Digital Advertising Specialist - Surrey | Kwantlen Polytechnic University | | 17/02/22
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Digital Advertising Specialist full-time

Location: Surrey
Company Name: Kwantlen Polytechnic University ()
Category: Communications, Marketing , Social Media
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.

JOB OVERVIEW:   Digital Advertising Specialist

The Digital Advertising Specialist will provide daily support to KPU’s digital advertising and related initiatives. The incumbent will be responsible for analyzing a ongoing marketing campaigns as well as activating and setting up digital advertising campaigns across multiple platforms, and formulating reports, summarizing data to clearly communicate the effectiveness of initiatives. He/she will be responsible for the collection, tracking, analysis, reporting, and communication of data related to KPU’s performance from all performance media, driving cross device traffic to our website, campaign landing pages, and application page. Implementing, measuring, and reporting on multiple sources of information to build a unified view of our client journey across multiple touch-points of engagement will enable KPU to optimize student recruitment, conversion and retention, promote events and offerings as well as increase brand awareness.


  • Diploma, preferably in Business, Marketing, Statistics or related subjects.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience in a similar role or a combination of education and experience.


  • Strong writing and communication skills. Ability to independently draft correspondence and reports based on knowledge of established styles and practices.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to verbally communicate and present data and strategic analysis.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Sense of urgency and passion with high expectations for quality.
  • Ability to develop and execute multiple priorities and approaches to meet objectives.
  • Expert computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Proven experience using Google; Analytics, Adwords and Webmaster tools.
  • Proven experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc) as well as their reporting tools.
  • Background and experience with student information systems (BANNER) is an assets.
  • Able to anticipate needs and requirements of the marketing and recruitment departments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of many computer programs.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and a roll up the sleeves work ethic – must be comfortable with ambiguity and rapid rates of change.
  • Be familiar with digital campaign KPIS and metrics used for campaign performance reporting.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker and problem solver with a resourceful and can-do attitude.
  • Passion for driving results, and proven results-orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Strong organizational skills and must be detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to work independently, lead multiple projects, prioritize, and manage a high-volume of tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions.
  • Strong desire to constantly stay current in the fast evolving field of marketing analytics.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

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Note to Applicants
The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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