Communications & Events Coordinator

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Surrey, BC, Canada
  • Mar 11, 2019
Full time Communications Content Development / Management Event Coordination Marketing Social Media Website Administration/Development/Updates

Job Description


Competition Number
Close Date
Fri, 03/29/2019

KPU International at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has an exciting opportunity for a regular, full-time Communications & Events Coordinator. 

The Communications & Events Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications plan for the KPU International office to enhance KPU’s profile, including visibility, branding and community relations, to support the University’s international recruitment and engagement activities. Activities include, but are not limited to, drafting and executing electronic communication campaigns, managing KPU International’s website and social medial platforms, content generation and revision, CRM management, planning and execution of familiarization and delegation tours, etc. 

Reporting to the KPU International Divisional Business Manager, the incumbent will be supporting KPU’s International Recruitment and Admissions, Global Development and Global Engagement teams. The Coordinator liaises with university administration, faculty, staff, students, agents, partners and communities for the coordination of a variety of events to build effective relationships.

The ideal candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or a relevant discipline from a recognized university and minimum two (2) years of relevant experience in marketing, communications and office administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the proven ability to communicate effectively in English with a wide range of individuals and stakeholders at all levels (internal, domestic, international). Full fluency in a second language of KPU’s target market is considered an asset.

This position requires the ability to work some evenings and weekends in order to attend and execute international student events and activities.  This position is based on our Surrey Campus, however frequent travel between campuses and throughout the communities that KPU serves will be required.  The successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


Communications and Events Coordinator

The salary range for this position is $47,119.80 - $ 52,670.80/year.  In addition, KPU offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, extended health benefits, life insurance, AD&D, and a defined benefit pension plan.

Ready to Apply?

To indicate your interest in available positions, please click the following email link which will pre-fill information necessary to process your application: 

Please include a current resume or CV as well as photocopies of post-secondary transcripts by March 29, 2019.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.