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COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Location: Abbotsford, BC

Industry: Agriculture
Occupational Category: Communications, Marketing, Administration, Stakeholder Relations
Hours: Full-time, Temporary (April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020)
Salary: To Be Discussed

Description: BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) is a non-profit provincial farm organization responsible for the advocacy of BC’s farm and ranching families. BCAC proudly represents nearly 30 different agriculture commodity associations who in turn represent approximately 96% of farm gate receipts in British Columbia.

The Agriculture Research and Development Corporation (ARDCorp) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BC Agriculture Council. ARDCorp’s purpose is to deliver programs and services to BC’s primary agricultural industry in a cost-effective manner. ARDCorp currently administers the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program. The purpose of the EFP program is to raise environmental awareness amongst producers and enhance on-farm environmental stewardship.

Position Overview: BC Agriculture Council is looking for a dynamic and experienced Communications Assistant to join our fast-paced team located in Abbotsford, BC in a temporary full-time position. Working under direction from the Communications Manager, this is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to build their skills and experience in the communications and stakeholder relations field.

Qualifications:

  • Be a self-starter who can work independently but engage collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment
  • Well-developed conflict resolution skills and able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Capable of organizing broad concepts into specific actions and prioritizing activities
  • Experience executing social media tactics on common social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Some competency in basic design (e.g. Adobe InDesign / Photoshop) and website maintenance
  • Experience with internal and external communications
  • Skilled in event management
  • Available for occasional travel throughout BC
  • Knowledge and understanding of the B.C. agriculture industry an asset

Responsibilities:

  • Join the team in implementing ongoing BCAC and ARDCorp communications projects and strategies
  • Assist with the creation of promotional materials (e.g. brochures, handouts, posters)
  • Draft copy and schedule ongoing organizational communications (e.g. hard-copy newsletters, monthly member electronic newsletter, press releases, print ads)
  • Support the Communications Manager with event logistics.
  • Assist in maintaining web content (familiarity with WordPress tools is an asset)
  • Help in the development of social media plans and implementation (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
  • Assist in coordinating internal team meetings and communications (e.g. staff away-days, board meetings)
  • Maintain personal calendar and appointments
  • Assist Communications Manager in preparing presentations and reports
  • Aid in organizing and staffing trade show booths across B.C. as needed.
  • Create online surveys (e.g. through Survey Monkey)
  • Provide some administrative support to programs and internal teams
  • Assist in any other related projects as necessary and coordinate day-to-day activities that lead to the completion of projects and tasks.

Benefits:

  • This position also includes participation in BCAC’s health and benefits including: Medical, Life, Dental

HOW TO APPLY OR REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

A detailed job description is available upon request. The desired start date is April 1, 2019, however the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

If this sounds like the right fit for you, please apply by email with an attached cover letter and resume detailing relevant experience and training attention to:

Anna Marie White
Email: annamwhite@lightspeed.ca

We thank all applicants for considering BCAC/ARDCorp for employment. Please note:

  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates will undergo verification of their education credentials, as required.


Date Posted: 2019-02-19