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Communications Consultant

BC Conservation Foundation is a value-based non-profit charity. We promote the conservation of fish and wildlife through supporting education, collaboration and habitat enhancement.

BC Conservation Foundation is seeking an energetic, organized and adaptable person to fill a fast-paced role in communications. The ideal candidate is passionate about working towards conservation and the natural environment. This individual brings a positive can-do attitude to the job, as well as a willingness to learn, adapt, and respond quickly while maintaining a high standard of attention to detail.

About the Position

BC Conservation Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic Communications Consultant, dedicated to making a difference in our community. The Communications Consultant is involved in creating and/or editing external materials web sites and social media for the Foundation.

The Communication Consultant is a contract position until March 31, 2025, with potential to extend depending upon budget considerations, and reports to the Operations Specialist. The person regularly meets with other Foundation staff, including the Executive Director. This position is for 15 hours per week and can be done remotely, however must be based in BC.

Wage: $25 per hour

Hours: 15 hours a week – flexible work hours

Term: Contract position until March 31, 2025.

Key Responsibilities

Plan and implement a communications plan for the organization.

Write, design, manage the production and measure the impact of communication materials including newsletters, event marketing, presentations, fundraising materials, annual reports, program materials, infographics, educational posters, etc.

Maintain social media platforms (Facebook, X, LinkedIn, IG, web blog) providing compelling information and analytics. Regularly upload new content to the websites, review pages to ensure they are current and aligned with BC Conservation Foundation’s approved narrative. Monitor, and report on mass media and social media stories about BC Conservation Foundation updates and relevant conservation issues of interest in BC.

Create and edit video marketing materials.

Manage media relations including writing press releases, pitching, overseeing incoming media requests, and building and maintaining relationships with digital, print, radio and TV media.

Facilitate media interviews and speaking opportunities to build the Foundation’s public profile.

Prepare speaking notes/key messaging for the Executive Director, Board Chair and other key representatives.

Maintain branding materials including logos, fonts, graphics, templates, photo bank, etc. and ensure that all internal and external materials have a consistent look and tone.

Experience/Knowledge

Post graduate degree in journalism, English, communications, public relations, marketing or related field of study. Equivalent training and experience will be considered.

Minimum 5 years proven work experience in communications or similar role.

Good working knowledge of branding, photography, graphic design, print production, web layout and desktop publishing.

Experience working with BC media including large print and broadcast as well as smaller community outlets is considered an asset.

Knowledge of issues about ecology, conservation and First Nations within a BC context is considered an asset.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in MS Office, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

Skilled in the use of ‘plain language’ to communicate complex data and ideas using clear writing guidelines.

Ability to write and design passionate, accurate, succinct, compelling and persuasive compositions.

Ability to create engaging slide presentations.

Strong editing and proof-reading skills with excellent knowledge of grammar rules.

Hands-on experience with web content management tools, and specifically WordPress (Square Space considered an asset).

Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization and Google Analytics.

Ability to operate and deliver results under pressure, manage diverse and competing priorities, and meet deadlines.

Important Attributes

Discretion in handling confidential information. Creative and resourceful; able to produce high-quality products with limited resources.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Organizational and time management skills that facilitate the ability to prioritize, provide attention to detail and ensure that all tasks are completed to a high standard and in a timely manner.

Able to work with individuals and organizations from a wide variety of cultures, abilities and perspectives.

Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage Indigenous People(s), First Nations, and Métis candidates, women, members of visible minority groups and diverse ability persons to apply.

British Columbia Conservation Foundation recognizes, acknowledges and appreciates that we are able to live, work and learn on the traditional territories of the First Nations and Indigenous Peoples of BC. Acknowledging the principles of truth and reconciliation, we recognize and respect the history, languages and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and all Indigenous Peoples of Canada whose presence continues to enrich our lives and country.

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