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Job Number:  38866
Public Relations and Communications Associate
Job Posted: Friday, 13 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 3 November 2017
(39 days ago)
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $53,275 - $58,807

At VACFSS, we ensure that the rights, safety, well-being and spirit of Aboriginal children and families are upheld, honored and protected. We strive to eliminate oppression, discrimination and marginalization within our community. We acknowledge and honor the inherent wisdom, capacity and resourcefulness of our community in designing programs and services to care for our own children and families. Accordingly, we are dedicated to planning, developing, and implementing Restorative Child Welfare Policy with our partners and other agencies.

Job Title:

Public Relations and Communications Associate




745 Clark Drive, Vancouver BC


$53,275 – $58,807


8:30am  – 4:30pm Monday to Friday,  

Posted Date:

September 11, 2017


Closing Date:

Open until filled




Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, Quality Assurance and Communications, is responsible for developing and implementing the communication plan for VACFSS which includes performing and overseeing the functions of the Communications unit including internal and external communications, website design and maintenance, intranet development and maintenance, public relations and community liaison. This position requires frequent interaction with staff at all levels throughout the Agency and requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively prioritize and manage time sensitive assignments


  • Planning and Development
  • External Communication
  • Internal Communications
  • Media and Issues Management
  • Public Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Intranet Development and Maintenance
  • Social Media
  • Supervision
  • Event Planning including the following:
  • Fund Raising
  • Selection, training and supervision of the Co-op Student



  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Skills in producing and operating media events and conferences
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information within defined agency guidelines
  • Demonstrates productive fundraising and proposal writing abilities
  • Well-developed planning, organizing, controlling and administrative skills
  • Ability to foster and promote positive relationships with funding sources
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to follow through on responsibilities with limited supervision
  • Excellence in originating and preparing written material such as issue briefings, manuals as well as layouts
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A high level of comfort with computer programs.





  • Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Business with a focus in Marketing, Communications or Public Relations;
  • Another relevant degree and specialization may also be considered

Training and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience coupled with training in the areas of:
    • Organizational communications
    • Public Relations Management and Administration
    • Marketing and Event Planning
    • Web design and graphic design
  • Experience working with Aboriginal people and community
  • Must be proficient in the utilization of the following computer programs: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Lightroom and Acrobat and all components of Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in the use of the MAC and Windows operating systems


  • Will be subject to a satisfactory reference, including a criminal record check
  • May be required to work flexible hours to meet the projected objectives
  • Travel may be required, the successful applicant must have their own vehicle or access to a safe, reliable vehicle and a class 5 driver’s licence


  • Medical, extended health, and dental
  • Group life
  • 100% employer-paid premiums
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • Membership in the Public Service Pension Plan



Interested applicants may apply by completing the VACFSS Application on the Employment Opportunities webpage at www.vacfss.com. Please complete the form and attach your cover letter and resume. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The position is designated as Aboriginal only as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Apply online through agency website of www.vacfss.com using the online application found on the Employment Opportunities webpage: https://vacfss.wufoo.eu/forms/r1dbtk6v16t2lzf/
Contact Details:
Jeremy Bara
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services
745 Clark Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5L 3J3

Tel: 6048757028
Fax: 6048726729
www:   www.vacfss.com/

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