Senior Communications Specialist
BC Housing
Burnaby, BC, CA
7d ago

Position Summary

Senior Communications Specialist

Location : Burnaby, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online at : https : / / www.bchousing.org / careers / current-opportunities

  • Join one of BC's Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work / life banace!
  • 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.

    THE ORGANIZATION

    BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.

    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.

    Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

    BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference.

    When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they've helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.

    And while they're here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities :

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees' current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-
  • and-learn lectures and seminars.

  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.
  • Please note : Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status

    SENIOR COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Senior Communications Specialist provides strategic communications planning, media relations, issues management, materials production, and event management services in support of new housing and homeowner protection programs and initiatives.

    The incumbent produces a variety of written materials for website, social media and traditional communications and is proficient in online and social media technologies.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE

    The successful candidate will have the following :

    QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Degree or advanced diploma in communications or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 4 years progressively more complex and responsible work experience in corporate communications, including experience in a government setting and / or with non-
  • profit community groups.

  • Strong experience in communications planning, issues management, media relations.
  • Or a suitable combination of education and experience acceptable to the employer may be considered.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS :

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of communications, specifically in the public sector environment
  • Demonstrated ability as a strong writer and editor
  • Demonstrated ability to work with social media platforms (twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to write, prepare and post content to websites (internal and external)
  • Strong event management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement communication strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with Microsoft Office tools (especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Good oral communications and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve, mediate and mitigate difficult situations
  • Ability to work with agencies and contractors
  • 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 handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
  • A high degree of judgement, discretion and decision-making ability
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