• Communications Specialist - CST

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Communications Specialist - CST
    Work Site: CST Project Office - West 8th Avenue 
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Reference#: 119256-mhs


    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project is one of the largest health care projects in British Columbia's history. It is a joint undertaking between Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Providence Health Care to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. This is an exciting initiative that will deliver key benefits for our patients, health care providers and health organizations.

    Reporting to the Communications Director for the CST project, the Communications Specialist has a passion for delivering impactful campaigns and initiatives to meet communications objectives and support the successful delivery of the project. This person is accountable for recommending approaches, planning, implementing and evaluating high quality communications materials and plans, as well as helping to build and protect the CST project’s reputation. This professional is a strong critical thinker, well-organized and deadline driven; and will serve as a utility team member across all portfolios. The successful applicant naturally enjoys identifying compelling stories to match audience interests; is an exemplary writer; understands how and when to use digital media; and manages everything from content plans to events with ease. Communicating with audiences across the three health organizations and within the project, this person is a flexible team player who understands stakeholders’ emerging communications needs and knows how to navigate through complexity.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    Education & Experience 

    • Education or experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Public Relations.
    • A strong communicator with five (5) or more years’ recent, related experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities 

    • Experience planning and implementing integrated communications campaigns and measuring against objectives.
    • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, with exemplary attention to detail.
    • Experience managing digital media projects such as videos and audio podcasts.
    • Critical thinking coupled with the ability to produce effective products and campaigns.
    • Content planning skills and experience using content management systems.
    • Solutions-focus, positive attitude, maturity and ability to engage a variety of busy stakeholders.
    • Ability to plan and coordinate events and forums for communications purposes.
    • Public sector experience and an understanding of complex change projects preferred.
    • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive issues with skill, tact and diplomacy, and excellent decision making skills and flexibility to reprioritize quickly to meet changing priorities.
    • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
    • Project management skills and ability to work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
    • Strong supplier management experience with the ability to oversee the purchasing process.

    Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

    Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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