Manager, Publications and Industry Engagement

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BC Housing
February 15, 2022
4555 #1701 Kingsway, Burnaby, Canada
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Job ID:  4203


Location:  BURNABY, BC


To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **



There is not a more compelling opportunity for a communications professional than joining the leadership of an inclusive team committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives and communities. This is that opportunity: BC Housing is recruiting for a Manager, Publications and Industry Engagement.

If you’re looking for a run-of-the-mill communications role, this isn’t it. But if you’re an experienced leader committed to advancing equity while implementing innovation that actually sticks, then this could be your chance to be part of one of the most well-respected, purpose-driven public sector organizations in the country.

The Manager, Publications and Industry Engagement is responsible for communications planning, publications, stakeholder relations, home builder industry sponsorships, consumer awareness, and event planning to support BC Housing’s research and education activities around residential construction in British Columbia.


Reporting to the Vice President Communications & Public Affairs, the Manager, Publications and Industry Engagement is responsible for communications planning, publications, stakeholder relations, home builder industry sponsorships, consumer awareness, and event planning to support BC Housing’s research and education activities around residential construction in British Columbia. She/he/they provide communications leadership for programs and initiatives to improve the quality of residential construction and strengthen consumer protection for new home buyers as per BC Housing’s mandate under the Homeowner Protection Act. The Manager works closely with other members of the Communications Branch, the Research Centre and Licensing & Consumer Services to support education of licensed builders and develop communications strategies that raise awareness of best practices in building and maintaining residential homes, with a focus on the technical and socio-economic research produced through BC Housing’s Research Centre.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or another relevant field.
  • Significant experience in a communications and education environment with specific experience in strategic communications planning, event management, publications, public affairs, and stakeholder relations. Considerable experience managing, mentoring, coaching, and developing employees.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Significant knowledge of the philosophies, principles and practices of communications planning and program  implementation, issues management, public affairs and stakeholder relations
  • Ability to learn about the Research Centre and the Licensing & Consumer Services programs and services and of related legislation and policies
  • Ability to lead the development and implementation of plans, strategies and programs in a deadline oriented, high profile and demanding environment
  • Ability to establish a high level of rapport with the CEO, Executive and senior management, and external partners and stakeholders
  • Ability to use judgment and sensitivity in presenting issues and provide leadership/direction in determining appropriate courses of action
  • Ability to communicate effectively and creatively, both orally and in writing, within tight time frames
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some evening and/or weekends with occasional travel within the province.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of current trends and best practices in communications relevant to complex organizations, such as through accreditation (APR, SCMP) or other professional development.
  • Excellent strategic and analytical thinking, problem solving, project management and organizational skills
  • Excellent creative outlook and ability to develop innovative ideas and solutions
  • Excellent consultative, facilitation, consensus building and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective leadership and interpersonal skills

As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship.

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


Please review the Job Description prior to applying


As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.


Have questions/issues about the application process? Please see our FAQ’s for some useful information.


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