Marketing and Creative Specialist

Date Posted: Sep 10, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Villa Charities Inc.
Villa Charities Inc. is a registered charity and non-profit organization that cultivates, promotes and celebrates the Italian-Canadian culture.

Villa Charities’ Lawrence-Dufferin campus in Toronto is a major hub of the GTA’s Italian community, with the Columbus Centre at its heart. Thousands of people of all ages visit and use the Centre daily for dance, visual arts, music and culinary programs; view art exhibits at the art gallery; participate in a wide range of athletic, aquatics and wellness programs at our Athletic Club; and enjoy fine Italian cuisine at Ristorante Boccaccio. The campus is also home to the Columbus Event Centre, which hosts and caters numerous weddings, family events, meetings and corporate gatherings. Service to Italian-Canadian seniors remains a core part of the organization’s mission. In addition to our two long-term care facilities, Villa Colombo Toronto and Villa Colombo Vaughan, Villa Charities offers subsidized housing for independent seniors at our three apartment buildings, including Caboto Terrace, Casa Del Zotto and Casa Abruzzo.

Job Description

Position Scope:
Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications/delegate, the Marketing and Creative Specialist, is responsible for designing creative materials, coordinating organizational marketing activities and managing production and the distribution of all marketing materials.

What you’re Responsible for:
•    Manage the design and production of all Brand and departmental advertising, DM campaigns, marketing collateral and signage.
•    Assist with planning and implementation of integrated multi-channel marketing and communication programs that generate attendance, membership, publicity, media impressions and an enhanced user, patron and sponsor experience.
•    Maintain Brand guidelines and ensure adherence from all internal stakeholders and third-party organizations.
•    Develop and manage Marketing Critical Path.
•    Develop all creative briefs for design and agency partners.
•    Develop, manage and write copy for Brand and departmental marketing collateral.
•    Plan, manage and coordinate design and production of all seasonal Program Guides. Annual Reports and other brochures.
•    Coordinate with Manager, Events on the design and production of all Villa Charities Foundation events marketing materials including sales kits, event signage, souvenir programs and other collateral.
•    Provide in-house graphic design support as needed (flyers, letterhead, templates, posters, signage).
•    Assist with the planning and budgeting of all advertising media and marketing production.
•    Develop process to manage and track internal marketing requests and approvals.
•    Liaise with design and agency partners as well as printers and other suppliers.
•    Provide marketing collateral summaries for sponsor fulfillment reports.
•    Manage all third-party marketing requests and approvals.
•    Coordinate grassroots and community outreach programs that align with programs/services and reach multiple targeted audiences.
•    Oversee marketing partner, arts partner and venue partner creative approvals.
•    File and maintain organizational logos.
•    File and maintain samples of printed materials.
•    Develop and manage master photo bank for images.
•    Provide administrative support to Director, Marketing and Communications as required.


To Join our team:
•    A university education or equivalent combination of education and professional marketing and/or sponsorship experience
•    Three or more years of marketing, sponsorship or related experience – advertising production and experience working with agencies is considered an asset.
•    Graphic design experience with Quark Express, Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop and/or InDesign preferred.
•    Advanced computer skills in MS Office and Adobe.
•    Ability to take direction and conceptualize creative design incorporating brand assets.
•    Multi-tasking experience working in a fast-paced environment with multiple and sometimes competing deadlines and high-volume workloads at key points throughout the year.
•    Ease and confidence in communicating with key stakeholders, management and other partners.
•    High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and high degree of initiative.
•    Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
•    Understanding of or experience with not-for-profit or cultural organizations is considered an asset.
•    Understanding of the Italian language, culture or community is considered an asset.

Additional Info:

What we offer:
•    Competitive salary
•    Comprehensive Group Health and Dental Benefits
•    Paid Membership to the Columbus Centre Athletic Club

How to Apply:

If you are interested in an opportunity to make a difference and a lasting impact, work with an agile, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team; please forward your resume and covering letter to:  Kathleen Sloan, Director, Marketing and Communications, Villa Charities Inc., 901 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 1C3 or by email to:

Application Deadline Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Villa Charities’ policies, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Villa Charities’ hiring process.  To avoid any delays in the recruitment process, if you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance. You may also be required to submit adequate medical/other documentation to Human Resources to support your request for accommodation.


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