Communications Coordinator

Hours:                        32 hrs/week

Wage:                         Based on experience level

Closing Date:         28 February 2019

Start Date:               As soon as possible

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is an environmental non-profit organization with the empowering mission of providing leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and promoting the welfare of wild animals, most of whom are impacted by human activities. We are celebrating our 40th year as the busiest wildlife centre in western Canada. Wildlife Rescue is currently seeking an energetic, highly organized, and experienced Communications Coordinator. This is a primary role responsible for internal and external communications. Working closely with the Marketing and Development Team, responsibilities involve developing and implementing communications strategies and plans, as well as interacting with stakeholders to deliver the organization’s messages to the public and news media.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in multi-channel communications or marketing;
  • Exceptional writing skills for newsletter articles, press releases, blogs, website content (WordPress), annual reports, donor communication, social media posts, etc. Copy editing, proofreading and layout/design skills are essential;  
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work experience using digital media for communication and marketing purposes (including MailChimp, Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter);
  • Experience in media relations, writing press releases and organizing media events;
  • Expertise in photography, videography and editing (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, video editing);
  • Resource coordination and event planning skills;
  • Clear project organization and time management skills;
  • Experience in multi-channel program planning with the use of research and analytics;
  • Experience with cultivating and maintaining productive relationships with diverse stakeholders (journalists, companies, donors, etc.);
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector;
  • Confidence, self-awareness and a values-driven approach.

Wildlife Rescue Association offers an employee benefit package and professional development support. Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted. Please send a cover letter and resume in one pdf file to