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.

Each Spring, we recruit for our next Board of Directors. If you’re interested in taking on a leadership role, check out the details on how to Join our Board.

Available Opportunities

  • Website Manager

    Are you…

    • Passionate about digital communications?
    • Interested in working with a team that help help drive IABC/BC’s goals and objectives?
    • Keen to boost your SEO skills?

    If this sounds like a role of interest, apply to become IABC/BC’s next Website Manager.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Support and collaborate with board members and volunteers to achieve their portfolio objectives and keep website content accurate
    • Develop, maintain and update website content regularly (blog posts, events, etc.)
    • Identify, troubleshoot, and escalate website issues
    • Coordinate with an agency for technical support and new development requests
    • Oversee functionality and identify opportunities to improve user experience
    • Evaluate and manage website performance
    • Keep up-to-date with industry best practices
    • Conduct an annual website audit with recommendations
    • Project manage special website projects from strategy and budgeting to implementation as required

    Qualifications

    • Strong project management skills
    • Experience in digital and web communications

    Time commitment

    2 hours a week, with an extra hour in case a website project is in progress

    Location

    Duties can be carried out from anywhere in B.C.

    How to apply

    Email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca

  • Coordinator, Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    Do you…

    • enjoy networking with people?
    • organizing professional development opportunities and events?
    • love planning and managing details?
    • staying on top of trending topics in the industry?

    IABC/BC’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) portfolio is searching for a Coordinator, Special Interest Groups to join their team.

    Our SIG program is championed by individual members, and offers informal opportunities to connect, learn and exchange knowledge with peers. Members and potential members have derived tremendous benefit from these targeted networking/learning opportunities, ranging from specialized areas within public sector communications, internal communications, and senior communications. We are continuing to build on the success of this program from past years, and grow our offering of more SIGs to all levels of communicators.

    You are a highly detailed person who enjoys organizing opportunities for communicators to learn from their peers. With your impeccable organizational skills, you will support with the planning and execution of the logistics for SIGs.

    If this sounds like a role of interest, apply to become IABC/BC’s next Coordinator, Special Interest Groups.

    Duties & Responsibilities 

    • Reporting to the IABC/BC’s SIG Director, you will liaise with SIG chairs and attendees in implementing this year’s SIG calendar for the 2022/23 year.
    • Support with the coordination of event details, registration and promotion activities.
    • Work with IABC/BC’s digital marketing and digital operations teams to promote the upcoming SIGs through our various online channels.
    • Create and manage LinkedIn Group for IABC/BC member SIG discussions.
    • Troubleshoot virtual SIGs, providing digital support for the SIG chairs during Zoom meetings.
    • Support the social media recruitment strategy.
    • Support management of SIG Chair engagement initiatives.
    • Collect feedback to support future success of SIGs.

    Qualifications

    • Highly organized and a natural coordinator of details
    • Event organization and management experience
    • Team player and enjoy connecting with others

    Time commitment

    • 6-8 hours a month
    • The first month in this role will involve a few extra hours of training and learning.

    Location

    • Work can be carried out anywhere in B.C. Most in-person SIGs are hosted in the Greater Vancouver area.

    How to apply

    Email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca

  • Content Coordinator, Awards

    Do you…

    • love a feel-good how-to story and can’t wait to pass it on?
    • listen feverishly to the Oscars acceptance speeches and jot down amazing quotes to post later on social media?

    If so, then the awards content coordinator role may be for you.

    In this role you’ll assist the manager, awards and director, awards to promote the IABC International Gold Quill, IABC Canada Silver Leaf, and IABC/BC Wave Awards programs. You’ll help coordinate and promote the awards submission process and interview and collect quotes from past award winners to develop content for our website, blog and social media channels.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the manager, awards and marketing and communications team to develop content strategies and tactics to support awards promotional campaigns.
    • Execute content strategies by sourcing images for posts, drafting copy for our website, blog, social media channels and Connect newsletter as required
    • Support the awards submission process.
    • Assist the director and manager of Awards in planning for and executing the local chapter Wave Awards program in June.
    • Interview and collect quotes and consents from past award-winners

    Qualifications

    • Strong writing skills
    • Experience in interviewing a plus
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and a high attention to detail

    Location

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

    Time Commitment

    • 1-3 hours a week depending on the season. This portfolio is busiest from February-June during the lead up to IABC/BC Wave Awards.

