Creative Services and Project Supervisor
About Union Gospel Mission
Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. Our comprehensive range of life-changing programs and services include: outreach, meals, chaplaincy, drop-ins, emergency shelter, family services, alcohol and drug recovery, aftercare, employment and education services, and housing. The heart of UGM is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside. With locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, Union Gospel Mission is ideally positioned to help those who need it most.
This position is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a dynamic creative team, and be a part of a transformational organization in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. We are seeking out those who can thrive in a collaborative and compassionate environment. If you are yearning for an opportunity to grow with an organization that makes a difference by helping hundreds of people each and every day, UGM has a career that fits you. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.
To learn more about UGM – visit ugm.ca.
Reporting to the Senior Development Officer, Marketing, the CSPS is responsible for:
- Overseeing the creative process and project management for UGM communication: fundraising, advertising, marketing, solicitation and promotional materials.
- Coordinating the planning, resourcing, and scheduling of Creative Services (CS) team deliverables within established timelines and budgets.
- Providing feedback and creative direction to the Creative Services team (writer, graphic designer, photographer)
- Providing excellent client service throughout all stages of production by liaising between internal clients and the CS Team (a Communications Writer, Graphic Designer, and Photographer/Videographer).
This role manages the efficient sequencing and execution of campaigns, and production of advertising and marketing material such as print, radio, online, signage, transit, and special events for communicating UGM’s message to a vast audience of guests, donors, volunteers, and internal and external stakeholders. The CSPS leads meetings regarding planning, discovery, and production.
At times you will come into contact with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems. There will be Outreach Workers and other Programs staff nearby to assist as required.
This is a permanent, full-time position. For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.
Our ideal candidate has a diploma or degree in a business, marketing or related creative discipline, with three years of experience in project coordination or project management, and two years of supervisory experience. Experience in a creative team and/or discipline is an asset.
You have sound project management skills for assigning staff resources, coordinating project segments, and delivering projects on time and within budgets. You can effectively respond to a number of activities, assess needs, determine priorities, make informed decisions, and overcome project barriers. With strong interpersonal skills, you are skilled at providing service-oriented consulting and building trusting relationships. Sound supervisory skills with knowledge of best practices for recruitment, development, and evaluation of staff is essential.
You’ve worked with branding/logo usage and can advise on guidelines and a communication style guide. Intermediate skills in Windows MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel are required, along with proficiency with project management software and collaboration tools.
Individuals considering employment with Union Gospel Mission must be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values and support for our Statement of Faith.
This position may have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children. Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.
Individuals considering employment with Union Gospel Mission must be legally entitled to work in Canada. We are a diverse community, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals.
How to Apply
Come join a great organization! We provide competitive salary and benefits, including an RRSP matching program and flexible work arrangements, and support for professional development. We welcome your cover letter and résumé at ugm.ca/jobs by October 19, 2018. We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date. In your cover letter, please indicate how you learned of this opportunity. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Janet Pel, Human Resources and Payroll Manager, at 604 215 5431.