Communications and Media Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Union Gospel Mission
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
Contract - Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-07-102019-07-22

About Union Gospel Mission

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. Our comprehensive range of life-changing programs and services include: outreach, meals, chaplaincy, drop-ins, emergency shelter, family services, alcohol and drug recovery, aftercare, employment and education services, and housing. The heart of UGM is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside. With locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, Union Gospel Mission is ideally positioned to help those who need it most.

This position is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a dynamic team, and be a part of a transformational organization in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. We are seeking out those who can thrive in a collaborative and compassionate environment. If you are yearning for an opportunity to grow with an organization that makes a difference by helping hundreds of people each and every day, UGM has a career that fits you. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

To learn more about UGM – visit

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Communications (MC) and working as part of UGM’s Marketing and Communications Team, the Communications & Media Officer serves as a UGM spokesperson, while also developing and executing assigned communications projects across multiple channels, all with the goal of promoting and enhancing external awareness of Union Gospel Mission, serving UGM’s guests, and supporting UGM’s life-saving work throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

At times you will come into contact with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems. There will be Outreach Workers and other Programs staff nearby to assist as required.

This is an auxiliary (until July 2020), full-time position. For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.

Skill Set

The successful candidate will have a College or University degree/diploma, and/or a minimum of 2 years of experience in a newsroom, communications, or related position, along with excellent communication skills and intermediate skills in Excel, Word, and Outlook. The candidate will also be proficient in project management software, such as Asana, and collaboration tools, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Slack. Basic website editing skills and experience using MAC OS is an asset. Working knowledge of a DSLR camera and professional video/audio equipment is an asset. Digital marketing training is also an asset.

This position may have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children. Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.

This position requires the incumbent to drive a UGM vehicle. Therefore, the successful candidate must possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and submit a current driver’s abstract.

Individuals considering employment with Union Gospel Mission must be legally entitled to work in Canada, able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values, and support our Statement of Faith. We are a diverse community, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

How to Apply

Come join a great organization! We provide competitive salary and benefits, and flexible work arrangements, and support for professional development. We welcome your cover letter and résumé at by July 22, 2019. We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Janet Pel, Human Resources and Payroll Manager at 604-215-5431.