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

  • Manager, Community + Competitor Research

    Are you very active in the Vancouver community? Do you go to lots of events or have a wide network? Or maybe you just like to keep your finger on the pulse as to what’s going on in the local community. If you’re answering yes to any of this then we are looking for you.

    We need someone who has a decent knowledge of Vancouver, and the different organisations and events within the local community – and the smaller communities within such as marketing + comms / creative types, agencies and tech.

    If you love going to events, or enjoy staying up to date on trends here in the city then this may be a great role for you. We are looking for someone who will be a champion of research and understanding our community, competitors and opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and chapter growth.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Work with your director on research activities to understand vancouver communities and activities
    • Gather intel on key competitors such as associations, and groups organising successful events and provide insights including:
        • Who our main competitors are and how big they are
        • What events they are running: themes, locations, ticket prices and sponsors
        • Contact information for potential relationship building
        • Any membership crossover such as CPRS
    • Provide recommendations to the director, sponsorships + partnerships (and exec) on opportunities to partner with or appear at events.
    • Collaborate with the membership portfolio to understand our membership including reviewing the annual member survey for insights to aid recommendations.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

     

     

  • Manager, Email Marketing
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Are you a MailChimp champ? We are looking for an email marketing guru to strategically manage our email communications activities to optimize this important and critical communication vehicle. We currently use email across two platforms, CVENT and MailChimp, and you are ideally familiar with both or have a combination of related experience.  You will recommend and implement ways to improve our email performance and engagement with members and prospective members.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • In collaboration with the marketing & communications director, and director of membership, you will develop and implement a structured email marketing program that we can measure year-to-year and make improvements upon.
    • Recommend and implement new initiatives to improve performance and responsiveness to our email design and content.
    • Oversee the management of our bi-weekly Connect newsletter ensuring the content cycle is timely and includes ample time to call for content each issue. You manage this revolving door of content for the chapter.
    • Manages daily-weekly-monthly data-driven analysis and reporting of campaign and overall channel performance, including funnel performance, conversion metrics and segment analysis.
    • Report on email activity to your director each month.
    • Develop email guidelines to determine when it is relevant to send specific emails outside our Connect newsletter, and in doing so, support directors and managers as needed in sending specialized member communications using MailChimp.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Blog
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Are you an editor at heart? Are you able to take draft copy and turn it into reader-friendly and search optimized online content that gets found and leads to action? Then this role if for you! The blog manager will work under the direction of the director of marketing & communications, while communicating directly with our team of digital strategists and with other portfolio leads for content. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all blog submissions, ensuring they meet our editorial guidelines, are optimized for SEO, and have appropriately formatted images, before being published in accordance with our shared content calendar.

    This role is for a communicator with experience in WordPress CMS. Access to and experience with Photoshop and InDesign would also be an asset, but is not necessary. Above all, you’re organized and detail-oriented.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Manage requests for blog submissions from volunteers based on predefined content calendar, and escalating any submissions outside of the planned calendar and/or that do not provide added-value content to members (i.e. no purely promotional posts permitted).
    • Update our shared content calendar as necessary to reflect changing priorities and timelines (under the direction of our marketing + communications director/s).
    • Draft blog posts in WordPress based on submissions, when required.
    • Review, edit, and schedule/publish blog posts drafted directly in WordPress by digital s
    • Provide creative support by generating creatives for campaigns and blog posts as needed.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, MyIABCStory
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Are you a passionate storyteller with excellent writing and editing skills? Have you seen our #MyIABCStory campaign and loved it? Do you love meeting new people and hearing their stories? If your answer is yes to these questions then we need you.

    We are looking for a talented communicator to help us grow our signature #MyIABCStory campaign. In this role you will be focused on identifying, and developing new stories that represent the vibrant mix of communicators that we have in our chapter.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the Director/s Marketing + Communications to create a robust marketing campaign plan to grow #MyIABCStory and leverage it to drive awareness and memberships for our chapter. This will include generating new stories and social media efforts.
    • Work with Membership, and other portfolios to identify members who may have a great #MyIABCStory to share
    • Create and publish 1 or 2 new #MyIABCStories per month; this may be reviewing / editing submitted stories or interviewing members and writing the stories for review.
    • Collaborate with the manager, video to develop video content to support the MyIABCStory initiative.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Video
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Do you love video? Have you created video’s in different formats using different tools and software to support marketing efforts or just for fun? We’re looking for someone who is adept at creating engaging and varied video content to support a diverse range of programs and promotions.

    As our manager, video you will collaborate with the director/s marketing + communications, managers and other portfolio’s directors to create video content that support our chapter goals. You will be our video champion, and our go to for questions and guidance about video best practices.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with your director/s marketing + communications to create a video strategy for the coming year.
    • Create ‘how to’s and guidelines on video content that can be used by the wider chapter volunteer team and your predecessor
    • Plan and create videos to support events, chapter programs and recruitment (both memberships + volunteers) as part of integrated marketing campaigns
    • Work with your director/s marketing + communications and the manager, MyIABCStory to support the MyIABCStory initiative.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Creative Services
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Are you a whizz at Photoshop and InDesign? Are you confident and competent in creating a variety of creative materials such as event banners, infographics, org charts and case studies?

