Join the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, where aviation is our passion! We have grown since our beginning in 1932 from a flying club to now having partnerships with Conestoga College and the University of Waterloo to help students follow their dreams of becoming pilots. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

These are WWFC’s current opportunities. Thank you for your interest!

Website & Social Media Assistant (Summer Contract)

Reports to: Marketing Manager
Department: Marketing, Communications & Special Events
Location: Breslau, ON
Classification: Contract (start date around June 1), approx. 8 weeks, 35 hours/week

Overview

Responsible for the maintenance of the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (wwfc.ca) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (wwfcdronezone.ca) websites, as well as the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC)’s social media channels. Position primarily works with the Marketing Manager and Special Events Coordinator, as well as other departments as needed.

Primary Responsibilities
1) Website Maintenance
  • Maintain and update website content and images using WordPress
  • Assist with the development and launch of the new WWFC website
  • Review and provide analytics reports
  • Collaborate with project and program managers to keep information timely and up to date
  • Create engaging and relevant content, as well as ensure websites are user-friendly
 2) Social Media
  • Create and post relevant content for all social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), as well as provide analytics
  • Photograph happenings and other relevant opportunities for social media
  • Design and implement social media strategy to align with business goals
  • Set specific objectives and report on ROI
  • Create and execute social media strategy
  • Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor customer reviews
  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness
3) Other
  • Scan and input various documents into a cloud storage site for management and future use
  • Liaison with other departmental managers to understand all necessary aspects of organizational development and their website and social media needs
  • Maintain knowledge in relevant field at all times
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications
  • Experience with website maintenance and social media preferred
  • Superior skills with WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communications and creativity skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Graphic design experience an asset
  • High degree of professionalism in a friendly and positive manner
  • Able to resolve problems in a pro-active manner and have customer service skills
  • Sound analytical thinking, independent judgement, reasoning and discretion
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of marketing strategy, tactics and planning
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team
  • Strong time management, follow-up and organizational skills
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Basic photography experience an asset
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends as required
  • Due to funding requirements, applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 and a Canadian or permanent resident

Pay: Competitive hourly rate based on education and experience.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Caroline Rose, Marketing Manager at crose@wwfc.ca by May 24, 2019.

WWFC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

Special Events Coordinator

Reports to: Marketing Manager
Department: Marketing, Communications & Special Events
Location: Breslau, ON
Classification: Contract (start date around June 1)

Overview

Responsible for the development and implementation of Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre’s (WWFC) special events and fundraising. Duties include researching, identifying, coordinating and executing events and maintaining the sponsor/donor database, as well as coordinating facility rentals and providing website maintenance and social media support.

Primary Responsibilities
1) Special Events
  • Oversee the full cycle of events from inception to logistics, including coordinating vendors, staffing, volunteers, entertainment, catering and programming
  • Assist with the development and implementation of WWFC’s special event and fundraising strategy
  • Assist in monitoring event budgets, secures sponsorships and donations
  • Prepare and submit regular reports to Marketing Manager and General Manager
  • Maintain the integrity of the fundraising database, including entering gifts and sending acknowledgements
  • Lead, manage and facilitate committee meetings and attend third party meetings
  • Manage events on the day and coordinate with volunteers, staff and vendors
  • Develop and execute many internal and external events, such as, but not limited to, Wings Banquet, Girls Can Fly, Aviation Fun Day, Golf Tournament and Staff Christmas Party
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers
  • Develop and distribute materials, such as posters, flyers and advertising
  • Research and develop sponsors and donors list for each event
  • Monitor, measure and report on events and programs within agreed formats and timelines
2) Website & Social Media
  • Update the website, post and monitor upcoming events and happenings on social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Maintain and update website content and images using WordPress
  • Review and provide website and social media analytics reports
  • Create and execute social media strategy
3) Facility Rentals
  • Respond and coordinate room and hangar requests
  • Meet with renters as required, tour the building and provide facility pricing details
4) Other
  • Liaison with other departmental managers to understand all necessary aspects of organizational development, and to ensure they are fully informed of events and program initiatives
  • Maintain knowledge in relevant field at all times
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Special Events, Marketing & Communications, Hospitality Management or related field, or an acceptable combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum two years work experience in an event/fundraising capacity, including experience recruiting and supporting volunteers
  • Superior skills in Microsoft Office, electronic marketing and database management
  • Excellent administrative, interpersonal and communications skills, including writing, proof reading and speaking
  • High degree of professionalism in a friendly and positive manner
  • Able to resolve problems in a pro-active manner and have customer service skills
  • Sound analytical thinking, independent judgement, reasoning and discretion
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Solid understanding of marketing strategy, tactics and planning
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team
  • Strong time management, follow-up and organizational skills
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Ability to set and manage personal objectives
  • Basic understanding of budgeting and financial management
  • Experience with WordPress and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Graphic design experience an asset
  • Basic photography experience an asset
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends as required

Pay: Competitive hourly rate based on education and experience.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Caroline Rose, Marketing Manager by May 17, 2019.

WWFC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Flight Instructors

Reports to: Chief Flight Instructor
Department: Flight Training
Location: Breslau, ON

Overview

The Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) is a dynamic flight training facility with more than 80 years of history, and one of the top manned aviation schools in Canada. We have multiple opportunities for Flight Instructors. If you are interested. Please contact us for more information.

Pay: Competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Matt Scheben, Chief Flight Instructor.

WWFC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.