Urban Systems Ltd.
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • 200 - 286 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6G2
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Communications & Engagement Consultant (Junior)

About the Opportunity

Our Kamloops branch is currently looking to add a junior communications and engagement consultant to our team. Are you passionate about writing, communications and engagement? You will be working alongside our network of interdisciplinary professionals to help deliver projects and support our work with communities in the areas of communications and engagement, strategic planning, goveranance, adult learning, community and management consulting. In this role you will contribute to our external image and ensure consistency across our project deliverables. 

Put your professional and creative skills to work with our team while we serve our higher calling of spirit in service for vibrant communities.

Typical responsibilities may include:

•Work collaboratively with the broader project team to produce well designed and accurate documents and other project materials (e.g., poster boards, presentations)
•Prepare,  format,  edit  and  proofread  visually  appealing  proposals, correspondence,  documents, graphics, and presentations using MS Word (InDesign considered an asset)
•Copywriting and editing including responsibility for quality control function including reading content and correcting for errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
•Proactively support proposal and grant process by drafting content specific to RFP/ grant program requirements and working with team members to refine content, overall design, and submission to the client and/or funding programs
•Draft content and presentation information related to governance, management consulting, communications and engagement, course development, social planning and management, and community planning
•Analyze and summarize qualitative survey data into meaningful themes and conduct online research when needed
•Plan documents in accordance with Urban’s brand and/or client branding guidelines including allocating space for text, photos, and illustrations that help convey the document’s meaning
•Supporting the development and maintenance of materials related to Urban’s Sustainability Charter (e.g., tracking sustainability investments and impacts)
•Event organization and coordination on behalf of client projects
•Work with senior curriculum designer to assit clients with adult training initiatives 

About You

The ideal candidate for this position is a proactive and energetic self-starter who is committed to providing outstanding service both to our internal teams and to Urban Systems’ clients. We are looking for at least one year of experience in a professional office, ideally in a similar capacity. New graduates are welcomed to apply.  The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors of Arts Degree and preference will be given to candidates with a major in communications, public relations, and/or other applicable programs with a strong focus on writing. In addition, we are looking for the following  core competencies:

•Communication – strategically communicates, writes and verbally communicates using language, examples, graphics, and pictures that are targeting to the audience, employs active listening
•Collaboration & Adaptability – team collaborator that can adapt to change, demonstrate flexibility and problem solving in the face of changing project demands, business needs and work responsibilities
•Accountability & Dependability – takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, takes initiative to achieve results and meet deadlines, proactively looks to meet the needs of our team and work independently 
•Service & Energy – demonstrates high level of drive and positive energy, infectious to the surrounding environment, while maintaining composure, effectiveness and excitement to help where needed
•Organization & Time Management – capacity to switch gears quickly to meet the changing needs of our network, coordinates ideas and resources to meet needs and deadlines, demonstrates discernment and ability to prioritize tasks to achieve results in a timely manner
•Highly proficiencient with MS Office and in particular is an MS Word superuser with an eye for producing visually appealing project materials; Adobe InDesign would be considered an asset
•IAP2 Foundations Training would be considered an asset

About Us

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada.  In business since 1975, we have four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, First Nations, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of over 450 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.

Our Commitment to You

At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:

•Challenging and interesting project opportunities;
•A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things; 
•The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment;
•Ongoing career development and learning; and
•Meaningful rewards and recognition.

How to Apply

Successful people in our company focus on exceeding our clients’ expectations. In so doing, these individuals generate work that is highly challenging and richly rewarding. If you have a passion for client service and are looking to enhance your career within a great office environment, we invite you to learn more about Urban Systems by visiting our website.  

Please visit our website and submit your resume and cover letter along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire (available for download on our site).

Deadline for applications:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019.