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Job Number:  57071
Senior Communications Advisor - Public Affairs And Media
Job Posted: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Closing Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
(in 34 days)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)


Job ID:  3192


Location:  Burnaby, BC





The successful candidate will have the following:




  • Degree in Communications, Public Engagement or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 5 years in senior level positions within the Communications field, including seasoned experience in the public sector
  • Strong experience in communications planning, issues management, media relations, stakeholder relations and public engagement
  • Experience in team leadership and an advisory role to other Communications staff

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





  •  Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, theories and principles of the communications discipline, specifically in the public sector environment Comprehensive knowledge of the objectives, programs and best practices of strategic communications planning, media relations, issues management and stakeholder relations
  • Ability to create and foster strong working relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders in planning and implementing communication strategies, providing strategic communications advice, and facilitating problem solving in order to manage issues, mitigate risks and achieve results
  • Demonstrated ability as a strong writer and editor, and ability to draft concise briefing notes, issues notes and communications plans.
  • Ability to synthesize and articulate complex issues, problem solve and facilitate the implementation of effective solutions
  • Exceptional oral communications and presentation skills
  • A high degree of judgement, discretion and decision-making ability
  • Ability to work with a variety of partners and stakeholders, agencies and contractors
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to provide strong team leadership on various projects, and provide advice and counsel to other Communications staff in the performance of their duties
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures, with scrupulous attention to details
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with social media platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with Microsoft Office tools (especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook



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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