Position: Communications Specialist
Organization: Renewable Cities, Simon Fraser University Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Location: Vancouver, BC
Based at Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Renewable Cities works with policy- makers and practitioners to accelerate the urban energy transition.
Located in Vancouver, home to North America’s first Renewable City Strategy, the program has helped seed a movement of local governments committed to 100% renewable energy. Renewable Cities undertakes collaborative research, education and engagement, engaging with senior and local governments, city networks, utilities, the private sector, and academia. Renewable Cities integrates equity, prosperity and ecology into climate change mitigation.
ABOUT THE POSITION
This position plans and operationalizes communications activities for Renewable Cities, leveraging a growing international brand to support the program’s mission.
Collaborating with a small team and reporting to the executive director, the communications specialist is responsible for developing and executing Renewable Cities’ communications strategy. This includes developing, operationalizing, and evaluating digital communications, stakeholder engagement, and media outreach.
This position is at SFU Vancouver’s Harbour Centre campus at 515 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver with excellent walking, cycling and transit access.
Develop and operationalize an effective communications strategy through collaboration with the executive director and other staff
Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the communications program and its activities, monitor, evaluate, and report out on performance
Manage development of communications products including reports, graphics, web content, guest posts, proposals and other materials as necessary
Undertake social media management, building organizational and spokesperson profile on diverse platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and others as appropriate
Sustain and grow a growing constituency of policy makers and practitioners across diverse sectors with content-rich digital products
Build upon existing media relationships and work to enhance the profile of Renewable Cities’ profile inthe media placing op-eds and coordinating earned media
Promote and support Renewable Cities activities and events, including delivery with video and online learning tools
Maintain and improve quality standards for organizational communications, assuring consistent communication of Renewable Cities’ brand
Ensure adherence to SFU policies; Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue values, mission and standards; and other rules and regulations governing communications and information management
Develop partnerships and relationships with organizations, governments, and businesses that align withRenewable Cities’ priorities
Contribute to recruitment, hiring, and supervision of staff, vendors, research assistants and volunteers where assigned
Contribute to other Renewable Cities activities where required, including event and program management and planning, and dialogue facilitation
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree or equivalent experience
Training and at least four years of experience working in the fields of communications, marketing, public relations or a related area
Work experience in at least one of the following fields: urban sustainability, energy, climate change, public policy or political science (and an interest in the remainder)
Advanced writing and editing abilities with a keen eye for detail and dynamic writing
Ability to communicate complex public policy issues to a variety of audiences and through diverse channels
Software essential: Microsoft Office, Google Apps
Experience with digital content creation and website development/management
Experience with customer relationship management software, databases, and email marketing software (such as MailChimp)
Experience with social media management, such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn
Experience with media and/or public relations
Basic experience in graphic design and desktop publishing software (Adobe Suite, etc.)
Familiarity with online event streaming, webinars, and/or videography
Experience working with local governments, senior governments, utilities, or think tanks
Experience in multi-stakeholder dialogue and/or public engagement
Experience in policy development and/or reform
Experience with events management, public speaking
Digital communications experience, including search engine optimization, social media advertising, Google AdWords, and various analytics platforms (e.g. Google Analytics, social media analytics)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary will be commensurate with experience, based on a 35-hour work week.
Access to SFU University Research Assistant Basic Health, Extended Health and Dental Plan benefit
Access to gym facilities, wellness programming and secure bicycle storage
Cell phone subsidy
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others with qualifications to work in Canada will be given priority.
Funding is not available to enable the successful candidate to relocate to Vancouver.
Submit the following items to email@example.com by 09:00 Pacific Time, July 5, 2019 with the subject line: “Application: Lastname, Firstname Comms”
• Cover letter and resume in a single PDF document (using the name convention“LastnameFirstname”.pdf) that speaks to the essential and asset qualifications. Your letter should include hyperlinks or attachments of a) digital content you have created and b) a writing sample.
We thank all candidates for applying; however only candidates selected to participate in the next phase of the competition will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date publiée : Jun 10 2019 Numéro : 53821