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Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

PR/Marketing Manager


can be home based office if outside of GTA Posted 16 Days Ago1571648

Company Information

CIQS is the premier professional association that sets the highest standard for construction and infrastructure economics in Canada. Designated Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS) and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) professionals counsel building owners, developers, designers and contractors at every stage of the design, procurement and construction process to help ensure a return on investment is delivered.

CIQS represents nearly 2,000 members from across Canada and abroad.


Note: This position can be located at head office in Markham, Ontario or home office if candidate resides outside of the GTA. We will be accepting submissions from across Canada.

Job Description

Manager, PR/Marketing Manager – 1 Year Contract


  • Responsible for building and maintaining a range of external relations as well as liaising with corporate, education and government sectors as part of CIQS’ mission to promote and advance professional quantity surveying and construction estimating.
  • Identify CIQS’ key stakeholders
  • Interact with provincial and federal government officials and agencies and advocate for the needs of the Institute
  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Director and the National Board to create strategic partnerships to support industry advocacy efforts
  • Provide leadership for the Lobbying and PR/Marketing committees, working with the committee chairs to ensure its responsibilities and deliverables are met on an ongoing basis
  • Identify, research and monitor issues, legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and by-laws of importance to the industry
  • Understand industry trends and insights in order to communicate them to stakeholders and members
  • Implement and manage an ongoing grassroots mobilization strategy, leveraging members and their companies to increase visibility with stakeholders
  • Attend industry and government affairs meetings as required
  • Work in conjunction with external partners to promote the industry to related professions and the general public



  • Degreen Public Relations, Public Administration, Marketing or related field
  • Minimum 5 years in government/public affairs/marketing
  • Knowledge of governments’ policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proven experience developing and managing strategic relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson
  • Proven success in executing a media relations strategy
  • Willingness to travel within Canada
  • Social media and marketing experience
  • Expertise in strategic communications
  • Association experience preferred
  • French language skills strongly preferred, written and oral


Note: This position can be located at head office in Markham, Ontario or home office if candidate resides outside of the GTA. We will be accepting submissions from across Canada.

Submission Requirements

Individual candidates responding to the advertisement are requested to provide the following:

  • Cover letter with salary expectations
  • Resume


Submit resumes to:

Sheila Lennon, CAE

Executive Director


Submission Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018


Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Contact Information

Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Sheila Lennon