Corporate Marketing and Events Manager Ref# 91-17

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:30pm
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COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, English language training, and other social services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at

This is a full-time non-union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.

• Responsible for the successful implementation of internal marketing, communication, and media strategies for COSTI programs and events, and supports the execution of agency and partner marketing and advertising campaigns, including the production of radio, print, television, and electronic/social media public awareness campaigns.
• Designs, develops, prepares, and manages production of print and electronic communications, publications, and marketing materials for agency programs and services; including social media content, newsletters, brochures, flyers, fundraising and other promotional materials, in collaboration with other communications staff. Reviews and endorses marketing materials produced in-house to ensure output is consistent with agency brand standards. Supports agency brand identity in all aspects including monitoring of logo, messaging, content distribution and other key elements.
• Monitors internal and external resources to execute on different aspects of COSTI’s communications efforts including social media, graphic design, web maintenance, and promotion and events; effectively engaging target audiences.
• Responsible for implementing internal agency events and special functions, including but not limited to the Annual United Way Employee Campaign, Women’s Conference and COSTI Fest; and Program/Service-specific events. Chairs Agency Special Events Committee and works with management staff and committee members to ensure consistent and successful implementation agency-wide. Writes, designs, prepares, and distributes event materials including fact sheets, news releases, media advisories, annual reports, event displays, speaker and media kits, etc.
• Identifies and assists with engaging strategic partners, donors, members, corporate partners; develops and maintains positive working relationships with broad-based media and other stakeholders; assists the General Manager of Marketing & Communications on annual marketing & communications plans.
• Establishes relationships with media; solicits and negotiates advertising and editorial space including media event sponsorship; media buys, and administers list plans for all event, print, email and social medial promotions. Works with management and administrative teams in implementing program-specific media planning and outreach awareness campaigns, including advertising and direct marketing promotional activities.
• Works with the General Manager of Development in the delivery of agency fundraising programs and events; and ensures maintenance of all records for corporate fundraising programs, including donor data base and solicitation records.
• Oversees, creates and updates content for website, social media platforms and intranet content.
• Provides communications and public relations support to the Communications and Development Offices and assists in the development and implementation of special projects. Drafts acknowledgement letters and generates donor reports; organizes mailings for all public relations and fundraising material.
• Assists in the recruitment and training of volunteers committed to corporate events and fundraising initiatives.


• Post-secondary degree or community college diploma in Communications, Marketing, or equivalent.
• Three years related marketing and communications experience (previous work experience in non-profit fundraising environment is an asset), with proven ability in maintenance of efficient communications office operations, including information management.
• Two years related experience in media relations and web design, content management, and written content for websites and social media platforms.
• Previous experience in coordinating special events an asset.
• Typing skills: minimum 55 words per minute.
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge and understanding of web design, structure, position, and search engines; including website administration, editing and writing, working with content management systems; and editing tools such as HMTL.
• Demonstrated experience working with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or other design and publishing software.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word; HTML; Adobe Photoshop; and/or knowledge of various fundraising software systems and donor database theory an asset
• Demonstrated ability to produce high-end multimedia presentations.
• Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills, copyediting and research skills.
• Experience working with printers, web and graphic designers, and other external suppliers.
• Experience with coordinating social media and website management tools Content Management Systems, opt-in email services, and social media management tools.
• Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills, with particular emphasis on attention to detail.
• Demonstrated success in contributing to effective teamwork, coupled with the ability to work independently, make decisions, and respond to multiple priorities and to meet deadlines successfully, under pressure; experience in coordinating projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to speak and write in French is an asset.
• Willingness to work flexible hours.
• Car is mandatory.

Please note that a written and technical assessment will be administered to demonstrate both written and planning skills as well as proficiency with desktop publishing applications, MS Office applications, design and Outlook at an advanced level.

LOCATION: 1710 Dufferin Street, Toronto
START DATE: July 31, 2017
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $53,400 to $59,707 per annum + Benefits
POSTING DATE: June 30, 2017
CLOSING DATE: July 13, 2017

If you are interested, please quote Reference #91-17
and send your resume with a cover letter to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, M6E 3P2
Email: or Fax: 416- 658-8537

“We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
No telephone inquiries please.”
COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

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