Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of five years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior work experience in agency or internal client environment preferred. Membership in IABC, CPRS, BCAMA or BCAIM preferred.
Prior communications and marketing experience in developing and coordinating print and digital projects. Demonstrated working knowledge of graphic and web design principles required. Ability to use desktop publishing software at an advanced level (Adobe Creative Suite - Adobe Illustrator and InDesign required) to develop effective marketing and communication materials.
Experience planning successful events for internal and external audiences, working with staff committees and volunteers where needed.
Ability to conduct needs analysis, plan, organize, manage, monitor, complete, and evaluate projects within allocated time and resources. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
Demonstrated experience working with social media tools in an organizational and/or corporate environment to engage audiences. Demonstrated experience using content management systems such as WordPress. Experience in creating and delivering messages in various platforms using tools such as video, podcasts, presentations and webcasts.
Experience with assessing and analyzing data to make informed decisions. Familiarity with analytics programs for social media platforms an asset.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations. Ability to compose correspondence, reports, presentations and other written materials using clear concise business English. Ability to adapt writing styles for various purposes, for different media requirements and for different audiences. Ability to effectively use email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software at an advanced level.
Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture. Ability to recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues. Committed to demonstrating respect to colleagues at every level by trusting in their abilities and knowledge to perform their roles and earning respect through meeting commitments. Models and demonstrates good interpersonal communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback. Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experiment and improvise with new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to exercise tact and discretion.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.