Marketing & Events Coordinator


January 26, 2015

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Marketing and Communications
Company Overview: 

VIATeC is the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to continue to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector. VIATeC is a non for profit member based organization.


Job Summary: 

The Marketing and Events Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of VIATeC’s marketing, promotion initiatives and event activities.  The Coordinator ensures that the organization successfully offers consistent high quality events while managing its marketing efforts in relation to both VIATeC and the Greater Victoria technology sector.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, detail oriented and able to work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines. Being part of a energetic team member is a MUST and communication is key.

If you can thrive while handling dynamics, tight deadlines and thinking outside the box then this position is for you. Especially if you can come up with phrases more "out of the box" than lamely restating "out of the box" every time you want somebody to think different.


  • Serve as the Events Project Coordinator working closely with the Executive Director on all VIATeC events including but not exclusive to: 
    • VIATeC Technology Awards
    • Discover Tectoria
    • Experience Tectoria
    • Tectoria Meetups
    • VIATeC Food Bank Challenge
    • Educational Seminars and Workshops
  • Responsible for achieving event attendance, awareness and sponsorships objectives.
  • Work with other staff to coordinate marketing and event efforts.
  • Planning and event execution including but not exclusive to; procurement, liaison for venues to discuss timing, setup, catering, AV, entertainment etc.
  • Post all news and events on the VIATeC website and all social media outlets.
  • Responsible for all external event inquiries and bookings for Fort Tectoria from inception to completion. Confirm bookings, cost and ensure invoicing is paid through A/R. 
  • Liaison with members and provide sufficient customer service.
  • Manage content, distribution, design and promotion of the VIATeC Weekly Email Bulletin.
  • Assist writers to finalize content of the VIATeC weekly Newsletter. Discuss topics, provide promotional materials and any other relevant target group emails.
  • Craft and submit press releases on behalf of VIATeC and or Fort Tectoria. Ensure strong relations and contact with media.
  • Represent the organization and its network in external events and activities as needed.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested with a sense of humor and team spirit


  • Experience with Social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, instagram, Flicker
  • Google docs, Gmail, Gmail merge
  • Salesforce or equivalent CRM software
  • Comfortable working with a Mac osx
  • Strong management and communication skills to drive and coordinate the  team during events.
  • Demonstrated history of being results-oriented, working under pressure, and balancing and managing multiple priorities.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Event coordination experience
  • Excellent writing skills, including proofreading and editing abilities
  • Strong communication and outreach skills
  • Highly creative and entrepreneurial in developing approaches to reach target audiences
  • Must have excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
  • Experienced in using software including Illustrator, Photoshop, Powerpoint

Nice to have:

  • experience with HTML and/or source code
  • Supersass and/or Book King
  • Project Management and critical path
  • At least 1 year experience in Marketing and Communications
  • Post- Secondary education with a related field


How To Apply: 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to


Closing Date: February 2, 2015