Digital Specialist (Band 2)
Location: Victoria or Vancouver, B.C.
Salary (firm): $81,119.99 annually
Are you an experienced digital communicator looking for meaningful work in the promotion and protection of human rights in B.C.?
If this sounds like you, consider joining our team at BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner in the role of Digital Specialist.
BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) exists to address the root causes of inequality, discrimination and injustice in B.C. by shifting laws, policies, practices and cultures. We do this work through education, research, advocacy, inquiry and monitoring.
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Digital Specialist is a key player in the development and execution of the digital communications strategies and initiatives that support the BCOHRC’s mandate. This role requires strategic thinking, cross-team collaboration, graphic design and video production skills.
Equity and diversity
We are striving to build a diverse team that has lived experience with human rights. To complement the diversity of the BCOHRC team, preference may be given to applicants who are Indigenous, Black or racialized, people with diverse gender identities or expressions, and/or, people with disabilities, with lived experience with human rights work, which could be through your own identity and/or personal experiences related to human rights.
It will greatly assist us with screening if you refer in your application to these stated preferences. Recognizing the impacts of discrimination, we ask for a brief statement only, to the degree you feel comfortable sharing. One of our guiding principles is to operate in a trauma-informed manner and thus, it is your choice whether to volunteer information. We will hold your application in strictest confidence, sharing it only with the hiring panel.
Indigenous identity statement: In responding to the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people, we encourage applications from those who wish to self-identify.
Conflict of interest
BC’s Human Rights Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislature. This independence lends credibility to our work, gives us the widest scope possible to make effective change, and ensures that the perspectives of a broad range of marginalized people are a meaningful part of our processes and are amplified to decision makers and duty bearers through our work. Avoiding real, perceived and potential conflicts is necessary for maintaining BCOHRC’s reputation for independence. This could mean that successful candidates may be requested to step down from governance or leadership positions such as boards or engagement in other activities that could result in an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest.
- This posting is for one (1) temporary, full-time position located in Vancouver or Victoria, B.C. Occasional travel may be required.
- Flexible work options (such as in-office, remote, or hybrid work arrangements) are available. Please note: this position requires occasional attendance at in-person events across B.C.
- Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada (i.e., Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada such as via a work permit). Employment is contingent upon continued eligibility to work in Canada.
- The successful applicant requires a criminal record check. Existence of a criminal record will not result in immediate disqualification.
- This position is excluded from union membership.
- An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities and a complete list of required and preferred qualifications, please refer to the job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact email@example.com.
How to apply
- Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your relevant work experience and how you meet the stated qualifications
- Include the position title on the cover letter and in the email subject line
- Applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Initial screening will be based on the education and experience qualifications specified in the job profile.
- Please ensure your resume and cover letter clearly specify how your education and experience meet the required job qualifications with specific examples.
- It is a good idea to carefully review the education and experience requirements and tailor your resume and cover letter to respond to them.
- Be as clear and specific as possible in your resume, including the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job-related responsibilities.
- The content and/or format of your cover letter and resume may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
- Please note that if the panel is not able to tell from your resume whether you meet the education and experience requirements for the position, we will not consider your application any further.
Due to a high volume of applications, we will not be able to accept incomplete or late applications.
If your application is shortlisted—next steps
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the next stage of the hiring process, which may include the following:
- Written Assignment
Only those applications submitted to BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner directly by email will be considered. Please DO NOT apply for this position by submitting your profile on the BC Government Hiring Centre website.
Your application must be received by 9:00 a.m. PDT June 12, 2023
Stephanie Addis, HR Advisor
By submitting your application, you certify that all information submitted is true, complete and correct. Any information provided in your application, any assessment documents or processes and/or an interview that is found to be false or misrepresented in any respect, may eliminate you from further consideration for employment or may result in dismissal.