• Senior Communications Advisor, Community and Tenant Affairs Burnaby
  • BC Housing in Burnaby, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description


$67,712.13 - $78,694.16 Annually - Location: Various - Successful candidate must reside within commuting distance to one of the BC Housing office locations


Reporting to the Manager, Community and Tenant Affairs, the Senior Communications Advisor, Community and Tenant Affairs is responsible for developing and implementing a wide range of communications strategies for tenant and community engagement to support BC Housing’s corporate priorities. As lead on community and tenant affairs for BC Housing, key responsibilities include providing consultation and support to BC Housing’s Executive and senior leadership on addressing emerging community acceptances issues; developing and implementing tenant and community engagement strategies for major redevelopments, renovation and new construction projects; and developing provincial and regional communications strategies for major initiatives to foster... community and/or tenant support. He/She/They collaborates with the Communications and Public Affairs team, Development & Asset Management, and Operations to facilitate strong working relations with housing sector partners, local governments, health authorities and other community stakeholders.


The successful candidate will have the following:

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, public engagement or other relevant discipline.
• Extensive experience in the communications field in areas of community relations, public engagement, strategic communications planning, issues management, and event planning and execution.
• Considerable experience working with marginalized or underserved communities and with vulnerable and multi-barriered clients.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.

• Considerable knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, theories and principles of communications
• Considerable knowledge and understanding of public engagement best practices
• Considerable knowledge and understanding of current social issues facing tenant populations
• Sound knowledge and understanding of media relations and public affairs
• Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
• Strong verbal, writing, editing, and presentation skills
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills
• Ability to apply principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in decision-making
• Ability to work closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders in planning and implementing community engagement strategies, provide strategic communications advice, and facilitate problem solving in achieving results
• Ability to facilitate a wide range of community engagement strategies.
• Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee the execution of a variety of events and announcements, upholding best practices in accessibility
• Ability to write, prepare and post content to websites for both internal and external audiences
• Ability to develop compelling collateral materials using a combination of visuals and strong writing
• Ability to work effectively with social media platforms
• Ability to analyze, problem-solve, mediate and mitigate difficult situations
• Ability to work with a variety of partners and stakeholders, agencies and contractors
• Ability to work independently and as a team player and provide team leadership on various projects
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressures, with scrupulous attention to details
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner while displaying a high degree of judgement, discretion and decision-making ability
• Ability to travel on Commission business and work evenings and weekends as required
• Valid BC Driver’s License and must meet requirements to qualify for rental car insurance, or willingness to obtain

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies. To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous People, People with Disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.

- Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact [email protected] to arrange a call.)

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