Marketing Assistant

Volunteer Alberta

Type: Temporary contract until September 2, 2022

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week

Location: Remote, in Volunteer Alberta’s downtown office, or hybrid model


Do you want to work in an upbeat and vibrant organization focused on strengthening and creating pathways for volunteerism and civic engagement? Are you interested in developing innovative and creative ways of engaging, connecting and empowering communities across Alberta by providing services, sharing knowledge, and making connections?

Our values are:
Collaboration. Integrity. Learning. Responsiveness. Adaptability. Asset-based Approach.

Our collaborative principles inform how we work together and embody our values:

We are open by default. We check our assumptions. We are curious and don’t judge. We practice active, empathetic listening. We are in service of each other.

If your values and principles align with ours, we invite you to submit an application to help Volunteer Alberta build strength and capacity in Alberta’s nonprofit/voluntary sector.

Volunteer Alberta is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates. We appreciate your interest in Volunteer Alberta; only those who are selected for interviews will be contacted.


Volunteer Alberta is seeking a marketing wiz who is enthusiastic, organized, accountable, innovative, and resourceful. This position requires a candidate able to exercise good judgement and initiative in completing tasks and broader initiatives and be able to work with a high degree of independence and accountability.

The Marketing Assistant provides marketing and communications support for Volunteer Alberta (VA) by implementing and supporting the efficient day-to-day communications and stakeholder relations.

While this position plays a role in all of the Strategic Priorities, it specifically advances Volunteer Alberta’s mission through support for strengthening our organizational capabilities to respond to changing organizational and sector needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Update list of contacts that includes all Volunteer Centres & members we work with

Create content for “Celebrating International Volunteer Day Campaign”

Create social media posts to be scheduled when campaign goes live

Create photo campaign to collect images of “volunteers in action”

Brainstorm about any “enter to win” prize we can give, if feasible and approved

Research and update current media contact list

Update media inquiry process and matrix

Support social media trend monitoring, content development, engagement

Research and gather content for monthly member newsletter

Draft and proof content for blog and newsletter

Support content creation and graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite and Canva

Support National Volunteer Week reporting – review community reports, analyze and compare data

Administrative and tactic support for day-to-day communications

Use Volunteer Alberta’s project management platform to coordinate and track progress

Supporting other Volunteer Alberta programs and initiatives as required.


Must meet all of the following requirements (CSJ funding):
Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;

Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment; and

Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Student in or graduate of a College, University or Institute program where curriculum includes marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or other relevant topics

Any related experience with organizational communications and marketing

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and public relations skills, excellent telephone etiquette

Experience with social media scheduling

Experience with graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite or Canva (Must-have: Illustrator)

Intermediate to advanced computer skills with MS Office

High degree of accuracy and the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion

High level of organization skills with attention to detail

Adaptability and willingness to learn, capacity to quickly learn new software

Work and/or volunteer in a nonprofit/voluntary sector organization

Condition of Employment

This is a position dependent on government funding. The contract will be terminated if funding is ended before the end of the contract period.

Recruitment Timelines:
Telephone Prescreens: May 9, 2022

Virtual Interviews: May 10 and 11, 2022

Ideal Start date: May 16, 2022

Volunteer Alberta is not responsible for any moving/relocation expenses, should the successful candidate not live in the local area.

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