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Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is currently searching for a Communications Specialist to join our team in Burnaby!

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for planning and executing corporate communication strategies and activities that support the goals of the organization, strengthen the organization's reputation, and engage and align staff. This includes developing and implementing internal communication strategies, providing communications support to Executives and other internal stakeholders, advancing strategic initiatives, writing corporate reports, and providing support for social media.

The Communications Specialist will have the opportunity to join a high-performing and close-knit team of professionals working to advance our mandate of protecting the public interest.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

  • Planning and executing corporate communications strategies, activities, and programs
  • Aligning staff to corporate strategies by informing, influencing, and engaging; creating communications plans surrounding the organization's Strategic Plan
  • Participating on the project team for the organization's Annual Report by developing content and copy for the report and working with internal subject matter experts to verify information and statistics
  • Engaging with various stakeholders and conducting research to form an understanding of relevant issues; writing corporate reports and letters based on this research for delivery to stakeholders
  • Providing communications support to Council, the Executive team, and other internal stakeholders including presentation development, scripting, messaging, email support, providing guidance and advice, and working with other staff to ensure communication is accurate, informed, and reflects organizational positions on key issues
  • Develops and executes communications strategies and content that support organizational governance, including the Council nomination and election process and the Annual General Meeting
  • Supporting the organization's social media communication, including creating and scheduling content, tracking key metrics, and identifying opportunities to make improvements; providing key back-up coverage for regular social media posting
  • Supporting internal communications; working alongside Human Resources, the Executive Team, and others to build a program to support ongoing and consistent communication to staff on key issues
  • Evaluating current internal communication strategies and channels and providing suggestions for improvement and optimization
  • Supporting the growth and evolution of the Intranet by overseeing its content strategy and being part of its publishing team
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, or a related field
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in communications or public relations
  • Experience in a member's association or regulatory body is preferred

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

Each member of our team enables us to deliver on our vision of "modern regulation for a resilient world". We serve the public as an inclusive, progressive, and future-focused regulator. At Engineers and Geoscientists BC we are committed to demonstrating our values of collaboration, excellence, integrity, and innovation.

We have a flexible work environment and are committed to employee development. We offer a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, a generous benefits program including a group health program, a group retirement program, generous vacation allowances, and a flex day program that offers compressed workweeks.

EGBC offers employees a hybrid work model with an assigned schedule confirming days worked remotely and days worked in-office. Most roles will be expected to work in-office a minimum of two days per week during regular business operations. We provide the required tools and equipment for employees to work remotely.

WHO WE ARE

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is proud to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers.

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is the business name of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. Engineers and Geoscientists BC regulates and governs these professions under the authority of the Professional Governance Act.

We are charged with protecting the public interest by setting and maintaining high academic, experience, and professional practice standards for over 40,000 registrants. Individuals licensed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC are the only persons permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering and geoscience projects in BC.

We are a not-for-profit organization governed by a council of elected registrants, licensees, and government appointees. Council is accountable to the public through the Ministry of the Attorney General, under the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance, for both the governance and management of the organization.

Candidates are advised that Engineers and Geoscientists BC has a policy that requires all employees provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in a manner and form that is acceptable to the Organization and to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be permitted to work in-person at the Engineers and Geoscientists BC offices or at any in-person work related meeting or event. Employees who are unable to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 due to a legitimate medical condition or other ground protected by the BC Human Rights Code may request accommodation in relation to the requirements of this policy. All roles within the organization have a requirement to work in person and as such, compliance with this policy is a condition of employment.

To learn more about our work please visit us at https://www.egbc.ca.

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Job Type: Full-time

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