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We are currently hiring for a Communications Manager and a Community Development Director.

 

Communications Manager - Posting closed, pending review.

 

Position

Communications Manager

Job status

One-year contract position

Location

Vancouver, Victoria, or Coastal British Columbia

Reports to

Executive Director

Salary

Negotiable ~ $44,000/yr

Hours

32 hours/week

Start date

Negotiable, July – September 2020

 

Organization Background

The T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, established in 1981, envisions a future with thriving coastal communities, healthy marine ecosystems, and abundant sustainable fisheries. This vision drives us to work collaboratively on issues impacting our coastal environments and communities. We lead, support, and participate in pollution prevention initiatives, fisheries research projects, and integrated marine planning processes. Visit http://www.bucksuzuki.org for more information.

 

Position Description

The Communications Manage will lead our communications strategy – crafting traditional and social media campaigns, including storytelling; monitoring social media; growing media relations; and coordinating and participating in relevant events – to strengthen the connections between the public and B.C.’s fisheries and marine ecosystems, and to encourage coastal stewardship.

The Communication Manager will have excellent communications, social media, marketing, and outreach skills. A good understanding of fisheries and coastal communities, food systems, planning, and human geography in B.C. would be beneficial. While the successful candidate must be based in B.C., the position could be remote with the opportunity to work from our office in Vancouver.

Responsibilities

Create visual, written, and multimedia content for websites, social media, press releases, newsletters, and blog posts.

Support program communications:

  • Work with staff, volunteers, contractors, and partners to develop and carry out communications strategies for TBS campaigns and programs.
  • Provide communications support where needed, including drafting brief packages, copy editing, and providing support for staff speaking opportunities.

Drive our overall communications strategy:

  • Implement our communications plan.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and monitor our social media strategy.
  • Maintain website design and operations.
  • Create promotional materials, both print and electronic.
  • Organize, attend, and participate in outreach and media events (with COVID-19 restrictions).

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent writing, communications planning and implementation skills, including social media, web content, and campaign strategy planning.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including experience with funder communications, events, and media relations.
  • Working knowledge of fisheries and coastal issues.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to manage and prioritize competing assignments.
  • Ability to manage time well and work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to carry out a few administrative activities, including writing and editing briefing packages, drafting agendas, and keeping meeting minutes.
  • Skilled at working across disciplines and cultures.

 

Experience:

  • Experience working in an ENGO environment.
  • Experience in social media, marketing, or communications.
  • Experience with Nationbuilder or similar CRM.
  • Understanding of food systems or experience working in the local food movement.
  • Understanding of fisheries, marine ecology and B.C.’s coastal socio-economic contexts would be an asset.

Please send resumé, cover letter, and references to: tbsef@bucksuzuki.org

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.


 

Community Development Director

Position

Community Development Director

Job status

One year contract position

Location

Vancouver, Victoria, or Coastal British Columbia

Reports to

Executive Director

Salary

Negotiable ~ $44,000/yr

Hours

32 hours/week

Start date

Negotiable, July – September 2020

Organization Background

The T. Buck Suzuki Foundation, established in 1981, envisions a future with thriving coastal communities, healthy marine ecosystems and abundant sustainable fisheries. This vision drives us to work collaboratively on issues impacting our coastal environments and communities. We lead, support and participate in pollution prevention initiatives, fisheries research projects, and integrated marine planning processes. Visit www.bucksuzuki.org for more information.

Position Description

The Community Development Director will work towards the Foundation’s goal of strengthening community connection to fisheries and building coastal community wellbeing. This includes growing young coastal leadership, promoting sustainable seafood systems, and supporting community wellbeing. This role offers a dynamic work opportunity and the Community Development Director will work with the T.Buck staff, a volunteer committee of fish harvesters, program funders, and partner organizations to deliver appropriate programming. The Community Development Director is responsible for coordinating the BC Young Fishermen’s Network and organizing the annual BC Young Fishermen’s Gathering. Travel throughout coastal BC may be required.

This position is remote with the opportunity to work from our office in Vancouver.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the BC Young Fishermen’s Network including:
  • Developing community and skill-building programming;
  • Organizing an annual BC Young Fishermen's Gathering;
  • Managing digital communications - newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, website; 
  • Securing and managing project funding;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with partner organizations and stakeholders;
  • Creating and maintaining databases.
  • Participating in research initiatives around coastal community wellbeing
  • Coordinating the annual T.Buck Suzuki Legacy Bursary including outreach, review process, and communication with applicants
  • Supporting staff in other program areas including Ghost Gear prevention, marine planning and sustainable fisheries initiatives
  • Representing the Foundation and communicating program goals to the public at various community and industry events
  • Participating in organizational activities including developing individual work plans and Objectives and Key Results, staff reporting and other processes

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong fisheries and coastal knowledge in British Columbia
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize competing assignments
  • Strategic thinker who brings creativity and flexibility into work
  • Strong relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications including report writing, editing, and presentations
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive

 

Experience

  • Experience in project, program, or event management an asset
  • Experience in fundraising or budget management an asset
  • Experience in social media management, non-profit communications, or marketing an asset
  • Understanding of community economic development, enhancing coastal economic opportunities, improving social conditions in a sustainable manner
  • Preference to those with experience working with or in Indigenous communities, marine industries, and coastal communities in B.C.

Please send your resume and cover letter to tbsef@bucksuzuki.org.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.