|Job Title:||Communications Specialist|
|Work Site:||Lions Gate Hospital (secondary site 520 West 6th Avenue Vancouver)|
|Status:||Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)|
Come work as a Communications Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Communications Specialist to join the Corporate Communications team in Vancouver, BC. The Communications Specialist is on the front lines of planning and executing internal and external communication and engagement strategies to advance local, regional and VCH-wide initiatives. The Specialist has superior written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and is extremely detail oriented, capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects and client expectations. Apply today to join our team!
The Ideal Candidate
The Communications Specialist has a flair for 'productive innovation', meaning they bring new ideas for content and communication approaches to the table, but uses intuition and a keen sense of observation to understand what will work for leaders, adapt on the fly, and consistently meet deadlines.
When it comes to writing, the Specialist does it all - from original storytelling in newsletter articles, video scripts, blogs, speeches and presentations, to succinct operational communication in memos, briefing notes, web copy, intranet updates and more. The Specialist works with the Director and/or the local Communications Leader to provide input on communication strategies, but ultimately thrives on implementation, executing on the myriad of communication tools and tactics necessary to engage internal and external audiences on the issues, changes, opportunities and everyday successes happening in the world of health care.
The Specialist also has outstanding customer service skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with a broad group of internal and external stakeholders, and listen closely for insight about what clients really need in order to advance audience engagement.
On daily basis, the Specialist will: attend project and team meetings, coordinate special events, conduct interviews and write original copy for numerous communication channels, run down the hall to shoot a quick video or two, and liaise with colleagues to assess emerging communication priorities. The Specialist also serves as a local point person to supplement the efforts of the Public Affairs team by investigating flagging potential good news opportunities, identifying emerging issues, drafting issues notes, and providing media escorts.
Does this sound like you? Apply today!
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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.