Communications Specialist

Back to Blogs Posted: July 27, 2023
Community Living BC
Published
July 27, 2023
Location
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Nanaimo or Prince George, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional
Job Location
Hybrid
Specific Date (Application Deadline)
08/09/2023
Membership #
151687

Description

We are proud to be selected as one of B.C.'s Top Employers once again!

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a Crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC employees strive to live our corporate vision of Communities of belonging, lives with connection.

Visit our Careers at CLBC page to learn more about working at CLBC, what we offer, and tips for the interview process.

 

CLBC's Communication and Community Engagement team is looking for a permanent, full-time Communications Specialist!

The Role:

As a Communications Specialist-Projects and Stakeholder Initiatives at CLBC, you will be responsible for leading communications for key projects within our strategic plan and for supporting enhanced stakeholder communications.

In this position, you will help ensure staff are well prepared for the launch of new initiatives and that there are strong communications plans and tools in place to listen to and inform staff, individuals, families, service providers and other stakeholders about CLBC's programs and strategic direction.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic communications goals and objectives for CLBC
  • Identifying potential issues and opportunities for the development, production and distribution of communications, and creating strategies to address these issues
  • Leading communications support for CLBC strategic plan projects and initiatives by joining project teams, attending project meetings, working with project managers to identify feasible work plans and creating and implementing communications plans. This includes being able to evaluate and report on the success of communications and project implementation
  • Researching, writing, editing and helping design and produce diverse communications materials such as executive messages and presentations, staff messages, Q&As, external announcements, speeches, briefing notes, backgrounders, as well as digital content for our website and intranet
  • Creating and publishing digital information on different platforms, including WordPress and SharePoint
  • Writing stories to support all communications programs, including interviewing staff, individuals, families, and service providers.
  • Filming, editing and producing short video interviews to create accessible, effective plain language communications tools
  • Working closely with the Online Communications Specialist and the Internal Communications Specialist to publish project communications materials. Providing backup support to manage website and intranet content and social media content when needed

You will stand out if you have:

  • A demonstrated ability to do communications planning, and you are a strong writer with a good grasp of plain language communication
  • Demonstrated experience in project communications and change management
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with people at every level of the organization and key stakeholders both internal and external to CLBC
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle pressure and work in a dynamic work environment, adapting to changing priorities and deadlines, emerging issues, and competing demands
  • Experience with developing and working on digital communications strategies and platforms, including knowledge of how to enhance engagement on these platforms
  • Excellent skills monitoring and using top social media platforms
  • Sound ability to work in multimedia platforms including creating simple videos and publishing on a WordPress website and a Sharepoint based intranet

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, or equivalent and relevant discipline,
  • Five (5) years of experience in public relations, corporate communications, or media relations in a large, complex organization
  • An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered

Benefits You will receive a comprehensive benefits package.

  • Employer-paid extended health and dental plan
  • A BC Public Service Pension plan with employer contributions
  • Generous vacation plus additional personal days
    Paid maternity/parental/adoption leave
  • Life insurance, paid sick days, and, if needed, long-term disability
  • Wellness supports, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Professional development funds and resources to encourage continuous learning and skill development
  • Access to government discounts to travel, cell phones, and more!

Hybrid work Combines on-site office work with flexibility to work from home within BC.

Location: This position may work from any major CLBC office: Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George.

Travel Occasional overnight travel within the province of British Columbia. Possession of a valid class 5 Drivers license and a clean Driver's Abstract is required. Use of own vehicle on expenses.

Additional Info:
Team: Communications and Community Engagement
Term: Permanent/Full-time
Classification/Salary: Communications Officer R24 - Position starts at $73,855 annually

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date Aug 9, 2023

Apply now! To be considered, please submit an application online. Applications received by other means will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check.

An eligibility list for internal candidates may be established.

Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at CLBCPeopleServices@gov.bc.ca.

CLBC encourages applications from all equity-seeking groups.

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