Job Posting 82684

Employee Engagement Specialist
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 11 days ago (Tue, 17 May)
full time  •  To be discussed

Employee Engagement Specialist
Burnaby, BC

BC Housing is a provincial Crown agency with an annual budget of over $2 billion (2022/23) and a portfolio of housing services and programs that assist approximately 120,000 households in over 300 communities provincewide. As such, we continually seek sustainable housing solutions that are supported by excellence in service delivery and research, and take into account social, financial and environmental impacts.

Our Human Resources Branch plays a mission-critical role within this complex environment by ensuring that BC Housing has a qualified, committed and engaged workforce in place to deliver on its mandate. As an Employee Engagement Specialist, you’ll contribute to the achievement of business objectives by supporting the development, implementation, coordination and improvement of a broad range of employee programs and initiatives.

Bringing an understanding of the principles and practices of employee engagement and communication, you’ll work with a fast-moving and highly collaborative team to build and deliver programs designed to improve the employee experience, foster connection, and build a strong and inclusive culture.

A skilled and experienced communicator, you’ll write and edit creative and innovative communications materials, translating complex programs, policies and organizational priorities into materials and messaging that are engaging, relevant and accessible for a broad range of employees.

You’ll coordinate the employee engagement survey process. Championing feedback and dialogue, you’ll develop processes for cross-branch input and collaboration using your understanding of employee engagement frameworks and principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

You’ll also focus on HR’s equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives, including supporting employee resource groups and coordinating training and learning opportunities.

With a balance of creative thinking and attention to detail, you’ll coordinate processes to gather input and develop reports, presentations, and action plans.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Manager, Employee Engagement, you’ll collaborate with colleagues both within HR and throughout the organization, building solid relationships and providing people-centred ideas, support and service on initiatives and programs.

While some in-office days in our Burnaby location will be required, a primarily work-from-home arrangement is available but not mandatory. Let’s discuss what works!


With a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, human resources, or another relevant field, and sound experience in the research, coordination, implementation, communication and administration of employee engagement programs and initiatives for a dynamic, forward-thinking public sector organization, you’re poised for success in this role. Program development and internal communication experience in an HR department of a complex, multi-faceted organization preferred. Alternatively, you’ll have an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

The following competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities will also support your achievements as an Employee Engagement Specialist:

  •  Core Competencies

o Personal Effectiveness
o Communication
o Results Oriented
o Teamwork
o Service Oriented

  • Sound knowledge of the philosophies and practices related to employee engagement and communications.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Effective research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and skill in working with web editing programs and photo editing software is an asset.
  • Ability to conduct needs analyses, identify gaps, and develop programs and processes to improve the employee experience.
  • Ability to present creative ideas for the design and development of employee engagement and employee communication initiatives, and coordinate the implementation, promotion and administration of programs.
  • Ability to create project work schedules.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with all levels of Commission staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, tact, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and

As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship. 

To view the Job Description and to apply for the role of Employee Engagement Specialist, visit When applying, please submit a cover letter and your application as a single Word or pdf file. Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted.

BC Housing—one of BC's Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2022—is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

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 Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons 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 .

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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