Communications Coordinator - Vancouver, BC | MITACS | FreshGigs.ca | 02/11/12
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Communications Coordinator Contract

Location: Vancouver, BC
Company Name: MITACS ()
Category: Communications, Marketing / Strategy, Social Media

Be part of our innovative and entrepreneurial team!

Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada's most valuable resource - its people. In order to be successful at Mitacs you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and promote a team atmosphere.  You are an "out of the box" thinker who strives to implement continuous improvements to the programs we design and deliver.  Mitacs prides itself on delivering quality, innovative programs to specific markets and encourages all staff to have a strategic approach to the projects they are working on.  Mitacs fosters a culture where all employees are valued and respected. More information can be found at www.mitacs.ca.


Be part of our innovative and entrepreneurial team!

Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada's most valuable resource - its people. In order to be successful at Mitacs you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and promote a team atmosphere.  You are an "out of the box" thinker who strives to implement continuous improvements to the programs we design and deliver.  Mitacs prides itself on delivering quality, innovative programs to specific markets and encourages all staff to have a strategic approach to the projects they are working on.  Mitacs fosters a culture where all employees are valued and respected. More information can be found at www.mitacs.ca.

Position Outline

Mitacs has an immediate opening for a temporary (6 months), full-time marketing and communications coordinator in our Vancouver office. Reporting to the Director, Communications, this position will play a key role on the team, focusing on communications, marketing and promotions for the suite of Mitacs programs. This will involve the use of social media, researching and writing stories, media pitching and most importantly, developing strategic, marketing content for a suite of products. On any given day, this coordinator will be juggling numerous projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Position Responsibilities
  • Participate in the implementation of a large-scale marketing initiative
  • Research and write marketing content for a suite of products
  • Participate in the Mitacs social media strategy through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Research and write articles about Mitacs and its programs
  • Support the daily communication requirements of Mitacs programs and initiatives
  • Secure coverage in third-party publications such as Chambers of Commerce, business associations, etc
  • Other projects as they arise

Skills & Experience

  • 4 - 5 years of experience working in marketing and communications
  • High proficiency with social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Highly-organized, proactive, self-starter who enjoys "owning" projects and following through from start to finish
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short-term objectives
  • Completion of a marketing or communications diploma or a Bachelors Degree in Communications is preferred
  • Excellent research, editing and proofreading skills as well as strong attention to detail

Mitacs fosters a culture where creativity and innovation is valued and encouraged. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a team based work environment.

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