Cooordinator, Marketing, Events and Communications

  • Swimming Canada
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Nov 13, 2017
Full time Communications Event Management Event Planning Logistics Social Media

Job Description

Position Coordinator, Marketing, Events and Communications (MEC)

Reports to Senior Manager, Marketing

Location Ottawa office

Job Type Full time



Swimming Canada serves as the national governing body of competitive swimming. We inspire Canadians through world leading performances to embrace a lifestyle of swimming, sport, fitness and health. Canadians are global leaders in high performance swimming and development for both able-bodied swimmers and swimmers with a disability. Swimming is recognized as one of the most celebrated and successful Canadian Summer Olympic and Paralympic sports. Swimming

Canada strives to foster a workplace in which all individuals maximize their potential, regardless of their differences. We are committed to attracting, developing and celebrating a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.



Swimming Canada is in search of a full-time Coordinator of Marketing, Events and Communications. As a valuable member of the Marketing, Events and Communications Department, the Coordinator, MEC will provide support with special events, sponsor servicing, social media and communications.



  • Assists the Senior Manager, Marketing with sponsor activations
  • Assists with creation of invitations, tracking, and logistics for special events
  • Manages Swimming Canada’s online and on-site merchandise sales
  • Provides support on marketing & communications of special projects/events
  • Produces economic impact reports from Swimming Canada events
  • Assists in sending out corporate communications, packages, reports etc.
  • Assists in the tracking of sponsor deliverables at events
  • Assists in the production of post-meet sponsor reports
  • Provides logistical support for Swimming Canada events
  • Assists in generating content for various Swimming Canada platforms.
  • Coordinates posting content and maintaining a schedule of posts for social media
  • Updates and maintains athlete biographies
  • Provides team support, such as media attaché/sponsor servicing at select events
  • Assists with media relations



  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks with specific deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office products and key social media platforms
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to deal with diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the sport of swimming is an asset
  • Working level of bilingualism (French/English) is an asset



  • College diploma or university degree in a relevant field such as communications, marketing or events planning


  • 1- 2 years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: marketing, sponsorship, communications or event management
  • Experience working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Retail/merchandising experience would be an asset.
  • Swimming experience is also considered an asset.



This is a permanent full-time Ottawa-based employee position with Swimming Canada with benefits according to Swimming Canada Human Resource policies.

Some domestic travel is required 3-4 times per year. During periods of Events, long, evening and weekend hours are required. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience and in accordance with Swimming Canada’s compensation policies.



We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only qualified candidates will be contacted and invited to an interview. Start date will be confirmed with the candidate.



Candidates can email applications to by November 27th, 2017.

Please indicate “MEC COORDINATOR” in both the subject line of your e-mail and your covering letter.


Swimming Canada is committed to providing accommodations. If you require an accommodation for a disability as part of the hiring process, please contact