The Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) is seeking a creative, energetic individual to lead, manage, and modernize the organization’s communications. The Director of Communication will work closely with the BCBC’s President and policy group to position and promote publications, policy work, and events to maximize the organization’s impact.
- Creating a communications strategy to amplify thought leadership and BCBC’s messaging.
- Advancing BCBC’s digital content strategy and digital media profile, developing innovative ways to grow the organization’s profile and influence through digital media. Overseeing website content and metrics.
- Leading BCBC’s proactive and reactive media relations strategies. Nurture relationships with media and employ effective issues management strategies to enhance reputation and brand.
- Coordinating media outreach, media inquiries and opportunities for BCBC spokespeople.
- Building and fostering strategic relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Writing and reviewing public-facing communications, including press releases, digital media posts, the annual report, and member communications.
- Facilitating the creation of strong visuals and videos, to support key publications and messages.
- Monitoring public policy issues of interest to the business community and helping with the strategic positioning of BCBC’s messaging.
The Director of Communications is a full-time, permanent position reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer. BCBC is a small but mighty team with a collaborative work environment where everyone pitches in. We are seeking a candidate that brings strategic leadership skills and can also roll-up their sleeves to execute on tactics.
BCBC offers a hybrid work environment, with the understanding that the Director of Communications is required to regularly attend on-site and work collaboratively with the team in the downtown Vancouver office three days a week. The successful candidate will also need to embrace a flexible schedule as there are some early morning and early evening commitments throughout the year.
Ideally the successful candidate will have:
- Excellent written communication skills including the ability to distill and convey complex concepts in a concise and nuanced manner for targeted audiences.
- Very strong understanding of social media practices, tools, and tactics. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva and video content creation is an asset.
- Passion for public policy that improves prosperity for all British Columbians through a thriving business sector.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to work in a dynamic environment, under pressure with tight deadlines and attention to detail, to manage and prioritize multiple demands, and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
- 5 - 10 years related communications experience.
- A university degree in communications, English, journalism, public policy, or a related discipline.
BCBC is a non-partisan organization representing large and medium-sized businesses in the province that provides insightful research to inform public-policy and promote prosperity. BCBC convenes business leaders and other decision-makers and thought leaders from government, Indigenous communities, and academia to foster greater collaboration in determining policies that will improve the well-being of British Columbians.
If you have a passion for British Columbia, are excited to work on challenging public policy issues, and are looking to be part of a high-performing team that works in tandem with senior business leaders and senior thought leaders, then working at BCBC is your next career move. The successful candidate will play a pivotal leadership role in enhancing the impact of BCBC’s advocacy efforts.
BCBC offers a competitive salary, a performance-based bonus program, and good benefits package.
Interested candidates should submit their CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on September 22, 2023. Resumes will be reviewed as they come in.
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