External Relations Project Coordinator – Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

External Relations Project Coordinator

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: External Relations
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 28 $3,120.40 – $3,686.63 bi-weekly
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Our External Relations Department is seeking a Project Communications Coordinator who will work closely with the Division Manager, Corporate Communications on the development and implementation of outreach programs, activities and behavior change campaigns that support Metro Vancouver’s strategic priorities.

You are an innovative communicator, who is passionate about issues that impact the region, with strategic marketing skills and a results-oriented attitude matched with a strong understanding of the objectives of Metro Vancouver and its members.

This role:
In consultation with a superior, determines and develops approach and methodology for major outreach projects, programs and awareness building activities related to Metro Vancouver corporate priorities and the implementation of Metro Vancouver management plans; develops behavior change campaigns, proposals for initiatives related to social, environmental, economic, cultural planning and other areas of sustainability, and to related funding initiatives; provides input on strategic direction.

Plans and coordinates the implementation of assigned major projects, campaigns, activities and programs; formulates project scope and develops implementation phases; identifies the need for and enlists the support and participation of appropriate partners, stakeholders and subject matter experts on project development and implementation and provides leadership and direction to same; participates in the work of one or more teams engaged in the implementation of activities and projects; as required, directs the work of consultants.

Researches and analyzes the feasibility of proposals for new projects, campaigns, programs and activities; identifies and defines potential problem areas; arranges for consultation with municipalities, provincial agencies and other stakeholders; assembles, coordinates and integrates input and information from various sources and media channels; presents and defends proposals before superiors and other staff.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff in other departments, a wide variety of external contacts at various levels within provincial and federal government agencies, municipalities and committees, and private sector and federally chartered companies and associations; participates in a variety of task forces and working groups and represents a superior in various meetings as required.

Prepares comprehensive reports, documentation, correspondence and other materials related to the work.

Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:
University graduation in communications, business, marketing or another discipline related to the work plus considerable experience in project development and campaigns, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, methods and procedures related to the planning, development and implementation of behavior change campaigns, outreach strategies, projects, activities and programs.

Thorough knowledge of Metro Vancouver objectives, philosophies and policies applicable to the work.

Considerable knowledge of subjects related to sustainability, behavior change, trends and developments in this field.

Considerable knowledge of the roles of local, provincial and federal government, the business community, and subject matter experts in relation to the work.

Considerable knowledge of the programs, functions, activities and services of various Metro Vancouver departments in relation to the work.

Ability to write articles for a variety of audiences, research, develop and defend project proposals, analyze and evaluate data including marketing and social media metrics, and prepare comprehensive reports.

Ability to plan, coordinate and implement major campaigns, activities, programs and projects, to work with others on research and project implementation, and to direct the work of consultants.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts and to represent Metro Vancouver in a variety of task forces and working groups.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide variety of internal and external contacts.

Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.

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.

Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by November 10, 2020.


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