Manager – Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

Vancouver, BC
commensurate with experience
Job Type:
Full Time
To apply contact:
Dawn Longshaw
Phone: 604-682-2262
Fax: 604-687-1327

Our client, The BC Dental Association, is the recognized voice of dentistry in British Columbia; dedicated to serving the interests of its members and promoting oral health within the province.

The Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs provides primary support on corporate communications and media strategy, planning and response to optimize the reputation of the dental profession and strategic goals of the Association.

Reporting to the Director, Marketing, Communications & Member Education; the Manager oversees the production of all publications including those on social media platforms, supports the Executive office and the Board in issues management and through media relations, is responsible for developing and managing public education programs, and serves as primary staff liaison and staff support to committees and task forces as assigned.

We are seeking candidates with an undergraduate degree in Communications, Business Administration or equivalent and a minimum of 7 years corporate communications experience with increasing responsibilities; preferably in a professional association.  A proven ability to effectively use electronic and social media platforms related to implementing corporate communications strategy, and proficiency with software suites/programs commonly used in the role, are essential. We’re looking for a sharp eye for detail, a keen intellect, a creative mind and superior presentation skills. The expectation of a professional level of personal attributes is a given; maturity, high emotional intelligence, a track record of building and maintaining good working relationships, a drive to succeed balanced by a talent for graciousness under pressure.

In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, our client offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a talented, educated and creative group of colleagues and member professionals.  The work will be challenging with both cyclical and emerging/urgent issues to be handled – yet rewarding and self-satisfying – in an innovative environment committed to delivering excellent standards and being ahead of the curve.

To explore this opportunity, submit resume in confidence to Dawn Longshaw c/o

We thank all interested applicants but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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