MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Position: Marketing and Communications Assistant
Salary: $15/hr for 17.5 hours per week
Dates: September 6, 2021 – December 24, 2021
Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Basic Qualifications:
                      
Studies in the field of Public Relations & Marketing are preferred. Job experience in public relations and marketing/communications. Good written, oral communication and organizational skills; personable and professional presence and the ability to multitask projects simultaneously. Strategic planning experience an asset.   

Position Profile:                 
             
Under supervision, assist in the planning, design and implementation of marketing materials, promotional projects and downtown events. Act as a liaison between the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission and the wider community.

Position Specifications, Dimensions & Tasks:

Promotions & Event Planning:
1.1         Assist in the overall promotion of Downtown Dartmouth through program development and delivery
1.2         Assist in the design, writing and preparation of promotional and information materials about the DDBC and its events (brochures, flyers, posters, PSA’s, press kits etc.)
1.3         Respond to inquiries from Board Members and other members of the downtown community
1.4         Visit businesses and update the DDBC business directory, including webpage updates
1.5         Help to develop, implement and evaluate community events
1.6         Assist in acquiring donations for events and prizes
1.7         Assist in the management of social media postings including taking and sharing photographs & create videos.
1.8         Prepare an inventory of downtown land and building owners and available real estate listings.
1.9         Analyze communications opportunities and provide recommendations to be incorporated into a communications plan
1.10       Assist in the analysis of corporate partnership/sponsorship opportunities  

Administrative Duties:

2.1         Attend DDBC meetings as deemed necessary by the Executive Director
2.2         Assist the Office Manager in the day to day operation
2.3         Assist the Communications and Marketing Coordinator with projects and events
2.3         Ensure accurate records and reports are kept and submitted at the end of the term
2.4         Work availability 17.5 hours per week requiring regular availability on Saturdays and Sundays.  Any overtime accrued will be reimbursed with time off

Disseminate information to the public:
3.1         Ensure timely production of promotions for all events
3.2         Supply accurate information to various electronic and print media
3.3         Develop promotional literature and posters

Knowledge:
K1          Familiar with strategic planning, public relations and communication strategies
K2          Experience in the planning of a wide range of activities and events
K3          Working knowledge of computers and word processing software including Power Point, Excel, PageMaker, and content management websites.
K4          Familiarity with the downtown Dartmouth community and its geography
K5          Familiarity with the goals and objectives of a Business Improvement District (BID)

Ability:
A1          To work within time constraints
A2          To manage several projects simultaneously (multitasking)
A3          To communicate effectively through oral and written communication
A4          To plan and implement public relations and communications projects
A5          To work well with a team
A6          To be self-motivated, demonstrating initiative and imagination

Personal Suitability:
PS1         Visionary
PS2         Creative
PS3         Self Motivated
PS4         Personable and Presentable
PS5         Entrepreneurial

Under grant requirements, applicants must be a youth under 30 years old and are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or to whom refugee protection status has been conferred to.

Email a cover letter and resume to tim@downtowndartmouth.ca with subject line "ATTN: Tim Rissesco" by Wednesday, August 4, 2021.