Job Posting Details

Legal Services Society of BC

Communications Officer

Job Description

The Legal Services Society provides legal aid to people with low incomes in BC. Legal aid includes legal representation, advice, information, and
education services. The Society is funded by, but independent of, the provincial government.

 

The Legal Services Society is seeking a Communications Officer for our downtown Vancouver Regional Centre.   If you want to be part of a values-based organization and work with a group of energetic, individuals committed to making a positive difference for our clients, this is the role for you.

Qualifications

Responsibilities

 

As a Communications Officer, your duties will include:

·    developing, producing, and implementing a variety of communication strategies under the direction of the communications Manager;

·    providing communication advice and support to other departments within the organization;

·    supporting the organization’s stakeholder and media relations programs, and

·   supporting compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

·    Degree or diploma in communications, journalism, public relations or equivalent

·   Minimum three years relevant experience

        
Excellent
written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

·    Excellent relationship-building skills

·    Exposure to working with senior level executives such as CEOs, stakeholders, and government officials

Knowledge:

·     Knowledge of communication theory and best practices

·     Knowledge of media and legal affairs reporting

·     Knowledge of Canadian (preferably B.C.) justice system and stakeholders

·    Knowledge of freedom of information practices

·    Knowledge of internal communications

·    Knowledge of provincial government procedures and practices an asset

·   Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint an asset

Skills and abilities:

·    Communication skills including strategy and tactics; oral presentation; and planning, writing, editing, and proofreading

·    Ideas of how communications can be improved or done differently

·   Ability to produce a wide variety of high-quality written products in a short timeframe

·    Ability to identify, analyze and respond effectively to media requests
·     Ability to work both collaboratively, independently and to take action on files or
projects with little or no supervision
·    Ability to provide accurate and timely advice in response to issues

·    Ability to identify the need for and provide direction and advice to managers and staff

·    Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems

·   Ability to work well under pressure with a heavy workload, and meet tight deadlines

·    Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information

·      Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and efficiency with superior attention to detail

·    Assessment of work portfolio including writing samples (please provide writing samples)




How to Apply

Please visit our website at www.legalaid.bc.ca for further details on this position.

We offer an attractive salary rate and benefits.  If you have the above qualifications, are well-organized, and can handle a heavy workload, please forward a resume and covering letter quoting competition B006-13 by May 21, 2013 to:

Human Resources Department
Legal Services Society
400-510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8

Fax: 604-682-0725

Email: resumes@lss.bc.ca

We would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but
regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted.

The Legal Services Society is committed to building a skilled, diverse
workforce reflective of Canadian Society. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from aboriginal people, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities.



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Contact for Position

Legal Services Society of BC


E-Mail:
resumes@lss.bc.ca
Web-Site:
http://www.legalaid.bc.ca

Job Location
Vancouver

Job Level & Type
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Friday, June 07, 2013