Communications Manager, Leading Change for Resilient Communities

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

Communications Manager, Leading Change for Resilient Communities

Reports to: Manager, Multicultural and Anti-Racism Programs, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

Status: Full-time: 30 hrs/week at $27/hr
Term: Sep 15, 2022 – June 30, 2023, with possible extension

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to LCRC@vircs.bc.ca before noon, Sep 8, 2022.
Please include in your letter the following:
 An explanation of why you would like to work on anti-racism programming
 Three online workplace equity social media feeds of interest
 A description of one Anti-Racism learning resource you have found online

Please write in email subject line LCRC Communications Manager 2022

Program Description:
The Leading Change for Resilient Communities (LCRC) program will operate in rural BC communities and
create new opportunities for employers and community members to learn more about the prevalence and
impact of racism and hate. The LCRC Team will work with partners to develop new anti-racism workplace
resources and a team of locally based, anti-racism community trainers. The program will collaborate with
rural members of the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network members and the Resilience BC Hub.

The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) operates in the territory of the ləkwəŋən People ̓
and acknowledges that the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations have been stewards of this land since time
immemorial.

Primary Accountability:
This LCRC Program Assistant will report to the VIRCS Multicultural and Anti-Racism Program Manager and is
accountable to the Resilience BC Hub team who is co-managing the Hub program.

Role and Responsibilities:
 Develop and implement a branding and communication strategy
 Develop and implement a social media strategy
 Design promotional materials
 Participate in the design of an E-learning platform
 Draft media releases and opinion pieces
 Liaise with media
 Track regional, provincial and national media
 Other duties as required

Required Skills and Experience:
 Strong understanding of the history of systemic racism in Canada and BC and its ongoing impact
on Indigenous communities, People of African Descent and other racialized communities
impacted by racism and hate;
 Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills;
 Extensive graphic design experience;
 Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
 Experience with targeted social media campaigns;
 Extensive experience managing excel databases;
 Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
 Strong capacity to build and maintain positive, professional relationships while working
remotely;
 Creative ability to problem solve and adapt strategies while maintaining fundamental
programming objectives;
 Cross-cultural awareness that enables the ability to engage positively and respectfully with
people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

Additional Information:
 This work is performed both online and in a group setting at VIRCS primarily during regular work
hours. Scheduling flexibility, including evening and weekend work, is required.
 This position offers vacation and health benefits

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to LCRC@vircs.bc.ca before noon, Sep 8, 2022.

Please include in your letter the following:
 An explanation of why you would like to work on anti-racism programming
 Three online workplace equity social media feeds of interest
 A description of one Anti-Racism learning resource you have found online

Please write in email subject line LCRC Communications Manager 2022

To apply for this job email your details to LCRC@vircs.bc.ca.