Hours: 20 hours per week (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday); 6 month contract, with a possibility for extension dependent on funding
Hourly Rate: $23.00/hour
Location: Victoria, BC (remote position open to British Columbia)
Application deadline: July 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT (rolling applications)
Desired start date: July 27, 2020 or as soon as possible
We are looking for a passionate and engaged Communications Coordinator to join our highly collaborative and innovative team. Working closely with our public health professionals, community planners, community engagement specialists as well as a range of other staff, you lead implementation of our day-to-day communications tactics.
As the Communications Coordinator, you play an important role in implementation of the organizational and program communications strategy on a day-to-day basis. In this position you work closely with the Communications Manager while also working with, and supporting the overall team as they build capacity to incorporate communications into their work on a day-to-day basis.
BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities. We provide a range of services, programs, events and resources to support communities, local governments, and multi-sectoral groups to collaborate around a shared vision for a common purpose.
- We foster and model principles, processes and practices of community development, emphasizing the value of listening, learning, respect and active engagement;
- We honour the strengths and experiences of each community, while offering support for capacity building;
- We promote inclusion of a broad range of people and perspectives;
- We take a big picture, whole systems approach, identifying roots of issues and looking for ways to leverage change; and
- We support connections, collaboration and human development at multiple levels: individuals, organizations, sectors and communities.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
BC Healthy Communities offers a progressive workplace culture that encourages leadership and learning. The benefits of working at BCHC include:
- Opportunities for professional development to improve your existing knowledge and passion for healthy communities;
- Remote work;
- 6% vacation your first year; and
- Paid health days.
At BCHC we value diversity and we foster a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person's talents and strengths. We encourage applications from those who may not strictly meet the specific qualifications listed above, but whose unique experience, abilities and perspectives would still make them a strong candidate for the position, particularly those who understand the importance of equity from the perspective of lived experience. We will take into consideration any accommodation measures required to enable candidates to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Owned and Shared Media (Website/Newsletter/Social Media)
- Curate, author/edit, and implement regular content updates to the organization's websites;
- Both independently and in conjunction with contractors, coordinate ongoing enhancements and improvements for the organization's websites;
- Curate, author/edit, and compile monthly and quarterly newsletters for the organization and its programs that align with larger program, organizational-level communications, and business development strategies;
- Administrate, curate, and provide content for social media channels, including developing social media strategies that align with larger program, organizational-level communications, and business development strategies;
- Review and update older content to ensure it aligns with current messaging; and
- Administrate associated databases (eg. email listservs, Twitter lists).
- Curate, author, and edit organizational content in conjunction with other staff members and contractors, ensuring alignment with organizational branding and framing;
- Using the organization's brand templates, provide basic design support to staff, including development of presentations, reports and workshop materials; and
- Administrate and curate the organization's photo library; including sourcing and selecting art.
Other Staff Supports
- Support and provide communications guidance to BCHC staff as they author content and design materials, including editing for brand voice and keywords, copyediting (CP Style), ensuring quality and consistency of both written content/designed materials, and upholding brand guidelines and standards;
- Provide support to staff to ensure alignment with brand (use of templates, tools, etc.).
- Coordinate and contribute to the development earned media publicity (eg. through authoring releases/news stories, pitching stories to media, compiling media lists, and prepping staff for interviews).
- Participate in and provide feedback to the overall organizational development of BCHC, including participation in staff meetings, organizational planning sessions and organizational evaluation.
- Other duties as required.
You are an emerging communications generalist-a solid writer who is familiar with the inverted pyramid and CP Style, and who knows their way around Adobe Creative Suite as well. You embrace deadlines. You aren't afraid to pick up the phone to forge a new relationship, or to find an answer to a question in a timely manner. You are engaged with current events on a local and provincial scale, and you draw the links between events, trends and topics and your own work. Most importantly, you embrace the opportunity to make a difference at the local level through your work, and you recognize the power of planning and public health as levers to reduce structural and systemic inequities in our society.
- You are comfortable with complexity and not having all the answers;
- You want to grow and learn through your work;
- You are resourceful and self-driven, and see your work as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
A solid understanding of critical theory, the social determinants of health, and/or the importance of equity to a healthy society would be an asset.
To do this job you will need
- An undergraduate degree in Communications, Marketing or a similar field and a minimum of one year of experience in a similar role; or a diploma in Communications, Marketing or similar field and a minimum of two years of experience in a similar role; or equivalent combination of training and experience;
- Strong writing abilities in blogging, content marketing, copywriting and key messaging;
- Experience working in a variety of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn);
- Some understanding of content marketing principles, including keyword research and strategic tagging/crosslinking of content;
- Some experience or training in graphic design, InDesign and Illustrator;
- A working knowledge of Wordpress/other CMS technologies and some basic HTML/CSS skills
- An understanding of social justice and power dynamics in communications;
- Experience working with community-based organizations; and
- Ability to work well both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by July 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT through Humi (https://bchc.humi.ca/job-board). If there are any issues with this process, please submit your application to Lauren Olson
- First Name Last Name.
We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready for a better chance of success.