Communications Advisor

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May 31, 2018
North Vancouver, Canada
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Established professional, Strategic advisor, Business leader
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ICBC's Communications department has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Advisor with a focus on developing communications plans for high-profile corporate initiatives. This is a senior position within the department and will, at times, require availability outside of normal working hours.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop communications strategies which support ICBC’s corporate goals.
  • Plan and coordinate the supporting implementation activities.
  • Write internal and external communication materials.
  • Provide strategic advice to senior management and business areas to help manage related risks and issues.
  • Mentor and coach junior members of the Communications team in the development of their communications plans.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships across the organization to enable effective communications planning and delivery.
  • Liaise with other members of the Communications team to ensure a common understanding of current issues, activities and key messages; and also lead/participate in initiatives that support the other areas of the team.

Position Requirements

  • You have a background in corporate communications planning in a large multi-stakeholder organization or an equivalent combination of experience and education (preferably an undergraduate degree in a related field).
  • Experience working for a Crown corporation or in a unionized environment, an asset.
  • You have experience doing work that requires the understanding of complex concepts and procedures.
  • You’re a team player with excellent organizational skills, strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • You’re willing to work as hard as the job demands and put in the hours required to ensure your projects are a success.

Other strengths include:

  • Knowledge of the principals, concepts, standards and best practices in the communications planning and related functions including stakeholder relations, issues management, media relations and government relations.
  • Familiarity with the nature of issues and communication challenges within the Crown Corporation and/or corporate environment.
  • Familiarity with the current legislative and regulatory environment, government structure and political relationships and practices.
  • Strategic and business planning skills.
  • Interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills.

Position information

As a valued member of the ICBC team, you'll thrive in a performance-driven environment that emphasizes employee leadership and accountability for delivering results. Anticipate a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a challenging work environment.

ICBC is a welcoming, equal opportunity employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates.

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