OverviewMetro Vancouver Communications & Education Coordinator Full Time in Vancouver, BC
Branch Vancouver BC CA
Communications & Education Coordinator
Considerable knowledge of writing techniques, graphic arts, photography, print production and of the news and advertising and/or broadcasting media….
Full-Time Temporary – this position to last not later than December 31, 2015.
Provides communications and public relations advice to senior departmental managers and officers, and through them to their respective committees, on corporate and departmental objectives and issues and in crisis situations.
Develops and writes departmental communications strategies, and specific communications 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.
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, 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.
University graduation, with a degree in communications, or broadcast communications or a teacher’s certificate, or a preference for APR or ABC 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 the news and advertising and/or broadcasting 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 and/or education strategies, programs, including television, and 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 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 License for the Province of British Columbia.
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23