Senior Communications Specialist

Back to Blogs Posted: January 27, 2023
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
January 27, 2023
15463 104 Ave, Surrey, Canada
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Established professional
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Until Filled
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Please apply by submitting your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations here.

Please note that both resume and cover letter MUST be in *.pdf format.



Based in the progressive Guildford area of Surrey, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) serves over 4,900 real estate professionals who live and work in the BC communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission.

Marking its 100-year anniversary in 2021, the FVREB is looking to hire a SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST who will work closely with the Communications Manager and provide writing, editing and project management expertise required to implement a wide variety of strategic communications tactics, communications planning, and content writing and development.



With a view to enhancing member satisfaction and engagement, instilling increased public awareness of the REALTOR® brand and the profession’s contributions driven by a passion to optimize external visibility, the incumbent is instrumental in marshalling a dynamic and wholistic approach to communication while understanding our audience and their demographic and psychographic data.



  • Prepare materials such as letters, newsletters, articles, blogs, e-mail campaigns, internal marketing messages presentation kits, direct mail, print and web advertising, templates, speeches, and other corporate communications;
  • Prepare story ideas and content for external real estate or community publications, such as Real Estate Magazine, Real Estate Weekly or local newspapers;
  • In support of the strategic projects or programs, conduct research, liaise with internal and external experts and develop effective communications content including articles, columns, reports, frameworks, templates, eMemos, media releases, speeches, and presentations;
  • Develop, write and produce communications directed to brokerages and managers;
  • Develop, write and assist with the production of videos, podcasts, and technical/how-to resources;
  • Research and write content for other Board communications vehicles (print and online) as required, ensuring tone and content are appropriate for the audience and vehicle;
  • Conduct interviews of members, officers and/or staff in order to facilitate communication of our messages;
  • Develop effective communication and project plans that will deliver outcomes to meet the organization’s strategic objectives;
  • Manage and implement special communications projects or initiatives as directed by the Communications Manager;
  • Provide writing and communications support, as required



  • A competitive annual salary – contingent on demonstrated exposure and experience.
  • Full benefits package, group insurance, paid vacation, and extensive paid holiday time;
  • Group Pension Plan;
  • The ability to grow with an organization that promises growth and self-actualization and MORE.



  • Post-secondary degree in communications or journalism, or an equivalent combination of training and relevant work experience;
  • Not less than three (3) years of direct experience working in communication, branding, marketing, or public relations role(s) with exposure to NFP sector;
  • Solid copywriting skills;
  • Above-average project coordination, event planning, prioritization, problem-solving, editing and communications planning skills;
  • Advanced ability to interpret and synthesize systemic information and environmental conditions and to transmute knowledge into written publication content;
  • Ability to conduct rudimentary research;
  • Strong solutions-based customer service orientation;
  • Advanced sense of creativity;
  • Above-average relationship-building, time management, and multitasking skills;
  • Ability to work independently and within teams;
  • Positive attitude, ability to adapt to change, and superior sense of accountability and responsibility over assigned objectives, outcomes, and records;
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures; and,
  • High level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and familiarity with design and production software (such as Adobe, Acrobat, Photoshop) responding to the mission-specific needs of the FVREB; and,
  • Experience in the design of strategic communications, and project plans and the ability to present to, and interact with, larger groups shall be considered as significant assets.


Please apply by submitting your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations here.

Please note that both resume and cover letter MUST be in *.pdf format.


To be considered for employment candidates will be required to provide proof of citizenship, permanent residency or eligibility to work in Canada with no restrictions. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background check. This posting will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired. We sincerely thank all applicants who express an interest in this role but wish to let you know that we will only be contacting applicants that are aligned with our requirements. 

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