Administration & Communications

The Business Administrative and Communications Support position is an integral role that will provide assistance for the senior management staff, help develop new marketing and communication materials, update and maintain social media and website, provide computer software and hardware assistance to staff, assist with delivery of trade events and be confident with technology best practices.

The office is located in North Langley, although we currently have a hybrid working situation in place where the chosen applicant would have the opportunity to work from home/off-site part-time.

Primary Job Duties

  • Assist senior staff with duties including presentation preparation
  • Manage and update multiple contact lists and databases for BC Wood
  • Update online member directory
  • Update and maintain BC Wood’s WordPress website and maintain an active social media presence on various platforms
  • Assemble and distribute monthly e-newsletter
    • Write and collect articles from staff and partner organizations
    • Monitor and include appropriate industry news
  • Develop and deliver/manage industry surveys, including analysis
  • Communicate with members via phone, in person, and through email
  • Assist in the design and development of marketing and communications materials
  • Assist in IT troubleshooting
  • Work with team to host the Global Buyers Mission – an annual industry tradeshow held in Whistler, BC
  • Assist team on program delivery when requested
  • Source images from associations and members for the image library

A strong applicant will possess the following knowledge and/or skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft 365
  • Skilled in survey development and management, including analysis
  • Comfortable with digital marketing platforms such as Constant Contact
  • Experience with WordPress and website hosting
  • Be confident working independently, as well as with a small team
  • Google Suite management experience an asset
  • Design experience using Adobe Suite an asset

Interested applicants should submit their resumes/CV’s by Monday, November 21st 2022 for review to Randi Walker at Interviews for short listed applicants will be held that week, at our office in North Langley. BC Wood offers a comprehensive remuneration package, which includes extended health benefits and a monthly RRSP contribution. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

About BC Wood Specialties Group

BC Wood is a not-for-profit trade association that has represented British Columbia’s value-added wood products industry for 30 years. It is an industry-led association with a membership base of 120 wood products manufacturers and a board of directors that represents every value-added sector in every region of the province.

BC Wood envisions a growing and prosperous value-added wood products industry in BC that will ultimately surpass the primary forest sector in jobs, sales and investments made. To achieve this vision, BC Wood understands that it’s policies and procedures must reflect the priorities of all its’ stakeholders including employees, members communities, Indigenous peoples, customers, shareholders and government partners. An increasingly important theme in those stakeholder priorities is the support for furthering diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace.

Established in 1989 as a partnership between industry and government, BC Wood provides marketing programs to registered value-added manufacturers, which includes cost-shared participation in international tradeshows and events, out-going and incoming trade missions, lead generation, and networking opportunities. In addition, BC Wood members have access to an extensive resource library, both online and in our office.

BC Wood’s mandate is to assist BC’s secondary wood product manufacturers to grow faster by helping them access and exploit markets they would not otherwise enter. By diversifying the members’ market activities, the dollar value of BC fibre is maximized while the business risk is minimized.