Development and Communications Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
BCCDC Foundation for Population and Public Health
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Fundraising / Giving
Contract - Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Experienced (Non-manager)$45,000 - 50,0002019-11-292019-12-20

The BCCDC Foundation for Population and Public Health (BCCDC Foundation) works in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).  The BCCDC is BC’s government public health agency, providing health promotion & prevention services, analytical & policy support to government & health authorities and diagnostic & treatment services to reduce communicable & chronic disease, preventable injury & environmental health risks.

The BCCDC Foundation is a proactive strategic organization that works in partnership with the BCCDC to improve public health outcomes.  The Foundation operates as a tax-exempt charity with its own Board and administration; as such, it is an arm’s length organization in place to support the BCCDC and public health broadly.

The BCCDC Foundation is the philanthropic partner that enables BCCDC to drive innovation that advances population and public health services for British Columbians & others.  Established to protect & promote health, prevent harm and prepare for threats by inspiring vision & philanthropy, the BCCDC Foundation envisions people living in health communities protected from infectious disease and environmental health hazards through innovative research & collaborative public health solutions.


Position Summary

The BCCDC Foundation is seeking a Development and Communications Coordinator to support and execute communications & fund development strategies.  This position will support work to raise the profile of the Foundation, BCCDC & public health broadly and to support the fundraising efforts of the Foundation.  This position requires an understanding of health and the healthcare landscape in BC & Canada.  This position reports to the Executive Director, with a dotted line to the Development and Communications Manager, who will provide leadership, mentorship, daily oversight and work direction.  This position will work in alignment with the Operations Coordinator.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for someone looking to implement & support a strategic marketing & communications plan as well as a strategic fund development plan, to work closely with a small but strong team and to continue to grow both the Foundation & BCCDC’s influence, reputation & impact as public health partners.  To be successful, you must recognize opportunity and know how to capitalize on it with minimal supervision.  You must be self-motivated, tenacious, able to deal with the unexpected and not afraid of challenges.  You should enjoy working with other creative & intelligent people, want to be a part of building something exciting & innovative and be comfortable working within a small, growing charity.  


Duties and Responsibilities

Marketing / Communications Duties (75%)

  • Implement marketing and communications direction, strategies & objectives 
  • Create marketing and promotional materials, newsletters, campaigns & reports 
  • Research and evaluate marketing & promotional opportunities; grow leads 
  • Support the development of and implement strategies for social media platforms 
  • Manage social media profiles and presence; drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network
  • Track, measure and analyze all initiatives; create and maintain metrics reports 
  • Update website and social media tools; optimize content for search engines 
  • Support development of strategies to grow our email subscriber base 
  • Identify influential media outlets & journalists and support content (e.g. press releases)
  • Contribute to content creation for web and print materials 
  • Coordinate marketing opportunities for specific projects 
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and participating in events 
  • Conduct market research 
  • Other duties as required

Development Duties (25%)

  • Coordinate fund development business functions, including gift processing, gift fulfillment, tax receipting and updating donor records
  • Develop and update giving & stewardship related content for social media, web & print
  • Engage with annual donors and prospects; answer calls and inquiries related to giving
  • Track and update goals, activity targets & metrics related to development activities
  • Remain current and up-to-date with best practices & trends related to annual & digital giving
  • Maintain & optimize data collection and use of the database (DonorPerfect); generate reports or lists as needed 
  • Other duties as required



  • Post-secondary degree in Marketing, Communications, or related discipline, or a relevant combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in a marketing role
  • Past experience in public relations, communications and building audiences either online or offline
  • Knowledge of public health and / or health research an asset
  • Proficiency in marketing software, tools and techniques
  • Strong proficiency in social media and digital marketing
  • Excellent writing abilities for different channels (reports, social media, email, etc.)
  • Skilled in creating, editing and promoting written & visual content
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently and to coordinate projects
  • Excellent communicator, presenter and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions
  • Event coordination experience 
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications, especially Microsoft Office programs 
  • Knowledge of HTML, social media management programs, Mailchimp and Wordpress
  • Experience with DonorPerfect, or other CRMs, an asset
  • Experience with graphics program, such as Canva, an asset 
  • Experience with Google Analytics and web analysis tools as asset


Duration:  12 months, with possibility of extension

Anticipated Start Date:  February 1, 2020

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