Communications / Engagement Officer

COAST is driving innovation in Pacific Canada’s Blue Economy by:

  • Helping industry find commercial solutions to key challenges facing the ocean sector
  • Supporting start-ups and new ventures
  • Engaging Indigenous leadership in the Blue Economy; and
  • Attracting talent, capital and partnerships to grow businesses in British Columbia.

COAST is seeking a communications / engagement professional to:

  • Craft the message for COAST in all external communications
  • Coordinate regular in-person events including COAST Mixers and the COAST conference (still to be developed)
  • Update social media posts, prepare and distribute news releases, compile monthly newsletters and create and implement advertising strategies
  • Prepare, moderate and promote COAST Talks (Virtual Speaker Series and Podcasts)
  • Engage with COAST members on a regular basis
  • Highlight the COAST offering to member companies
  • Plan member benefits to encourage attraction and retention of individual, SME and Industry members

To be successful in this role, you should:

  1. Be a self starter with an entrepreneurial attitude
  2. Have at least 5 years of experience in a professional environment, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in social media, marketing and corporate communications strategy development and execution
  3. Be able to work autonomously and within a team environment
  4. Be comfortable on camera and with producing video content
  5. Be proficient in WordPress (or other website content tools) and well acquainted with CRM software (eg ConstantContact, MailChimp)
  6. Possess outstanding written and presentation skills in English (French would also be an asset)
  7. Have experience organizing events – both social and professional 

Work can be remote, but applicant must be present in a major centre of British Columbia. Some travel is expected to events held along the British Columbia coastline and some out of province / country travel may be required – but limited.  On offer is an attractive remuneration package and exposure to the Canadian innovation/start-up sector.

To Apply:

Closing date for applications: 4:30pm PST on August 18th, 2023

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to