About MaRS

MaRS Discovery District  (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is the one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs.

MaRS supports promising high-growth companies to scale their businesses globally, while tackling key societal challenges in areas such as Health, Cleantech, Finance, Transportation, AI, and others. In addition to helping start-ups launch, grow and scale, the MaRS community is dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaboration, commercialization of discoveries, and driving ideas to impact.

About MyStartr

MyStartr is Canada’s only employer-led youth hiring coalition that helps young people who face barriers find meaningful jobs and build skills, experience and confidence. Our goal is to change the youth employment system in Canada so that it works better for everyone, from young job seekers and the community services organizations who support them, to the businesses who hire and invest in them.

MyStartr is based at MaRS Discovery District, North America’s largest urban innovation hub. MaRS' purpose is to help innovators change the world for the benefit of all. We're part of the MaRS system change portfolio focusing on driving better youth futures. The MaRS community fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration to drive breakthrough discoveries and new solutions to be adopted in Canada and beyond, growing our economy and delivering societal impact at scale.

About the role

The Manager, Marketing & Communications, is responsible for the management of MyStartr’s website, email program, and internal/external communications. The incumbent will improve the MyStartr digital experience by working cross-functionally with our Digital Experiences team by building a new CRM that enhances the member experience.

This is a fixed term contract position ending March 31, 2023.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage marketing and communications channels, assets, and toolkits – including website/blog, event support, internal communications, and email marketing (promotional, invites, surveys and automated)
  • Support the launch of a new CRM and email marketing program, working closely with a product manager and senior marketing manager
  • Own the marketing and communications activities calendar, and ensure effective partnership with internal and external teams
  • Manage the creation of communications for emails, blogs and press releases (and publish with images to CMS), as well as for internal audiences
  • Ensure MyStartr’s digital touch points reflect our new brand, and work with UX team and product owners to optimize user experiences


  • Undergraduate university degree
  • Degree in Commerce, Marketing, or Media/Communications an asset
  • 5+ years working in digital marketing or communications 
  • Experience managing websites, email programs an asset 
  • Proficiency with CMS and CRM tools 
  • Highly proficient in written communication, project management and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of marketing to marginalized youth, or with a charity or not-for-profit organization, or for/with a corporation with strong social impact activity, an asset.

Applications will close at 5pm EDT on August 19, 2022.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and reside in Ontario.

We are a purpose-driven organization on a mission to make the world a better place through inclusive innovation. This commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity are core to who we are and what we believe and, as such, encourage applications from members of diverse identity groups, including those who have been historically excluded and marginalized. You are welcome at MaRS.

We want you to be as successful throughout our recruitment process as possible. Please get in touch with us if there’s anything we can do to make your experience more accessible and inclusive, including accommodations for differing (dis)abilities.

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