With assets under administration of $153.4 billion, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is one of Canada’s largest institutional investors and is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2019. Since its inception in 2000, BCI has grown significantly and is now regarded as one of Canada’s most influential financial institutions with a diverse and global mix of assets. Over the past three years, BCI has more than doubled in size to transform into an active in-house asset manager and introduced new asset classes and more sophisticated investment strategies. BCI is at an exciting time in its history. The goal is to position the corporation to manage over $200 billion in assets over the coming years, and BCI is on pace to reach 600 employees over the next few years.
With the growth and transformation of the corporation, BCI recognizes the importance of expanding communication function to align with the increased profile and complexity of the organization and the needs of one of the largest institutional investors in North America. The Internal Communications function plays a key role in the implementation of a number of key strategic initiatives at BCI, and continued investment into the team has been identified as critical. As such, there now exists an opportunity for a new Senior (Sr.) Communication Specialist to join this growing team.
Reporting to the Manager, Internal Communication, the Sr. Communication Specialist will take on a critical role tasked with leading and supporting the production of internal materials and contributing to the development of BCI’s overall internal communications strategy. Responsibilities may include producing collateral materials and corporate publications such as the corporate annual report, responsible investing, diversity and inclusion program material, briefings and reports on new and existing BCI investment programs and strategies, speech- and ghost-writing, organizing the annual town hall, and other special projects.
The ideal candidate will be a communication, public relations or investor relations professional who has worked in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. Experience and exposure to financial services, investments or capital markets would be ideal. They will have developed and written engaging content for diverse audiences. The Sr. Communication Specialist must also have a strong orientation toward collaboration and be able to work with internal and external stakeholders. Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives as well as a passion and expertise in business writing will be essential.
Located in Victoria, BC, this is a unique opportunity to take on a high impact communications role where they will have a chance to work in a rapidly transforming, influential, and growing global investment corporation.
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