• Interview
Also required for this position: Pleases apply and then call us, so we can provide the details quickly.
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Our office in NW Calgary by Banff Trail LRT Calgary Transit Station and 19 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L4 [map]
2-6 hours / weekly
Ongoing / 6-10 hours or more per week
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The 24th Annual FunnyFest Comedy Society is a catalyst for physical and mental well-being by sharing the “Gift of Laughter”, through inspiring shows, workshops, seminars, programs, and materials that help us to make change in the world for the betterment of all society. FunnyFest is a significant grass roots embedded, helping organization, that operates in the Calgary region. FunnyFest Comedy Society produces over 100 shows, events, seminars and workshops per year.

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will:

Send out dynamic and stimulating press releases - Publicity generation.
Book interviews with Journalists.
Develop an advertisement strategy (and budget) across all media platforms.
Share the Gift of Laughter with Charities and worthy non-profit societies.
Develop relationships with journalists.
Engage the community.
Lead the Marketing and Communications Committee in the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy
Oversee a consistent and active communication strategy to all stakeholders for the purposes of recruitment, program messaging, fundraising, awareness and branding.
• Contribute expertise to assist board in establishing organizational marketing, branding and communication plans and initiatives.
• Build on the current brand and develop creative market outreach programs that will drive visibility and growth of sales of products and services.
• Advise staff on strategies and development for various marketing communications channels and web presences including, electronic/social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc), newsletter, public relations, website and printed collateral. 
NOTE: The SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER WILL WORK WITH YOU in a very collegial manner.
• Monthly email communication to global community of stakeholders, friends and family.
• Identify and build relationships with key industry partners, collaborators, and media.
• Evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives both internally and externally and provide support as needed.
• Identify opportunities, ie, collaborations/platforms for board and community to help market and brand.
• Engage in fundraising, and promote the image and public standing.
• Set the tone for the committee work and engage the public to join result oriented committees.
• Ensure the committee members have the information to do their jobs.
• On occasion, Oversee the logistics of committee operations.
• Report to the Executive Director. Work closely with Volunteer Manager, Online Social Media Manager, Fund Development Chair
• Provide basic Reports regarding decisions and recommendations
• Assign work to the committee members, set the agenda, run regular meetings and distribute meeting minutes.

Skills and abilities needed to succeed as The Marketing & Communications Coordinator:

Personal —

• Fulfill required time commitment of 6 to 10 hours per week.
• Honesty, integrity and respect for others.
• Visionary future orientation.
• Good communications skills; open-minded and articulate.
• Strong team-builder and team member.
• Leadership skills.
• Self-confident and outgoing personality.

Professional Expertise that would be Helpful —

• Ambitious and eager to make a difference in the world
• Ability to create a paid career with our organization, that would include bonuses and vertical promotion opportunities
• Curiousity
• Direct experience developing and implementing marketing strategy.
• Experience with development of branding strategies.
• Graphic design expertise.
• Demonstrated interest is the non-profit sector.
• Excellent written and verbal communication experience
• Intermediate experience using MS Office Suite, including Outlook email / organizational management software

PERKS: Might lead to full or part time contract work, $1000 WORTH OF COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS ISSUED, WE PAY FOR GAS or Transit on occasion, Free snacks, coffee and tea. The TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

Volunteers, use this link to APPLY directly AND to find out more info of what we deliver to the community and to volunteer for other opportunities:
Additional Details & Skills Required
Basic ORGANIZATION skills, willing to learn, open mind, problem solving, fun loving.
Certification or Education Required
Intermediate level of MS OFFICE. Communications, publicity and marketing strategy experience.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Have fun and learn many things that you can apply immediately, laugh, meet new people and we will supply a reference letter. After 100 hours, receive a shiny reference letter. Work off volunteer hours for credit and fines. Make the world a better place through the Gift of Laughter.
  • Interview
Also required for this position: Pleases apply and then call us, so we can provide the details quickly.
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit