Position: Senior Communications Lead (Vancouver)
Organization: The Pembina Institute
Location: Vancouver, BC
The Pembina Institute is seeking a politically astute strategic thinker with demonstrated media savvy and strong writing and editing skills to join our communications and engagement team. This highly collaborative position, based in Vancouver, B.C., requires a team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, positive energy, high degree of organization and ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment. The ideal candidate is someone who shows initiative by using their skills to advance the goals of the organization, while providing communications leadership, ideas and support for various program areas and specific projects.
Creating and executing strategy is an essential part of this role, and the ideal candidate will excel at big-picture thinking while also being detail-oriented. The senior communications lead is a key contact for journalists and members of the public for assigned regional and national goals, as well as a key instigator of mainstream, social and digital media efforts on priority issues, while interacting with other members of the communications team, the B.C. region staff, and staff across the organization on a regular basis.
The role, reporting to the communications director and working closely with the B.C. regional director, requires demonstrated strategic planning and project management skills, strong writing/editing ability, media experience, strategic communications experience, fluency in social media, and familiarity with emerging communications trends and digital publishing. The role also involves overseeing one direct report.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about Canadian energy and climate issues, have a strong understanding of provincial and federal politics, be familiar with B.C. and national media markets, and have a strong interest in our programs focused on building retrofits, clean energy, and climate policy.
Why the Pembina Institute?
The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that works toward strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, education, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.
Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.
Our core values
Climate change threatens everyone. We must come together to evolve how energy is created and consumed through solutions based on equity, curiosity, evidence-based thinking and practicality.
Roles and Responsibilities
In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to apply a wide range of communications skills and approaches to help staff communicate effectively and strategically with the Pembina Institute’s core audiences, which include government and business decision-makers, policy influencers, journalists, stakeholders, and the public. You will be asked to develop and execute communications strategies for national, regional and program goals, help design and manage projects, and develop and deliver communications tactics to help the Pembina Institute educate discussions and make meaningful advancements toward Canada’s transition to clean energy.
You will do a lot of reading, writing, editing, and planning for our publications and related communications efforts. You will monitor media coverage, co-ordinate interviews, and develop relationships with journalists, communicators and social media influencers following climate, energy, and environmental policy issues. You will mentor technical writers to help them hone their style and messaging, coach spokespeople on their performance skills, and provide support on message development and media outreach. You will also work with our strategic partnerships team on proposal development and cases for support.
You will have one direct report and will be responsible for co-ordinating, advising, and supporting on day-to-day work and outputs, as well as conducting the annual performance review and advising on and tracking professional development in co-ordination with the communications director. This full-time position may require some travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends.
While we collectively live through the effects of COVID-19, we have set up protocols to support employees to work remotely. We will maintain flexibility and creative delivery of our services while following all directives provided by government health authorities.
Skills and Qualifications
Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:
Other Valuable Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be:
Compensation and Benefits
The salary rate is competitive for communications professional in the environmental non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
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Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. MT on Friday, March 5, 2021.
The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 16 2021 ID: 58694