CityStudio Vancouver is seeking a Marketing and Communications Specialist with outstanding past experience to join our team!

Working closely with the CityStudio team, the Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for the successful marketing, communications and public relations activities for CityStudio Vancouver charity and our two pillars – the Vancouver Program and the Global Sharing Program. This includes strategic communications planning, written and visual storytelling, marketing collateral development, relationship building, brand consistency and integrity, social media and website management, project management and organizational support.

Celebrating 9 years in 2021, the Vancouver Program has worked with five local post secondary schools and the City of Vancouver to develop more that 1000 projects, together with 6644 students and 306 city staff.

Vancouver is the lead member of a growing network of CityStudios in our CityStudio Global Program, a one-stop-shop for cities and universities to work together for innovation, community service and civic benefit. Under this program, CityStudio licenses cities across Canada and around the world to operate their own innovative programs under the CityStudio name and includes access to our trademark, training and network membership through a shared platform. There are currently 10 CityStudios in Canada, two in Australia, and one in Norway. The Global Sharing Program celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2021.

It will be your responsibility to develop, attain approvals and successfully enact a Marketing and Communications Strategy for each of CityStudio’s two programs as well as their interrelationships. This, combined with your hands-on skills, is key to helping advance our mission of city building with youth.

What you bring to the team:

  • A minimum of five years direct, progressive experience working in marketing and communications, ideally in the education, innovation, community-building, civic and/or non-profit sectors
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or other related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrable experience developing and implementing successful marketing and communications strategies 
  • Proven experience in media and public relations 
  • Proven excellence in writing, editing, and key message development for a range of diverse audiences
  • Experience working with and managing other creatives
  • Self-set high standards that holds the organization and team members accountable to best practices in the communications field
  • Equal parts confidence, curiosity and collaboration 


Check the full JOB DESCRIPTION

Marketing and Communications Specialist JOB DESCRIPTION Fall 2020


Full time, permanent position, with standard 3-month probationary period.


Executive Director 


Remote / CityStudio Vancouver, 1800 Spyglass Place 

HOURS: 37.5 hours/week, Monday to Friday


$57,000 – $64,000 per annum based on experience, plus benefits, after the probationary period.


As soon as possible.



Submit your CV and cover letter with salary expectations to: hr[at]citystudiovancouver[dot]com.

Please also provide your application with a pdf with publicly available samples or documentation created by you in previous positions that demonstrates your experience and strategic approach to marketing and communications; we are not requesting new or confidential materials to submit with your application. 

Include your full name along with the job title “Marketing and Communications Specialist” in the subject heading of your email.


There will be a group interview for selected candidates October 29th 2020, 11 am to 12:30 pm.  While we truly appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

CityStudio Vancouver is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce which strengthens our ability to achieve our mission through inclusion. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply. We will make accommodations if needed.