    How to apply

    Email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca

  • Student Events Coordinator

    Do you…

    • enjoy planning and organizing successful events?
    • have strong organizational, event planning and communication skills?
    • want to be a part of a team with the purpose to deliver programming and events for students and new communicators for both members and non-members of IABC/BC? 

    IABC/BC’s Students and New Communicators portfolio is searching for an Event Coordinator to join the team in planning and executing events for students and those new to the communications profession. If you resonate with the above, join us to help support IABC/BC members and soon-to-be members in establishing themselves as a communications professional. You’ll benefit through continuous networking opportunities, working with friendly and supportive Students and New Communicators team, and enhancing your event management, outreach and communication skills.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Work both individually and as a team to plan and execute events from start to finish
    • Continuously review Chapter goals and target audience during Students and New Communicators team meetings to help support the team’s overall planning, strategy, and programming. 
    • Adjust event plans, including speaker coordination and logistics, as needed
    • Provide suggestions to enhance the success of events
    • Work with the portfolio Director and Student Programs manager to ensure all events remain at or under budget
    • Support in sourcing and negotiating with vendors and suppliers
    • Oversee and host events, as needed
    • Support Student Programs Manager with marketing and communications, as needed
    • Support other IABC/BC portfolios, such as Career Development, Membership and others as needed

    Qualifications

    • Event planning, administration and/or community outreach experience
    • Strong project management, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills
    • A team player who welcomes tag-teaming, ideas, and diversity and inclusivity
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Time Commitment

    • Team meetings: Approximately 1 to 2 hours per month
    • Pre-event planning: Approximately 2 hours per week
    • Event hosting: Approximately 4 hours on the day of the event

    Location

    Work can be carried out anywhere in B.C. for virtual events and for most in-person event planning. Most in-person events will be hosted in the Greater Vancouver area.

    How to Apply

    Please email an updated resume or LinkedIn profile URL or inquiries to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca.

    We respectfully acknowledge that we work and host events on unceded Coast Salish Territory, the traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

     

     

     

     

  • Events Coordinator

    Do you…

    • enjoy organizing and hosting successful events?
    • have strong organizational, event planning and communication skills?
    • want to be a part of a team of event management and communication experts known for hosting successful events within and outside of IABC/BC?

    IABC/BC’s Events team is searching for two (2) Event Coordinators to join their portfolio to help plan and execute social and professional development events. If you resonate with the above, join us to help support IABC/BC members and external professionals. You’ll benefit through continuous networking opportunities, working with friendly and supportive Events team members, and enhancing your event management, outreach and communication skills.

    • Work both individually and as a team to plan and execute events from start to finish
    • Continuously review Chapter goals and target audience during Events team meetings to help support the team’s event ideation, strategy and planning
    • Adjust event plans, including speaker coordination and logistics, as needed
    • Provide suggestions to enhance the success of events
    • Work with the portfolio Director(s) to ensure all events remain at or under budget
    • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
    • Oversee and host events, as needed
    • Support Event Manager(s) with marketing and communications, as needed
    • Support other IABC/BC portfolios, such as Membership, Students and New Communicators, and Awards, with their events, as needed

     Qualifications

    • Event planning, administration and/or community outreach experience
    • Strong project management, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills
    • A team player who welcomes tag-teaming, ideas, and diversity and inclusivity

    Time Commitment

    • Team meetings: Approximately 1 to 2 hours per month
    • Pre-event planning: Approximately 2 hours per week
    • Event hosting: Approximately 4 hours on the day of the event

    Location:

    Work can be carried out anywhere in B.C. for virtual events and for most in-person event planning. Most in-person events will be hosted in the Greater Vancouver area.

    How to apply:

    Please email an updated resume or LinkedIn profile URL or inquiries to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca.

     

    We respectfully acknowledge that we work and host events on unceded Coast Salish Territory, the traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.