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Job Number:  48009
Marketing and Communications Officer
Job Posted: Friday, 14 September 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 12 October 2018
(33 days ago)
BCCDC Foundation for Public Health
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: commensurate with experience

The BCCDC Foundation for Population and Public Health (BCCDC Foundation) works in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). The BCCDC provides health promotion and prevention services, analytical and policy support to government and health authorities, and diagnostic and treatment services to reduce communicable and chronic disease, preventable injury and environmental health risks.

The BCCDC Foundation is a proactive strategic organization that seeds and supports the BCCDC brand of excellence in public health. The Foundation operates as a tax-exempt charity with its own Board and administration; as such, it is an arms length organization in place to support the BCCDC and public health broadly.

The BCCDC Foundation is the philanthropic partner that enables BCCDC to drive innovation that advances population and public health services for British Columbians and others. Established to protect and promote health, prevent harm, and prepare for threats by inspiring vision and philanthropy, the BCCDC Foundation envisions people living in health communities protected from infectious disease and environmental health hazards through innovative research and collaborative public health solutions. The "value add" of the BCCDC Foundation will help drive excellence in public health service for future generations.


Position Summary

The BCCDC Foundation supports the vision and mission of the BCCDC by developing relationships and seeking partners for key projects. The Foundation is seeking a Marketing and Communications Officer to develop and execute marketing direction and strategies, to jointly support the BCCDC and the Foundation in developing opportunities that will build the profile and reputation of both organizations. This position requires an understanding of health research and the healthcare landscape in BC and Canada.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for someone looking to build and implement a strategic marketing and communications plan, and to work closely with a small but strong team, to continue to grow both the Foundation and BCCDC’s influence, reputation and impact as public health partners. To be successful, you must recognize opportunity, and know how to capitalize on it with minimal supervision. You must be self-motivated and tenacious, able to deal with the unexpected, and not afraid of challenges. You should enjoy working with other creative, intelligent people and want to be a part of building something exciting and innovative.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement marketing and communications direction, strategies, and objectives
  • Establish a sustainable, strategic and synergistic approach for two organizations, including brand and identity development
  • Develop and manage marketing and promotional materials, campaigns and reports
  • Research and evaluate marketing and promotional opportunities and grow leads
  • Develop and implement strategies for social media platforms, build and manage social media profiles and presence and drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network
  • Track, measure, and analyze all initiatives and create and maintain metrics reports
  • Update website and social media tools and optimize content for search engine
  • Grow our subscriber base
  • Connect with influential media outlets and journalists
  • Help bring new ideas for design and content creation to the team
  • Develop marketing strategies for specific projects
  • Draft press and media releases and liaise with public relations and media contacts
  • Help plan, coordinate and participate in events
  • Conduct market research


  • Post-secondary degree in Marketing, Communications, or related discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in a marketing role
  • Past experience in public relations, communications, and building audiences either online or offline
  • Strength in public health and/or health research an asset
  • Proficiency in marketing software, tools and techniques
  • Proficiency in social media and digital marketing
  • Skilled in creating, editing, and promoting written and visual content
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently and manage projects
  • Excellent communicator, presenter and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications, especially Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics and web analysis tools as asset

Anticipated start date: November 19, 2018

We would like to thank all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please quote the posting number and apply via email only including a cover letter.
Contact Details:
Kristy Kerr
BCCDC Foundation for Public Health
655 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R4

www:   bccdcfoundation.org/

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