British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is currently seeking an external communication co-op student/intern for the Winter 2022 (January to April) work term.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
With $199.6 billion of managed assets, BCI provides investment management services to British Columbia’s public sector. BCI makes investment decisions that secure the financial futures of our clients’ pension plan members, representing more than 690,000 people in British Columbia, and the insurance and benefit funds for over 2.5 million workers and 249,000 registered employers across the province.
With our global outlook, we seek investment opportunities that convert savings into productive capital that will meet our clients’ risk and return requirements over time. We offer investment options across a range of asset classes: fixed income; public and private equity; infrastructure and renewable resources; and real estate and commercial mortgages.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
External communication is important for any corporation, especially one that’s growing in size or complexity – both of which are currently true for BCI. Our external stakeholder engagement team works to instill a strong strategic, yet conversational narrative. They aim to present information in a compelling and succinct manner that informs, inspires, clarifies, recognizes, and delivers a shared understanding of BCI, building a sense of pride and commitment amongst staff. They produce strategic content in a variety of formats for BCI’s stakeholders. The group’s primary focus is to provide strategic communication counsel for all areas of the corporation for business plan initiatives and external stakeholder communication activities. The group also is responsible for corporate publications such as the Corporate Annual Report; ESG Annual Report; and external communication strategies.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
You will be provided with real work experience, integrated into the team, and will actively contribute to the team’s responsibilities, interacting with different members of the group. In some cases, you will be working on initiatives that support their responsibilities, in others you will be working alongside them. Ask questions and engage with the members; they will be able to share their experience and the lessons they have learned along the way.
Participate and contribute to corporate initiatives supporting the development and implementation of key corporate communication strategies.
Manage BCI’s social media and digital presence, as well as research and conduct an audit of current corporate-wide digital activities, and compile a summary report to be integrated into a broader corporate communication initiative.
Support and expand BCI’s activities related to corporate sponsorships, speaking engagements, and event participation, including for our corporate social responsibility initiatives. Create and formalize the speaker program and document processes and procedures for corporate sponsorships in alignment with the Corporate Communication Policy.
Participate in weekly team meetings related to current projects and/or initiatives.
If needed, other initiatives may be assigned during the course of the co-op term.
THE IDEAL STUDENT
Recognizes the value of continuous information exchange and the competitive advantage it brings.
Has strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills with attention to detail.
Has the creative ability to devise material that effectively communicates complex topics in a compelling way, as well as the journalistic instinct of sourcing stories.
Has the ability to effectively manage projects in a deadline-driven environment, taking into consideration available resources and timeframes.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively.
WHAT WE OFFER
Career development and training at one of the largest institutional investors in Canada and the world.
The opportunity to work with a dynamic team in a fast-paced, performance-driven environment.
The chance to do work that will challenge and stimulate you.
Be a valued part of a team.
Exposure to some of the most talented, approachable, and inspiring people in the finance industry.
Time to connect with other co-op students and interns from other departments – build your network and shared learning.
Potential work term extensions and career opportunities.
Work term: Winter 2022 (January to April) with the possibility of extension
Department: Corporate & Investor Relations
Office Location: 750 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC
Spend your off hours exploring beautiful Victoria and Vancouver Island
Travel: If coming to Victoria for this work term, BCI will provide a fixed-rate travel allowance based on your location
We look forward to welcoming our co-ops & interns to our office location(s) for the January work term. In the event our offices remain partially closed due to COVID-19, co-op/internship work terms may be completed remotely (within Canada).
HOW TO APPLY
Apply directly to the External Stakeholder Engagement Co-op/Internship posting our careers page: https://careers.bci.ca/res_joblist.html
Application deadline: October 7, 2021 at 9:00 pm PT
Please include a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial transcript will suffice)
Note: The ability to legally work full-time in Canada for the duration of your work term is a condition of employment at BCI