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Communications Advisor

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted May 12, 2022.

Communications and Public Affairs staff members are responsible for the formal internal and external communications programs at Hamilton Health Sciences, serving as PR consultants to the hospital and its leadership. The department’s responsibilities include internal communications, digital/social media strategy and communications, media relations, issues and crisis management, community and government relations, web development, event planning, corporate publications, brand development and management, and marketing.

The Communications Advisor will provide strategic communications expertise and support to advance the goals and objectives of the hospital and its various programs and departments. Specifically, those responsibilities will include: implementing and evaluating corporate communications plans; supporting the development and execution of the organization’s digital and social media strategy; pursuing, curating and developing content for internal and external publications and communications channels; developing and supporting proactive media relations strategies for the organization, its programs and/or initiatives; and organizing and executing special events. The Communications Advisor will assist in the development and implementation of communications/marketing plans that are aligned with the strategic plan of the department and consistent with the vision, mission and values of Hamilton Health Sciences.

1. University Degree and a Degree/Diploma in communications or other academic preparation in combination with relevant experience
2. Minimum five (5) years experience in public affairs/public relations, government affairs or journalism
3. Exceptional writing ability
4. Evident commitment to learning
5. Evident track record of success working in an interdisciplinary team
6. Demonstrated excellence in communication, team building, and the ability to initiate and model positive change
7. Strong creative and design skills
8. Demonstrated success in event planning
9. Demonstrated goal oriented
10. Web experience an asset
11. Experience and knowledge of health services and health care an asset
12. Media relations experience an asset
13. Evidence of commitment to the public relations profession through membership in relevant organizations (CPRS,
IABC, PRSA)

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact Human Resources Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement