The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to join a group of dynamic and forward-thinking professionals. As the successful candidate, you are self-motivated, detail oriented, an excellent communicator, and highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Marketing & Event Planning Assistant is responsible to support the AAA’s outreach initiatives including event planning, and to complete numerous regular administrative tasks that provide value to the membership. This is a mid-level, full time contract (maternity leave) position that will last approximately one year.
o Implementing existing style guide and developing new branding guidelines.
o Providing input into the copy and design for all AAA collateral materials including the Annual Report, Practice Bulletins, registration forms, sponsorship packages, membership recognition awards, e-Bulletins, e-Blasts, and outreach publications to the membership and general public.
o Providing support to all Association events; with particular focus on the AAA’s most prominent event, Banff Session 2014.
o Accepting registrations, processing payments, assisting with the online event set-up, maintaining spreadsheets, developing event collateral, and preparing invitations and name badges.
o Should have a clear understanding of database technology, and through training become proficient in entering and extracting information from it.
o Managing member profiles, external job postings, and the volunteer database.
o Updating the AAA website content regularly.
SKILL SETS (must have)
- 2 years of event planning experience
- 1 year of marketing and/or communications experience
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Excellent administrative skills
- Strong computer skills with solid knowledge of Microsoft Office
CONSIDERED AN ASSET
- Adobe Creative Suite experience
- Some graphic design experience or experience liaising with graphic designers and printers
- Some HTML knowledge
All submissions must include a cover letter. Please email your resume and cover letter by 4:00 pm on June 7, 2013. Submissions will be reviewed as they are received and interviews scheduled accordingly.
Remuneration: Will commensurate with education and experience.
NOTE: This is a contract position; approximately one year minimum; maternity leave coverage.