Port of Vancouver – Director, Communications

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Port of Vancouver
March 9, 2020
Vancouver, Canada
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The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands and waters in the Port of Vancouver. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest and most diversified port, stretching along 360 kilometres of shoreline and waterways, bordering on 16 municipalities and intersecting with traditional territories and lands of several First Nations. Annually, $240 billion in goods are traded through the port with more than 170 world economies. The port authority manages lands and waterways throughout the Metro Vancouver region, enabling the efficient and reliable movement of cargo and passengers.

As the most diversified port in North America and the largest port in Canada, the port generates an estimated $11.9 billion in GDP and represents a major economic force that continuously strengthens the Canadian economy through international trade. The port authority is focused on the long-term sustainability and competitiveness of the gateway as a critical enabler of Canada’s trade objectives. The port authority’s vision is to be the world’s most sustainable port, based on the pillars of economic prosperity through trade, thriving communities and a healthy environment.

A recent retirement has created the need for a new Director, Communications. Reporting to the Vice President, Environment, Community and Government Affairs, the new Director, Communications will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management for strategic communications and issues management initiatives in support of the port authority’s business objectives, including marketing, brand stewardship and creative development, corporate communications, media relations, website and social media, internal communications, as well as writing and content development.

The ideal candidate brings progressively senior experience in communications or public affairs in an organization that operates in the public eye. Experience working on communication strategies with respect to major infrastructure projects is a significant asset. Working with all levels of the organization, as well as external stakeholders, to develop and lead communications strategies and activities by anticipating future trends affecting the port authority will be key. The successful candidate will be responsible for all messaging, identifying and training spokespeople, and liaising with media and external stakeholders to ensure port authority messaging is transparent, clear and timely. The Port Authority offers a collaborative environment with a team of highly capable and motivated professionals. Acting as mentor and developing talent on the team will be an important mandate.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity if you are looking to make an important contribution to Canada’s success as a major trading economy and the well-being of Canadians.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our community.

To explore this position further, please submit your CV here.

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