Marketing Assistant - North Vancouver, BC | Canadian Outback Events & Adventures | | 25/05/15
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Marketing Assistant full-time

Location: North Vancouver, BC
Company Name: Canadian Outback Events & Adventures ()
Category: Communications, Social Media
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Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (flexible)

If you’re working in a boring job that doesn’t interest you, then you should definitely consider working for a company like Canadian Outback Adventures & Events, because we are fun team building experts!

Here’s a little bit about us…

Our goal is to make work less like work, because we love what we do, and want others to feel the same. We run fun team building events such as The Amazing Chase, Survivor, CI: Crime Investigators, Cake Creators and Wild Goose Chase, as well as corporate training, development, entertainment, and group activities.

What we do is really cool – we design and implement fun, entertaining, creative, and inspirational team building events for employees at companies throughout North America.

We’re well established – we started out in 1992, and have worked hard over the years to grow the business and make it something really special for our customers and employees.

We’ve got a great team – our recruitment process is tough because we only work with people who are high performing, hardworking, and a great fit with our corporate culture.

We’re doing really well - we’re really proud of how our employees and our customers rate us because we care about what we do and want to ensure that we’re making a real difference.

Our company is growing – because we’re doing so well, we continue to grow in all areas of our business, and are hiring fresh new talent to help us get there as we expand globally.

Top Fortune 500 companies such as Disney, Microsoft, McDonalds, Expedia, Toshiba, Google, Shell, Dell and Coca-Cola work with us because they know we are trusted, flexible, and fast.  We understand our customers really well and ensure that everything we do is focused on fully meeting their needs.

Why you’ll want to work for us…

We think big and outside the box.  We want to make it as easy as possible for our employees to get their job done so that they can go home to their families and enjoy themselves.  We also want to ensure that we’re doing everything we can to help our employees’ work feel less like work.

We invest in you – we have a company profit share scheme, a medical benefits plan, a bonus scheme, birthday lunches, company retreats, and even pay for fun activities outside work.

We support you – we have clearly defined performance agreements, regular coaching and review meetings, personal development plans and access to books, courses, and resources.

We reward you – we know how important it is to say thank you and reward hard work, so we set goals quarterly, and regularly celebrate together as a team when we hit our targets.

We listen to you – our teams meet daily, weekly, and monthly, and we have regular employee engagement surveys and action groups in place, to always be improving.

Our head office is located in North Vancouver, a short walk from the SeaBus terminal at Lonsdale Quay, which is a great area for shopping, restaurants, and public transit.  We enjoy fantastic waterfront views of downtown Vancouver and relaxing showers for those who like to keep fit during their lunch break!

We encourage our employees to dress casually, speak up and be open and honest, and share their thoughts and ideas for improvement.  We want our team to grow and flourish, because after all, they are what’s really important to us and our customers.

More about the role…

The Marketing Team are responsible for helping to generate new inquires for our business, and to educate, inform, and persuade customers.  They are responsible for customer acquisition and retention, as well as the brand and reputation of our organization.

The team focuses primarily on online marketing, as this is how we generate the vast majority of our opportunities, and where we spend most of our time and effort.  We are always looking to produce timely, relevant, and meaningful content that has real purpose, and helps to drive results.

In addition to online communications, the Marketing Team manage all content that goes out to customers in print, via email, and in person.  That means a lot of planning, organization, and focus on delivery.  They also spend time providing valuable marketing research and analytics to help us stay up to date and informed.

We’re now looking for a new marketing assistant to join our growing team. Reporting into the marketing manager, the marketing assistant will work alongside the two marketing coordinators, and support the delivery of all marketing initiatives in the team, including publishing online, preparing reports and organizing multimedia.

Key accountabilities:

  • Coordinate the delivery of marketing communications
  • Publish and amend content online using Dreamweaver and Maximizer CRM
  • Proofing, editing and publishing e-blasts, newsletters and emails
  • Publishing content to social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Update and prepare reports using tools such as Google Analytics and Act-On
  • Build forms, create automated programs, and conduct online surveys
  • Review multimedia for websites

Skills, qualities, and experience:

  • At least 1 year experience in a marketing communications role
  • A university degree or college diploma in a marketing or related field
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt their writing style for different channels
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver against tight deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Confident, team player with a proactive can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC, HTML and SEO best practices are an asset

Who we’re looking for…

Have you ever heard of A-Players? They are the kind of people who thrive on success. They like to be surrounded by others like them who are passionate, hardworking, take pride in everything they do, and aim to be the very best they can be every single day. They also live our core values, which are:

  • We will always put our customers first
  • We will always be improving
  • We will always be self-accountable
  • We will always take action
  • We will always pay great attention to detail
  • We will always be open and honest

Our successful candidates go to great lengths to learn about who we are and what we do.  If all of this resonates with you, and you truly believe that you have what it takes to stand out from all the other candidates, then we strongly encourage you to apply. We look forward to receiving your application!

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