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New Position

Social Media and Administration Coordinator - Sparks Street Business Improvement Area & Mall Authority

Posted on Monday, January, 8, 2024


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The Sparks Street Business Improvement Area & Mall Authority (Sparks Street) is proud to be one of the most vibrant commercial districts in Ottawa, located in the heart of the Ottawa’s downtown. The Sparks Street BIA and Mall Authority’s mandate is to create an attractive, vibrant, destination where pedestrians have priority. Our team produces a variety of events and programming throughout the year. Sparks Street is home to a unique mix of restaurants, shops, and personal service providers who we support through a variety of initiatives.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director and working within a small, resolute team, the Social Media and Administration Coordinator will tell the story of Sparks Street. They will develop creative, compelling content for the web, social media, and other platforms. This individual will support the administrative operations of the organization. The successful candidate is organized, thoughtful, and enjoys working in a dynamic environment.


  • Salary $56,000 to $61,000 annually based upon experience

  • Comprehensive Health and Dental benefits after three-month probation period

  • RRSP contribution plan

  • Ongoing training including possibility of travel in Canada

  • Full Time – Permanent​



  • Create dynamic content supporting and promoting the events and programming of Sparks Street and its partners for social media, our blog, and website

  • Support the development and execution of Sparks Street's marketing campaigns using traditional and non-traditional mediums

  • Utilize and monitor social channels most relevant to the brand daily
    Collaborate with graphic designers and others to produce digital and printed content
    Liaise with photographers and videographers to capture visual content of events and activations

  • Create and support a brand persona through Sparks Street’s online channels
    Support the planning, promotion and execution of Sparks Streets events and programing

  • Understanding our organizational requirements, target audiences, and strategic objectives
    Prepare weekly Payables/Receivables report and create invoices

  • Coordinate with the City of Ottawa’s finance department

  • Other duties as needed to support Sparks Street



  • Post Secondary degree/diploma and/or related experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, non-profit organizations, or related field

  • Advanced knowledge of social media platforms

  • Intermediate+ proficiency in Office 365 or equivalent software

  • Intermediate+ proficiency in Canva, Later, MailChimp, or equivalent software

  • Willingness to learn, take and provide direction, and be adaptable in a constantly changing environment

  • Outstanding English verbal and written communication. Working knowledge of French is considered an asset

  • Excellent organizational and solution generating skills

  • A mindful, initiative-taking collaborator

  • Occasional evening and weekend availability

​To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email to Executive Director, Kevin McHale: Include the subject line: “Social Media and Administration Coordinator”

 Application Deadline: January 19, 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received will be kept on file for a period of six months and may be referenced for future staffing requirements.


We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

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