Wasserman + Partners is hiring.

Wasserman + PartnersVancity’s agency, Wasserman + Partners is hiring for two positions.

The first is a Digital Project Manager who will be “responsible for the successful planning, managing and launching of digital projects within the advertising agency”.

The other is the Director of Production, a role to “bring campaign concepts to life, regardless of the medium, or whether it has ever been done before”.

Both roles are chances to work with this excellent Vancouver agency, which Vancity chose as their agency of record earlier this year in a unanimous decision.

If you do apply, let them know you discovered it through me. I won’t get anything from it, I’ll just want to know…

A career opportunity for Vancouver readers.

A friend at UBC passed along a job posting for their Director, Interactive and Development Marketing. He described it as a

…strategic leadership role to engage over 400,000 UBC alumni and friends through a full suite of online media, including development of a UBC online community, and a significant ad campaign. Could be a real career milestone.

The job description is:

Reporting directly to the Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) Chief Communications Officer, the Director, Interactive and Development Marketing is responsible for creating and implementing marketing strategies to secure donor and alumni engagement through traditional and social media. The Director will be responsible for supporting the University’s mission of providing alumni, donors, and friends of the University with meaningful opportunities for engagement and investment with the University. The Director works with various University clients to develop integrated marketing communications and outreach plans and campaigns in support of the portfolio’s priorities for the University with regards to donor activity and alumni engagement. The Director develops processes to oversee the execution of these plans, tracks deadlines, and manages issues, and budgets and ensures accurate reporting. The main areas of focus will be social media, traditional media, business activities, and issue management.

Jobs like this don’t come open very often in Vancouver, I think it would be an amazing opportunity for the right person.

Good luck!

Two Interactive jobs in Vancouver.

I always love it when I can post a good job opportunity. And today I can post two.

The good people at Fjord Vancouver, the interactive wing of Cossette , Canada’s largest ad agency, is hiring two positions.

The first job could be a good reason to move to Vancouver. The second is a mat leave replacement contract for one year.

Good luck!

Web job open at BC Hydro.

In these economically turbulent times, as I come across interesting jobs, I’ll post them. You’re welcome.

When I worked at TELUS, I knew of a guy there named Michael Newland. We never worked directly with each other, but were in a couple of meetings together. We both did web stuff, but in totally different areas.

And then a couple of years back, I started hearing about Michael Newland at BC Hydro. Michael Newland, Michael Newland, it seemed like everyone was talking about him. He was doing interesting social media stuff, he was someone I should totally meet, we would totally hit off. Yeah yeah.

And then finally, a few months back I gave in and contacted him to see what we could share and learn from each other. After a couple of false starts, one of which had me waiting in the cold at a street corner for half an hour (gotta rub it in, Michael), we finally met. And it was great! Michael is super smart and we share a lot of the same values and priorities. It was totally invigorating meeting with him, and I look forward to learning a ton from him, and sharing what I can back to him.

Why do I mention all of this? Because you might be lucky enough to work with this guy. He emailed me today about a great opportunity working with him at Hydro. If you apply, let him know you saw it on my blog (NOTE: I don’t get anything for that, except a build up of goodwill). Here’s his note, and good luck…

We are looking for a Manager, Digital Communications Delivery and Operations.

This role manages a web production and operations team responsible for the customer experience across both external and internal web and mobile entities. The team is comprised of staff and consultants across a broad array of skill sets ranging from visual, interactive and technical design to content management. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and expertise:

– leading and managing teams with cross-functional skills in a corporate web environment;
– connecting cross-program initiatives, suggesting creative modifications, and recommending alternatives;
– communicating and setting expectations with a diverse set of stakeholders;
– developing work load forecasting and projections using production analytics;
– managing project timelines and budgets; coordinating / facilitating cross functional teams
– ten years experience in large-scale online environments;
– university degree in a related field (undergraduate business degree or MBA preferred)

If interested, or know of someone that is, please submit your interest at bchydro.com/careers (job number 599219). The posting closes on April 8th.

Work as the Program Director for The Big Wild.

Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s equivalent to REI, started something called The Big Wild, which “celebrates Canada’s large wild expanses: our forests, lakes, free-flowing rivers and stunning coasts. It’s an online community of people who are passionate about that wilderness. And it’s people working together to ensure at least half of our wilderness is protected forever.”

