We're recruiting a Communications and Administration Coordinator to support the program. This is a great job for anyone with an attention to detail and also a creative side and wants to help lift up the wages of BC's workers.
We encourage those who identify from groups who have been structurally excluded (Indigenous, Black and Racialized communities, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, Disability communities, Non-Binary, Trans and Women Identified communities) to apply. Diversity in our workforce is integral so that we can truly represent, understand and respond to our community needs and deliver on our member experience.
The Role: Communications and Administration Coordinator
The Communications and Administration Coordinator is responsible for providing vital administration and communications support for the growth and success of Living Wage for Families BC.
In this role you will collaborate with the Provincial Manager on all communications and marketing functions of the program. You will be the point of contact for all email and phone enquiries from the public, workers, employers, elected officials and the media. In addition this role will proactively manage content across social media channels and the Living Wage Campaign for Families BC website to increase community engagement.
You describe yourself as a storyteller, with community-centered practice in building relationships and networking. You like to explain, to describe and to write. You are dedicated to applying REDI (Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) principles into life and work and enjoy making data and information accessible to diverse audiences.
A typical day would involve any combination of:
- Act as point of contact for all email and phone enquiries from the public, workers, employers, elected officials and the media (communications toolkit with commonly asked questions will be provided)
- Manage content across 4 social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) to increase engagement
- Manage the website, including developing new content and monitoring Google Analytics to improve user experience
- Continuously look to mitigate bias in communications in accordance with VCF’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Draft and issue media releases
- Support the administration for meetings, including scheduling, preparing documents and writing minutes
- Support fundraising, including writing fundraising applications and invoicing living wage employers
- Support with the Living Wage Employer certification and recertification program, including supporting employers with their queries, managing applications and communicating about new Living Wage Employers
- Financial administration of the campaign – monitoring expenses and invoicing, drafting budgets, preparing financial updates. (This position is not a book-keeping role and experience with book-keeping and/or accounting is not required. Training can be provided to support the successful candidate in this area.)
- Stay tuned to legislative, policy and regulatory activity at all levels of government that may affect the work of Living Wage Campaign for Families BC
- Support the development of reports in order to inform decision-making and reporting requirements of funders and key stakeholders
- Collaborate and actively participate in reciprocal learning in research projects, conferences/symposiums, workshops and on-going initiatives relating to Living Wage Campaign for Families BC and the Foundation’s strategic direction
A relationship builder – you can adapt your interpersonal and intercultural skills to various target audiences inclusive of those from equity denied groups and are proactive in starting & developing key relationships in all relevant sectors. You can recognize differences of opinion, bring them out for discussion into the open, and look for win-win solutions.
A subject-matter expert and learner – you possess significant knowledge in your functional area and areas that can impact your work. You ensure to keep updated with the most relevant developments in your space
A solid researcher – you are critical, community oriented, and explore things beyond the surface. You are resourceful and utilize the tools at your disposal to discover solutions, practices and knowledge that will assist you and your communications efforts
A project manager – you can shift from big-picture to detail effortlessly and use your planning & organizational skills to achieve multiple objectives in a logical sequence
A collaborator – you work effectively with others and can recognize own limitations and boundaries. You use non-oppressive styles and methods, and organize thoughts and ideas clearly when communicating with staff and model reciprocal learning
An excellent communicator – you use your written, spoken, interpersonal, intercultural and public speaking skills to communicate potentially complex material and issues effectively to your target audiences.
- Extensive experience that demonstrates your ability to connect with diverse networks (i.e., IBPOC communities, levels of government, Indigenous groups and political leaders, media, governance, staff, partners)
- Extensive experience in a communications role. In particular, experience managing social media channels, basic web development and creating communication materials tailored to key audiences
- Experience collaborating on communications and advocacy strategies
- Demonstrated experience and capability in developing and presenting written communication and oral presentations
- Exceptional time management, attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusivity principles, as they apply to communications, advocacy and labour market
- Aspiration to work within an anti-oppressive and anti-racist organization and have demonstrated experience applying REDI principles
- Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment managing a variety of key partners and queries at the same time
- Experience using Canva or Adobe Creative Suite to design simple graphics and shareable content
- A commitment to bring everyone (employers, workers, government) together to end working poverty in BC
- Experience with standard computer systems and applications, and ability to learn new applications
- Connection to active networks of likeminded individuals, organizations and or foundations working towards becoming anti-racist
- Experience and exposure to working within a non-profit environment
- Experience or knowledge on housing or homelessness strategies, climate justice, social innovation and or environmental sustainability
- Trauma informed practices
- Experience of using Nationbuilder and Google Analytics
- Experience with the media - including writing and sending out media releases and managing media queries
Salary: Starting from $49,700 (flexible based on experience)
Please feel free to get in touch.