Digital Communications Specialist

Back to Blogs Posted: October 3, 2023
Vancouver School District 39
Published
October 3, 2023
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional, Strategic advisor
Job Location
On-Site
Specific Date (Application Deadline)
10/24/2023

Description

Vancouver School District 39   

Digital Communications Specialist 

(Full-time Permanent)

Starting Salary $81,344 to $95,699

Location: District Office-1580 West Broadway, Vancouver BC

Benefits:  Municipal pension, employer paid TFSA matching program, extended health, dental, group life insurance, long term disability, paid sick leave, up to 38 days paid time off (based on Vacation, Gratuity, Bonus supplemental vacation and potential compensatory time).
Only applicants who are fully qualified will be considered for this position.

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm ​(Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nation, and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

​The Vancouver School Board (VSB) is an exciting, progressive and dynamic school district providing a rich array of educational opportunities for learners from kindergarten to adult. VSB has 110 educational sites and more than 8,000 employees, represented
by fourteen bargaining units and exempt staff. Vancouver schools have an excellent reputation as being diverse and inclusive. VSB enrolls nearly 50,000 students of which, nearly 5 per cent identify as being of Indigenous ancestry. VSB respects, prioritize, and supports Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. ​

​The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices. You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.

We are looking for a Digital Communications Specialist who will work within our award-winning communications team and be responsible for a wide range of communications activities, including digital storytelling and marketing, social media, strategic communications planning and administrative organizational support.

You are a natural born storyteller and adept at using a variety of mediums to convey a message to diverse audiences. From videos to blog posts, reels to infographics, podcasts to analytics reports, you convey a message that is authentic, engaging and informative. You bring a strong work ethic and work well within a collaborative, can-do, fast-paced and results-oriented work culture.

The successful candidate will have a college diploma or degree in communications and have at least five years of experience in communications – preferably in a large public sector environment. Your considerable knowledge of strategic communications planning and digital communications will support you in the planning, coordinating, organizing and producing communications collateral to engage various audiences on multiple channels.

Your scrupulous attention to detail will enhance your strong written communication and editing skills, while working under tight deadlines to ensure confidential and sensitive information is handled in an appropriate manner. You possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities while working independently as a member of a team. It is imperative
that you maintain a high degree of judgment and discretion in your decision-making process.

You are a creative and organized individual who is eager to:

  • Develop and execute comprehensive communication plans with a keen focus on marketing strategies to enhance brand visibility and reach.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of communication efforts across various digital platforms.
  • Create engaging content, including written and multimedia materials, to convey key messages and promote brand journalism.
    Manage and maintain our organization’s digital presence, including website, social media channels and podcast.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with internal stakeholders, understanding their communication needs, and delivering effective solutions.
  • Analyze communication metrics and data to assess the performance of campaigns and recommend strategic improvements.
  • Experience with web-based applications, digital engagement tools, social media platforms, content management systems and web analytics are essential.
  • You have extensive familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite as well as strong photography and video production skills.
  • The successful candidate must also be available to work some evenings and weekends.
  • A class 5 driver’s license is required as you will travel to schools to cover good news stories and events.

To be considered for this position, apply via Make a Future at https://bit.ly/3s1mc3m and include a cover letter and resume along with your application to this competition. The closing date for this competition is Tuesday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m.

We do not notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.

Applicants will be contacted directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.

HOW TO APPLY:

1. Register on Make a Future: http://www.makeafuture.ca
2. Create a profile
3.  Click on Job Postings then click Search
4.  Select the Job you are qualified for
5.  Answer ALL job posting questions then click Apply
6.  Upload ALL supporting documents
7.  You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted

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