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Senior Communications Specialist, Stakeholder Engagement Job ID: 3582

BC HOUSING

Job Description

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.
  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  •  Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

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 is committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We encourage and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference. 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 COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
POSITION SUMMARY:
 
The Senior Communications Specialist, Stakeholder Engagement, supports the development and management of relationships with key external stakeholders through speaking events, thought leadership opportunities, content development and various stakeholder engagement initiatives and activities. The role provides strategic communications planning, writing, presentation development, stakeholder engagement, materials production, and event management services to build awareness and relationships in support of BC Housing programs and services.

 

Qualifications

CANDIDATE PROFILE The successful candidate will have the following:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma in communications, business, marketing or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of four years progressive related experience in communications in the areas of corporate communications, marketing, public affairs, or public relations and working with diverse communities and populations.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of communications, specifically in the public sector environment • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) • Ability to build effective working relationships with external stakeholders, including non-profit organizations and the private sector
  • Strong verbal, writing, editing and presentation skills
  • Strong event management skills
  • 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 write, prepare and post content to websites for both internal and external audiences 
  •  Ability to develop and implement communication strategies
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve, mediate and mitigate difficult situations
  • Ability to work with agencies and contractors
  • 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

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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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

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 welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact hr_admin@bchousing.org.

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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Contact For This Position

Job Location
Burnaby, BC BC
Job Level & Type

Full-time
Listing To Be Posted Until
October 24, 2020
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