Event Manager (Bilingual)

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  • Post Date: July 12, 2022
Job Description

What does SSi Canada do?

SSi designs, builds, and operates telecommunications networks in Canada’s North. SSi’s mission is to provide high quality, high capacity and affordable broadband connectivity to remote or isolated First Nations communities. 


Being the North’s premier broadband and mobile wireless technology company, SSi has been providing Internet service to over 50 remote and underserved communities across the NWT and Nunavut since 2005. Continuing its expansion, SSi is currently deploying and delivering mobile wireless broadband services across the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Québec.


What will you do?

The Event Manager will  be accountable for a range of marketing operations such as planning, launching and managing marketing campaigns. The successful candidate will deliver on the go-to-market plan, acting as a subject-matter expert for content development and a spokesperson for various audiences, including Cree people. This is a critical role on a growing team responsible for building and executing integrated marketing campaigns to drive marketing-sourced and influenced revenue. 


Moreover,  the successful candidate will be responsible for leading a Cree Internship Program that will offer Cree post-secondary graduates the opportunity to acquire professional experience in different departments of our organization during twelve months.


The general duties include:

  • Participate and manage outreach activities, presentations, and meetings with Cree communities to promote the benefits and value of Eeyou Mobility services and products.
  • Budget, plan and oversee marketing campaigns and initiatives, including creating viral marketing campaigns.
  • Support events, including attending and assisting in the planning of events, creating the messages and collateral materials.
  • Develop network with local community bands.
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to spread our brand and content.
  • Manage marketing desk services, including, monitoring operation of triggered campaigns, reporting on performance of the audience of the campaigns, validating the audience lists against campaign requirements, and analyzing the size of the audience to be targeted.
  • Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions about our organization
  • Stay informed about competitors, and the industry.
  • Assist in managing the organization’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and additional channels that may be deemed relevant.
  • Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network presence
  • Work closely with interns and follow up with them on a regular basis
  • Promote our internship program across the region
  • Analyze marketing and sales data to develop insights and make recommendations on areas for optimization.


What do you need?

  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Bachelor of Commerce option in Marketing or related discipline.
  • Experience creating compelling marketing campaigns, including content and training materials.
  • Experience with a wide range of marketing communications capabilities (advertising, social media, event planning, sales tools, direct marketing and content creation).
  • Ability to work effectively, closely and collaboratively with other departments within an organization, such as sales and customer service.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French. 
  • Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and to work in a dynamically driven environment.
  • Being passionate about supporting remote and vibrant communities by helping them connect to the world and support their businesses and government services such as remote health care and education.
  • Availability to travel as necessary to Cree communities in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region of Québec.
  • Knowledge of First Nation culture, history and traditions OR experience working with First Nations communities is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Cree languages is considered an asset.


Why join SSi?


  • Make a difference in the lives of people living in some of the most challenging remote regions of Canada
  • Visit our headquarters in Yellowknife and experience the magic of seeing the northern lights
  • Achieve work-life balance (37.5 hours per week)
  • Have amazing career growth opportunities
  • Reward yourself with performance bonuses, healthcare and dental benefits, vacation and wellness days
  • Enjoy happy-hour every Friday at 5 pm at our Clubhouse
  • Use MacBook laptop, mouse and keyboard
  • Have healthy free snacks, fruit, coffee and tea
  • Enjoy showers and locker rooms after you exercise


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