Marketing and Communications Officer - Vancouver | Pacific Public Health Foundation | | 08/03/24

Marketing and Communications Officer full-time

Location: Vancouver
Salary: $66,000 - $71,500
Company Name: Pacific Public Health Foundation ()
Category: Communications, Copywriting / Writing, Marketing
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The Pacific Public Health Foundation (“Foundation”) is the only charitable foundation in BC actively fundraising for public health initiatives, with and in support of our partners throughout the province. We are a leader in public health philanthropy, engaging and investing in innovative, collaborative, and evidence-based initiatives that improve population health. We are an independent, non-governmental organization and registered charity, that has built partnerships across all areas of public health, ensuring that we continue to make a difference in communities where, how, and when they need it the most. We envision a healthy, safe, and equitable future for all.

Are you passionate about health equity?

Do you want to address the determinants of health?

Do you want to make an impact toward ending the toxic drug poisoning crisis?

Are you looking for an opportunity to help rebuild community resiliency and address the societal consequences of the pandemic?

We invite you to join our growing team where you can support this vital work—and more. Help us make an impact in communities across BC.

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Scope of Position

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Officer tosupport the implementation of the strategic plan to successfully grow our influence and impact as a public health charity. The primary focus of this role will be to support and execute marketing and communications activities, and support work to raise the profile, reputation, and reach of the Pacific Public Health Foundation, and public health broadly, as well as collaborating on and implementing communications that directly support the fundraising efforts of the Pacific Public Health Foundation.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, this role works in collaboration with the CEO, and the Fund Development and Operations departments.

Overview of the Position:

  • Collaborate on, and implement, communications strategies and plans that raise the profile of the Foundation, its strategic priorities, and image in the public sphere;
  • Manage content and all content-related projects, including writing, editing, and proofreading optimized content, including website content, campaign materials, reports, email communications, video scripts, print and digital advertisements, stories, and donor materials;
  • Create, write, organize, and maintain ongoing repository of impact stories related to Foundation-funded projects; collaborate with Operations department on project reporting and evaluation to support content;
  • Increase engagement and attract new audiences, including social media, public engagement, and thought leadership opportunities;
  • Prepare optimized content for print and digital materials: website, newsletters, campaign materials, as well as supporting content for social media, events, ads;
  • Create briefs and content outlines, and provide on-site strategic support for producing video and photographic content;
  • Create or oversee production of marketing and promotional materials, ads (print and digital), newsletters, and reports, and maintain library of all;
  • Research and evaluate marketing and promotional opportunities;
  • Implement communications plans and activities to support donor stewardship strategies;
  • Support media relations, including content creation, logistics, briefs, and managing media lists while building relationships with local and regional media;
  • Support and help coordinate knowledge translation and public engagement activities;
  • Support the partnership and engagement strategy;
  • Plan and implement campaigns to support awareness-raising and advocacy activities;
  • Support Foundation events and represent the Foundation at community and/or donor events;
  • Identify and coordinate new opportunities and partners for special events, brand activation, and profile-raising;
  • Support market research and audience research projects;
  • Implement processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness; recommend infrastructure or resources as needed;
  • Collaborate with consultants and other stakeholders as required;
  • Develop and lead execution of internal and board communications strategies;
  • Collaborate with Operations and Fund Development teams and support work-flows across departments;
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Minimum of three to five years relevant experience in marketing and communications or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement marketing and communications goals and objectives for multiple target audiences, and to develop and implement strategic communications plans to accomplish goals.
  • Strong writing skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfort and experience discussing and advocating for social change and progressive initiatives.
  • Proven experience with fund development initiatives and fundraising writing.
  • Proven experience and understanding of public health, a health-related field, knowledge translation, and/or public and community engagement is a strong asset.
  • Experience collaborating with consultants on marketing and communication pieces.
  • Ability to efficiently organize and manage diverse projects while meeting multiple deadlines, along with thorough attention to all details and consistent follow through.
  • Proven experience working in non-profit organizations.
  • An understanding of, and passion for, working in a small and dynamic growing charity is particularly key.
  • Experience managing, supervising, and engaging staff and direct reports is an asset.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values, principles, and priorities of the Pacific Public Health Foundation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours on occasion, based on predictable activities like early meetings and late events.


  • Driven and perseverant. Undaunted by challenges, and approaches opportunities with an open and positive mindset. Self-motivated and tenacious. Solutions-focused and forward-thinking.
  • Adaptable. Smart and clever with flexible thinking and a creative outlook. Able to deal with the unexpected. Models and enables creative thinking, curiosity, and innovation to create new solutions. An excellent problem-solver.
  • Collaborative. A true team player without ego or pretension, yet confident in their abilities and expertise. Cultivates meaningful, strong, and trusting relationships. Values good and open communication. Fosters respect, authenticity, emotional intelligence, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Purpose-driven and dedicated. Holds genuine excitement for the Foundation’s purpose and is willing to immerse themselves in, and be a champion for, public health, the social determinants of health, equity, and harm reduction. Socially and politically progressive and open minded. Passionate and caring. Committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Committed to social justice, anti-racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and Truth and Reconciliation.

The Foundation offers:

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Hybrid workplace where staff are able to work from home and from the Vancouver office

  • Cellphone reimbursement

  • Laptop, monitor, and other equipment

  • One-time stipend for home office needs

  • Paid sick days and additional wellness days for personal and care responsibilities

  • Generous vacation package

  • Access to a professional development budget for continued learning and education

  • Mentoring and coaching

  • A collaborative, supportive team environment

We value a diverse team and embed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across the organization. Applications are strongly encouraged from all qualified individuals regardless of disability, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, or religion. The Pacific Public Health Foundation strives to recruit through a lens of EDI, to reflect our work to address inequities, advance social justice, and support all communities.We strongly encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they feel comfortable in doing so. Please also share any accommodations that may support you in the hiring process.

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