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, Recognition

    We’re looking for a Recognition Manager!

    Do you enjoy helping others toot their own horn? We’re on the lookout for a Recognition Manager to help us profile the talent within our Chapter for the important and meaningful work that they do as communicators.

    This is a new role within our chapter, but our awards programs are not new. There is extensive history to the award program opportunities available to members, from local, to regional, national or international. In this role, the manager’s main priority is to promote IABC’s various award programs – including the Chapter’s Wave Awards – and encourage submissions. If you’re looking to expand your writing portfolio while building connections with our Chapter’s most talented members, this role is for you.

    Responsibilities 

    • Promote and encourage members to submit entries for the local Wave awards, national IABC Canada Silver Leaf awards and IABC International Gold Quill awards programs through working with our marketing and communications team, etc.
    • Develop a campaign to encourage nominations for the IABC/BC Wave Awards and oversee the nomination process in collaboration with the Wave Awards committee and the Chapter Board.
    • Interview and profile award nominees and winners on our website and social channels.
    • Sit on the Wave Awards Committee as a liaison to the Board and support the delivery of a successful annual awards program.
    • Liaise with the Wave Awards Committee and creative sponsor to develop the print program, and work closely with your director on approval.
    • Coordinate the production and distribution of the physical Wave Awards, based on the nominees and winners.

    How to apply

    Applications are open until all roles are filled. You can apply now to join our team for 2017-2018.

    Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • 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
    • 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 for the web, an ability to proof-read effectively ensuring that copy adheres to the style grand, a high attention to detail and good interpersonal skills.

    Time Commitment

    1-2 hours / week

    Location

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

    Skills Learned

    • Exercise your creative content muscles
    • Develop skills in writing different types of content such as website versus blog
    • Gain experience with WordPress
    • Expand your portfolio of work
    • Be part of a forward thinking digital marketing and operations team.

    Application deadline

    This position will be open until filled.

    Contact

    If this role is a good fit for you or you’d like to know more, contact Olga Pazukha, Director, Volunteer Services at volunteers@iabc.bc.ca

  • Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    Are you passionate about digital marketing and communications? Do you enjoy planning and executing integrated campaigns or have a desire to develop your existing digital marketing skills that drive results whilst adhering to the IABC/BC brand guidelines? Do you have a knack for creating engaging marketing campaigns and an ability to work on your own initiative? If so, then our Digital Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator role could be for you.

    In this role, you will collaborate with directors, portfolio managers and other volunteers to plan, create and execute marketing & communication plans and tactics to promote IABC/BC events, programs and opportunities. You will have an opportunity to merge your web content, social media, and email experience with strategic planning: defining key messages, setting objectives and measuring the outcome of your efforts with our analytics sponsor.

    Responsibilities and key deliverables

    You will work under the direction of the Director of Marketing & Communications, while communicating and collaborating with volunteers at all levels ranging from the Exec team to other co-ordinators and specialists.

    In this role, you will be responsible for:

    • Planning, creating, coordinating and/or executing marketing & communication plans across all the chapter channels including social media and the website
    • Working closely with all of the channel managers to ensure that they are kept aware of plans and tactics are executed effectively with timelines and on brand.
    • Setting up tracking URL’s for every campaign, and sharing campaign plans (including the tracking) with the analytics sponsor to ensure that campaign performance can be measured
    • Scheduling social media posts in Hootsuite
    • Drafting copy for our website, blog and Connect newsletter as required
    • Identifying other tactics for promotions such as video or offline channels

    Qualifications

    This opportunity is open to Junior to Intermediate level communicators with experience in digital marketing or communications. You will bring very strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a high attention to detail. Experience in planning and executing marketing campaigns, Hootsuite and WordPress is preferred but not essential as training can be provided.

    Time Commitment

    Up to 3 – 4 hours per week depending on activities

    Location

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

    Skills Learned

    Develop your strategic planning experience

    Exercise your creative content muscles

    Expand your experience in social marketing

    Develop your experience with WordPress CMS and Hootsuite

    Develop copywriting skills

    Expand your portfolio of work

    Be part of a forward thinking digital marketing and operations team.

    Application deadline

    This position will be open until filled.

