Charity: Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is a registered charity founded in 2011 to honour a culture and community
established in Vancouver over 100 years ago and is dedicated to building a more resilient and inclusive community
by promoting the wellbeing of those in need while preserving Chinatown’s irreplaceable cultural heritage. We have a
vision of a prosperous, vibrant, and inclusive Chinatown, where people come to live, work, and play.
The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation’s efforts to revitalize this important neighbourhood are grounded on three
interconnected pillars: physical, commercial & cultural revitalization. There are a number of projects and initiatives that
support these pillars, including:
Chinatown Storytelling Centre
Foo Hung Curios gift shop at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre
Chinatown Vintage fashion boutique
58 West Hastings (an innovative, 231-unit social housing project in the DTES)
May Wah Hotel
Light Up Chinatown! (Economic Revitalization Program culminating in an annual outdoor festival)
We are looking for a Marketing Communications leader who wants to make a lasting, positive difference in
Vancouver’s Chinatown. If you want to work alongside passionate, purpose-driven colleagues where you can apply
your marketing skills to advance our cause we would love to hear from you. We encourage you to visit:
https://www.chinatownfoundation.org/ and https://www.chinatownstorytellingcentre.org/.
We are seeking an experienced and passionate Marketing Communications Manager that is excited to help bring the
Foundation’s mission to life. This position is best suited for an individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment, and
is able to adapt quickly. This position plays a critical role on our marketing team and will lead many diverse projects
and initiatives in the Foundation’s portfolio. Key responsibilities include developing and managing the marketing
strategy and programs; setting social media channel strategies; and implementing digital and print communications.
You will manage the Marketing Team and work in close collaboration with volunteers, advisors, and external
The Marketing Communications Manager will have a proven track record of consistently achieving goals, meeting
deadlines, possessing professional communications skills (written and verbal), developing and managing the
marketing plan and budget, and cultivating and stewarding relationships with partners and community organizations.
If you enjoy working with a collaborative and enthusiastic team, come join us!
Design, recommend, and manage marketing campaigns for the Foundation’s initiatives, with a focus on
the Chinatown Storytelling Centre and Foo Hung Curios; Light Up Chinatown!; and the Vancouver
Chinatown Foundation brand to align with the annual marketing plan
Setting and implementing the Foundation’s digital channel strategies - social media channels (FB, IG,
TW, TT), email marketing, and blog
Oversee the Foundation’s communications and digital channels with the Marketing Coordinator (content
for social media; updates to websites and blogs; e-newsletters; copy development; new releases; and
Develop the overall marketing & communications strategy, and work with leadership team, advisors,
consultants, and other team members
Manage and coach marketing team members, and effectively work with external designers and
consultants by providing on-brand, actionable creative briefs; managing and coordinating the design
and distribution of publications and collateral (print, digital and video assets); and fostering productive
Collaborate with the Foundation’s Event Planner, Retail Manager, and Economic Revitalization team to
provide marketing assistance as needed
Actively grow the Foundation’s brand and digital presence (social media and email databases)
Qualifications & Attributes:
Accomplished marketing professional with a passion for making a difference. Ability to inspire, motivate, and
mentor, and capable of managing a range of assignments and meeting multiple deadlines
Superior writing skills with a talent for storytelling; experience in editing copy and a proficiency for attention
Proven track record and experience in integrated marketing programs and campaigns
Comfortable with ambiguity and creative problem solving to find new approaches to reaching visitors,
donors, sponsors, and community partners. A Can-Do attitude is a must.
Demonstrated use of digital content creation (including written, graphical, or video format)
Having a good eye for design and photography
Production knowledge for both digital and static assets
Knowledge and use of a CRM platform; experience with Wordpress would be considered an asset
Experience in supervising staff and ability to work independently and as part of a team
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related field
Minimum 5 years of related marketing and communications experience
Must be able to take direction, and handle difficult situations with mature judgement, diplomacy and tact
To apply, please submit a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates
selected for interviews will be contacted.