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Marketing & Communications Advisor

Are you a dynamic marketing and communications professional with a passion for making a difference in our community? Do you thrive on creating engaging campaigns while sharing compelling stories that highlight the importance of giving back? Do you excel in contributing to a small team with big ideas? If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

The Organization

ECF is committed to building a vibrant city and enriching the lives of all Edmontonians. We do this by providing an average of over $33 million in community grants and scholarships each year, thanks to the generous support of thousands of donors. As the largest non-governmental funder of the charitable sector in our City, ECF is in a unique position to address long-term, complex community needs by working with donors, charities, volunteers, government and community partners.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, the Marketing and Communications Advisor is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating marketing strategies and plans to improve awareness of ECF, engage our target audiences and increase use of our programs and initiatives. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional project manager and be highly creative with excellent analytical skills.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Content Creation and Campaign Management:
    • Support communications activities by writing compelling print and digital materials, newsletter and digital content.
    • Coordinate the planning, development and implementation of marketing and communications campaigns across various channels including digital, print, social media, and events.
    • Manage the production of marketing materials and ensure that all activities are executed within the defined timeline and budget.
    • Lead the planning and implementation of impactful corporate events that support strategic initiatives and engage target audiences.
  • Performance evaluation:
    • Monitor and evaluate the performance of campaigns using relevant metrics and KPIs.
    • Use data-driven insights to optimize future campaigns and identify areas for improvement.
  • Interdepartmental consulting and collaboration:
    • Provide expert marketing and communications advice to departments on best practices and creative ways to achieve strategic goals.
    • Work closely with cross-departmental teams such Philanthropy and Donor Engagement, Granting Services, Strategic Initiatives and Equity Advancement to ensure initiatives are integrated seamlessly with other business activities.
  • Partnership and vendor management:
    • Collaborate with and oversee work of external graphic design, photography, videography partners.
    • Engage with event organizers to ensure the fulfillment of sponsorship benefits for sponsored initiatives, negotiate agreements and coordinate event activities.

The Ideal Candidate 

As the ideal candidate, you will have a university degree in a related field combined with a minimum of 5 years directly related work experience in marketing and communications; equivalent combinations of related post-secondary education and directly related work experience will be considered. Candidates who do not meet the educational and experience requirements may be considered at lower classification and salary.

You will have extensive experience in creating, executing and evaluating marketing campaigns that will help you elevate ECF’s brand and drive growth. In your work experience, you have demonstrated a strong understanding of various marketing and communications channels and techniques. You have also successfully managed projects with significant scope and impact.

Additional requirements include: 

  • Thorough knowledge of current marketing and communications trends and directions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with marketing technology such as email marketing platforms, content management systems, Google analytics, media monitoring.
  • Experience with search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM).
  • High degree of initiative and ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently with little supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Superior organizational and workload prioritization skills.
  • Experience in a non-profit environment is an asset.

If you have all these qualities and love the opportunity to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference, we would like to hear from you. 

What We Offer  

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package, professional development opportunities and a supportive work environment including:

  • Salary Range: $66,000-$90,000/year 
  • A 35-hour standard work week.
  • Downtown work location with free parking available.
  • Extended Health, Dental and Short/Long Term Disability Benefits, Life Insurance and a Health Spending Account.
  • A 9% contribution to our group RRSP.
  • A hybrid work environment where employees have the opportunity to collaborate on site a minimum of 3 days per week with the flexibility to work remotely up to 2 days per week.
  • Vacation starts at three weeks per year.
  • 12 combined personal and sick days.

How to Apply 

We’re excited to partner with Involvi Human Resources! This Edmonton-based firm is assisting us in our search for top talent.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Recruitment@involvi.ca. 

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, review of applications will begin June 7, 2024.  Apply now to get the jump on a new career!

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