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Job Number:  57062
Communications Specialist - Community Relations
Job Posted: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Closing Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
(26 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)


Job ID: 3180


Location:  BURNABY, BC






The Communications Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of communications and community engagement activities as part of BC Housing’s Corporate Communications team, with primary emphasis on supporting communications and public engagement strategies, initiatives and projects relating to Community Relations.   




The successful candidate will have the following:




Completion of a college diploma in communications or other relevant discipline.

Three years well rounded experience in communications, with some experience in the public sector

Experience in coordinating logistics for community relations events and activities

Experience in planning, coordinating, organizing and overseeing the production of communications collateral with multiple partners and stakeholders

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




Working knowledge of the principles and practices of communications, particularly within a public sector environment  

Working knowledge of communications planning and program/project implementation

Working knowledge of community engagement best practices

Some knowledge of the processes relating to social housing development 

Knowledge and skill in working with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint

Demonstrated ability as a strong writer and editor and strong oral communication skills

Ability to respond effectively to challenging email enquiries from angry members of the public

Ability to analyze, problem-solve and mediate difficult situations

Ability to work with a variety of 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

Must be available to work evenings and weekends as required

Valid BC Driver’s License, and must meet requirements to qualify for rental car insurance

Extensive travel required


Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license.


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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