Job Posting 100521

Senior Communications Specialist, Employee Communications
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby
closes in 11 days (Sun, 28 Apr)
full time  •  TBD

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS:

($63,393.31 - $73,118.09 Annually)

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Employee Communications, the Senior Communications Specialist, Employee Communications, provides strategic communications planning, employee communications, executive communications, issues management, materials production, and event management services for internal audiences. He/she/they provides support for high-profile projects and internal corporate initiatives, works with other Branches and departments to manage intranet content and user experience, and helps develop and champion best practices and guidelines for effective employee communications.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced diploma in communications or other relevant discipline.
  • Considerable progressive experience in communications in the areas of communications planning, employee engagement, employee communications, and executive communications, in a public sector environment.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of communications, specifically in the public sector environment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft 365 applications (SharePoint, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures, with scrupulous attention to details
  • Strong event management skills
  • Ability to write, prepare, and post content to websites for both internal and external audiences
  • Ability to develop and implement communication strategies
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player to analyze, problem-solve, mediate, and mitigate difficult situations
  • Ability to build effective working relationships and work with external partners such as agencies and contractors
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner while displaying a high degree of judgement, discretion, and decision-making ability
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact  to arrange a call.

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.

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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 meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous People, People with Disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

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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