Requisition ID: 20282


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function

As a member of the Civic Engagement & Communications team, the Communications Coordinator II

  • Finance works on a variety of strategic communications projects in support of the Finance, Risk and Supply Chain Management division at the City.

Reporting to the Associate Director, this position is responsible for helping to educate the public about the City's financial management practices and how resources are allocated across the City's operations. The initiatives supported are highly visible, can be time-sensitive, and carry a high degree of exposure for the City's operations and reputation, including: capital (every four years) and operating (every year) budgets, standard yearly financial reporting, and the administration of the Empty Homes Tax program.

The position has a strong strategic focus including developing communications strategies that support successful business outcomes, and creating or supervising the creation of various communications tools to inform the public about key initiatives, their expected impacts and the opportunities for public involvement.

On a day-to-day basis, the position advises departmental managers/leaders, senior staff and other City staff on communications matters.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Develops and implements multi-channel communications plans to support key Finance initiatives.

Oversees development of a wide variety of publicity and informational materials including news releases, newsletters, notices, pamphlets and brochures, speeches, video, displays, social media campaigns and other digital content, etc.; tracks the communications budgets for assigned projects; serves as the primary liaison to the media, coordinates media responses and spokespeople as appropriate; leads issues management for projects, directs the development and maintenance of web pages related to Finance initiatives; liaises with related agencies and suppliers/contractors to ensure effective and timely coordination of information to the public. Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related discipline and at least five to seven years' experience in a communications position, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience; considerable experience implementing communications plans on complex and/or controversial topics; experience with issues management and/or crisis communications; experience serving as a media spokesperson or coaching others as spokespeople on complex or sensitive issues; experience supporting public engagement or consultation. Prior experience supporting financial reporting, particularly for a public entity, would be an asset.

Business Unit/Department : Office of the City Manager (1010)

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Start Date: August, 2020

Position End Date: December, 2020

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-027: $41.29 to $48.78 per hour

Application Close: August 7, 2020

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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