Communications Consultant
Full-Time, Canada
18d ago
  • 8 Month Contract)
  • Vancity is looking for an experienced communications consultant with deep subject matter expertise in the environment.

    You are well versed in communications planning, execution, measurement and analysis. Your comms plans are grounded in a thorough situational analysis, supported by research.

    You use data to set baselines and measure the success of campaigns and strategies.

    You’re a great project manager, can mobilize people from different teams to work collaboratively, and have experience working with external advertising and PR agencies, graphic designers, videographers and other contractors.

    You have excellent written and verbal communications skills, and can produce content for a variety of channels. You have experience working on environmental campaigns, are networked in B.

    C.’s environmental community, understand key drivers of environmental behavior change, and how crucial environmental performance is to an organization’s reputation and bottom line.

    Key areas of accountability for this role are :

  • Provide strategic and comprehensive communications advice, resources, and tactics to managers and project leads that enable achievement of project / program objectives.
  • Develop and implement communications plans and tactics to support organizational goals.
  • Identify, analyze and address client, stakeholder and audience communication needs.
  • Advise and support Vancity issues management to mitigate potential reputational risk.
  • Monitor, measure, and report effectiveness of communication strategies against established project / program objectives in order to propose modifications to improve outcomes.
  • Here at Vancity, we have a consistent set of expectations for all employees :

  • Work effectively and with full commitment on the tasks assigned by your manager.
  • Give your manager your best advice.
  • Stay within policy.
  • Manage your ongoing career development at Vancity.
  • Competencies :

  • Advanced - Communication and interpersonal skills to identify and collaborate with the appropriate stakeholders across the organization and externally, communicate project progress, manage expectations, identify and mitigate project risks effectively.
  • Advanced - Communication and interpersonal skills to act as a resource for the specialized area, providing specialized advice, guidance, explanations, and related support;
  • and also to participate development of program content.

  • Advanced - The ability to talk to members and potential members about our vision and our Good MoneyT promise in a way that connects (e.
  • g. is meaningful and relevant). Storytelling requires the ability to choose the right story for the right person for the right situation.

    It requires the ability to listen deeply so that we are able to connect with people personally about the business in a way that will resonate for others.

    The stories we share about the organization are historical as well as current. Regardless, we have a personal connection to the stories we share, enabling us to bring them to life in a way that is impactful for members and the communities in which they live and work.

  • Solid - Communication and interpersonal skills to represent the Vancity brand in the community, interact with community members and build relationships and networks in the community.
  • Solid - Research and analytical skills to maintain awareness of emerging trends and gather intelligence related to the specialty;
  • and also to recommend application to the specialized area.

  • Advanced - Research and analytical skills to assess and recommend course of action on industry, political and economic trends, and to identify risks and opportunities that may impact the business unit and or designated area.
  • Advanced - Ability to understand data analysis, reporting, performance measurement and segmentation principles.
  • Advanced - Knowledge of the local community.
  • Advanced - Planning and coordination skills to establish functional strategies, tactical plans and initiatives; and to lead development of integrated solutions, services and programs.
  • Solid - The ability to make a decision and / or take action (s) consistent with our vision and values. We are serving members in a completely different way and are confident in our ability to make judgement calls that enable us to meet the long term needs of members without making trade-
  • offs. Our judgement and discretion is informed by a deep commitment to our collective success and what we are trying to achieve (e.

    g. impact, confidence and integrity). We know when to make a decision and when to consult with someone else. Rather than relying on a rules-

    based approach, we rely on guidelines that give us latitude to exercise judgement and discretion. We are able to learn from our mistakes and in so doing, continually refine our ability to do the right thing in service of the member and community.

    Education :

  • Communications or journalism degree or diploma, plus 7-10 years’ experience working in a similar field.
  • Experience :

  • Advanced Program Management, Publication Managerment, Report Writing and Strategic Communications Planning.
  • Advanced written & verbal communications.
  • Intermediate Digital Communications, Media Relations, Reputation Management, Social Media, and proven ability to Multi-task.
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