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We are currently looking for the right individual for the following position: Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Net Zero Energy Housing. For more information, please see the details below. 

Think you're a fit for our team? Please apply at this link! You will be redirected to a new page.

Job Posting


Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Net Zero Energy Housing

Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
“The Voice of Canada’s Residential Construction Industry Since 1943”



Position Type: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with Education & Experience
Job Location: National Office - 141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

  
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

CHBA’s national office is seeking a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join its Net Zero team. Reporting to the Director of Net Zero Energy Housing, this position will deliver the marketing and communications for CHBA’s Net Zero core program, as well as programming under development such as Net Zero MURBs (Multi-Unit Residential Buildings), renovations, and neighbourhoods. The Net Zero Marketing and Communications Coordinator will also work with CHBA’s communications team to ensure alignment and consistency with the association’s marketing and communications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, organizing and delivering the communications for all Net Zero efforts and activities, including the Net Zero News e-publication.
  • Managing and growing the Net Zero social media and online presence including updating the Net Zero webpages.
  • Assisting in writing content for magazines, blogs and ads.
  • Designing and developing new marketing collateral including photos, videos, infographics and e-profiles of program participants and homes – as well as promoting existing materials available to NZC members and program participants. (i.e. logos, brochures, plaques)
  • Researching and utilizing ways to strengthen the Net Zero Home Labelling Program brand identity and grow exposure to the industry, consumers and other key stakeholders such as government.
  • Maintaining and growing the various Net Zero key stakeholder distribution lists, including the “green” media list.
  • Soliciting applications for the Net Zero Home Award and promoting finalists and winners.
  • Managing the presence of a Net Zero booth at HBA consumer home shows as well as other key consumer events nationally.
  • In support of CHBA’s “Affordable, Replicable and Marketable Net Zero Ready MURBs” project with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), travel to 7 builder sites in BC, AB, SK and ON will be required to take photos/videos and conduct interviews.


ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Education:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in Marketing and/or Communications.
  • Post-Secondary credentials in photography/videography/graphic design or similar program.


Experience:

  • 2-5 years of recent practical work experience in the marketing and communication field.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


Knowledge:

  • Possesses knowledge of effective marketing and communications strategies.
  • Asset: Knowledge of environmental “green” home labelling programs.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Competency with Microsoft software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Adobe software (Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and video editing software(s).
  • Demonstrated photography and videography skills (and post-processing).
  • Competency updating websites (basic knowledge of HTML an asset).
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Creative and analytical thinker.
  • Asset: Bilingual in English and French.


Team Fit:

  • Communicates clearly and effectively in a professional and friendly manner and exhibits excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where he/she can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of CHBA.


Hours of work

The hours of work are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available.  This position requires travel within Canada.  The incumbent may be asked to work overtime from time to time.

Please apply at this link. You will be redirected to a new page. CHBA is looking to fill this position ASAP, and will assess applications as they are received. Accordingly, there is no closing date for this posting. The application process for this posting will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applicants.  


Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.  

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


About the CHBA National Team

CHBA exists to serve the interests of the residential construction industry and the Canadians who depend on that industry for housing they can afford. We are focused on delivering the best services and support, in the most efficient and effective manner possible, to our membership. We deal with building codes, energy efficiency, development challenges, business knowledge, and continued professional learning. Our work brings us into contact with related industries, government, and media. We attend meetings in and out of the office, and travel occasionally – notably to our National Conference, which is held in a different Canadian city each year.

Who we are

  • We are high-performing individuals who each contribute our own expertise to the organization.
  • We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on professional challenges and develop new skills.
  • We value a positive, respectful, and collaborative work environment above all, with each member striving for continuous improvement.
  • We are naturally entrepreneurial and innovative, and comfortable working autonomously when needed.
  • That said, we enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge; we’re not shy about asking for help and maximizing each other’s strengths.
  • Oh, and we take corporate Christmas cards very seriously.

2016 CHBA Christmas Card

Foyer at 141 Laurier Ave West Ottawa

Our Office

Newly renovated, our office is a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill and key government agencies. The bright and modern space is a great work environment, featuring new office furniture, high-tech boardrooms, a spacious kitchen, casual meeting and group work spaces, a dedicated video room and more. Connected to the Marriott and Metcalfe hotels next door, there is easy access to various amenities, including CHBA discounted rates for membership at the hotel's fitness centre, pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities. At the corner of Laurier and Elgin, we are close to many restaurants, shopping, and outdoor activity areas along the canal. Parking for vehicles and dedicated secure storage for bikes is available, and the location offers easy access to public transit. 




About the Canadian Home Builders' Association


Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry." Representing one of the largest industry sectors in Canada, our membership is made up of some 9,000 companies – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals.

Read more about CHBA and how our association works here.