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Our vision is to be the global leader in outstanding venues and events with a mandate to generate economic and community benefit for the people of British Columbia through prudent management of public facilities.

BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), which owns and operates BC Place, is currently in search of a strategic, tactical and innovative Marketing and Communications Manager with a proven track record of success to lead the marketing and communications functions for one of BC's most recognized facilities and economic generators.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Communications and Community Engagement for PavCo, the Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for leading the execution of the marketing and communications strategy for BC Place including social media engagement, trade and local media relations, print and online publications, community relations, special events management, and support issues as required. This position will take an active role in continuing to build and enhance the already well-established profile and reputation of BC Place with a wide variety of community, industry, and government stakeholders, and local and international trade media by creating communications opportunities through various channels and resources to boost the stadium's image.

As a senior member of the PavCo Communications and Community Engagement team, you will also work closely with the Communications Manager for the Vancouver Convention Centre to support an assorted range of strategic communications functions across PavCo.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

External Communications

  • Develops and fosters relationships with both local and trade media.
  • Provides services for event promotion and development with key clients including BC Lions, Whitecaps FC and others.
  • Creates, manages and directs all BC Place advertising and community programs.
  • Creates, manages and directs communication updates to clients, stakeholders, and local communities of BC Place.
  • Develops all information content for BC Place's website including regular updates of main and community information pages.
  • Creates and manages Issue Notes, Briefing Notes and Board Notes for an audience of the Executive, President & CEO, and/or Ministry.
  • Creates and edits press releases, fact sheets, collateral materials, and advertising.
  • Acts as Communications Officer for events and responsible for social media, issues management and crisis communications.
  • Primary contact for BC Place for Government Communications and Public Engagement.
  • Internal Communications
  • Creates and maintains listings, revisions, and inventory of all collateral and advertising assets.
  • Creates and manages all BC Place internal communications.
  • Creates and maintains the Crisis Communications Plan.
  • Assists Corporate Office, Human Resources, Facility Operations and Event departments in marketing and communications advisory and support services.
  • Develops and manages client, customer, and public surveys.
  • Collaborates with VCC Communications and Human Resources to develop and execute an employee communications strategy.
  • Writes and directs the production of special communications projects.
  • Produces speaker support presentation materials (print and Power Point) for seminars, speeches, and community events for senior leaders.
  • Provides BC Place sponsors support and resources for graphic and signage programs. Supervises communications and graphic design vendor work with external designers and agencies.
  • Coordinates all printing and vendor relationships as they relate to marketing and communications.
  • Special Events
  • Directs the execution of special events and promotional activities as required.
  • Provides support and communications counsel for internal events.
  • Develops and maintain community, business, industry and government contact lists.
  • Designs and develops special events related to BC Place community and industry activities.
  • Government and Stakeholder Relations
  • Collaborates with industry partners to execute joint communications initiatives, including trade media FAM (familiarization) trips and to leverage joint opportunities.
  • Supports government reporting for PavCo in preparation of government reports, briefings, FOI responses and annual submissions including Service Plans, Minister Briefing Notes and Annual Reports.
  • Community Engagement
  • Leads the development of BC Place's Corporate Social Responsibility Plan, and takes a lead role in helping educate and support our local community engagement activities and various charity initiatives.
  • Supports the leadership team in public relations and guest communications.
  • People Leadership
  • Inspires team to achieve results while fostering a supportive, collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Establishes goals, objectives and performance measures. Conducts performance appraisals for direct reports.
  • Coaches and mentors team to grow skills and abilities to create opportunities for development and succession.
  • Recruits, hires and trains staff.
  • QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES
  • Completion of a 4-year University Degree in Marketing or Communications is preferred.
  • 5 - 7 years' progressive experience in Marketing and Communications in a crown corporation or communications agency.
  • Experience in senior level issues management, media relations and crisis communications.
  • Proven track record of creating and implementing marketing and communications programs.
  • Experienced in on camera interviews, print and radio interviews, as spokesperson or subject matter expert.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound working knowledge of standard software applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Detail-oriented, organized with the ability to prioritize while maintaining composure and working well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Highly adaptable and able to rapidly learn new skills and behaviours in responses to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment and able to work independently.
  • As an important member of our Communications and Community Engagement team, you will receive a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including the best Pension plan in BC, in a great company culture.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity and you are interested in working at a fun, fast-paced and unique environment where you can make a difference by contributing to world class events please submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the Apply Now button! Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2021.

ABOUT US:

BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a global leader in venue development, marketing and management, is a provincial Crown Corporation with a significant mandate to generate economic and community benefit for the people of British Columbia through its world class facilities - BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Our internationally-recognized facilities host a diverse range of events, from global summit meetings, professional and amateur sports to trade and consumer shows, and cultural, film and entertainment events, generating in excess of $400 million annually of economic benefit.

BC Place Stadium, Western Canada's premiere venue for live events, is home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Canada Sevens, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the largest consumer shows in Western Canada, world class concerts and incredible community events!

To find out more about what our team members have to say about working at BC Place, please go to https://www.bcplace.com/careers and watch the video ?Working at BC Place?.

At PavCo, we are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, are strongly encouraged to

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