Specialist, Media Relations (Permanent, Full-Time)

Back to Blogs Posted: September 19, 2023
Union Gospel Mission
September 19, 2023
601 East Hastings St, Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional
Job Location
Application Deadline
Until Filled


Do you excel in communications and see opportunities to affect change through media relations? Do you have a heart for those struggling with homelessness, poverty and addiction, and want to dedicate your skills to help others transform their lives? The Specialist, Media Relations is a crucial role that aims to keep UGM's mission front and center, supporting critical fundraising and advocacy work to help end homelessness and support those struggling with poverty, homelessness and addiction.  In this role, you will address, organize, and facilitate media requests on behalf of UGM, acting as a point of contact and media liaison. You will also develop, pitch, and coordinate media relations campaigns.

You may come into contact with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required. 

This is a permanentfull-time (37.5 hours per week) position .  For a copy of the full job description, click here.

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2021. We provide competitive salaries, generous vacation and sick leave, an RRSP matching program, as well as the potential for educational assistance and flexible work arrangements. In addition, our extensive benefits plan is fully employer-paid and includes extended dental and medical, as well as $4,500 per year in pooled paramedical expenses. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team.  If you are someone who desires to learn and grow, has a passion to serve and make a difference, and connects with others with both humility and humour, then you will be a great fit at UGM.

What You'll Need

If you are considering applying for this position, you must:

·        be legally entitled to work in Canada

·        be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values

·        support our Statement of Faith

·        be willing to provide, as a condition of employment, a current criminal record check, with vulnerable sector search, if you are the successful candidate.

How to Apply


To submit your cover letter and resume by October 3, 2023, click the link to apply https://easyapply.co/job/specialist-media-relations-permanent-full-time-2?rcid=ugm_ca_careers. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Bethany Cheung, Talent & Workforce Planning at bcheung@ugm.ca.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially-but not only- interested in applications from Indigenous, First Nations & Metis individuals.

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