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Senior Communications Specialist - (Temporary 20 Month Position)


Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date: December 9, 2021


The Senior Communications Specialist will report to the Director, Communications, and be responsible for planning, writing, coordinating, and project managing strategic communications that drive employee engagement in Teck initiatives and enhance the employee experience. This is a temporary 20-month position.


The Senior Communications Specialist will work across all levels of the organization, and coordinate the work of other internal resources, including other members of the Sustainability and External Affairs team and external consultants as necessary, to develop and deliver employee communications and engagement materials.


In addition to a demonstrated passion for employee communications, the Senior Communications Specialist will be a strategic thinker with outstanding writing, project management and relationship building skills, thorough knowledge and understanding of all media used in organizational communication, strong process orientation, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.




  • Develop and execute communications strategies that drive employee engagement in corporate priorities, business objectives and corporate citizenship initiatives, including writing, project team/senior leadership engagement, and project management
  • Lead the development and publication of Teck’s employee and retiree magazines, including writing, editing and project management
  • Lead all aspects of Teck’s internal announcement program, including working across all levels of the organization to develop content and secure necessary senior management approvals, coordinating translation, and dissemination
  • Develop and deliver communications materials to senior management and general managers that support business unit and operation-level employee engagement, including video production, presentation development, senior leadership engagement, and project management
  • Participate as a member of and provide support to the crisis communications team, as required
  • Provide strategic communications advice to senior leaders on initiatives that impact employees
  • Provide writing support for a wide range of digital, print, social and presentation applications
  • Provide support to projects and initiatives undertaken by Corporate Affairs, as required
  • Provide support to other major projects and initiatives at Teck, as required




  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in the field of corporate communications, media or public relations.
  • Post secondary education in the area of communications, public relations, or a relevant field is considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Spanish is considered an asset


Technical Competencies

  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong demonstrable ability to distill complex information for communication to a range of audiences
  • Solid project management skills, and the ability to set and manage multiple priorities based on relative importance and urgency
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of all media used in organizational communication
  • Strong process orientation, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong demonstrable computer skills, in particular with Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to work across all levels of the organization, and coordinate the work of other internal resources
  • Must be flexible and perform well in a team environment


General and Fiscal Competencies:

  • A team player who brings creativity, enthusiasm and a strategic outlook
  • Exemplifies the company’s core values of safety, sustainability, respect, integrity, courage and excellence
  • Demonstrates Teck’s commitment to safety and sustainability 


Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.


 At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. 


Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.  


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  


Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information. 


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.  


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.  


Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources 


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