Marketing & Communications Coordinator (bilingual)

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Communications
Employer: BioTalent Canada
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posted: August 4, 2022
Closes: September 4, 2022


BioTalent Canada is the HR partner for Canada’s biotechnology industry. Our success relies on the power of our relationships – our team has built a dynamic network of associations, academic institutions, service providers, and employers doing incredible, leading-edge work to drive the Canadian biotechnology economy forward. Our services help that network to strengthen skills, connect job-ready talent to industry, and enable employers to create thriving workforces that support their growth.

Recently honoured for a second consecutive year, joining the ranks as of Best Workplaces™ in Canada for organizations with under 50 employees – this year ranking in the top 20.  BioTalent Canada has also been re-certified as a Great Place to Work for 2022 and practices the same industry standards it recommends to it stakeholders. These distinctions were awarded to BioTalent Canada following a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.


The Canadian bio-economy is people-focused, a career of choice and a key driver of the Canadian economy.


We strengthen Canada’s bio-economy by providing valuable, evidence-based labour market information and the best job-ready human resources available.


Acting in partnership we harness our candor, enthusiasm and sincerity to demonstrate leadership, credibility, integrity and diversity.


We conduct Labour Market Research to provide insights for our partners into workforce availability. We deliver wage subsidies and facilitate career placement opportunities to help employers reduce the risk of hiring and allow biotechnology workers access to unique opportunities in their field. We provide job search and candidate search tools to connect employers with talent, and we provide professional development opportunities for workers to develop the skills they need to support Canada’s bio-economy. We are connection-creators and relationship-builders, and we thrive on opening doors and creating opportunities for the groups we serve. Our team is the key to our success. We have a dedicated group of high-performing employees who live our values and are driven to achieve great things, but we balance our commitment and hard work with our joie-de-vivre – we prize hilarious jokes, innovative approaches, diverse perspectives, and community-mindedness.

We take pride in the work environment at BioTalent Canada, and we offer a number of unique programs and benefits to employees to enrich their experience working here. In 2019, we enlisted an external consulting firm to conduct market research to determine the market competitiveness of our current programs and benefits. Out of that study, we learned that among Canadian Non-Profit and Small- to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), BioTalent Canada’s collective paid leave programs (including vacation, sick time, personal emergency leave, volunteer time off and statutory holidays) are above market. 

We are currently looking for a talented Bilingual Marketing & Communications Coordinator to join our team. This is a 1-year contract, with the possibility of permanency if extended.


Working with a collaborative team of motivated professionals, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator contributes to the overall communication of BioTalent Canada’s services designed to strengthen Canada’s bioeconomy. This role reports directly to the Project Manager, Marketing and Communications. Key areas of focus include supporting external events, updating the BioTalent Canada website and coordinating translations.


  • Aid in the development and implementation of offline and online marketing materials and company communications, ensuring accuracy and clarity while respecting corporate guidelines and confidentiality requirements
  • Support the coordination and implementation of marketing events, and media conferences
  • Take an active role in coordinating corporate participation at events to align with marketing and sales objectives
  • Coordinate marketing and communications activities to support BioTalent Canada projects, product revenue and partnerships
  • Track metrics and success criteria for programs and activities
  • Facilitate the coordination of content for translation and publication, including reviewing translated copy
  • Edit and proofread materials for brand consistency
  • Provide ground support for project staff, supplying them with appropriate marketing collateral
  • Update the BioTalent Canada website in French and English utilizing SEO best practices
  • Act as a back-up for the production of the eNewsletter and provide support for other emails including writing, layout, coding, and sending and managing contact lists
  • Assist with market research
  • Provide support and backup of marketing and communication activities such as social media, media monitoring, and contractor coordination
  • Track activities in the client relationship management system (CRM)
  • Maintain the Marketing and Communications activity planner
  • Perform other duties as required in a dynamic work environment


  • Affable team player with an outstanding sense of humour who excels working with team of high performers
  • A passion for marketing and communications, with experience in event coordination
  • 1-3 years related marketing communications experience in a business or non-profit
  • Environment
  • University or College degree/certificate, specializing in Communications, Marketing or equivalent in experience
  • Proven fluency in both English and French, written and verbal
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and ability to comparatively read translated copy
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications and broad understanding of computer software
  • Demonstrated abilities in editing and proofreading
  • Working experience with websites, social media and related technologies
  • Project support/coordination skills to plan, develop, and implement proactive communications initiatives
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively


  • Knowledge of/experience in the biotechnology industry in Canada
  • Experience in non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of website content management programs and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with corporate productivity tools
  • Strong listening and presentation skills

BioTalent Canada offers a competitive total compensation package. BioTalent Canada offers a hybrid work environment, with opportunities to regularly work from the Ottawa office.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, and resume outlining your interest and qualifications to [email protected] by August 22, 2022.

BioTalent Canada prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for applications in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in BioTalent Canada, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.






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