The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is currently seeking an Internal Stakeholder Engagement Co-op student/Intern for the winter (January to April) work term.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BCI manages a globally diversified portfolio of assets valued at $199.6 billion and is one of Canada’s largest institutional investors. We invest globally to support pension funds and others for more than 30 clients based in British Columbia. We are proud to have been chosen as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and BC’s Top Employers. These national and provincial competitions recognize employers who offer exceptional workplaces for their employees.
The Internal Stakeholder Engagement Co-op/Intern will work within our Corporate & Investor Relations department. This is a great opportunity for you to learn and apply your knowledge to support the development and implementation of communications strategies, assist in the development of our corporate town halls, and sharpen your writing skills to help tell the story of BCI.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
Internal stakeholder engagement is important for any corporation, especially one that’s growing in size or complexity — both of which are currently true for BCI. Our Internal Stakeholder Engagement (ISE) team works to instill a strong strategic, yet conversational narrative. We aim to present information to employees 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 growing staff base — including written, audio, video, and visuals. The group’s primary focus is the corporation’s intranet, which has reference materials and daily news. They also lead annual, all-staff Town Hall events; provide internal communication strategies; communication counsel; and staff-facing publications.
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 team members; they will be able to share their experience and the lessons they have learned along the way.
Processes and publish communication requests for the company’s intranet site. Write and edit compelling content for internal audiences for the corporate intranet, primarily focusing on “Workplace Updates,” which are viewed by hundreds of employees each day. This involves liaising with subject-matter-experts, writing copy, co-ordinating approvals, creating corresponding visuals, and building the digital posts
Support the internal podcast program (develop ideas, facilitate production)
Participate in weekly Town Hall planning meetings; work with the group to establish the approach, individual sessions, videos, and logistics, as well as assist with the implementation on the day of
Launch the fourth annual Internal Stakeholder Engagement survey through SurveyMonkey and present the results. This includes revising/adding to last year’s survey, promoting the survey, analyzing and comparing the results, and presenting the ISE team and broader department.
Provide document, image, and video editing for the internal stakeholder engagement team, as required
If needed, other initiatives may be assigned during the course of the co-op term, such as contributing to event logistics; ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing, technology, or business continuity communications; and/or news article content for the intranet
Recognizes the value of continuous information exchange and the competitive advantage it brings
Has strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills with attention to detail
Is technologically savvy, with experience in Adobe Creative Suite being preferred
Has the creative ability to develop 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
Has excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively
Is analytical; experience designing surveys, analyzing results, and telling a story with data is an asset
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)
Department: Corporate & Investor Relations
Office Location: 750 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC
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 Internal Stakeholder Engagement Co-op/Internship posting on 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