Assistant Program Manager (Flood Strategy): Website Communications & Special Projects

Project: Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy
Term: 16 months full time, with the potential for extension
Location: FBC Vancouver office
Application Deadline: October 22, 2018
Anticipated Start Date: November 22, 2018

The Fraser Basin Council is seeking an Assistant Program Manager with experience in all aspects of project management, website and multimedia communications and oversight of web development to contribute to an exciting initiative – the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (LMFMS). The Assistant Program Manager will plan, develop and launch a new website & toolkit, including videos, designed to help decision-makers and the public better understand Lower Mainland flood risks and opportunities to manage those risks. The Assistant Program Manager will also provide administrative, logistical and communications support to LMFMS advisory committee meetings, engagement activities and special projects.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Senior Program Manager and working with the LMFMS team of staff, consultants and partner organizations across the Lower Mainland region, the Assistant Program Manager will do the following:

  • Develop a plan to build a first-stop website focused on Lower Mainland flood management to provide decision-makers, stakeholders and members of the public top-notch flood information, tools and resources, including links or feeds from other sites
  • Liaise with Flood Strategy partners such as local governments, provincial agencies and other organizations to set priorities for the website, acquire relevant materials, information and input.
  • Oversee the process to select a platform, web developer and other expertise as needed
  • Organize meetings with and receive input from a project advisory committee
  • In consultation with the web developer, LMFMS staff, project advisory committee and outside agencies:
    • Develop a site plan that identifies priority information, tools, maps and resources for the site
    • Collate, assess, summarize and catalogue relevant information materials and web links for dissemination through the website
    • Research, write and develop content for the site
    • Develop fact sheets, infographics, templates and tools for use/adaptation by communities
    • Create and oversee production of videos to be featured on the site
  • Oversee the development and launch of the site and promotion of the site to key audiences, including through social media
  • Set up monitoring and reports through Google Analytics
  • Prepare quarterly written reports on project progress

Special Projects and Support
  • Provide administrative and communications support on other LMFMS projects as needed (including committee agendas, minutes, meeting arrangements, briefing notes, progress reports and PowerPoint presentations.)
  • Support planning and delivery of events such as workshops, webinars, open houses and/or other stakeholder or public engagement activities.

Skills and Experience
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating complex projects
  • Web planning and development (all phases), including the assessment of web platforms and developer proposals
  • Top-notch research, writing and editing skills, including the ability to synthesize technical information into easy-to-understand communications
  • Coordination of external web developers, videographers, designers and other professionals
  • Ability to communicate with people from diverse jurisdictions, organizations, and sectors through different media including in person, by telephone and email, and through presentations and web-based media
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of meetings, workshops and other events
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as a part of a team
  • Understanding of and experience working in content management systems
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite
  • An understanding of mapping and mapping software such as GIS (an asset)
  • Experience working with teams and committees to manage input on work in progress
  • Administrative skills relevant to the key functions
  • Ability to take initiative, manage time, and complete tasks efficiently

  • Post-secondary degree(s) in communications or one or more other fields relevant to this project
  • Preference for applicants with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience
  • Understanding of river and coastal flood risks and flood mitigation (an asset)

Submit a cover letter and resume by email no later than 5:00 pm October 22 to Steve Litke, Senior Program Manager at

Please include “Assistant Program Manager” in the email subject line.

We thank all applicants and note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About the Fraser Basin Council
The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and across BC. Established in 1997, the Council is a collaboration of four orders of government (Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations) and those from the private sector and civil society. FBC helps bring people together to find solutions to sustainability issues, and works on such issues as flood management, climate change action and adaptation, air quality, green fleets, sustainable watersheds and fisheries, and sustainability reporting and education.

Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Information Technology
Posted: October 11, 2018, 4:09 pm
Expires: October 22, 2018, 5:00 pm