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Job Number:  56064
Senior Communications Specialist
Job Posted: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
(in 27 days)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Job ID:  3165

REGULAR FULL-TIME

BURNABY, BC

 

 

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Communications Specialist provides strategic communications planning, media relations, issues management, materials production, and event management services in support of new housing and homeowner protection programs and initiatives. The incumbent produces a variety of written materials for website, social media and traditional communications and is proficient in online and social media technologies.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

 

EDUCATION:

  • Degree or advanced diploma in communications or relevant discipline.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 4 years progressively more complex and responsible work experience in corporate communications, including experience in a government setting and/or with non-profit community groups.
  • Strong experience in communications planning, issues management, media relations.

Or a suitable combination of education and experience acceptable to the employer may be considered.

 

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of communications, specifically in the public sector environment
  • Demonstrated ability as a strong writer and editor
  • Demonstrated ability to work with social media platforms (twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to write, prepare and post content to websites (internal and external)
  • Strong event management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement communication strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with Microsoft Office tools (especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Good oral communications and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve, mediate and mitigate difficult situations
  • Ability to work with 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
  • A high degree of judgement, discretion and decision-making ability

 

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