We’re Looking for a Communications Manager

About Us
The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) produces the annual Vancouver Pride Parade and Sunset Beach Festival, in addition to eight other annual events. VPS strives to produce inclusive, celebratory events, and advocate for 2SLGBTQAI+ communities through an intersectional lens.

The role of the Communications Manager is to develop and implement a communications strategy for Vancouver Pride Society(VPS) which advances the public reputation of VPS, informs the public of VPS activities, and facilitates internal and external communication.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop an annual communications strategy for VPS
Create communications plan which increases awareness of VPS activities
Develop social media and website content calendar
Manage internal marketing requests
Hire, train, and supervise communication coordinator and summer interns

Implement communications strategy, plan, and content calendar
Create and edit content for monthly newsletter, web and social media
Curate social media and web content
Assist Executive Director, Board Members and other colleagues in editing materials, e-mails, and external communications when needed
Write press releases and manage up to date media contact list
Research topics which advance the goals and operations of VPS
Crisis management communications as needed
Managing social media volunteers at event sites
Taking photos and video at event sites
Answering information request phone calls
Preparing resource, educational and advocacy materials for outreach
Liaising with Event Coordinators to promote events
Attending weekly staff meetings and event-specific meetings
Assisting with events logistics such as set up and tear down, storage locker organization, office clean ups, etc.

Core Competencies
The applicant will be expected to perform duties consistent with being a Communications Manager as assigned by the Executive Director. The successful Communications Manager candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

Strong organizational and multitasking skills
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Ability to stay calm in high stress situations
Critical thinking skills
Familiarity with 2SLGBTQAI+ communities, history, politics and associated intersectional terminology
2+ years of experience in a Communications position or degree in Communications
Experience with Google Drive and Google apps such as docs and sheets
Experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and ability to create appropriate content for each platform
Ability to assist team on event sites with set-up and tear down
Flexibility to work weekends and evenings as required

Valid BC Drivers License
Experience with iOS and Android apps and WordPress

Compensation is $24.00/hour. This position is 40 hours per week, generally taking place from Mon-Fri during office hours, but requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends for events, as well as on call for emergency or urgent crisis communications. This position can begin as soon as January 10, 2021 and is a permanent, continuing position.

Vancouver Pride Society is committed to seeking and sustaining a diverse and inclusive organization and as such, encourages those with diverse backgrounds, abilities, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities to apply.

Application Instructions 
To apply please follow these steps:
Please submit a cover letter detailing why you would like to work for Vancouver Pride Society, your connection to the 2SLGBTQAI+ community and your experience with managing communications, as well as, your resume to jobs@vancouverpride.ca.
Please include “Communications Manager” in the subject line.
Please also include at least 2 writing samples. These could include articles, social media posts or press releases you have written.

This posting will be open until a suitable candidate is found.