Marketing Communications Coordinator

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation partners with donors to significantly improve specialized health care and research in BC. Last year, our revenue was over $77 million last year for Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Services. Further information about the Foundation is available at

Position Summary

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is looking for a Marketing Communications Coordinator – a MarComm generalist to support the communications and fundraising activities of the Foundation. Reporting to the Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, the Coordinator will be responsible for project coordination, assisting with various marketing initiatives, including writing, editing, and design for the Foundation.  The candidate will be a strategic thinker with a natural curiosity and a desire to create outstanding MarComm tools for a great cause. 


  • Plans, edits and writes content for a variety of internal communications mediums;
  • Coordinates advertising schedules, creative development, and execution on behalf of the Foundation;
  • Coordinates hospital signage, including developing plan, managing printers and installation process;
  • Contributes to digital strategy, including content development for web, email and social media;
  • Assists with editing, proofreading and layout;
  • Assists in the development of marketing and promotional materials and presentations for a variety of audiences;
  • Ensures the brand standards, messaging and style guidelines are consistent across communication channels.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree or diploma in journalism, communications and/or public relations
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar role; non-profit experience an asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of digital marketing including social media and email marketing
  • Ability to manage multiple, often competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines
  • Self- starter with the ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (including InDesign) and WordPress are strong assets.
  • A strong team player with excellent judgment, interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and creativity
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Familiarity with the advanced features of Microsoft Office suite of products and knowledge of a donor management system (Raiser’s Edge) preferred.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector an asset as is a sense of humour and passion for creating “best in class” MarCom materials

This is a full-time, permanent position with competitive salary and benefits. Start date: Immediate.

To Apply

If you possess the qualifications and experience indicated, please email your resume and cover letter, with “Marketing Communications Coordinator” in the subject line, by Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to:

Corina Somerville (email:
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

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