January 14, 2019

Looking for a Project Manager in Marketing and Communications

POSITION: Project Manager – Communications and Marketing

LOCATION: District Central – in Ahuntsic-Cartierville



Job type: 12-month contract with possibility of permanency

Schedule: 35 hours/week

Main job field: Communications and Marketing

Secondary field: Public Relations

Years of min. relevant experience: 5

Min. education: University

Salary: To be discussed

Deadline for applications: January 24, 2019



The Société de développement commercial (SDC) District Central – the third largest in Montreal – is the catalyst and the voice for the Ahuntsic-Cartierville business world. It represents the combined forces of 1,800 business leaders united to develop a sector with outstanding economic, urban and human potential. Its mission is clear: breathe new life into this legendary quarter, make it shine on a broader stage and propel it to the very top of Montreal’s economic landscape. To do so, the SDC is seeking ways to diversify the District’s economic base in order to attract new businesses in both traditional and new-economy industries. The SDC also aims to contribute to the prosperity of its members based on a B2B business model, by making the District Central an attractive place to live and work, to be a part of a movement, and to leave their mark on a thriving neighborhood that will soon be the most dynamic business district on the Island of Montreal.

District Central stands as Montreal’s 4th largest employment hub generating more than 25,000 jobs in the fashion, wholesale food, retail and technology sectors. The District covers a three square kilometer quadrilateral from Saint-Laurent Boulevard to Highway 15, and Highway 40 to Sauvé Street, and has the potential to accommodate up to 40,000 workers.

The SDC is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to fill the position of Project Manager – Communications and Marketing to support the team, the Board of Directors and members of the SDC.



Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Project Manager – Communications and Marketing will be responsible for ensuring effective communications by developing creative strategies and action plans tailored to the needs of the area and to its members. He or she will coordinate various initiatives and work closely on implementing the SDC’s strategic vision for months and years to come. The main responsibilities include:

communications and marketing-related tasks

-Develop and implement internal and external communication strategies with an emphasis on digital innovation and ensure regular monitor of its performance and the achievement of objectives

-Develop content strategies and animate different social media platforms to ensure the influence of the SDC among multiple audiences;

-Promote members of the SDC (videos, blog posts, influencers, etc.)

-Ensure the production and distribution of various content intended for public audiences (newsletter, communications, publicity, articles, videos, etc.)

-Update the website and ensure optimal referencing (SEO, Google AdWords, etc.)

-Oversee the coherence of the District Central’s visual identity across various communication tools

-Develop tools to assess the performance of initiatives, generate statistics and media interest

-Ensure strategic monitoring of the area

-Assist the Executive Director and the President of the Board of Directors’ in positioning the organization and its public role

-Oversee press relations, develop media partnerships and maintain existing relationships

-Coordinate the implementation of the media plans and communications campaigns

-Manage relationships with external partners by briefing, following up with and delivering promotional and campaign tools

-Translate and correct various documents

-Perform administrative tasks related to the position, in addition to other related duties deemed relevant (annual reports, service offerings, budget monitoring)


Event-related tasks

-Organize and ensure the coordination of activities, events and press conferences in the field in collaboration with members and various partners, animate social media

-Identify strong and weak points and recommend the necessary interventions to improve activities. Create a post-mortem assessment of events.


1-year contract with possibility of permanency

Effective start date: As soon as possible

Salary to be discussed

Day-time schedule, available evenings and weekends on occasion.



University degree in a relevant field (communications, marketing, public relations, political science) or equivalent experience

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position

Excellent command of Microsoft Office

Excellent knowledge of social media and analytical tools such as Google Analytics

Comfortable working with various programs and design software (MailChimp, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Power Point, and other software graphics)

Knowledge of business, real and the economic ecosystem

Ability to develop and express structured, clear and relevant arguments

Excellent command of written and spoken English and French



Innovative and creative mindset

Good sense of judgement

Ability to multitask

Autonomous and ability to meet deadlines

Meticulous, precision and detail-oriented

Strong political and strategic sense

Good sense of organization and priorities

Works well under pressure

Ability to negotiate

Committed, enthusiastic and team spirit



Please submit your resume by e-mail to info@district-central.ca


Note: Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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