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Job Number:  45581
Communications Specialist
Job Posted: Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
(89 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)


Job ID:  2790


Location:  BURNABY, BC





Working within BC Housing’s Corporate Communications team, the Communications Specialist is responsible for a wide range of communications activities, with a primary emphasis on the production of internal and external communications materials.




The successful candidate will have the following:



College diploma or degree in communications.



  • Three years experience in communications, preferably with some experience in the public sector
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, organizing and managing the production of communications collateral with multiple partners and stakeholders, including video, photo and graphic materials.
  • Event planning experience
  • Experience with web based applications and digital engagement tools
  • Experience with current social media tools, technologies and applications

Or an equivalent combination education, training and experience acceptable to the employer may be considered.



  •  Demonstrated ability as a strong writer and editor
  • Knowledge of strategic communication planning
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve and mediate difficult situations
  • Ability to work with senior government staff, agencies and contractors
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures, with scrupulous attention to details
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities at any given time.
  • A high degree of judgement, discretion and decision-making ability
  • Knowledge of web based applications, including content management systems
  • Strong social media skills
  • Experience working with videographers, photographers and graphic designers.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as required



How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


Please review the Job Description prior to applying

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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.


Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted


If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers


We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.

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BC Housing
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