Offering Hope and Self Sufficiency

Events & Marketing Specialist Vancouver Job Opportunity

Job Title: Events & Marketing Specialist
Reports to: Manager, Communications
Location: 310-111 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC (Woodward’s Building)
Start date: As soon as possible
To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to

EMBERS is a social enterprise working with Western Canadian communities to combat poverty and strengthen local economies. Since 2001, we’ve helped thousands of people facing employment barriers lead productive, fulfilling lives through access to job placements, skills training, and career support.

EMBERS is growing quickly and we are looking for an Events & Marketing Specialist with the motivation and dedication to grow professionally with our organization. As the Events & Marketing Specialist, you will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of day-to-day marketing and events initiatives. You have a strong desire to make a difference in the world and ambition to grow your career alongside a successful, growing organization. Ready for a new challenge, you will dive in and take the reins on marketing and events.

The EMBERS impact

Canada’s unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in almost 50 years. In 2017, EMBERS placed 1,900 temporary workers on job sites who clocked a combined 304,000 hours of work. This is roughly equivalent to 152 full-time jobs.

At EMBERS, our mission is to empower people facing employment barriers to be economically self-sufficient and develop productive futures. Studies confirm that employment and income directly impact a person’s wellbeing and quality of life. For almost 20 years, EMBERS has employed thousands of people and paid out over $25 million in wages and benefits to workers in our community.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage and execute all aspects of the EMBERS golf tournament, delegating tasks as necessary and supporting leadership team in meeting fundraising goals
  • Execute content and e-marketing, website management, social media, graphic design, and advertising
  • Provide collaborative marketing support to each division at EMBERS, including EMBERS Staffing Solutions, EMBERS Eastside Works, and EMBERS Academy
  • Support other projects such as fundraising, grant writing, sales, and business development, as needed
  • Manage relationships with key vendors and contractors including graphic designers, web developers, printers, etc.
  • Support worker recruitment marketing strategy
  • Recruit and manage marketing interns and consultants to help execute on the marketing and events strategy, as appropriate


  • Two to three years of experience in marketing
  • Two to three years of experience in planning and/or supporting events, fundraising events considered an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or a related field, and a strong business acumen
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and can interact with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PPT and Excel
  • Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Deadline-driven with strong project management skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively within established deadlines
  • Independent worker with ability to multitask
  • Resourceful and adaptable, with strong problem-solving skills

Stand out qualities

  • Driven to succeed with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ambition to grow professionally alongside EMBERS
  • Familiarity working in social enterprise environment

Working conditions

  • Some evening and weekend work is required, mainly during events

We offer a competitive starting salary ($45,000 to $50,000) and a comprehensive benefits package that includes extended health care, life insurance, dental care, and an employee and family assistance program.

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to reference and criminal background check prior to employment.

We thank you for your application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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