Marketing Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs co-op)

Content Marketing – Social Media, Newsletter, and Blog: Working closely with the marketing coordinator, the successful student will take on the responsibility of managing the DVBA Instagram and Facebook accounts, including preparing content calendars and scheduling posts using Creator Studio. The student will prepare the weekly events newsletter, sent to over 4,000 Victorians. Time permitting, they will also write blog posts for

Project – Small Business Month: In 2019, the DVBA began celebrating October as Small Business Month. Activities included getting an official proclamation from the City of Victoria, profiling downtown businesses on the blog, and offering giveaways and promotions with partners throughout the month. The successful student will lead Small Business Month 2021, writing 20 to 25 blog posts to be released throughout October 2021, planning social media, working with partners on promotions, etc.

With support from the marketing coordinator, the student will be responsible for choosing which business owners to interview, determining questions to ask, conducting the interviews, taking photos while visiting the businesses, and editing and formatting the blog posts. The student will be required to work independently.

Note: There may be an opportunity to continue with the DVBA on a part-time basis into the fall. However, the Small Business Month project will be completed in the summer.


  • You are an undergraduate student studying marketing, communications, journalism, advertising, business, or a related field.
  • You are a strong communicator with a keen eye for details.
  • You love marketing, social media, and digital storytelling. You are open to telling stories on live video and you enjoy taking photos.
  • You have strong digital skills including experience with the Microsoft Suite, the Google Suite, and the Adobe Suite (or willingness to learn).
  • You are organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Additional Assets:

  • Digital marketing content creation, social media management experience.
  • Website management experience, ideally using WordPress.
  • Video and photo creation experience.

Good Neighbour Program Coordinator (Summer Student position)

This summer, the DVBA is looking to hire a Good Neighbour Program Coordinator to introduce a downtown business block watch program, update DVBA CRM information, and to coordinate (in partnership with the Downtown Residents Association) a Good Neighbour community support program.

Are you looking for something different?  If you think you’d enjoy working with a business-led, non-profit association that’s comprised of a small team of high-performing, professional, friendly colleagues who are passionate about all things downtown Victoria, then this role is for you!


The Good Neighbour Program is a multifaceted program where business owners and downtown residents – alongside VicPD, the City of Victoria, and other community partners – work together with a common goal of making the downtown a healthy, safe, livable, inclusive, and vibrant neighbourhood for everyone.  Having a clean and safe downtown allows everyone who works, lives, or visits our downtown to thrive.

Areas of responsibility:

As our Good Neighbour Program Coordinator, you will be assigned a mixed and varied workload which may include:

  • Outreach to business owners and managers throughout the downtown
  • Updates to existing Customer Relationship Management database (Hubspot)
  • Creation of communications materials and guidance on block watch best practices
  • Coordination with the Downtown Residents’ Association, Victoria Police Department, City of Victoria, and other community groups to organize the Good Neighbour Program for community safety
  • Work with Executive Director on messaging and public communications.

Hands-on training, and mentoring will be provided during your sixteen-week employment term.

After sixteen weeks with the DVBA, you will have gained real world skills in public and media relations, communications through a variety of mediums, coordination of people and resources, customer relationship management, and neighbourhood safety and security.

In this role, you will be communicating and interacting directly with downtown business owners, our strategic partners, suppliers, media consultants, and the public.

To be successful in this role, you are:

  • Currently enrolled in business, public relations, journalism, urban planning, or a related field
  • An exceptional communicator – both spoken and written
  • Outstanding at managing your own time and well-organized
  • Detail-oriented with keen observation skills
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at the same time
  • MS Office savvy
  • Comfortable learning and using various computer programs and platforms
  • Able to write in plain-language
  • Energetic, willing to learn, a team player, and not afraid to ask questions
  • Resourceful, and someone who likes to solve problems
  • Are willing to provide administrative support to get the job done.

Please submit your (no more than two page) resume and SHORT  cover letter that tells us what you know about the DVBA and why you’d be our ideal hire to:

The fine print:

This is a sixteen-week term position; applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age and returning to school full-time in the fall.  35 hours a week. Some weekend and evening hours may be required to coordinate community meetings. We pay bi-weekly, by direct deposit. Hourly rate: $18

This competition closes: 12 noon on Monday, May 15

Anticipated start date: Monday, June 1