Job Posting 70417

Communication Specialist, Community & Tenant Affairs
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Fri, 21 May)
full time

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

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of a college diploma or certification 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.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

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