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Communications and Marketing Manager – The Alma Mater Society of UBC

You are a storyteller who connects with their audience, and delivers messages in an authentic and concise manner. You’re equally comfortable with media relations and engaging with followers on social media, and are skilled at staying on brand whether managing crisis communications or planning communications strategy. You truly enjoy opportunities to coach, mentor, and advise up-and-comers who are seeking their own career success, and are energized by diverse perspectives and interests in the workplace.

Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with our client, The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of University of British Columbia, in their search for a Communications and Marketing Manager. This role supports The AMS with building and maintaining meaningful connections with the student membership through communications, public relations, and media relations. If you’re a strategic communications professional who is digitally savvy and enjoys the energy of a student-focused environment, consider applying today!

About the role:

The Communications and Marketing Manager leads the Communications Department with the development, implementation, and analysis of all communications and marketing activities. Main areas of responsibility include:
 
  • Create, manage and coordinate all levels of communications, marketing or PR campaigns including: AMS’s websites, digital signage network, social media, app, and e-newsletters.
  • Develop the AMS brand and ensure all communications and marketing activities are aligned with the brand identity
  • Manage the goal-setting, budgeting, development and human resources functions of the Communications Department, including the graphic design team
  • Create and manage social media campaigns, with a focus on brand awareness
  • Enhance overall media relations for the AMS including media training, outreach activities, and coordinating media interviews for AMS Executives
  • 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
  • Support business development activities alongside the Operations team
  • Attend industry events, conferences, and AMS Council meetings as required.


About you:
 
  • Post-secondary education in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field
  • 7+ years’ progressive experience in a similar communications work or related field
  • Proven success in developing and executing strategic communication plans
  • Demonstrated experience in brand management and growth
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including delivering professional presentations
  • 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
  • Enjoys networking and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including university students
  • Knowledge and experience in a Windows- based computer environment, including MS Office
  • Knowledge of graphic computer design programs (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver), HTML, WordPress, Google Analytics, Hootsuite are an asset


About Smart, Savvy + Associates

Smart, Savvy + Associates are expert providers of recruitment of high caliber marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
 
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Job Match

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Online Screening

If we've contacted you with an opportunity that you're interested in pursuing, we'll put you through a screening process called the Online Career Profile. It's an online questionnaire that allows us to get to know you more in-depth: what you've achieved, where you want to go, your views on corporate culture. It takes about an hour to complete, but we promise the investment will be worth the return so we can find you a perfect match.

Interview

We then meet face-to-face with you to flush out your OCP further and get to know you on a personal level. If following this both parties see a great fit for the role in mind, we then introduce you to our client to go through their interview and hiring process.

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