Marketing Assistant

Salvation Army
March 5, 2018
Oakville, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
March 26, 2018
Street Address
2360 South Service Road West


The Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO) adheres to its core values of composure, communication, collaboration, and service focused. NRO supports The Salvation Army’s social and community services and programs through retail and recycling.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is looking for a resourceful, dynamic and highly effective marketing professional to assist in the development, and ultimately supporting the implementation of the National Retail Marketing Strategy. As an essential role in a tight-knit team, you will be able to directly contribute to the growth of our organization.

About You

You are an experienced and creative marketer with a business or retail background. You have excellent communication skills and are resourceful, extremely organized and consider yourself a self-starter. You thrive in an environment that is constantly evolving and offers a variety of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. You are a critical thinker who is passionate about solving hard problems and is determined to deliver results despite challenges you may incur. Your goal is to make an impact through your work and contributions to an industry you are passionate about.

The Position

As a member of the Brand Integrity and Communications Team, the Marketing Assistant will support the implementation of comprehensive and innovative marketing, communication and promotional plans in support of the National organizational goals and objectives.

The candidate will work on a diverse set of marketing activities including the coordination and distribution of various promotional materials along with market research and trend analysis of various programs.

The Marketing Assistant will work in conjunction with the Brand Integrity and Communications team to ensure that brand guidelines are being followed throughout all channels.


  • Continuous communication with all Thrift Stores, District Managers, Regional and National offices to provide support through marketing materials and content
  • Generate and implement content for sales events including collateral, blogs, presentations and social media posts
  • Monitor and update social media channels and monthly calendar i.e.: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & YouTube
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain branding values and messaging to ensure all marketing content upholds them consistently and creatively
  • Research, maintain and report on critical marketing data
  • Execute email campaigns (data segmentation, email copy, analytics and reporting)
  • Research and source new ideas to support product marketing, sales and organizational objectives
  • Assist with the creative process including developing briefs and providing feedback
  • Inventory maintenance and distribution of marketing materials
  • Create, update and distribute template signage materials as requested
  • Monitor industry competitors and submit reports on emerging trends and comparative analysis each month
  • Maintain website updates
  • Liaise and support the Guest Services team
  • Assist with creative, analytical and administrative projects as assigned


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in a marketing or related role
  • Post-Secondary education, preferably with an emphasis in Marketing, Communications and/or Business Administration
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Analytics, email marketing platforms, social media channels and/or other marketing software
  • Project coordination and vendor relations experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to learn quickly and adapt to change
  • Proactive, resourceful and highly organized
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Retail experience and knowledge of the French language are strong assets
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is an asset

What you can expect:

We provide a passionate fast-paced community environment where you will be immersed in our operations and service. You will experience firsthand the impact of our work in our communities.   We offer competitive compensation in addition to staff discounts, group benefits, RRSPs, vacation, paid sick time, as well as, the opportunity to learn new skills and job advancement.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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