Chamber of Commerce: Membership Relations and Communications Coordinator

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking an outgoing professional to fill a full-time position of Membership Relations and Communications Coordinator.

The Chamber’s mission is to empower businesses to thrive here in the CBRM. We work hard to cultivate positivity by changing the conversation about business here at home while creating a stronger business community through collaboration, networking, advocacy, and education. We challenge the status quo and encourage innovation amongst our membership, and we believe we are a catalyst for business growth here in our community.

We are a small but mighty team that works in a high-paced, high-energy office where we value teamwork, positive relationships, and creative thinking!

  • Are you outgoing and motivated to succeed in a professional environment?
  • Do you have a desire to advance our business community and build your network?
  • Are you a self-starter and self-directed, while thriving in a team environment?
  • Do you excel in work environments where creativity is welcomed and encouraged?
  • Are you detail-focused and goal-oriented?
  • Are you passionate about the advancement of our community and our island?

If this sounds like you, then continue reading to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


  • Responsible for content development for all social channels, ensuring our social channels have relevant, valuable and informative content, frequently.
  • Knowledge of Hootsuite is considered an asset.
  • Create and prepare content for weekly Chamber newsletter/e-blast each week
  • Maintain and update website event pages
  • Create media communications including, media advisories, news releases, editorials, etc.
  • Write speaking notes for all Chamber events
  • Identify, schedule and liaise with speakers and special guests
  • Assist in the management of the nomination and judging process for award programs
  • Edit and proofread all event materials
  • Work with Chamber CEO on theme development, event materials, marketing initiatives, and promotion as needed.

Member Relations:

  • Interact and work with all current members
  • Set and work towards membership recruitment monthly targets
  • Lead and fulfil membership benefit sales efforts
  • Lead and fulfil membership retention efforts
  • Lead projects that work to support current and future Chamber members
  • Lead, organize and meet event sponsorship
  • Manage and upkeep membership relationship platform (ChamberMaster)
  • Establish and maintain relationships with member benefit providers
  • Coordinate and manage the annual Chamber travel program
  • Provide support for current and new members with integration into Chamber programs and services


  • Experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • An analytical mind and ability to think critically
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with Google Suite
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as Constant Contact or similar programs.
  • Knowledge of Hootsuite.
  • Knowledge of SurveyMonkey
  • Basic graphic design ability
  • Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices

Interviews will begin immediately and will be ongoing until we successfully hire. The Chamber hopes to hire a successful candidate in March 2019 and have the candidate begin immediately.

To apply, please email Kathleen Yurchesyn ( with your cover letter and resume. In your letter, please outline why you would be an excellent fit for this role, your experience that aligns with the roles responsibilities and your interest in this position.