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Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity where you can employ your communication and community engagement skills to make a difference? BC Housing’s Community & Tenant Affairs team is growing. We are looking for passionate people who thrive in a fast paced environment and enjoy taking on new and interesting challenges. The Senior Communications Advisor – Community & Tenant Affairs is a new position that will help foster community support by using engagement best practices in supporting major redevelopment, renovation and new construction projects for those in need across British Columbia. This could be an ideal opportunity for someone with lived and/or professional experience with Indigenous, marginalized, and/or equity-seeking communities. Check out the job posting to see if this is right fit for you. The first round of applications will be considered on the week of September 7th, 2020.

The Senior Communications Advisor, Community and Tenant Affairs is responsible for developing and implementing a wide range of communications and community engagement strategies to support BC Housing’s corporate priorities. As provincial lead on community and tenant affairs for BC Housing, key responsibilities include providing consultation and support to BC Housing’s Executive and senior leadership on addressing emerging community acceptances issues; developing and implementing tenant and community engagement strategies for major redevelopments, renovation and new construction projects; and developing provincial communications strategies for major initiatives to foster community and/or tenant support. The incumbent will collaborate with the Communications team, Development & Asset Management, and Operations to facilitate strong working relations with housing sector partners, local governments, health authorities and other community stakeholer.



The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, public engagement or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of five years progressively related experience in communications in the field of community relations, public engagement, strategic communications planning, issues management, and event planning and execution.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with marginalized or underserved communities and with vulnerable and multi-barriered clients.
  • Experience in a team leadership and advisory role to others.
  • Experience working in government, with a non-profit in housing or a related sector, or with Indigenous communities is an asset.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.
  • Lived experience is an asset

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, theories and principles of communications
  •  Strong knowledge and understanding of public engagement best practices
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current social issues facing tenant populations
  • Some knowledge and understanding of media relations and public affairs
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Strong verbal, writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to apply principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in decision-making
  • Ability to work closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders in planning and implementing community engagement strategies, provide strategic communications advice, and facilitate problem solving in achieving results
  • Ability to facilitate a wide range of community engagement strategies.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee the execution of a variety of events and announcements, upholding best practices in accessibility
  • Ability to write, prepare and post content to websites for both internal and external audiences
  • • Ability to develop compelling collateral materials using a combination of visuals and strong writing
  • Ability to work effectively with social media platforms
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve, mediate and mitigate difficult situations
  • Ability to work with a variety of partners and stakeholders, agencies and contractors
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player and provide team leadership on various projects
  • 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 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

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.

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Job Location
Burnaby BC
Job Level & Type

Listing To Be Posted Until
October 01, 2020
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