Reporting to the director, communications and public affairs, the manager, communications is a strategic business partner working with leaders and program staff across the organization to lead critical functions and projects. As a collaborative, perceptive, innovative self-starter, the manager, communications plays a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the College’s overarching communications plan. She or he is responsible for providing communications expertise and guidance, and identifying opportunities to advance corporate objectives, including enhanced engagement with key stakeholders through targeted communications.
The manager, communications will lead simultaneous projects and assignments, including the development and launch of a new website, coordinating responses to media inquiries, managing a proactive social media program, and identifying opportunities to use digital media to educate and build awareness about critical College activities.
This position has supervisory oversight of two full-time communications specialists, provides clear direction to external suppliers and vendors, and is responsible for providing department leadership in the director’s absence.
WHO WE ARE
We are a high-performing team looking for an energetic, innovative and reliable communications professional who can actively assess and manage the communications needs of internal and external stakeholders.
WHO YOU ARE
Our ideal candidate is a sharp, critical thinker who can act quickly and adapt easily to changing demands and competing priorities. Specific responsibilities include:
Work is performed under the general supervision of the director, communications and public affairs who provides strategic direction and broad guidance. The manager, communications is responsible for developing communications plans, schedules, budgets and timelines, determining and presenting options for communications planning to internal stakeholders, and resolving communication challenges.
While the director is advised and consulted on relevant matters, daily activities are conducted with a high degree of independence. When functioning as project leader, the manager, communications exercises sound judgment on issues, manages competing tasks and priorities effectively and professionally, and determines his/her own schedule to ensure deadlines are met.
The manager, communications collaborates with and supports other management and staff to achieve communications objectives.
To be considered, candidates must have:
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has been recognized as one of BC’s top employers since 2011 and one of Canada’s top 100 employers since 2014. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly-talented employees. We offer an excellent working environment, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a comprehensive benefits package.
All applications for this position must be submitted online at https://www.cpsbc.ca/about-us/careers.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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