Communications Manager

Communications Officer 27R

Are you interested in a multi-faceted communications role in a small organization that makes a big difference?

The Forest Practices Board is looking for a Communications Manager to lead and implement the Board’s communications program and activities.

The Board serves the public interest as the independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in BC.  The Board is an Administrative Tribunal established in legislation; it operates with independence from government ministries and must make its decisions in the public interest. The Board has a legislated mandate to conduct audits and investigations of forest and range practices and report its findings to the public.

Reporting to the Executive Director and supervising a Manager of Web and Social Media, as well as contractors, you will develop and implement standards for all Board publications, monitor and report on the effectiveness of communications products and activities, and recommend changes and improvements. You will provide advisory services to the executive and the Board Chair on all aspects of communications, including strategic communications planning, media relations and issue management, publications, event planning, digital communications, and stakeholder relations.

The Board’s work is guided by a strategic plan at a time when forestry policy and public priorities for managing BC’s forest and rangeland are in renewal. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a new direction and enhance the Board’s influence as the watchdog for sound forest and range practices in BC.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Communications, Journalism, English, Public Relations) OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered**
    • Note: **An equivalent combination would be a diploma, certificate or post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, English, or Public Relations and at least 5 years of experience in the above areas
  • A minimum of three years of experience in each of the following:
    • Professional experience in communications, public relations, media relations, journalism or a related field;
    • Program or project management experience in a communications role, including planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the success of communications activities;
    • Experience and ability to prepare and draft various communication materials including corporate communications plans, annual reports, communications and media relations strategies, reports and presentation materials.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience with high-profile organizations/issues
  • Experience with natural resource management issues in BC

For questions regarding this position, please contact

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit the Province of BC’s Careers & MyHR website at:

*Please note that all applications must be submitted through the Careers & MyHR website provided above.

Post Date

June 3, 2024

Closing Date

June 25, 2024