    Contact

    If this role is a good fit for you or you’d like to know more, contact Olga Pazukha, Director, Volunteer Services at volunteers@iabc.bc.ca

  • Director, Marketing & Communications

    Are you a savvy digital strategist who believes marketing and communications is an integrated effort across all business tools and channels? Do you enjoy leading a team of multi-functional skill sets, from analyzing Google Analytics to developing creative compelling campaign content? You are a natural at building relationships, both online and offline and are passionate about storytelling that uphold our brand promise. Then this role is for you.

    o Lead the development and implementation of an annual integrated marketing & communications strategy for the chapter, in collaboration with your Managers and the other members of the Board.

    o Including all channels and assets, primarily, digital operations of the website and blog, to our bi-weekly email newsletter, and social media channels.

    o Provide strategic direction to a team of managers who lead regular production of marketing & communications activity, including website and blog management, email marketing, social media, blog and newsletter management, etc.

    o Manage all IABC/BC social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and YouTube, and assess need for joining other channels relevant to our audiences.

    o Ensure all web content is up to date and reflects all areas of chapter initiatives and programs/events, and opportunities for members and prospective members.

    o Develop and maintain a content calendar for all channels and assets, including web content to blog and social channels.

    o Develop and maintain effective public and media relations, as needed, for the chapter to ensure that key messages are consistent and all media objectives are met.

    o Ensure all portfolios adhere to IABC’s branding guidelines.

    o Coordinate all marketing and promotions activities including coordination of marketing materials (print, web, graphic and otherwise) as required to support other portfolios.

    o Maintain regular measurement for on-going communication vehicles.

    o Oversee the promotion of upcoming events and ensure adequate coverage of chapter and member accomplishments, to increase profile of the chapter to our members.

    o Maintain up-to-date web content, and coordinate significant web changes, as required.

    o Your team is responsible for the production and distribution of the bi-weekly Connect e-newsletter, and blog content.

    o Maintain regular measurement for on-going communication vehicles.

     

    Please read the Board Accountabilities & Roles document to learn more about this role.

    How to apply?

    Submit the Board Application form.

    This role will remain open until filled.

     

  • Manager, New Communicator Programing

    Our chapter aims to grow in this area in the coming year(s), and this manager role will play a key role in building bridges to local schools and relevant networks that bring in new communicators and students to our chapter. Working closely with your director and our membership team, you’ll be focussed on recruiting activities as well as serving our existing members in this demographic to ensure the chapter is providing relevant content to this group (including programing, events, articles, etc).

    You love meeting new people and are either a relatively new communicator yourself, or you remember vividly what it was like to be new in this field of work, and want to help establish and create sustainable programs that IABC/BC can offer to these budding-communicators at the outset of their careers. You will work with a variety of other portfolios in our chapter in this role.

    • Collaborate with your director to create and implement a plan to recruit student members and prospects, including coordinating at least three student events per year.
    • Develop and nurture relationships with local postsecondary institutions, and leverage all recruitment opportunities within those institutions.
    • Contribute relevant student/new communicator content on a monthly basis in our bi-weekly Connect newsletter, and across all communication channels by working with the marketing and communications team.
    • Lead the SAIL award (students advanced in learning) program (one of our chapter Wave Awards), to generate student nominations and raise awards of the program; including develop/ assess potential for a bursary program as evolution of former SCOY program. You will work closely with our career development team here.
    • Develop and maintain an IABC/BC-specific student recruitment package for use at events and promotional activities, including print collateral.
    • Work in collaboration with the SIGs team to identify/recruit and advise a new communicator SIG champion.
    • Report on progress regularly to director, career development.
    • Work with director, career development to establish strategic program plan, including measurable objectives with associated deliverables and timeline.
    • 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.

    How to apply

    Applications are open until all roles are filled. You can apply now to join our team for 2017-2018.

    Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Professional Development Events

    You are a people person and value professional development and networking opportunities in the communications profession. You believe connecting in person is an important learning opportunity in the advancement of one’s career, and love to plan events. The devil is in the details, after all! You also have the ability to transform small details into a big picture vision, to lead a team with. In this role, gain deeper skills in project management and leadership skills to manage an events team and comprehensive budget.

     

    • Develops a program plan and budget for the year, including up to six (6) professional development (speaker / workshop events). These events may include joint effort with other portfolios (like Students/New Communicator Services, SIGs, etc).  
    • Collaborate with the events director to develop a cost-recoverable professional development program plan that includes evaluation strategies.
    • Manage a subcommittee of event manager volunteers to assist in planning and implementing the professional development program and provide volunteers with a valuable experience.
    • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, procure presenters that will be of interest and value to the diverse membership of the chapter, based on research from previous years.
    • Facilitate and manage all details of professional development activities, including: speaker/presenter arrangements, speaker gifts, event set-up with Office Suites, coordination of physical facilities and catering, post-event measurement.  
    • Work with the marketing & communications managers to ensure professional development activities are adequately promoted.
    • Analyze professional development survey results and other research data to enhance the ongoing effectiveness of our professional development events program.
    • Compile all data related to the professional development portfolio to provide continuity to the successor.
    • Develop strategies that will provide support and assistance to other areas of the chapter in hosting events so all events are delivered in a professional manner and appropriately branded IABC/BC.
    • Identify sponsorship needs for your program, as needed, and provide to the Sponsorship portfolio.
    • Respond to enquiries from IABC/BC members and the public regarding networking events.
    • Carefully document event planning requirements for use in future years, using IABC/BC Google Drive and encourage event team collaboration on Basecamp.
    • Working with networking events program manager to ensure all events are aligned and are tracked on the chapter’s activity calendar, so not to conflict.

