Job Description

Q4 Architects is looking for an entrepreneurial Marketing Manager with robust writing and graphic design skill, who will help strengthen Q4A’s brand presence, and attract new work through marketing and proposals. This role entails coordinating content, writing copy, design and submission of compelling proposals, managing web content, and facilitating promotional initiatives. The Marketing Manger will also coordinate the firm’s involvement in sponsorships, speaking engagements and attendance of relevant events. Roles and Responsibilities include: 

Marketing

  • Manage the firm’s marketing content by developing copy and graphics for all communications activities and marketing campaigns (Email, Brochures, Articles, Press Releases, Social Media, Website)

  • Develop, maintain, and update marketing and communication collateral. Including: staff bios, firm profiles, resumes, portfolio materials, brochures, award submissions, presentations, and PR materials, including coordination of their production

  • Create and manage content with our Team for social media platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

  • Use analytics and measurement tools (i.e., Google Analytics) to monitor firm social engagement

  • Generate new ideas for brand awareness and support branding initiatives including internal and external communications

  • Identify and coordinate activities to promote Q4A’s leadership and involvement in the industry

  • Identify new business opportunities

  • Source and manage events. Including: annual conferences, Speaking opportunities, and awards programs and submissions

  • Coordinate and liaise with PR consultants and website developers for content, including project and event photography

  • Manage the firm’s website content

  • Conduct research into market trends and potential clients and generate reports to lead the firm’s business development efforts

  • Be actively involve in the Ontario and Alberta Architecture and Design community

  • Promote and attend industry and professional events (as required)

  • Manage workload and provide clear direction to the Marketing Coordinator intern

Proposal Development

  • Work closely with Leadership to determine RFP requirements and format. Coordinate and compile required material and content for submission

  • Obtain and review incoming “Request for Proposals” (RFPs)

  • Write, edit, and proofread content for proposals
  • Design layout, print, deliver proposals and track proposal outcomes
  • Archive submissions and update marketing database


Qualifications

  • A Degree in Architecture, Architectural History, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications
  •  A Diploma in Graphic Design would be an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in proposal writing and presentation development in Architectural, Construction or Engineering firms 
  • Exceptional writing skills, creativity, and design sense with equivalent skills in design software (Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  •  Highly proficient in digital content management software and marketing analytics tools
  • Experience with administering social media and website content and a demonstrable track record in achieving results (increase of followers and network, successful firm-wide campaigns, engagement, brand awareness and generating new business)
  • Proven experience in identifying target audiences and in creatively devising campaigns (across all channels) which engage and motivate
  • Use CRM systems as well as SEO strategies and processes
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  •  A working knowledge of Newforma and Ajera would be an asset
  • Ability to effectively deliver quality work under tight deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail
  • A keen eye for design and a love for great copy
  •  Up to date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing
  • Strong communication and listening skills and the ability to translate directions into desired outcomes
  •  Team player and able to collaborate with a diverse team and clients

Why Work with Us at Q4A

Q4A boasts a multi-disciplinary team of bright, dynamic professionals who are all committed to improving their knowledge of architecture on a sustained basis. Our goal is to provide our clients with an excellent standard of service while, at the same time, continuing to develop the skills that make us leaders in the industry.

This deep-rooted emphasis on continual learning has resulted in a workplace culture that is based on support and collaboration. Our practice has become an environment in which all employees are a part of a comprehensive learning experience. With mentorship programs, Intern study groups, and the opportunity to work on a variety of project types, Q4A is the perfect place to hone your skills and develop your talents.

As part of this commitment to a workplace culture steeped in learning and teaching, Q4A has taken the steps to become an Organization Affiliate of CanBIM and offers our staff Revit and BIM learning opportunities. We also offer an Individual Development Plan (IDP) program which reimburses tuition costs towards continuing education course up to twice per year.

We offer competitive compensation, and a great benefits package which includes RRSP matching, a fitness credit, and access to Employee Assistance Plan (LifeWorks) provided by Morneau Shepell.

At Q4A, we believe that our employees come first and therefore encourage a healthy balance between work-life and home-life. To this end, we have implemented a hybrid work model and core hours schedule to offer maximum flexibility.

Office Description:

Our Toronto office is easily accessible by both car and public transit. Conveniently located near the intersection of Yonge St. And York Mills Rd.., the office has direct, underground access to the York Mills TTC Station. For those that choose to drive, there is ample parking located both on-site and in nearby parking lots.

Our open-concept design studio reinforces the collaborative, inclusive culture of our practice and the window-filled main studio space affords all staff spectacular views of the Don Valley.

How to apply

Please email your Resume and Portfolio of applicable marketing related work in PDF format to: careers@q4architects.com with the subject line: "Marketing Manager

As part of the Q4A selection process, candidates are required to provide reference checks, as well as employment verification relevant to the role under consideration prior to receiving a job offer. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Q4A is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.