Marketing & Events Coordinator: Maple Ridge, BC

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED; HOWEVER, WE DO VALUE GREAT TALENT AND CONTINUE TO ACCEPT OUTSTANDING APPLICATIONS.
Are you someone who is eager to join an award-winning team and help drive our events and marketing efforts? We are looking for a marketing SUPERSTAR just waiting to be unleashed! You may be a recent graduate or have a few years of experience, but you are really looking for exciting projects to sink your teeth into and a great company culture. We are looking for an individual with a willingness to learn, grow, and adapt to the fast-paced, day-to-day activities that will be thrust upon you.
If you haven’t yet heard of Left, we’re a technology company based in the suburbs of Vancouver in Maple Ridge. Our award-winning Community Engagement Program and our top-notch culture have led us to win an award as “Best Workplace BC” and be recognized by the BC Tech Association as the best in BC for “work, life, and play”. At the heart of our business (what you’ll be working on) we’re building a platform to connect the next billion people without infrastructure using a fully-distributed mobile mesh network for smart phones & IoT devices. Our platform will enable affordable, reliable, resilient, and secure access to the internet and connectivity to all users.
Where does all this magic happen? We might just have the coolest office space in the Lower Mainland, complete with a games room, library, lots of beer, and plenty of silly people. We are purposefully located out in the ‘burbs so that our employees can live and work in their community. If you do commute it’s only 40 minutes against traffic from downtown Vancouver, and we’re just across the Golden Ears Bridge (now without tolls!), so we are extremely convenient for most in metro Vancouver region. And speaking of sky-high real estate prices, you actually have room to breathe out here and can afford to exhale. Are you ready to change the world yet? Are you ready to change the world with us?  Come on…you know you wanna 😉

About the Job:

So, what will you be doing?

  • You will be working closely with our RightMesh mobile mesh technology team and report directly to our Chief Communications Officer

50% of your role will encompass event coordination:

  • Create and execute the logistics of local and international events
  • Support negotiations for space contracts and book event space
  • Arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment and requirements (PowerPoint presentations and videos), order collateral, and ensure appropriate branding to meet the quality expectations of the company
  • Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters
  • Enthusiastically capture information on each project to achieve quality event outcomes
  • Communicate key achievements and event details
  • Drive event engagement through compelling messaging
  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process
  • Support onsite execution of events
  • Social media hack an event to ensure we are top of mind among participants

In the other 50% of your role, you will be supporting marketing initiatives such as:

  • Assist our Chief Communications Officer with digital marketing campaigns and plans that support business and brand including email marketing campaigns, template designs, calls-to-action, and copy used in our email sends
  • Manage the company social media accounts and creatively assist in increasing and growing our audiences
  • Measure and report marketing related activities against pre-determined ROI objectives
  • Write, review and edit copy deliverables
  • “Other duties as required.” Yes, we know you often see this requirement on job descriptions, but we really mean it. We are a small team with an “all hands on deck” attitude toward building and growing our brand. These other duties may involve aspects of search engine marketing, content creation, business development, or office admin. We are not afraid to teach, assuming you are not afraid to learn.

Essential Skills

  • You’re no dummy and have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent college + life experience
  • 1 to 3 years of marketing, business management, or applicable sales/support experience
  • Solid technical understanding: not as a programmer, but as someone who is comfortable enough to know not to infect yourself with spyware and can work in MS Word, MS Excel, and jump in and add content to a blog if asked (bonus points if you have built and maintained a website recently)
  • A passion for customer happiness and an upbeat, engaging personality
  • You have high expectations of yourself and others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Useful Things

  • Knowledge/experience in event planning
  • Knowledge/curiosity of web marketing, email marketing, SEO, affiliate marketing and re-marketing
  • Knowledge/curiosity of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and the entire decentralization movement
  • Knowledge/curiosity on the trends in social media and have set up or managed corporate accounts for a business or non-profit
  • Experience and patience for customer support without being overly sarcastic (a little bit is fine)
  • Experience with market research and business planning
  • You don’t have to be a technologist, but being a geek with a fascination with technology is definitely useful
  • “Get it done” attitude, even if that means an occasional long day or late night of work

Personality:

  • You must be a risk taker who has a passion for entrepreneurism.
  • We still classify ourselves as a Startup even though we are an international team of 90+ (We are presently approx. 30 in Maple Ridge and 60+ in Bangladesh.) As such, you must have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work in a Startup.
  • You are able to manage large groups confidently, professionally, and calmly
  • You are someone who is already familiar with the lifestyle involved with running events, perhaps for yourself, or other organizations
  • Maybe you have worked in a junior marketing role, or maybe you are fresh out of college/university and can’t wait to dive into the real world of marketing, but in any scenario, you wish to be part of a small but rapidly-growing team where you will have a direct impact on the business as a whole
  • You have a strong grasp on technology, using it for your own personal management, and for the planning and delivery of events. You are tech savvy and comfortable rising to any challenge, whether that be physical, mental, or creative
  • You must be a self-starter and be able to manage yourself and your projects
  • You can self-learn as things change; and quickly, because learning is something that you have to do daily
  • You must believe in the mantra of “Work hard, play hard”
  • You must be able to laugh at yourself and roll with the punches
  • We are Dog positive; Django is our Director of Greetings and he outranks most of us

Compensation & Next Steps

Your salary will be competitive and based on your experience; however, we are a startup and, as we build this out together, we will all share in the upside and increased compensation as revenues increase for the brands you are involved in.
If you are interested in working on a world-class platform and business, then please send us a recent resume (online links are fine) along with your salary expectations to careers@left.io. No phone calls or unexpected visits please because we have developers here and they are easily startled.
Left is a small, but growing company. Fit and a willingness to learn is more important than experience. Thanks in advance for considering us.
Learn more about us at www.rightmesh.io and our parent company Left.
We are an equal opportunity employer and love diversity at our company!  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status