketing strategies for all elements of WorkBC services to target employers and diverse client groups.
  • Coordinates and conducts marketing and outreach activities to community agencies, organizations and employers.
  • Supports staff in developing networks with employers in a variety of industries to ensure strong liaison with local employers.
  • Coordinate activities with OCS community profile team & maintains Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter accounts for the program; maintains strong social media presence.
  • Participates in website design and website upkeep.
  • Maintains familiarity with local employment/labour market trends.
  • Tracks all marketing and community engagement activities and assists in completing quarterly marketing report with input from other team members involved.
  • Helps organize, participate, generate and plan hiring fairs, festivals and other events with employers to build opportunities for networking, program awareness and/or job placements.
  • Liaise / work cooperatively with other marketing representatives in the community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:

  • A post-secondary diploma in communications and / or marketing plus work experience in a related field
  • Or a combination of relevant training and 2 years of experience.
  • High level computer skills – Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe design software; flair for media design
  • Sales training is an asset
  • Knowledge of WorkBC Employment Services is an asset.

Job Skills and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated understanding of designing and developing effective marketing materials
  • Strong ability to develop effective marketing strategies using print and web-based media, as well as face-to-face promotions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and confidence in making promotional presentations to groups and individuals
  • Flexible and committed to contributing to a team; demonstrates a ‘can-do’, ‘will do’ attitude.
  • Must be independent, self-motivated and have a mature disposition
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Alert to the needs of a performance-based model
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, targets and goals
  • Second language is an asset
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be sensitive to and respectful of cultural and lifestyle diversity
  • This position requires use of a personal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Crisis Line experience an asset.


How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Resumes will be reviewed starting [July 25, 2019] but the posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice.

Please include a cover letter clearly indicating the posting number [#A21390] and outlining your qualifications and related experience for the position.

NOTE: Options Community Services Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Applicants not selected for an interview will not necessarily be notified. An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months.

No phone calls please.
Contact Details
Glynis Soares, Program Manager
Options Community Services Society

www:   www.options.bc.ca

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