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At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one.

As a member-owned cooperative, we’re helping our members with their real goals and real challenges so they can live the real life they want. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 80 years, and it’s why today we stand almost 600,000 members strong. Plus, we invest 10% of our budgeted profits back into our community – almost $90 million since 2000 alone – because when our members do well, we believe our communities should do well too.   

Purpose Engagement Specialist (12-month fixed term)

Jun 29, 2024

Location(s): Surrey and Vancouver - Mainland

Job Type: 12-month temporary

myWork Options: In-person, Hybrid

Starting Salary Range: $32.46 to $38.92

Background Screening Requirement: 

  • Enhanced Criminal Record Check 
  • Credit Check 
  • Identity Verification 
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
  • References

What's the job?

The Purpose Engagement Specialist will champion initiatives that foster a positive and engaging culture. This role will oversee the day-to-day operations of the employee volunteer program and will use their exceptional written and verbal communication skills to contribute to employee connection. They will contribute to developing and delivering employee engagement opportunities by connecting the needs of our external community partners, the skills and interests of employees, and Coast Capital's aspirational societal 2040 goals. This role will also support the delivery of accurate and relevant data that will contribute to our impact measurement reporting. 


What you'll get to do:

  • Oversees the day-to-day management of the volunteer program, including facilitating group volunteer efforts, responding to internal and external inquiries and preparing reports distributed to senior leaders.
  • Delivers compelling and persuasive blogs, articles, newsletters and digital content to highlight engagement opportunities, profile partnerships, celebrate achievements and share success stories to be shared with both internal (employees) and external (members) audiences, for example, through an external blog on
  • Facilitates events that support employee engagement, partner activation, the employee volunteer program and new member acquisition.
  • Provides support to the Community Engagement/Investment Program, including prepping reporting communication for distribution to senior leadership, answering inquiries and supporting the year-end reconciliation process.
  • Supports the Employee Resource Group fund, including managing the dispersion of funds, answering employee questions and facilitating accurate reporting.
  • Acts as the first point of contact for the Social Purpose Office for general inquiries, sending a response or engaging the appropriate team member when necessary. This will require a depth of knowledge across several portfolios.
  • Supports Purpose Partner activation, including proactively identifying opportunities to connect employees to the work of our partners, sharing learning internally and ensuring negotiated benefits are realized. 
  • Coordinates branch visits, preparing presentation material and pre- and post-communication with leaders.
  • Supports measurement and reporting delivery, ensuring we receive adequate year-end reporting, connecting results to our Impact Measurement reporting, and seeking impact stories we can tell through annual reporting/disclosure.
  • Maintains the Social Purpose Hub on MyCoast. This includes curating thought leadership articles, sharing information on Community Investment impact, and creating/maintaining a calendar of events.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, business administration, public relations, or related field and equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of proven community and media relations skills, sponsorship, and event coordination.
  • Knowledge of corporate social responsibility, social purpose, social finance, and shared value creation.
  • Understanding of the B Corp community.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Office, and Excel, and extensive knowledge of all features of PowerPoint software.
  • Solid understanding of budgeting and vendor/supplier management.
  • Superb oral and written communication skills, including oral presentations to groups.
  • Focused and concise written and verbal summaries and effective questioning and listening skills.
  • Project management skills would be an asset.


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Coast Capital

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Coast Capital, we believe everyone has potential. We are committed to building better, brighter, more inclusive futures for everyone – including our employees. We see the potential in our employees to achieve amazing things and want to invest in your future. If you’re excited about this career opportunity and your experience may not perfectly align with every qualification in this job posting, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other opportunities at Coast Capital.


At Coast Capital, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black, and racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people of diverse sexual and gender identities and women. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise benefit of our employees, our members, and our community.


We strive to provide an accessible candidate experience for our candidates with different abilities. If you require any accommodations, please contact or call 778-391-5836. We will work with you to meet your needs.  


Why join Coast Capital Savings?

  • Purpose is our North Star. We look at everything through our purpose. It informs the advice we provide our members, the experiences and products we create, and the programs we build to support our employees and communities.
  • Committed to inclusion and engagement. We have an ongoing focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion and routinely track how we’re doing, and what we need to do to keep improving. We foster a culture where everyone can feel safe to be who they really are and thrive.
  • A career that grows with you. We believe in developing our people and promoting from within. Many employees have spent decades, and sometimes their entire careers, with Coast Capital and have progressed from the frontlines to senior leadership.
  • Work where you’re most effective. In 2020 the world changed, and that includes how we work. In response to COVID-19 we launched myWork, which gives employees flexibility in where they work based on the nature of their role.
  • Benefits that flex to the needs of you and your family.  We offer comprehensive, customizable benefits for you and your family, so you can choose what fits best for you and your lifestyle.
  • Retirement options. We also take care of our employees once they retire. That’s why we offer the choice of a defined contribution or defined benefit pension plan or RSP’s.
  • Mortgage and auto financing benefits. Employees save thousands on their mortgages and auto loans with best-in-category benefits.
  • Real Recognition. We recognize excellence throughout the year, through an online community that lets employees give kudos and thanks throughout the year.  We’re human, which means we like to have fun with events, celebrations, and recognition throughout the year.
  • An award winning culture. We’re a Platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and are regularly recognized by Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and the BC Top Employers Awards.
  • We reinvest 10% back into the community. When we do well, our communities do well. That’s why since 2000 we’ve invested over $90 million into our member’s communities. 
  • Double your impact. Through our employee volunteer program, Coast Capital donates $10 for every hour you volunteer to a Canadian charity or non-profit of your choice.

D&I at Coast

At Coast Capital, we value diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re not all the same and we like it that way. We don’t just accept differences - we celebrate, support, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our members, and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

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