Job Posting 101272

Communications Specialist, Community & Tenant Affairs
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 9 days (Tue, 4 Jun)
full time  •  TBD


$56,796.64 - $65,740.30 Annually


Reporting to the assigned Manager, Community and Tenant Affairs, the Communications Specialist, Community and Tenant Affairs is responsible for performing a variety of communication activities for tenant and community engagement as part of BC Housing’s Equity and Corporate Affairs branch. He/she/they performs duties with primary emphasis on supporting communications and engagement strategies for assigned communities and/or tenants relating to major new construction, redevelopment, renovation initiatives, and other outreach initiatives relating to Community and Tenant Affairs.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Diploma in communications or other relevant discipline.
  • Considerable progressive related experience in communications in the areas of coordinating logistics for community affairs events and activities, as well as planning, organizing and overseeing the production of communications collateral with multiple partners and stakeholders.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of communications, particularly within a public sector environment
  • Sound knowledge of communications planning and program/project implementation
  • Sound knowledge of community engagement best practices
  • Some knowledge of the processes relating to social housing development
  • Sound knowledge of government or non-profit sector
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong verbal, writing, editing and presentation skills
  • 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 use graphics editing tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to produce communication collateral
  • Ability to respond effectively to challenging email enquiries from members of the public
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve and mediate difficult situations
  • Ability to utilize a high degree of judgement, discretion, and decision-making ability
  • Ability to work with a variety of agencies and contractors
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to travel on Commission business and work evenings and weekends as required
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and must meet requirements to qualify for rental car insurance


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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