Opportunities

Volunteering at IABC/BC is a member benefit that enables you to connect with the Chapter and your fellow members. Check out these opportunities to get involved.

Learn more about volunteering

In addition to the active postings below, we’d be happy to discuss finding a specific volunteer opportunity suited to your particular interests and skills – to learn more, email our Director, Volunteer Services.

Available Opportunities

  • “Pop-Up” Special Interest Group Chair

    Do you have a topic to discuss with fellow communicators or is there a Professional Development topic you want us to cover? Do you live or work outside of Vancouver and want to arrange a casual communications focused meetup in your location? This is an excellent opportunity for you to take on a SIG (Special Interest Group) that fits the topic or location of your choice.

    In this role, you will collaborate with the SIGs Director and Portfolio Manager and arrange informal meetings to connect, learn and exchange knowledge with peers. There’s no charge for IABC/BC members to participate in a SIG; and a nominal charge for non-members.

    Responsibilities and key deliverables

    You will work under the direction of the Director, Special Interest Groups (SIGS) to organize and promote your SIG meeting. In this role, you will be responsible for:

    • Work with your director to develop your SIG meeting topic, date and promotion.
    • Provide potential locations for the SIG meeting or work in collaboration with your director on locations.
    • Chair the SIG meeting and provide direction for topic and discussion.
    • Provide setup for the event, based on the space and location.
    • Include an SME or guest speaker for your SIG meeting (optional).
    • Promote the event across your professional (or personal) channels.

    Potential SIG Topics and Locations

    Communications Topics: Internal / B2B / Crisis / Public Relations / Non-Profit / Government

    Locations: Fraser Valley / Tri-cities / North Shore / Victoria and Vancouver Island / Okanagan

    Qualifications

    • Experience in planning, organization and promotion of events.
    • Event set up experience an asset.
    • Good time management skills.
    • Dependable and highly collaborative.
    • Good at connecting with people.
    • Passionate about the value of IABC to different communicators.
    • Familiarity with the IABC/BC brand is an asset.

    Location

    This role can be carried out from any location in BC.

    Time Commitment

    Up to 5 – 6 hours per SIG meeting – both for planning and attendance.

    Application deadline

    This position will be open until filled.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply provide an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) along with a completed application form.

  • Event Day Volunteers

    Do you love a good show where everything runs smoothly and everyone has a wonderful time? Our Event Day Volunteers are an essential element to the success of our events. This role is a great way to dedicate just a few hours to your chapter while benefiting from meaningful networking and polishing your event-day skill set.

     

    Main Duties:

    • Assist Event Lead and Co-ordinators with event-day logistics managing the registration desk and: welcoming guests, arranging pop up banners, handling any outstanding catering details, assisting with AV details, should they arise, and name tag assistance.
    • Assist with take down after event has concluded.
    • Meet new IABC/BC members!

     

    Qualifications

    • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to work with a team.
    • Able to work independently/take initiative with minimal direction.
    • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Reliable and able to commit at least two events per year.
    • Good customer service understanding representing IABC/BC.
    • Previous experience helping with events is an asset but not required

     

    Time Commitment

     

    • Roughly between 3 – 5 hours on day of event (estimated)

     

    • A rough calendar for Jan. to June 2019 has been created which will be shared with you for you to choose which event/s you can assist with.

     

    Skills Learned:

    • Event logistics / project management and execution.
    • Bonus skill: Free registration to the event!
    • Networking.
    • Problem solving.
  • Event Promotions Coordinator (two vacancies)

    If you’re an event-savvy, super-organized communicator who gives attention to detail, consider applying to the role of Event Promotions Coordinator for IABC/BC. Whether you’re new to the area of events or a seasoned professional, we’re looking for your unique style of seeing an events marketing and communication activities through from idea to execution! This is a great opportunity to support the Event Lead, and still maintain or gain valuable event-coordination skills, while being an integral team member of the IABC/BC team. Creative and enthusiastic candidates, read on:

      • Work with the Event Lead to complete the IABC/BC publicity / Marcomms request form to include:
        • Event information: date, time, location details, etc.
        • Draft compelling content for IABC/BC website event page, event-registration page and event invites (email).
        • Create key messages for website and social media promotion.
        • Define the event target audience and define effective ways of reaching the audience through social media and website promotion.
        • Provide guidance for cohesive and consistent creative materials.
        • Propose and include event-specific hashtags that are used throughout promotional period.
      • Submit the IABC/BC publicity / Marcomms request form to Office Suites and the Marcomms team as instructed by the request form.
      • Work with Office Suites, our administration contractor to coordinate the set up and publication of event registration pages, and event invites.
      • Create content for event promotion and marketing.
      • Ensure that the event is promoted using the IABC channels.
      • Support the event lead with review and approval of all marketing and communications for events.
      • Keeps a close eye on registration numbers and work with the Event Leads and Marcomms teams to come up with strategies to boost attendance if necessary (such as boosted posts).

     

    Qualifications

    • Highly organized, excellent attention to detail, and project management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal, and collaboration skills with a focus on professionalism.
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to work with a team remotely.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Strong copywriting skills; ability to create promotional content, proofread/edit copy, and write for various digital channels including the web, blog posts and social.
    • Ability to manage multiple work assignments at one time.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure, and follow processes.
    • Previous experience with event promotions is an asset.

     

    Time Commitment

     

    • Roughly four-to-six hours per month.

     

     

    Skills Learned:

    • Develop your event skills and experience, including marketing, organization, planning and delivery.
    • Build on your existing strategic planning/campaign-management skills.
    • Exercise your creativity in event execution and promotion.
    • Expand your portfolio of work while networking and meeting new communicators.
  • Content Specialist

    Do you enjoy writing, proof-reading and editing website copy? From existing content refreshes, to new web pages and blog posts there’s a rich variety of content creation opportunities to tuck into. In this role, you will co-ordinate and collaborate with directors and portfolio managers to write meaningful content for our members that aligns with our brand and value proposition.

     

    Responsibilities and key deliverables

    You will work under the direction of the Director of Marketing & Communications, while collaborating with the wider chapter team.

    • Refreshing and/or creating evergreen web content based on requests from portfolio directors
    • Provide proof-reading and editing support to the Brand and Member Communications manager and the wider team to ensure that all content submissions are on brand with appropriate messaging that amplifies our programs and value proposition to our members
    • Write blog posts, and other content as required
    • Provide writing and proof-reading support to our blog manager as required
    • Draft content in WordPress

     

    Qualifications

    This opportunity is open to junior or intermediate level communicators.

    You will bring experience writing engaging website and blog content, an ability to proof-read effectively ensuring that copy adheres to the style guide, a high attention to detail and good interpersonal skills.

     

    Location

    This role can be carried out from any location in BC.

     

    Time Commitment

    1-2 hours / week

     

    Skills Learned

    • Exercise your creative content muscles
    • Gain experience with WordPress
    • Expand your portfolio of work
    • Share ideas and best practices with  peers
    • Be part of an award-winning portfolio

     

    Application deadline

    This position will be open until filled.

     

    Contact

    To apply contact marketing@iabc.bc.ca