Are you a quick-working, marketing and communication professional with an eye for design and a flair for the written word? Do you enjoy finding new ways to reach larger but targeted audiences, or crafting messages and materials that improve response rates? Join our not-for-profit association and help us in our quest to advance the careers of water and wastewater professionals, and protect public health and the environment while we’re at it.
The BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) has an immediate, full-time employment opportunity for a Marketing and Communication Coordinator. The Marketing and Communication Coordinator is responsible for curating, creating and delivering relevant information and news about the water and wastewater industry to members, and for executing marketing activities on behalf of our programs and services.
- Provide support to the Communication and Engagement Manager in creating, implementing and evaluating annual work plans, budgets and communication strategies, and tactical marketing plans.
- Quarterly Watermark magazine – Maintain an annual editorial plan, solicit content, write and/or edit articles, proof layouts, provide direction and feedback to the publisher, manage distribution list.
- Annual Membership & Buyers' Guide – Create an editorial outline for each edition, write and/or edit content, proof layouts, provide direction and feedback to publisher, manage distribution list.
- Social media – Maintain an editorial calendar for each platform (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), create posts, identify performance targets and measure success.
- E-newsletters – Maintain an editorial calendar, collect content, write and/or edit content, manage distribution lists, identify performance targets and measure success.
- Website – Write/edit content, ensure brand consistency, manage site map, identify performance targets and measure success.
- Stay informed and ensure adherence to applicable e-marketing regulations.
- Develop content and key messages, and graphically design digital and print marketing materials such as research and project reports, brochures, event signage, branded collateral, advertisements, etc.
- Provide administrative support to BCWWA’s Young Professionals Committee, including preparing agendas and minutes, maintaining a contact list, and helping them create and execute an annual work plan.
- Other duties related to achievement of the BCWWA’s goals and strategies.
- A college diploma or university degree in a relevant discipline, and 2+ years of related experience.
- Knowledge of marketing and communication strategies and tactics, current social media/communication technology platforms and their applications, and graphic design principles.
- Basic knowledge of analytics used in measuring the success of email, website and other online marketing activities.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and website editing software.
- Fluent written and oral communication skills in English – writes compelling copy and makes accurate edits.
- Excellent customer service skills – listens to customer (internal and external) needs and responds in an appropriate manner.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills – listens and understands; shares ideas or concerns with others clearly and effectively.
- Exceptional attention to detail – driven to always get it “right” and takes pride in providing accuracy in all work.
- Highly organized – can always find what is needed when it is needed.
- Excellent time management and priority setting skills – able to plan and manage workload so that deadlines are met.
- Strong project management skills – able to guide projects from inception to completion, including the ability to plan, execute, and monitor progress toward achieving project goals.
- Strong problem-solving skills – accurately assesses problems, and efficiently identifies and implements solutions.
The BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents over 4,000 water professionals who are responsible for ensuring safe, sustainable and secure water, sewer and stormwater systems in BC and the Yukon. Our members work every day to keep our water systems clean and safe – from source to tap to drain and back to the environment. They include water and wastewater facility operators, utility managers, engineers, technicians and technologists, consultants, government policy and regulatory staff, backflow assembly testers and cross connection control specialists, researchers, and suppliers. The Association delivers professional development, education, certification, and advocacy programs and services to ensure that our water systems continue to protect public health and the environment.
We have a bright, positive and engaged (but small) team. We value “getting the job done” but want to have some fun while we’re at it! Our offices are located in downtown Vancouver close to the Burrard Street station and lots of great coffee shops and eateries.
Terms and Compensation
The position is full-time (40 hours per week), beginning immediately. The pay scale for the position is $46,000 - $51,000 per year. Minimal travel will be required within BC, including four to five days each May to support our Annual Conference.
We offer a competitive compensation package including an excellent benefits plan, and generous vacation and flex time. We also offer limited telecommuting/work from home opportunities.
How to apply
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining how your experience matches the role to firstname.lastname@example.org.