Right now, they are seeking a Program Director for the Big Wild, “an experienced strategist and communicator who can help create Canada’s most engaged and effective online community for wilderness conservation.”

As the Director of thebigwild.org, you will head up the Big Wild’s efforts to expand our community’s size and effectiveness by developing online activities and promotions, leveraging other MEC outreach channels (including our stores, email and partnerships), engaging members in outdoor activity challenges (the Big Wild Challenge) and strategizing around conservation campaigns, social networking and other collaboration tools. Your leadership will help build a large-scale community that demonstrates support for the vision of protecting at least half of Canada’s public land and water, and for specific conservation initiatives and campaigns.

This is truly an amazing opportunity for someone looking to make a mark for a really great company. MEC and Vancity are like sisters in the Vancouver area, large-scale co-operatives looking to be prosperous businesses while remaining true to their ideals.

Here’s the full deal:
Posting #09-001
Program Director of thebigwild.org
Closing Date: March 27, 2009
Status: FT One Year Contract, possibility for extension
Location: Vancouver Head Office, Sustainability and Community Department

Purpose: Mountain Equipment Co-operative seeks an experienced strategist and communicator who can help us create Canada’s most engaged and effective online community for wilderness conservation. The Big Wild is an innovative conservation initiative founded by MEC and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS): it’s an online community that brings Canadians together to enjoy our wilderness and help keep it wild. By combining conservation community expertise with MEC’s nationwide network of almost three million members, we can build a community that inspires a new constituency of Canadians to care about and act on behalf of our wilderness.

As the Director of thebigwild.org, you will head up the Big Wild’s efforts to expand our community’s size and effectiveness by developing online activities and promotions, leveraging other MEC outreach channels (including our stores, email and partnerships), engaging members in outdoor activity challenges (the Big Wild Challenge) and strategizing around conservation campaigns, social networking and other collaboration tools. Your leadership will help build a large-scale community that demonstrates support for the vision of protecting at least half of Canada’s public land and water, and for specific conservation initiatives and campaigns.

What you’ll be doing:
Setting the community’s strategic direction and goals in consultation with the Steering Committee, and implementing strategy, plans, programs and services to increase online activity
Developing plans for promotional and outreach activities, materials and partnerships, and executing those plans in collaboration with our team
Ensuring the Big Wild platform’s technical excellence and responsiveness to community needs. Includes setting the trajectory for platform development and maintaining the development roadmap
Managing the operations and growth of the Big Wild human resources (team of a part-time moderator, technical contractors, communications and conservation support), achievement of milestones, contracts, budgeting and ongoing reporting
Leading communications and marketing for The Big Wild, including marketing, public relations and responses to public inquiries
Identifying and acting on opportunities to collaborate with organizations such as other non-profit organizations, businesses and schools
Coordinating with key staff at CPAWS and MEC to build internal and external partnerships, support and audience
Establish the Big Wild as an inclusive entity that exists beyond founder organizations (later priority after the initial phase of community building)

What you need to do it well:
A passion for social media or online community, and a relentless fascination with how you can harness it to the issues you care about
A broad interdisciplinary background that includes experience in business/entrepreneurship, online technology and nonprofits or advocacy organizations
At least two years of experience related to online community, social media, blogging or social networking
Excellent communications and writing skills, including marketing and outreach experience
At least two years of experience in project management, preferably including experience managing web sites or projects
Knowledge of and passion for wilderness conservation and outdoor recreation in Canada (professional experience in this field is not a requirement)
Demonstrated ability to manage teams (including staff and contractors) and to develop effective stakeholder relationships
An established network of relationships with conservationists, recreationists, environmentalists and social media influencers
An entrepreneurial spirit and experience in successful completion of the development phase in a new venture, major project or organization.
Experience in coalition/organization building and funding an asset
Oral fluency in both official languages (French/English) highly desirable, written fluency an asset
Infectious enthusiasm that begins with one symptom: your desire to be part of making The Big Wild a bold new force for conservation

Please submit resume with covering letter stating job posting number addressed to jobs [at] mec [dot] ca