The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a dynamic network of provincial and regional member-based Councils for International Cooperation committed to social justice and social change. Rooted in communities across Canada and representing nearly 400 international cooperation organizations, the Councils are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level, and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level. The ICN provides a forum in which the Councils collaborate to improve development effectiveness, learn from each other’s specific skills, and identify common priorities for collective action.
The ICN is seeking a bilingual National Coordinator for a two year placement based in the Vancouver Office of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation. The ideal candidate will be creative, have communications experience, including strong writing skills, media relations experience and a passion for creating positive social change locally and globally.
They will have the ability to juggle competing priorities, deliver multi-stakeholder projects and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. They will have strengths in both high-level strategic thinking, and on-the- ground logistics and event production.
This job posting indicates the general areas of responsibility and ongoing tasks associated with this position. Additional tasks and priorities may be identified through annual work planning and as assigned.
Qualifications, Abilities, and Experience
- Fluently bilingual in English and French
- A minimum of three years of experience working in the international development and/or not-profit sector in communications, media, project management or public relations
- Demonstrated program management experience, including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and financial management
- Post-secondary degree in communications, international development, adult education or another related field
- Superior written, oral and online communication skills in both English and French
- Superior proficiency in social and emerging digital media platforms and tools, such as webcasting, Google Drive, Twitter, Asana, SlideShare, etc.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain positive, strategic working relationships with key stakeholders, decision-makers and eight different executive directors based in different provinces and territories throughout Canada.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others to set goals, resolve conflicts, and make decisions.
- Experience with the development of funding proposals
- Excellent time management, decision making, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated self-starter with flexibility, creativity and initiative
- Comfortable working with minimal supervision in a deadline-oriented environment
- Shows a keen attention to detail and a sense of humour
- Assets: experience with Results Based Management (RBM)
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample of no more than 500 words, and the names and contact information of two references by no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, March 1, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews with short-listed candidates will be conducted March 8 – March 9, 2017.
As an equity seeking network, the ICN encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.