    How to apply

    Applications are open until all roles are filled. You can apply now to join our team for 2017-2018.

    Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Networking Events

    You are a people person and you value professional development and networking opportunities in the communications profession. You believe connecting in person is an important learning opportunity in the advancement of one’s career, and love to plan events. The devil is in the details, after all! You also have the ability to transform small details into a big picture vision, to lead a team with.  In this role, gain deeper skills in project management and leadership skills to manage an events team and comprehensive budget.

     

    • Develops a program plan and budget for the year, including five networking events from September to June (specifically, 1) September kick-off, 2) December holiday social, 3) spring social in April, 4) chapter Wave Awards in June, and 5) June summer kick-off).
    • Collaborate with the events director to develop a cost-recoverable networking events program plan that includes evaluation strategies.
    • Manage a subcommittee of event manager volunteers to assist in planning and implementing the networking program and provide volunteers with a valuable experience.
      • Including coordination of event logistics (venue, catering, AV, décor and entertainment, as required), distribution of post-event surveys, etc.  
    • In collaboration with your events director, develop fun and engaging event concepts and themes to drive event attendance and provide strong value for membership.  
    • Identify sponsorship needs for your program, as needed, and provide to the Sponsorship portfolio.
    • Respond to enquiries from IABC/BC members and the public regarding networking events.
    • Work with the marketing & communications managers to ensure networking events are adequately promoted.
    • Analyze post-event survey results and other research data to enhance the ongoing effectiveness of the events portfolio.
    • Carefully document event planning requirements for use in future years, using IABC/BC Google Drive and encourage event team collaboration on Basecamp.
    • Work with professional development program manager to ensure all events are aligned and are tracked on the chapter’s activity calendar, so not to conflict.

    How to apply

    Applications are open until all roles are filled. You can apply now to join our team for 2017-2018.

    Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Manager, Social Media

    Do your friends consider you the king or queen of hashtags, likes and retweets? We’re looking for an experienced communicator that lives and breathes social to help us continue to build our presence on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Help us communicate with members and build our profile both locally and internationally as a community where communications matters.

     

    The social media manager will work under the direction of the director of marketing communications, while communicating directly and collaborating with our team of digital strategists, as well as other portfolio leads. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the activity on our social channels:  Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, ensuring that they align with IABC Brand Guidelines and social media best practices, whilst meeting the needs of the chapter leaders.

     

    • Collaborate with the director of marketing & communications to develop content strategies and tactics for all of our social channels.
    • Manage & coordinate requests for social media activity from portfolio leads and curate content as needed.
    • Draft and schedule social media posts across all channels as needed, or assign to social media coordinator volunteers (once confirmed).
    • Monitor and review of our social media channels  to provide other recommendations for activities to increase engagement.
    • A bi-weekly basis, scan other chapters’ social media channels for content ideas and inspiration, and for possible content to share to our channels.
    • Maintain a social media content calendar for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to reflect our priorities and timelines, and factor in ad-hoc changes as needed.
    • Maintain lists of sponsors, influencers, other chapters, and IABC leaders and regularly engage through retweets, shares, etc.
    • Review with your director, and asses need for launching other possible social media channels, like Snapchat and/or Instagram, etc. Where advising to join a new channel, outline the business case and longer-term plan to propose to the board.

    How to apply

    Applications are open until all roles are filled. You can apply now to join our team for 2017-2018.

    Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

     

  • Manager, Sponsor Relations + Prospecting

    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, and with enthusiasm. You generate and negotiate opportunities both for IABC/BC and local organizations.

    You’re good with business acumen and 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 budgeting and management experience.

    • 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.
    • Identify sponsor opportunities across all chapter programs and initiatives, including programs like Gift of Communication, Mentorship, etc, to offer additional sponsor involvement.
    • Liaise with current sponsors and ensure proper recognition activities are carried out.

    How to apply

    Applications are open until all roles are filled. You can apply now to join our team for 2017-2018.

    Read the Portfolio Manager Accountabilities (google doc) for full details of each role and its responsibilities.

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

    We can’t wait to hear from you!