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We’re hiring a Communications Director

Interested? Make sure to email your resume and cover letter to info@vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca to be considered. The deadline to apply is March 8, and the first round of interviews will be scheduled for the week of March 8.

About Vancouver Humane Society

The Vancouver Humane Society has existed since 1985 to provide an alternative to sheltering animals. Over time, animals have been helped through trap-neuter-return programming and more recently, providing funding for veterinary assistance for people and their pets who are in need. The Vancouver Humane Society is also an organization working to end the exploitation of animals, and has programming focused on the reduction of, and improved conditions for animal use in food and in entertainment, and wild animals kept in captivity. The office is a vegan environment, with vegan defined as: “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”

The Opportunity

The Communications Director is responsible for developing and executing the digital and print media and marketing communications strategy, as well as the news media strategy, for the organization based on the VHS Strategic Plan.

The primary responsibilities include:

>Developing and adhering to the organization’s digital and print media and marketing communications strategy, including:

  • Managing social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, including:
    • Creating content for programs and fundraising,
    • Developing and implementing strategy for ads and post promotion,
    • Implementing campaign content drafted by Campaign Director, and
    • Monitoring and engaging with VHS’ digital community.
  • Coordinating email communications,
  • Contributing and editing content for website,
  • Sharing co-responsibility with the Campaign Director and Development Director for metrics around digital community engagement, including email subscribers and website page visits,
  • Editing and organizing the newsletter and e-newsletter,
  • Researching, writing and distributing news releases,
  • Editing and proofing other staff’s writing, and
  • Researching, writing and submitting opinion editorials;

>Developing and executing a news media strategy, including handling and redirecting media inquiries and building and maintaining relationships with media contacts;

>Monitoring and documenting media, social media and other sources for information relevant to VHS;

>Attending Board meetings to participate in Board education;

>Coordinating communications volunteers as needed to fulfill goals;

>Working closely with VHS Executive Director to set strategic and organizational goals; and

>Adhering to VHS’s ethical standards in accordance with the Society’s mission and vision whenever representing the Society.

About You

✔ You can demonstrate experience creating and maintaining an organizational communications strategy.

✔ You have a strong grasp of using software and web applications efficiently, including WordPress, Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Canva.

✔ You are detail-oriented with a strong grasp of English grammar and are comfortable shifting your writing style to accommodate for different audiences.

✔ You can demonstrate expertise in customer service and interpersonal skills.

✔ You can demonstrate an understanding of animal protection issues and the social justice movement at large.

✔ You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of the Vancouver Humane Society.

✔ You have efficient organizational skills including understanding of basic accounting, computer software including Word, Excel, and WordPress, and have strong record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities.

✔ You are skilled at prioritizing, self-directed, and self-motivated and have strong, concise communication skills to keep the VHS team well-informed about your work activities.

✔ You have the capacity to travel locally to the office in Vancouver, located by Main and Broadway.

✔ You have completed a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline.

✔ You are comfortable and happy to eat a plant-based diet when in the office environment.

Diversity statement: Diversity is a core value of the Vancouver Humane Society. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable volunteering and working environment for all Directors, volunteers, and staff.

Benefits of Joining the VHS Team

Dog and cat-friendly workplace.

Supportive & friendly work environment.

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants are invited to email their resume with a cover letter to info@vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca. We thank all interested applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $63,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19