Senior Manager, Strategic Communications — Temporary (20 Month Contact)

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Vancouver Foundation
August 2, 2022
Suite 200 – 475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, Canada
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About Us
Vancouver Foundation is a community foundation that serves Vancouver and all of BC. We bring together the generosity of donors with the ideas and energy of people and communities across the province. Every year we fund a diverse mix of grants, both large and small, that help to build healthy, vibrant, equitable, and inclusive communities. Considered a leader in responsive grantmaking and systems change, Vancouver Foundation is the most significant funder of charities in BC outside of government.

As a community foundation, we’re committed to ensuring everyone has a place in our mission. We are on a journey to actively align all aspects of our work — both internally and externally — to our commitment to equity, inclusion, and a more just society.

For a view into our world, please visit:

About the Position
The Senior Manager, Strategic Communications contributes to two important objectives: 1) developing and coordinating strategic communications initiatives and 2) supporting organization-wide communications priorities. This role serves as the organization’s ‘sense maker’, helping to understand, interpret, and communicate information to internal and external stakeholders in an accessible way while also aligning with organizational priorities.

The valued competencies for this role include an ability to work independently in a matrix style organization with multiple stakeholders; to develop and lead communications campaigns; to be adaptable and resilient in a dynamic environment; to work cooperatively with others who have different perspectives; and to foster strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements communications strategy.
  • Writes and produces a diverse variety of persuasive communications materials: reports, news releases, presentations, fact sheets, marketing materials, web copy, speeches, etc.
  • Contributes to media relations: building relationships, monitoring stories, producing media kits, etc.
  • Manages and coordinates updates for web properties; monitors, tracks and analyzes website performance and trends.
  • Manages contractors for outsourced communications projects.
  • Produces stories for the Foundation Blog.
  • Coordinates with the rest of the communications team to ensure consistent positioning.
  • Contributes to organization-wide communications projects and priorities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director, Communications in support of Vancouver Foundation's communications strategy.

Desired Experience/Education/Skills

A sound working knowledge of communications principles and practices; a strong record of leading communications and marketing strategies; a minimum 5 years of experience.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills including an ability to adapt messaging and tone to specific audiences.
  • Technological proficiency: Advanced MS Office skills; strong Adobe Creative Suite skills;
  • Experience using Drupal/WordPress web content management systems; experience with Salesforce and Pardot preferred.
  • Experience working in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Experience in negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task in fast paced, changing environment.
  • High level of professionalism and ethics.

$90,450.00 annually plus pension, RRSP and a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Our head office is in downtown Vancouver. Through our remote working policy there is an opportunity to work from home across BC. If interested, please identify your requested location during the hiring process and we can discuss the conditions required under our policy.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, we welcome a brief cover letter and resume in one document by August 9, 2022 to: and be sure to quote position number 2022-12 in the subject line.

For the full job description and application instructions please, click here.

We kindly ask for no phone calls please. Applicants will receive an emailed response confirming receipt of their resume submission. Due to the high number of applications Vancouver Foundation receives, only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Periodic updates regarding recent postings are published on our career page after the application deadline has expired. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Vancouver Foundation.

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