Wildlife Rescue Association of BC – Marketing Communications Coordinator

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  • Full Time
  • Burnaby, BC
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Closing date: Oct 31, 2018


Job Description

Established in 1979, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a leader in the rehabilitation of wild animals in the urban environment and is committed to educating the public on how to coexist peacefully with urban wildlife.  Located in Burnaby BC, we are a well-established environmental nonprofit that offers its employees:

  • A flexible work environment
  • Employee benefit package
  • Passionate and committed colleagues
  • Room to innovate


Wildlife Rescue is seeking an energetic, highly organized, and self-directed individual as its Marketing Communications Coordinator. This role will work in the development office, reporting to the Director, Development & Marketing Communications, to advance the organization’s mission locally and regionally, and support the strategic direction and planned growth of Wildlife Rescue. If you love wildlife and care about human impacts on them, if you are keen to learn the ins and outs of how a nonprofit organization functions and want the opportunity to wear many different hats – all with a specific goal to increase awareness of an organization – we want to hear from you.  You’ll coordinate initiatives that are already in place while bringing new creative ideas to our organization. This position provides a lot of latitude and is ideal for someone who enjoys being creative and taking the initiative.


Title:                                        Marketing Communications Coordinator

Hours:                                     Full-time 40 hours per week

Wage:                                     $14 – 18/hr, depending on experience

Start Date:                            ASAP



Public Relations & Social Media

·         Proactively develop and deliver the organization’s messages to internal stakeholders, the public, and the media.

·         Create and distribute press releases, media relations content, bi-annual newsletter content, etc.

·         Manage Wildlife Rescue’s social media assets: create/post regular content (including photos and video) for various platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

·         Develop and manage/coordinate media relationships and press interviews

·         Research media coverage and industry trends

Marketing & Communications

·         Create and maintain marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic

·         Take projects knowledgably from concept to completion e.g. newsletter, calendar

·         Work with publication vendors for timely ad submissions

·         Design and create ads to help support departmental marketing needs

·         Maintain website design and operation

·         Create and maintain organization literature and other forms of communication

·         Regularly develop fresh story ideas for press releases, blog, social media, newsletters, website


·         Work directly with the Director, Development & Marketing Communications to identify and execute project needs and specifications

·         Achieve annual goals & objectives as laid out in the organization’s strategic plan and by the Director

·         Act as a brand steward, upholding brand and trademark standards and consistency in all projects



·         Strong writing, copy editing, proofreading and layout/design skills are essential

·         High degree of problem-solving abilities, creativity, and attention to detail

·         Proven time and organizational management skills

·         Flexibility with changes in task and priorities along with using sound judgment

·         Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines

·         Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in social media and digital media

·         Self-motivated, self-starter, and team player with a positive and professional approach

·         Experienced with MS Office, Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, video editing) and Mailchimp

·         Demonstrates strong work ethic and moral standards

·         Able to represent the organization in a professional manner

·         Love for wildlife and a passion for making a difference



·         Degree or equivalent work experience in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or business administration

·         Minimum 2 years’ work experience in multi-channel marketing and communications

·         Hands-on experience working directly with the media, writing press releases, and organizing media events

·         Minimum 1 year’s work experience developing layout, photography and videography, both for print and online

·         Thorough understanding of, and experience in using digital media for marketing and communication purposes (including SEO, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

·         Excellent and demonstrable writing skills

·         Professional, personable and proficient in managing relationships incl. contractor relationships, such as web designer, digital marketing company, printer and advertising partners

·         Confidence, self-awareness and a values-driven approach

Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF file to Human Resources Director, recruitment@wildliferescue.ca

Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, but we would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest.

Work Perks

We are excited to offer our successful candidate:

  • A flexible work environment
  • Employee benefit package
  • Passionate and committed colleagues
  • Room to innovate

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@wildliferescue.ca

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