New Job Specialist, Health Communications - Full Time In Ontario

Specialist, Health Communications - Full Time
Specialist, Health Communications - Full Time

Specialist, Health Communications - Full Time

Company : Region of Waterloo
Salary : $69,251 - $86,541 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Career Opportunity

Date of Posting: January 11, 2022
Competition Number: 2021 - 2749
Department/Division: Public Health & Emergency Services/Healthy Living & Foundational Standard
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Location: 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo

Specialist, Health Communications
(1) Full-time position

Join us in making an impact in a thriving and dynamic community.

Region of Waterloo Council has a bold and compelling vision to build a world-class community, fueled by a thriving economy. We have a mandate to reimagine the future and service provision. Putting residents first, we work to ensure that our community remains a great place to live, work and play – for everyone.

We are a progressive regional government providing critical programs and services that make a difference in our residents' lives every day. From public health, emergency services and long-term care, to community housing, the arts and environment, from transit to planning, and from infrastructure to culture, we build community in so many ways.

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse and growing population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

Learn more about why you should work for the region – this is our “why”

The Opportunity:

You will work closely with the Manager of Health Communications and Engagement to lead communications and community relations activities, including the development of communications plans, key messages, presentations, digital assets, promotional materials, and outreach.

As the Specialist, Health Communications you will assist Divisions/teams with content development and execution to provide consistent, targeted, impactful messaging and engagement. You will review messaging and provide advice/expertise when necessary.

You will have the opportunity to work with various community partners to elevate the work of Public Health and partners.


Bring your experience:

To be successful in this role you will have experience developing presentations, promotional material, social media plans/strategies, and outreach activities.

Experience providing training materials for new staff.

Coordinating and participating in outreach and promotion events and meetings.

Apply Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skill normally acquired through an undergraduate degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field, plus related, progressively responsible experience in a public relations or communications environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, corporate communications standards, and related legislation (e.g., privacy, accessibility).
  • Knowledge of the regional political structure; political and topical issues related to public health; and corporate and department standards.
  • Analytical, organizational, and continuous improvement skills to interpret and apply policies to own and others’ work; work independently and on project teams; plan/prioritize work; analyze communication and customer service issues; consider multiple factors and perspectives when examining issues for potential implications and opportunities; and deal with changing priorities, interruptions, deadlines, and peaks.
  • Human relations and public speaking skills to work with departmental teams on communications projects; provide expertise to management regarding communications rollouts; and participate as an effective team member within an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and summarize media accounts, newsletters, journals, training manuals, reports, and legislation. Ability to compose and edit media releases, press kits, public service announcements, speeches, articles, brochures, and newsletters according to audience and using plain language principles.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits. The salary of this position ranges between $69,251.00 - $86,541.00 per annum (Grade 4 on the Management & Management Support wage grid).

Candidates that are not fully qualified will be considered when no fully qualified applicants can be identified.

Please apply online, by the closing date Jan 20, 2022 quoting competition number 2021-2749.


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