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BAND 2 - Manager, Communications

Requisition #:  44459
Department: Ministry of Justice AG
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Posting Close Date: 2017-10-09
Location: Vancouver
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Leadership and Management
Job Profile: 20170830_CO3000_JD_B37F.docx
Job Summary:
Manager, Communications
Management Band 2
Salary range: $62,000 - $86,000 annually
Regular /Full-Time/ Vancouver

STEP into a career with one of BC’s Top Employers since 2009.

The Liquor Distribution Branch is one of Canada’s largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol. At the Liquor Distribution Branch we are driven by innovation and have a passion for the future and are looking for a dynamic professional to join our team.

The Manager of Communications reports to the Director of Corporate Policy and Communications and is responsible for leading, developing and implementing internal and external communications strategies and tactics, including corporate communications and media relations. The department develops a variety of corporate and employee publications, including public information materials and the LDB’s Annual Report and Service Plan.

The Communications Manager functions at a senior level and provides management expertise, communications advice and direction to senior executives, and ensures the consistent and effective implementation of communications plans, policies, procedures and standards throughout the LDB. The position also provides media relations expertise and functions as a media spokesperson, where appropriate.
This position functions in a fast-paced, empowered, dynamic and issues-focused environment where priorities are continuously changing, requiring the incumbent to excel under pressure, manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and competencies. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established. This position is excluded from union membership. A criminal record check is required.

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Contact: Renate Coyle, HR Advisor, Talent & Compensation
Phone: 604 252-3407

Visit Careers at: www.bcldb.com

Extensive recent related experience in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field and  post-secondary education degree, diploma or formal course work  OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Experience identifying media and public issues and opportunities and preparing appropriate responses for spokespeople and/or for use by the media.

Experience providing advice, direction and coordination to Executives and project teams dealing with specific initiatives or communication projects.
Experience providing leadership, supervision, motivation, and constructive feedback to staff.
Expert knowledge of the principles and practice of effective communications, media/public relations and marketing communications, including communications planning steps and processes.

General knowledge of publication production (from design to distribution), including the ability to prepare cost estimates, manage contracts with firms to design and print/produce electronic/presentation materials and/or other print materials.
Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines, and with a high degree of confidentiality and autonomy.

Demonstrated superior writing and editing skills, including logic, Canadian Press (CP) style, tone, grammar, spelling, and proofreading.

Demonstrated media relations abilities.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated good judgment, diplomacy and discretion.

Strong leadership skills and change management abilities.



The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


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