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Communications Coordinator, ZEBx

About the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre and ZEBx

Seeded by a $21.7 million federal endowment, the Metro Vancouver Zero Emission Innovation Centre (ZEIC) is a purpose-built organization with a mandate to catalyze, accelerate and scale up market transformation across the region and make an important contribution to the zero-carbon economy across the province. ZEIC will advance urban climate solutions in the green building, transportation and renewable energy sectors through capacity-building, policy innovation, research, projects, impact investment, granting, partnerships and collaboration.

Working with diverse private, public and social sector players, the Centre will advance strategic priorities that help meet the ambitious 2030 and 2050 emissions-reduction targets of local, regional, provincial and federal governments and work with Indigenous Nations to support climate action priorities and initiatives. The Centre will focus on strategic agendas that align with the Province’s CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, Metro Vancouver’s Climate 2050 Roadmap for Buildings and the City of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan. Equity, affordability, community health and well-being, environmental protection and economic development will be integrated into climate action programming.

A key program area within ZEIC is the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), which serves as an industry Centre of Excellence that strengthens the public, private, and civic capacities for zero-emissions buildings in Metro Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. ZEBx facilitates knowledge exchange between a variety of professionals in the building industry and maintains a community of practice through events, resource development and communications. ZEBx acts as a hub, interconnecting industry silos, and collaborates with industry associations, governments, utilities, researchers, educational institutions, suppliers and global experts.

ZEIC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants and candidates from diverse backgrounds and with non-traditional qualifications.  As an organization, we care about and have policies to support equity, diversity and inclusion and a respectful workplace. ZEIC offers competitive salaries (commensurate with experience), generous group benefits, wellness days and opportunities for professional growth.

Position Overview

Do you want to make a difference in addressing climate change? Join ZEBx as its Communications Coordinator (CC) and help us accelerate the transition to zero-emissions buildings.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the CC will work with a cross-functional, inter-disciplinary team of highly motivated professionals striving to advance zero-emissions buildings through policy evolution and harmonization, outreach and engagement, research, capacity-building, collaboration and market investments. The work of the CC will help grow the network and impact of ZEBx across BC. As the CC, you will have the ability to help shape a dynamic organization that is supporting market transformation of the BC building sector.

This is a temporary full-time position for a two-year term, which may be extended if additional funding is obtained.  The contract position will begin with a three-month probationary period.

The position requires a hybrid work arrangement involving both work from an office in Vancouver (two days a week) and from home. Flexible work arrangements will be considered.

The position is at payband 6, which has an annual salary ranging from $60,000 to $80,000.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • producing newsletters
  • adding events to Zoom and Eventbrite platforms, as well as the BC Green Building Calendar
  • designing graphics for promotional material and publications
  • assisting with basic updates of websites
  • assisting with the publication of online content
  • assisting in the dissemination of publications, videos
  • assisting in the promotion of events, including through social media
  • contributing to communications plans and strategies
  • effectively engaging and communicating with a diverse spectrum of building professionals, ranging from architects, builders, tradespeople to equipment suppliers, developers, industry associations, and government;
  • assisting in building and growing ZEBx’s reputation as a credible, trusted, and effective resource for the building industry;
  • assisting with quarterly and annual reporting;
  • staying informed of current issues, trends and opportunities in the green building sector; and
  • other duties to support the Centre’s work, as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • communications degree from a recognized post-secondary institution is preferred; and
  • minimum of three years of relevant work experience;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • excellent writing and copy-editing skills;
  • excellent organizational and time-management skills;
  • strong ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with rolling deadlines;
  • strong interpersonal skills;
  • strong understanding and proficiency in using social media;
  • proficiency in Powerpoint, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Canva, Mailchimp, YouTube, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, WordPress and Wix or similar platforms;
  • knowledge of green buildings;
  • demonstrated capacity as a self-starter, quick-learner, and ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment.

Application Guidance

Please merge both your résumé and covering letter into one document and include a minimum of two references.

Open for Applicants Until Filled

We encourage all applicants to apply immediately as this job opportunity will remain open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Job Type: Temporary Full-time

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