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The Communications Specialist will support the Divisional Secretary for Public Relations (DSPR) on matters relating to media relations, marketing, and special events. The incumbent will regularly interface with public groups, corporations, and media, communicating the vital mission of The Salvation Army in a professional and effective manner. Working as a small team of professionals, the position is responsible for growing our media footprint in Victoria while protecting the brand and reputation of The Salvation Army.


  • This is a temporary/full-time position (a six-month contract to cover a leave of absence) with 37.5 hours a week.


  • In conjunction with the DSPR, provide operational support in relation to Public Relations initiatives for BC Division, Victoria office.
  • Provides direct oversight to the media relations activities in Victoria
  • May design and present oral, written and electronic supportive materials for applicable projects, processes and training needs within the PR dept.
  • Ensures the on-going maintenance of internal client and program information as it relates to media, advertising, and communications materials.
  • May perform statistical analyses in relevant areas of expertise.
  • Implements defined strategic initiatives.
  • In coordination with DSPR assists in the planning and execution of local events.
  • Assists with social media presence.
  • The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort only.
  • He/She may demonstrate work methods to new employees OR the incumbent is responsible as a group/work leader.
  • He/She is responsible for providing direction and checking results but generally works along with those supervised.


  • NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.


  • The successful job applicant will have completed an Undergraduate University degree (e.g., B.A., B.Sc., B.Sc.N.). Has or is working towards a professional designation.


  • Minimum of three-five years of prior related experience.
  • Experience/working knowledge in word processing; spread sheet use.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong understanding of media relations and the media landscape in Victoria
  • Strong understanding of social media, it's applications and how it works as part of a larger communications and marketing strategy
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong communication (both oral and written) skills, including proficiency in public speaking.
  • Strong creative, analytical, organizational, and marketing skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the media, public, business leaders, and professionals.
  • High standards of integrity, judgment, and confidentiality and an ability to model the values and standards of The Salvation Army.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Use of a program vehicle is required when available however, there are times that the use of a personal vehicle will be required, and a mileage reimbursement would be provided

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent.
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening.
  • A clean drivers abstract.
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


April 21, 2022


Victoria, BC

Job Type


Ministry Unit/Dept:

BC Divisional Headquarters

Salary Range:

$27.00-$29.00 per hour


Victoria, BC

Posting Expires:

May 1, 2022

Applications Accepted By:

Attention: Mike Leland. E-mail via Isarta. Please mention 'Communications Specialist' in the subject line of your email.

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