Join our growing external communication team and make a difference to the financial futures of British Columbians through compelling storytelling and engaging stakeholder initiatives.
Bonus, we are based in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Communication Specialist supports the preparation of engagement and communication strategies, assists with the preparation of BCI's corporate publications and other collateral products, and participates in research initiatives. Responsibilities include researching, planning and writing for different collateral products, as well as updating and maintaining content for issues management.
The Specialist operates within a team that has a mandate to strengthen and manage BCI's corporate brand and reputation, as well as foster and maintain long-term partnerships with external stakeholders by defining and leading BCI's engagement strategies and external reporting initiatives.
The Communication Specialist, reporting to the Senior Advisor, External Stakeholder Engagement, supports the Senior Advisor with initiatives related to the implementation of BCI's external stakeholder engagement programs, and strengthening BCI's reputation and relationship management.
Bachelor's degree or diploma in communication, marketing, journalism, and/or business
Two- to five years-experience in external communication and stakeholder engagement, preferably in the investment or financial sector
Completion of the CFA Institute Investment Foundations ® Program or the Canadian Securities Course will be advantageous
Superior writing skills and proven experience in multi-media communication
Strong research and analytical skills with an aptitude for understanding complex concepts
Self starter who proactively brings new ideas to the team and is comfortable in a fast-paced dynamic environment
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues and external service providers Strong computing skills in Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat, and related applications
Engagement / Communication Strategies for External Stakeholders
Help develop and implement engagement / communication strategies for specific initiatives, including strategies to strengthen BCI's reputation.
Research and maintain a calendar of external industry events and speaking opportunities.
Intake and assess inbound requests for sponsorships, speaking engagements and other opportunities, as well as research, evaluate and make related recommendations.
Review materials produced for BCI's public speaking engagements to ensure alignment with corporate key messaging and positioning.
Prepare responses to inbound queries from the public and other stakeholders, dealing with sensitive issues with tact.
Production of BCI's External Collateral Material
Support the Senior Advisor with producing external-facing publications and collateral materials; activities include but not limited to: concept development; copy writing; fact checking; researching best reporting practices; coordinating sections of a publication.
Prepare project plans and schedules to support the production of BCI's collateral products.
Ensure that copy is aligned with approved corporate key messaging, is consistent across all products, supports BCI's external communication strategy, and is aligned with corporate editorial standards.
Issues Management and Crisis Communication
Monitor and track issues across asset classes and geographies that may impact BCI's reputation.
Support the Senior Advisor with preparing issue notes, backgrounders, briefing notes and other documents related to issues management.
Conduct research and source information that can be incorporated into issues management messaging and practices.
Support special projects that are aligned to BCI's external engagement program.
Actively adheres to compliance and risk management policies and participates in BCI's business continuity plan, and emergency/crisis communication activities.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with BCI's stakeholders.
The Corporate & Investor Relations (CIR) department champions world-class engagement with all of BCI's stakeholders by fostering improved transparency, achieving agreed-upon outcomes, with the view of building trust and brand loyalty from those whose support is critical to BCI's long-term success.
CIR represents BCI in consulting with, advocating for, and communicating with our clients and all stakeholder groups. These activities involve two core functions - Corporate Stakeholder Engagement and Client Partnerships. As a collective, CIR is responsible for:
cultivating and managing BCI's brand and reputation
advocating for and representing our internal and external stakeholder interests
advocating for and representing BCI's interests by involving stakeholders who may be affected by BCI's decisions
managing information, developing content, and enabling effective two-way communication
WHY WORK AT BCI?
BCI is one of
Canada's Top 100 Employersand has built programs and benefits to support all our employees.
As an employee of BCI you will have access to benefits such as:
Extended health and dental coverage
20 days' vacation per year
Participation in our defined benefit pension plan
1-day paid for volunteering
Various wellness benefits
BCI is happy to confirm that we are piloting a hybrid program whereby a majority of employees may work from home up to two days per week. Please note, some positions are not eligible for hybrid work.
This role is in our Victoria-based office. We offer relocation support for the selected candidate.