Position: Sustainability Marketing and Engagement Assistant Full-time, 6-month term
Department: Office of Sustainability, University of Manitoba
The Sustainability Marketing and Engagement Assistant will support the Office of Sustainability in the renewal process of the University of Manitoba Sustainability Strategy 2016-2018 document as well as general marketing for campus awareness of sustainability programing. The position will be housed in the Office of Sustainability. The Sustainability Marketing and Engagement Assistant will creatively employ a wide variety of engagement platforms including focus groups, town halls, online platforms such as the university website and social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to engage the University community. The Position will provide support to the Office of Sustainability providing assistance to various projects, actions and processes of the Office in support of the renewal of the University’s Sustainability Strategy.
The goal of this position is to engage the campus community, gather feedback and coordinate the renewal of the University of Manitoba’s Sustainability Strategy document in addition to campus sustainability initiatives. The Assistant will enhance communication, promotion and outreach to support relationships with a wide variety of audiences within the university community to leverage the creation of the renewed strategy. The Assistant will creatively employ a wide variety of engagement platforms including the University’s website and evolving social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and will also support the development of print content including brochures, newsletters and reports.
As an energetic and enthusiastic individual, the Sustainability Marketing and Engagement Assistant will develop materials and interact with internal and external stakeholders to engage the university community and beyond:
The position will work with the Promotion and Outreach Coordinator and report to the Director of the Office of Sustainability. Work is performed in a variety of settings including offices, community meetings, classrooms, and other locations in the community. Travel between the Fort Garry, Bannatyne and other U of M campuses is required.
Minimum Formal Education/Training Required:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Education, Environmental Sciences or a diploma in communication related field or a suitable combination of education and experience.
1-2 years of marketing, communication, engagement and outreach experience required.
Strong coordination, communication, customer service and engagement skills are essential to the success of this position. Tact and diplomacy are essential skills. Skill at framing issues and designing effective communication. Strong writing and skills. Strong verbal communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated skills in community outreach. Partnership skills, to work with multiple and diverse stakeholders with various mandates and differing viewpoints; Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques related to designing effective engagement strategies, and outreach programs. Knowledge of social media platforms and their application. Knowledge of software systems to support communication efforts such as InDesign, social media platforms and Red Dot. Experience with Microsoft Office (Power point, Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.
Ability to think creatively. Ability to prepare marketing and communications materials including report and summary documents. Ability to meet, engage and build relationships with stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of internal management and students; The ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work; Ability to be self-motivated, reflective, self-aware, and adaptive and fulfill a variety of functions in a team environment. Ability to prioritize, meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision; Ability to manage a wide array of tasks and projects and thrive in a fast-paced work environment;
• Must be between 18-30 (inclusive) at the start of the placement;
• Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or someone who has been granted refugee status in
• Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits;
• Must be able to commit to a full-time job placement;
• Must not have participated in any government-funded youth program within 1 year;
• Unemployed or underemployed**
** Underemployment exists when employed persons are a) working part-time, or b) working in a field that
does not utilize their academic qualification, thus not attaining their full employment level
Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Sustainability Marketing and Engagement Assistant
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Job title: Administrative & Partner Follow-up Coordinator
Time frame: full-time beginning in March 2018
Reporting: The Administrative & Partner Follow-up Coordinator reports directly to the Program Manager. With special projects, the Coordinator will also provide secondary reporting updates to project leads where applicable according to the strategic plan.
Roles & Responsibilities
Administrative (0.5 of the position):
Responsible for all reception duties – answering telephone in timely and professional manner, greeting guests, coordinating incoming and outgoing mail and couriers.
Compose routine correspondence.
Order office and kitchen supplies.
Assisting with Board Meeting needs – room set-up, ordering lunch, etc.
Assist with booking vehicles, accommodation, etc.
Code, process and file vendor invoices.
Maintain electronic and paper filing systems.
Other duties as assigned.
Partner Follow-up (0.5 of the position):
Improve existing away-from-home beverage container recycling initiatives throughout Manitoba through direct partner follow-up.
Assist with the processing of new bin agreements.
Contact past partners to verify contact information, bin counts, and schedule site visits.
Assist in conducting site visits to assess bins or related infrastructure needs, and educate on recycling Best Practices.
Assist in development of follow-up tools and resources.
Assist in developing contact lists for targeted mail-outs.
Other duties as assigned.
Strong oral and written communication abilities.
Demonstrate robust organizational skills and attention to accuracy and detail.
Proven customer service, business development, and/or sales experience.
Possess a results driven attitude.
Possess a degree in the environmental field or related.
Adaptable and experienced with changing priorities, new projects and meeting tight deadlines.
Must be able to work with – and contribute to – a team-oriented environment while also maintaining individual work capabilities.
Able to perform the physical duties of the job.
Willing to travel throughout Manitoba for work.
Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license with access to a vehicle.
Graphic design skills with experience in Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.
Knowledge of the waste management industry in Manitoba is an asset.
Interested applicants may send their resume and cover letter noting how they meet the position requirements to:
Christa Rust, Program Manager
705-281 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg R3B 0S9