Elevated HR

Returning Candidate?

Director, Marketing and Events

Director, Marketing and Events

# of Openings 
Job Locations 
Min. Exp. (Yrs) 
Posted Date 

More information about this job


                                                                 Calgary Chambers logo


About The Calgary Chamber


For more than 127 years, the Calgary Chamber has been the city’s main connector of people, ideas and stories. We’ve facilitated meetings, debates and gatherings with some of the brightest minds in Calgary to solve business problems, and advance the needs of business in a way that makes our city a better place to be successful.


Throughout these efforts the Calgary Chamber has emerged as one of the most progressive and influential organizations in the country. And yet our goal has always remained the same – create connections that help solve business challenges and inspire businesses to do more here in Calgary.


Position Overview


People look to the Chamber to provide insight, information and experiences that can make their business more successful. Our membership growth is a reflection of the strong suite of marketing efforts and practices.  The Chamber offers a lot to its members – advocacy, policy, research, best practices, events, networking and more.  We need to ensure our existing and potential members know about all we do and see the value of our programming and activities, all the while bringing our brand to life and strengthening it with everything we do.


The Director, Marketing and Events role will be responsible for the strategy and execution of all the Calgary Chamber marketing and events activities.



  • A seasoned practitioner demonstrating a minimum of 10 years in a related managerial role, and can translate marketing terms into layman’s terms
  • Demonstrated ability to run advertising and marketing campaigns from start to finish (inclusive of creative all the way to delivery and execution)
  • A comfort in a small team working in a dynamic and changing environment and can lead it with an entrepreneurial style, understanding that budgets are limited
  • Experienced at performance measurement and you have a track record of course correction when results don’t deliver
  • Have executed on large events – from design to project to management to attendee experience – the right candidate will have a track record of delivery
  • Solid background in advertising – inclusive of web, sponsorship and events marketing
  • Highly collaborative and can capably work with all facets of the organization
  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of brand management, marketing principles, accompanied with a successful track record in developing and implement marketing plans, strategies and campaigns
  • Competence in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 


Chamber Values


All Chamber employees are expected to:

  • Accept nothing but excellence every day;
  • Push themselves and each other to achieve higher levels and always improve;
  • Be supportive and collaborative;
  • Work together, as one big team, trying to make a difference and deliver value to our members;
  • Avoid the cycles of office gossip, and that kind of negative stuff, like the plague;
  • Be a true believer in the greatness of Calgary and have a passion for business success;
  • See themselves as having an ability to affect the success of the organization and act upon that realization;
  • Be an ambassador for the Chamber and Calgary, live the Chamber’s brand;
  • Always focus on solutions and take action to get there;
  • Manage time effectively to ensure deadlines and budgets are met;
  • Work early or late as the occasion dictates to meet the needs of the team and/or members;
  • Be equally effective working independently or as part of a team;
  • Demonstrate professional demeanour and conduct in all interactions, both internal and external;
  • Exercise good judgement, maturity and diplomacy;
  • Love change, as you know the only way to achieve excellence is to continuously change and adapt; and most importantly,
  • Be willing to work hard, have fun and love coming to work each day to be part of something great.




  • Oversee and manage the implementation and management of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce brand, strengthening it with every decision and execution
  • Develop and implement a marketing strategy that delivers on the Chamber’s brand promise, aligns to our corporate strategy, and achieves corporate objectives of awareness, recognition and revenue growth
  • Provide strategic marketing guidance to internal departments and oversee implementation of key tactics associated with achieving departmental and organizational objectives.
  • Ensure the Calgary Chamber marketing activities cover a broad spectrum of tactics and tools including events, digital approaches and more, and develop a means of measuring the effectiveness and impact of investments in marketing.
  • Oversee the digital aspect of the Chamber’s marketing activities, including stewardship of all our digital properties, developing opportunities in content marketing and digital applications to achieve the value proposition
  • In collaboration with all departments, design and implement the organization’s annual survey program with members to understand business issues, member sentiment and perceptions of satisfaction and value, and work with all departments to implement findings from results.
  • Manage any outsourced production for marketing, communications, advertising and promotional materials effectively communicating goals and providing strategic guidance to suppliers and consultants
  • Build a strategy that allows for the collaboration of advertising/web/content/events alongside creative/design and user-experience

Event Production and Management

  • Oversee development of a Chamber event strategy that focuses the Chamber’s event and programming business into the optimal markets and opportunities.
  • In collaboration with all departments of the Chamber, design and develop Chamber events and programs, with the exception of general networking events, that align to our purpose and value proposition.
  • Oversee the logistics and execution of all Chamber events ensuring all events achieve budget and target outcomes for experience, attendance and media.

Strategic and Business Planning and Budgeting 

  • Participate in all strategic planning, business planning and performance assessment activities of the Calgary Chamber.
  • Develop, recommend, and manage the department’s annual budget, ensuring results, accountability and value for dollars spent.
  • Complete annual departmental plan (aligned with the organizational business plan and departmental strategies) that outline department objectives, activities and measurable outcomes.
  • Identify, evaluate, recommend and execute alternatives to fund the Chamber’s marketing works including identifying sponsorship opportunities, funding opportunities and leveraging in-kind relationships.

Leadership Team Involvement

  • Building and maintain strong relationships with all members of the Calgary Chamber team.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the organization and act as a mentor and role model for all members of the organization.
  • Recruit, manage and retain qualified staff and recommend/implement staff development initiatives as appropriate.
  • Provide effective management of the department’s human resources and facilitate staff career development.
  • Participate in activities associated with the Board of Directors including preparation of board reports, and communications to support their oversight of the organization.
  • Ensure that the policy and research work of the Calgary Chamber achieves results and achieves the metrics associated with this aspect of the value proposition.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders including: Chamber members, committees and Board; government employees and officials; and strategic partners.


To Apply: Please apply online at https://jobs-elevatedhr.icims.com/jobs/1509/director%2c-marketing-and-events/job. Attach your cover letter and resume (as one document). We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only those deemed qualified by our hiring manager will be contacted. No phone calls please.