Manager, Communications

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St. Paul's Foundation of Vancouver
January 17, 2023
1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, Canada
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St. Paul’s Foundation is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to be an integral part of an established, respected non-profit on the cusp of building an incredible new hospital, research complex, and health campus. The Communications Manager will join a small but mighty Marketing & Communications team committed to delivering high-quality products and services.

Our Ideal Candidate

As the successful candidate, you will develop and execute our marketing and communications strategies to help inspire philanthropy for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus. You are an empathetic team player who can navigate a complex organization. You enjoy mentoring and coaching other team members, and collaborating with external vendors and colleagues outside of the Marketing & Communications team. You have impeccable interpersonal skills even in challenging, high-pressure situations. You excel at project managing communications projects big and small.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the Development and Donor Relations & Stewardship teams, write, edit, and project manage a wide range of materials, including fundraising proposals, cases for support, and advertising
  • Manage on-site communications, such as billboards, collateral, and digital screens, to promote St. Paul’s Foundation at St. Paul’s Hospital and other Providence Health Care sites
  • Serve as the communications lead at special events, overseeing speaker management, presentations, and other tasks as needed
  • Provide marketing and communications support to the Annual Giving team, involving other members of the team as needed for collaboration opportunities
  • Develop advertising activities that enhance awareness and positive sentiment of the Foundation and Providence
  • Manage relationships with event media sponsors and support the production of collateral as needed
  • Work with internal teams and external service providers such as graphic designers, printers, and freelance writers to produce print and digital materials, ensuring quality control and brand consistency is maintained
  • Provide advice and support to Foundation staff on marketing and communications projects
  • Supervise direct report(s)


  • Six or more years of progressively senior communications experience, preferably in a non-profit or agency environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or Journalism, or relevant field preferred
  • Excellent relationship-building skills to develop strong relations with colleagues and external partners
  • Stellar writing and editing skills, preferably in a fundraising context
  • High degree of proficiency in project management and proven ability to manage timelines, teams, and supplier relationships to deliver results on time and within budget
  • Detail-oriented and accurate in execution, with the ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Aptitude for making thoughtful, quality decisions
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience collaborating with graphic designers and writers on complex communication pieces
  • Understanding of branding, graphic design, and print and web production principles and best practices an asset
  • Ability to contribute to and participate in a positive work environment with professionalism and a service-oriented attitude
  • Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience using a CMS (preferably WordPress), social media scheduling software, and other e-tools in a communications capacity is preferred. Proficiency in any or all of the following an asset:
    • Luminate, Marq, Raiser’s Edge
  • Sound judgment and tact, and ability to handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion
  • Ethical behaviour: commitment to ensuring your behaviour is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to creating a great workplace. At St. Paul’s Foundation, we are fully committed to building a strong and representative team. To that end, we especially encourage applications from members of all communities who are disadvantaged on any grounds under the BC Human Rights Code, including people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities, people with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples, who, as a result of colonization, are under-represented in positions of economic, social, and political influence and leadership.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of W. Tam at by February 3, 2023.

Thank you for your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation. Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

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