Job Posting 99409

Senior Communications Advisor, Publications and Industry Engagement
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby
closes in 6 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
full time  •  TBD

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, PUBLICATIONS AND INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT:

($67,712.13 - $78,694.16 Annually)

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Publications and Industry Engagement, the Senior Communications Advisor, Publications and Industry Engagement helps develop and implement various industry engagement initiatives and activities to support the management of relationships with key external industry stakeholders. He/She/They provides consultation and support to BC Housing’s Executive, management and staff, including presentation coaching and relationship management advice, fostering positive relationships with external organizations, planning and organizing industry events, and promoting and marketing various research reports, video content and communications materials. The position collaborates closely with the broader Communications and external partners on initiatives to improve user experience and industry engagement.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or other relevant discipline
  • Extensive experience in communications field in the areas of communications planning, issues management, media relations, stakeholder relations and public engagement for large, complex organizations.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, theories and principles of the communications discipline
  • Considerable knowledge of the objectives, programs and best practices of strategic communications planning, media relations, issues management and stakeholder relations
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong verbal, writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work independently and as a team player
  • 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 to manage issues, mitigate risks and achieve results
  • Ability to produce high quality speaking notes, presentations, articles, and communications plans
  • Ability to synthesize and articulate complex issues, problem solve and facilitate the implementation of effective solutions
  • Ability to develop and design presentations
  • Ability to provide strong team leadership on various projects, and provide advice and counsel to other Communications staff in the performance of their duties
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures, with scrupulous attention to details
  • 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 with a wide variety of online social media platforms
  • 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, or willingness to obtain

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.

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.

 

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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 a 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 Peoples, Persons 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 .

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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