Classification Level 5
This position is excluded from union membership.
We’re on a mission to grow our team. Tell us your story. Don’t go unnoticed. Tell us why you’re a winning candidate for the Director, Communications position.
The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is a new statutory body responsible for regulating British Columbia’s financial services sector. We are looking for passionate individuals who want to make a difference, to join our team in our downtown Vancouver offices.
BC’s financial service sector is dynamic, innovative and unique and needs a regulator that is modern, effective and efficient. The sector is one of the primary drivers of BC’s economy and it impacts individuals at key times in their lives – taking out a loan to grow their businesses, getting a mortgage to buy a house, or retiring.
At BCFSA, we:
- supervise provincially regulated entities in the credit union, insurance, trust, pension and mortgage broker sectors;
- oversee the conduct of market participants; and
- protect the public interest.
Our people are our greatest asset. We believe in family, health and wellness, and a balanced lifestyle. When you join BCFSA, you’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents & experiences and supports achieving both team and individual goals. We offer competitive benefits including: a suite of dental and health benefits, 4 weeks vacation, personal and family leave days, maternity and parental leave benefits, and a defined benefit pension plan.
BCFSA is committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the people we serve and the communities where we work and live. Join a team that is working towards a better future for all British Columbians.
Tell us your story. Come work at a place where your great work will make a difference. Apply today
The Director, Communications is BCFSA’s external and internal communications lead, responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communications engagement with employees, stakeholders, and the public, including media relations, corporate communications, brand development, change management, and issues management.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Vishal.Mittal@bcfsa.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or English and extensive experience in public relations, corporate communications and media relations in a large organization (preferably in a regulatory/governmental environment); OR
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Experience responding to issues and inquiries in a quick and professional manner.
- Experience identifying potential stakeholder and public concerns.
- Experience delivering integrated communications for a range of organizational programs including organizational change.
- Leadership, management and supervisory experience.
- Preference may be given to applicants with experience in planning and coordinating complex projects/assignments.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire (STANDARD): YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.