Senior Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications (10216)

<strong>Oak Valley Health, a leading community healthcare organization in Ontario, serves patients through Markham Stouffville Hospital, Uxbridge Hospital, and the Reactivation Care Centre. With a patient-centered approach, Oak Valley Health provides high-quality care to over 437,000 individuals annually. Services encompass diagnostics, emergencies, acute care medicine, surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s programs. </strong><BR><BR>External Closing Date: 2/23/2024

Markham, ON

Oak Valley Health

<strong>Oak Valley Health, a leading community healthcare organization in Ontario, serves patients through Markham Stouffville Hospital, Uxbridge Hospital, and the Reactivation Care Centre. With a patient-centered approach, Oak Valley Health provides high-quality care to over 437,000 individuals annually. Services encompass diagnostics, emergencies, acute care medicine, surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children&rsquo;s programs.</strong>

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$46.47 - $57.06

Overview: <strong>Full Job Title: Senior Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications - Full Time Temporary (until approx. August 2025) &ndash; Markham Site</strong><br /> <br /><strong> Tracking Code: 10216</strong><br /> <br /><strong> External Closing Date: 2/23/2024</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Land acknowledgement:</strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Who you are:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">You encompass Oak Valley Health&rsquo;s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion, and courage.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">You are a patient and/or client-centred individual who performs at an exemplary standard.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking, and prioritization skills.</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>What we need:<br /><br /></strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">KEY FUNCTION:</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Oak Valley Health is looking for a creative and dynamic Senior Corporate Communications Specialist to join our fast-paced organization. The Senior Corporate Communications Specialist will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing high quality, strategic communications to support Oak Valley Health&rsquo;s goals and priorities. As an integral part of the Oak Valley Health team, this role will lead communication activities for strategic projects and clinical initiatives within the organization.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">ROLE DESCRIPTION:</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Working within a dynamic Corporate Communications team, the Senior Corporate Communications Specialist will draw on their extensive experience in strategic communications to develop and execute communications plans consistent with the organization&rsquo;s strategic plan. The Senior Corporate Communications Specialist will plan and execute communications strategies in a variety of areas including media relations, digital marketing, event planning, internal and external communications, and community engagement. The ideal candidate will be an&nbsp;<strong>excellent writer</strong>&nbsp;and have knowledge of the health care system and media relations, and be comfortable working in a large, complex organization.<br /><br /></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Work schedule:</strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">M-F: regular business hours</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Additional hours&nbsp;as required.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><br />Reporting:</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Reporting to the Director, Communications and Public Affairs</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Compensation:</strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Band G: $46.47 - $57.06</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">$90,616.50 - $111,267 per year</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Develop and deliver core communication materials such as communications plan, speaking remarks, key messages, social media content, reports, and presentations.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Research, write, and edit engaging and compelling articles/web content that advance Oak Valley Health&rsquo;s reputation through storytelling.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Oversee and support corporate communication campaigns.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Build strong relationships with hospital stakeholders, including staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, etc. to gather relevant content to inform and drive communications activities.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Provide ongoing media monitoring of health and governmental news.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Provide advice and counsel to senior members of the hospital&rsquo;s leadership and clinical team.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Provide a full range of communications support including writing, media relations, issues management, event planning, crisis communications, and internal and external communications.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Manage the communications activities of a concentrated portfolio of select hospital programs and strategic initiatives.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Work within Oak Valley Health brand guidelines and writing style guide to champion the brand, ensuring quality and consistency.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with digital and design teams (in-house and external suppliers) for special projects as required.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Provide crisis communication and issues management support in the event of an emergency.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Take on communications on-call duties (rotating schedule).</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Post-secondary education in Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent, with a minimum of five years of related experience.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Superior writing&nbsp;skills;</strong>&nbsp;thorough knowledge of Canadian Press (CP) style.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to facilitate excellent working relationships with staff, physicians, volunteers, and senior leadership.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Trustworthy, reliable, and able to work with minimal supervision.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to multi-task and have good organizational and time management skills.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to develop strong relationships within the community.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Experience in providing strategic advice and guidance to senior management on sensitive issues.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Excellent writing, researching, reviewing, and editing skills, with the ability to compose internal and external communication products for all media and audiences.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the team.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Experience using social media in a corporate environment.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to work well independently in a fast-paced and demanding environment.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills, results-driven.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Experience in health care industry is an asset.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital-related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to work after hours or evenings (minimal) as required.</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <p><strong><span lang="EN-US">Who we are:</span></strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario&rsquo;s leading community health care organizations.&nbsp;Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children&rsquo;s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge, and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place, by the right people, and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span lang="EN-US">COVID Statement</span></strong></p> <p><em><strong><span lang="EN-US">As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair &amp; equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.</span></strong></em></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span lang="EN-US">Oak Valley Health diversity statement&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada&rsquo;s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly.&nbsp;All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">We are honoured to be recognized as one of&nbsp;<a href="">Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2023</a>. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country.&nbsp;<a href="">Learn more about our commitment to EDI</a>.&nbsp;</span></p>