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Communications & Education Coordinator

Position Title: Communications & Education Coordinator
Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: External Relations
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 27 $3,114.60 - $3,680.10 bi-weekly

Our External Relations Department is seeking a Communications & Education Coordinator. The Multimedia team focuses on brand development and support for behaviour change campaigns and this position is key to developing effective collaboration across the organization.

You are highly motivated and self-directed and enjoy a fast paced and dynamic environment, able to manage multiple, complex projects, detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and a systematic and methodical approach, take a collaborative approach with the ability to motivate different teams and disciplines effectively, have strong coordination skills and are used to managing multiple tasks in parallel and able to balance competing requirements, have the ability to build trust and rapport and communicate confidently and effectively.

This role:

  • Develops and writes departmental communications strategies, and specific communications, social marketing and/or televisions program plans by researching corporate and departmental objectives and issues; analyzing public opinion and research; identifying target audiences and key messages; preparing budget estimates; and developing evaluation criteria and distribution strategies.
  • Conducts corporate-wide public and external outreach and behaviour change campaigns focusing on brand development; reviews, coordinates and advises on outreach initiatives from the concept stage through to final product; liaises with stakeholders in the development of strategies related to corporate priorities and the implementation of management plans; conducts related web and media analyses; acts as project leader for multimedia, web, design, and print support for high profile outreach events.
  • Develops and prepares materials to complement existing education curricula; writes or adapts print materials and teaching aids, plans and writes lesson plans and teaching activities for use by educators or community groups; prepares budget estimates and develops evaluation criteria for same.
  • Plans and coordinates implementation and delivery of communication, social media and behavior change campaigns, television and/or education projects by overseeing the work of the creative services team and external consultants to ensure all materials such as brochures, speeches, videos, television shows and segments thereof, displays, news releases, and/or teaching/education materials are produced on time and within budget.
  • Plans and prepares budget estimates and upon approval administers budget expenditures for departmental annual and project communications and/or education or television show budgets; identifies funding opportunities with other levels of government, member municipalities and the private sector and submits appropriate proposals and applications.
  • Develops and presents reports to client departments, municipal councils and advisory committees.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • University graduation, with a degree in communications, or broadcast communications or a teacher’s certificate, or a preference for CAPR or IABC accreditation, plus considerable related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to communications in all forms of media, and/or education especially as it relates to governmental agencies, organizations and/or the school system.
  • Considerable knowledge of writing techniques, graphic arts, photography, print production and of news, advertising and/or broadcasting, and web and social media.
  • Sound knowledge of the objectives of the Board, Metro Vancouver and its member municipalities as they relate to the work performed.
  • Working knowledge of assigned client departments' policies and operations related to the work performed.
  • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate communications, behavior change and/or education strategies, programs, campaigns, initiatives, and/or events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective liaison and working relationships with a variety of senior level internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to represent Metro Vancouver’s corporate objectives to internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to develop and implement concepts and themes and to coordinate production and delivery of a variety of communications, social marketing and/or education material.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to prepare budget estimates, administer and control an approved budget; and to prepare and maintain records, reports, correspondence and related material.
  • Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia (some positions).
  • Completion of a Criminal Records Check.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve.  We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities. 

Metro Vancouver currently requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any exemptions and accommodations) and provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

Effective April 3, 2023, Metro Vancouver will be pausing the requirement for all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the requirement to provide proof of vaccination.  Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by April 11, 2023.

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$3,114.60 - $3,680.10 bi-weekly
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Type of Work: 
Full Time
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

Metro Vancouver Regional District

Janka Latham
4515 Central Boulevard
Burnaby, BC V5H 0C6

Metro Vancouver provides vital services to a population of 2.7 million people in one of Canada’s most desirable regions. We rely on the dedication and expertise of our employees to meet our mission of delivering services and solutions for a livable region. At Metro Vancouver you’ll find a diverse and forward thinking workplace. Here, you will join a team of passionate individuals working together to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing region. You’ll collaborate with colleagues, continually grow your skills, and enjoy the region you’re helping to shape.