Summer Communications Specialist

June - August 2019  |  Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada  | $13.85/h

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to info(at)ripplecoast.org with your cover letter and resume/CV prior to midnight, May 31st, 2019.

Position Overview /

Ripple Coast is seeking a communications specialist who has strong writing, design and experience working with media.  In addition to executing a wide range of marketing material and tactics to build awareness for the Society and its programs, the communications specialists also supports the Society’s development sector as required, including visiting and presenting to diverse local groups. This role is a temporary position with the Canada Summer Jobs program. The position takes place in Greater Vancouver, BC.

How you’ll make a difference:

  • You’ll develop captivating stories across our print, video, and digital channels which demonstrates Ripple Coast’s commitment to providing meaningful experiences with British Columbia’s natural environment.

  • You’ll find innovative ways to engage Ripple Coast’s clients, media, and the public in conversations around the importance of nature in our lives

  • You’ll help inspire people to get outdoors this summer

Who you are:

  • You have 2+ years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or the equivalent

  • You have experience designing both print and digital marketing material (e.g. posters, flyers, brochures, online campaigns) and using design programs (i.e. Photoshop, In-Design).

  • You have a university degree or diploma in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or related field

  • You’re able to work independently and problem-solve

  • You’ve worked in professional services organization and/or the architecture, engineering, and consulting industry (this is a nice-to-have, but not required)

  • You have experience in photography (an asset)

Ready to start your journey?

Eligibility /

Funding for this position is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, you must meet the following funding criteria:

  • Be between 15 - 30 years of age at the start of employment

  • A recent full-time student returning to full-time studies in Fall 2019

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person under refugee protection

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

  • Members of a visible minority or aboriginal heritage may be given priority


Salary Details /

Job Type: Temporary

Anticipated hours: 30 hours per week

Total hours: 240 (8 weeks)

Salary: $13.85/ hour

Location: Greater Vancouver, BC (Vancouver and New Westminster area)

Anticipated date range:

June 17, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 (subject to slight change)

Application deadline: May 31st, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PST)

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to info(at)ripplecoast.org

Email applications with "Summer Communications Specialist" in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your cover letter and resume - name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.doc)

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Ripple Coast Society BC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind

Ripple Coast Society BC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Ripple Coast will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the characteristics outlined within The Employment Equity Act.