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Position Description

Marketing Project Developer

ReForest London is a non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City, through the benefits of trees. 

Summary: 

Through Canada Summer Jobs, a 7-8 week  job placement program, the Marketing Project Developer will work closely with our Partnerships & Marketing Manager , amid the new Covid-19 reality, to evolve and build National Forest Week into a week of opportunities for support and participation in tree planting. Please note: This job position is called the ‘Marketing Coordinator’ on Canada Summer Jobs’ website.

The Marketing Project Developer will be responsible for planning and developing a more fulsome and engaging National Forest Week campaign and celebration in London with a focus on increased opportunities for business participation and support, and engaging Londoners in the importance of trees and how they can make a difference. This person will assist in finding creative ways to deliver an effective and collaborative week of celebration for trees in London while adhering to any Covid-19 restrictions in place. 

ReForest London needs to effectively pivot our fall activities to adhere to social distancing rules in place and still deliver on National Forest Week ideally with a new fundraising event, new sponsorship opportunities, opportunities for increased participation in tree/seedling giveaways, and a tree-related social media promotion. 

This is a full time position beginning June 29, 2020. The term of employment will be 7-8 weeks (exact duration still to be confirmed). 

Canada Summer Jobs' Eligibility Guidelines:

To be eligible for this position, youth must 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**; and, 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.

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student's time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying businesses in London that may be interested in supporting any of the National Forest Week activities
  • Developing promotional materials to sell businesses on sponsorship
  • Developing marketing materials for fundraising event and promotion
  • Contacting businesses to ask for their support
  • Scheduling and participating in meetings with potential sponsors/supporters Collecting prizes, logos, and any other required materials
  • Event planning and promotion; Leading a volunteer committee for the fundraising event and the week-long promotion
  • Developing social media content to recognize the support of local businesses and organizations
  • Developing promotional material about the week’s activities
  • Track supporter’s actions through our Customer-Relationship Management database (Sumac)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs' Eligibility Guidelines (above)
  • Fluency in English
  • Post-secondary studies in Marketing, Media, Business, or Non-Profit Management

Experience:

  • The ideal candidate has post-secondary education or work experience in two or more of the following areas: Marketing & Communications, Public Relations, Business Development, Fundraising
  • Experience using social media in a professional setting
  • Experience using CRM databases
  • Graphic design and photography experience
  • Event and/or promotion planning experience
  • Sales experience is an asset
  • Experience working with volunteers is an asset
  • Public relations experience is an asset
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization is an asset

Skills:

  • Well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Creative, strategic thinker
  • Intermediate knowledge of social media platforms (LinkedIn,  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • The ability to take initiative and make decisions within a set of guidelines
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign & Photoshop)
  • Photography and video skills
  • Knowledge of tree species and desire to work for an environmental organization preferred
  • Diplomatic, tactful, professional, punctual
  • Ability to lift trees and equipment (30lbs)

Hours of work and Remuneration:

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week position lasting for 7-8 weeks (exact number of weeks still to be confirmed) this summer through Canada Summer Jobs. Pay is $14.25/hour. 

Other requirements: 

  • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license is an asset

Perks:

  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Positive team environment - we live on a diet of optimism, chocolate and tree puns
  • Working in the middle of a forest. Westminster Ponds is surrounded by beautiful trees and nature – take a walk during lunch to refocus
  • Your work will make a difference for the environment!

To Apply: 

Proposed start date is June 29, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled for week of June 15 -19.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage any qualified person to apply.

Apply by June 14, 2020 to:  Sheila Creighton, Partnerships & Marketing Manager sheila@reforestlondon.ca  with the subject line: Marketing Project Developer

Please send a cover letter detailing how your skills, experience, and education fit with this position, together with your resume, in a single file in Word or PDF format. Please confirm in your cover letter that you meet the eligibility requirements and whether you have access to a vehicle.

All applications received will be acknowledged with a reply email. However, only those to be invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.