Senior Communications Specialist, Media Relations & Issues Management

Back to Blogs Posted: August 25, 2023
BC Housing
Published
August 25, 2023
Location
Various Locations, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional
Job Location
Hybrid
Specific Date (Application Deadline)
09252023
Membership #
111426

Description

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, MEDIA RELATIONS & ISSUES MANAGEMENT:

($63,393.31 - $73,118.09 - Annually)

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced diploma in communications, public engagement or other relevant fields
  • Considerable progressive experience in communications planning, issues management, media relations, event management, stakeholder relations, and public engagement
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, theories and principles of communications, specifically in the public sector environment
  • Considerable knowledge of the objectives, programs and best practices of strategic communications planning, media relations, issues management, events management, and stakeholder relations
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Strong verbal, writing, editing and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders in implementing communication strategies, and facilitate problem-solving in achieving results
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee the execution of a variety of events and announcements
  • Ability to write and prepare website content for both internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work effectively with social media platforms
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve, mediate and mitigate difficult situations
  • Ability to build effective working relationships and work with a variety of partners, stakeholders, agencies and contractors
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures, with scrupulous attention to details
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner while displaying a high degree of judgement, discretion, and decision-making ability
  • Ability to travel on Commission business and work evenings and weekends as required

 

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

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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 www.bchousing.org/careers 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 www.bchousing.org/careers

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, Persons 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 hr_admin@bchousing.org.

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.

Apply Nowwww.bchousing.org/careers

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

- Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact hr_admin@bchousing.org to arrange a call.)

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