    If you are an experienced graphic designer, or you’re currently mastering your graphic design skills then we need you. Grow your portfolio of work while supporting us with our creative needs.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Manage all creative requests from chapter leaders and other volunteers including communicating resourcing needs to your director/s.
    • Work with the director/s marketing + communications to establish robust processes for creative requests
    • Create on-brand creative assets such as banners to promote events, infographics and handouts.
    • Create simple, on-brand templates that can be used for different purposes
    • Ensure that all creatives and materials with graphic design elements are on-brand and reflective of our chapter.
    • Proactively identify ways to enhance marketing collateral and other chapter materials (both online and offline) with creative elements.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Client Services
    Portfolio Manager Role

    You’re a keen relationship builder who understands the value of creating and maintaining mutually beneficial partnerships. You can identify, approach, and engage business partners, with confidence and enthusiasm. With support and direction from the director, sponsorships and partnerships you are able to generate and negotiate opportunities both for IABC/BC and local organizations

    You have strong business acumen, a passion for IABC/BC and relationship building and you enjoy working with both internal and external partners to generate revenue and secure resources needed to deliver meaningful programming and opportunities for current and prospective members. In this role you will gain invaluable client services, management and budgeting experience.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Director Sponsorship + Advertising to determine sponsorship needs (financial and in-kind) for the upcoming year.
    • Maintain IABC/BC’s sponsorship program and website content, and support the development of sponsorship agreement documentation for the chapter.
    • Collaborate with the sponsorships + partnerships team, and portfolio directors to Identify sponsor opportunities across all chapter programs and initiatives, including programs like Gift of Communication, Mentorship, etc, to offer additional sponsor involvement.
    • Manage the relationships with existing sponsors and partners including: ensure proper recognition activities are carried out and inviting them to chapter events.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Student + New Comms Events
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Are you a current student or recent grad passionate about IABC/BC and the communications profession. Do you love networking and attending local events? Then you may enjoy this role.

    We’re looking for someone to work under the direction of the director, students + new communicator services to plan and execute a minimum of three IABC/BC events during the chapter year that are tailored for students, new communicators and newcomers, as well as identify opportunities for IABC/BC to speak or be represented at other events such as SFU’s annual event ‘Careers in Communications’ and BCIT’s ‘Schmoozapalooza’.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with your director, manager, student engagement and manager, new communicators + newcomers to create and implement an event plan for the year which includes a minimum of three events tailored for students, new communicators and newcomers (may include adding tailored elements and/or student opportunities to other chapter events such as speed mentoring) and other schools events.
    • Coordinate with the director, students + new communicators and exec on opportunities to appear at external events held by schools and other organizations
    • Collaborate with the marketing + communications team on event promotions including event registration, invites and social media posts.
    • Identifies sponsorship needs, and opportunities for partnerships and provide those to the director of students + new communicator services and director, sponsorship to pursue.

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, New Communicators + Newcomers
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Are you a communicator in the early stages of your career, or a newcomer to the beautiful province of BC? Or perhaps you you remember vividly what it was like to be new in this field of work, or this province? If you are a people person who is passionate about helping us to promote IABC/BC and developing beneficial programs for these budding-communicators and newcomers trying to be successful in a new place then this may be the perfect role for you.

    You will work with a variety of other portfolios in our chapter in this role. Help us to drive awareness of IABC/BC in the community by planning and executing initiatives focused on educating and engaging new communicators and newcomers. This may include identifying potential strategic partnerships such as Mosaic SOPA, creating marketing materials and providing suggestions for added-value content.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Work with director, students + new communicators to establish a strategic plan including measurable objectives with associated deliverables and timeline.
    • With your director, and manager, student engagement, develop and maintain IABC/BC-specific new communicator and newcomer recruitment materials for use at events and promotional activities
    • Identify new communicators and newcomers to feature in our signature #MyIABCStory campaign.
    • Work with your director, and the membership and marketing and communications teams to create a standardized presentation that tells the IABC story for new communicators and newcomers to the province.
    • Help the career development team identify new communicators to participate in our gift of communication and mentorship program, and promote these program opportunities to your growing network of new communication professionals and encourage their participation.
    • Work in collaboration with the SIGs team to identify/recruit and advise a new communicator SIG champion.
    • Report on progress regularly to Director, Students + New Communicators

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Student Engagement
    Portfolio Manager Role

    Are you a current student or recent grad passionate about the communications profession? If you like to network, build relationships and take initiative, this role might be for you. Help increase awareness of IABC/BC by connecting students to the benefits that IABC/BC offers to those on the path to becoming a communications practitioner.

    In this role you will work with the portfolio director to plan and execute initiatives to attract and engage students such as developing online and offline promotional materials. Your focus will be on student recruitment and engagement, as well as ensuring that the chapter is providing relevant value-add content to students (such as programing, articles etc).

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with your director to develop a strategic plan and budget for the year.
    • Implement a plan to recruit student members and prospects, in cooperation with your director and the director of membership.
    • With your director, develop and maintain IABC/BC-specific student recruitment materials for use at events and promotional activities; including developing and maintaining an IABC/BC specific student recruitment package for use at events and promotional activities, including print collateral.
    • Work with your director, membership and marketing + communications teams to create a standardized presentation that tells the IABC story to students.
    • Develop and nurture relationships with local postsecondary institutions, and leverage all recruitment opportunities within those institutions: Such as SFU, UBC, Royal Roads, BCIT and Langara.
    • Establish an outreach program with post-secondary institutions that offer programs related to the communication industry.
    • Be the key lead for the SAIL (students advanced in learning) Wave Award, working closely with our Wave Awards committee and the director, students + new communicators. You will focus on promoting this awards to generate student nominations and raise awareness of the awards program; including developing/assessing potential for a bursary program / partnerships with local schools.
    • Work with school program chairs to identify future opportunities for IABC to provide advisory input at the program level.
    • Nurture relationships with potential student members.
    • Identify and recruit student ambassadors (with support from Director, Students + New Communicators)

    Eligibility

    • All members in good standing can apply for this role
    • You can also apply to be a portfolio manager if you’re new to IABC/BC, but you can only volunteer for six months as a non-member.
    • Your resume (or LinkedIn profile) should demonstrate some relevant experience and/or areas of interest that align with the role you are applying for.

    How to apply

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!