Manager, Communications

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
June 3, 2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Full-time, Permanent

What is the Job?

The Manager, Communications manages the day-to-day operations of the Communications function and staff including managing the development, implementation, and ongoing administration of the communications programs, services, policies, systems, and processes for a range of areas and activities that support Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s strategic objectives. The role serves as an internal resource to business leaders, measures and reports on results, and may be asked to function in the capacity of Acting Director when the Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement is away from the office.

The following includes various responsibilities of the role:

  • Manages member and public communication across all relevant communications channels, including print, web, and social media; implements Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s brand strategy to promote, protect, and enhance Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s reputation and image; promotes the strategic objectives of the association;
  • Develops and/or manages the development and execution of communications plans that support organizational strategic priorities and oversees the production of support material required in the execution of those plans; monitors, evaluates, and makes recommendations for the improvement of communications programs and activities;
  • Provides and/or manages the delivery of communications support for ongoing corporate communications needs, including presentations, scripts, and key messages;
  • Supports the Director in providing issues management and crisis communications support and counsel to the organization; supports media relations including managing and measuring communications and relationships with key media; maximizes opportunities to position Engineers and Geoscientists BC spokespeople for media interaction; works with staff to coordinate responses to media inquiries;
  • Manages the association’s website as a strategic communications channel; guides and manages the growth and development of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s web presence to create a high-quality and adaptable communications vehicle that communicates Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s strategic goals and operational procedures to members, internal stakeholders, and the public; monitors and evaluates against communications goals and targets and makes recommendations for significant enhancements or improvements;
  • Manages the delivery of the association’s online career advertising program, including evaluating performance, pricing structure, and opportunities for growth; develops and implements measures for mitigating revenue loss, including those caused by market conditions;
  • Manages the development and delivery of career outreach programming for K–12 students; oversees the development of internal program resources, and builds collaborative relationships with external organizations; identifies opportunities to align program goals with related internal initiatives to achieve targets within the association’s Strategic Plan;
  • Oversees the editorial process for developing and delivering association guidelines and practice advisories to members, including overseeing publication production, liaising with staff in other departments, and creating and executing communications plans;
  • Provides senior staff support to two committees; provides support to various Engineers and Geoscientists BC events as directed, including the Annual Conference, AGM, induction ceremonies, and tradeshow participation;
  • Develops, manages, reports, and holds accountability for budget for areas of program responsibility; performs monthly forecasting; identifies and implements opportunities for increasing existing association revenue within areas of program responsibility;
  • Manages staff with accountability for hiring, training, and coaching; conducts all aspects of performance management including making recommendations for training and development;
  • This role has the following direct reports: Communications Officer, Web Communications Officer, Web Communications Coordinator, and Career Awareness Program Coordinator. The role also currently has a part-time contract Editorial Coordinator role as a direct report; and
  • Occasional day travel within the Lower Mainland to tradeshows and events, as required. Travel within or possibly outside the Lower Mainland for the Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s annual conference (multi-day overnight travel) required.

Who are We Looking For?

  • 5–7 years of progressive experience in communications environment, implementing strategy, managing a budget, and managing and developing staff including:
    • 3–5 years of providing oversite to and having familiarity with a website, digital presence, or social media;
    • 3–5 years of experience working with and providing support to all levels of senior leadership;
    • 3–5 years public relations/media relations experience; and
    • Experience providing support to or managing a volunteer committee, task force, or group would be nice to have but not required

Who are We?

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is responsible for the licensing and regulation of BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists. With over 34,000 members, we are the second largest regulatory body in the province. We offer a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, generous benefit program including a group health program, group retirement program, generous vacation allowances, and a flex day program that offers compressed workweeks.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at [email protected].
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