The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care, long-term care homes, community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The Mississauga Halton LHIN is home to more than one million people and its office is located in Oakville, Ontario.
Committed to lead health system coordination and integration for our communities our vision is to move towards a seamless health system promoting optimal health and delivering high quality care when and where needed. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team at the Mississauga Halton LHIN, consider the following:
We are recruiting a Communications Strategist
Start Date: Immediately
Reports to: Manager, Strategic Communications and Partner Relations
Category: Permanent Full-time
Primary assigned location: 700 Dorval Drive, Oakville
The Communications Strategist is responsible for providing strategic communications support for organizational work including developing and delivering communications coaching to senior leadership and staff.
Key accountabilities of this position include:
Works in partnership with Mississauga Halton LHIN leadership, community partners and relevant teams to proactively develop communications strategy and tactical materials
A key driver in developing and implementing the strategic communications framework for building an integrated system of care for patients with complex needs with in MH region.
Provides communications support to Health Links Secretariat and community partners to implement health links approach in the region.
Develops and delivers customized communications coaching for various leaders as identified.
Ensures communications are consistent with provincial health links messaging and branding guidelines, Mississauga Halton LHIN key organizational messages and visual identity guidelines.
Develops communication collateral materials to highlight Mississauga Halton LHIN programs and initiatives.
Liaises with relevant teams, executives and senior leaders to deliver consistent communications content and strategy to internal and external stakeholders, including Service Providers, hospitals, primary care and community agencies.
Liaises and engages with external partners and audiences in the development of communications strategy, materials and activities
Develops and provides communications materials for priority projects as assigned
University degree or diploma in Communications, Journalism or Public Affairs (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation from International Association of Business Communicators an asset
Minimum three (3) to five (5) years related experience in developing and implementing communications tactics; experience must include communications skills coaching
Excellent knowledge of current communication theories, disciplines, techniques, best practices and planning methods
Excellent knowledge of project management
Adept in the use of MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Thorough understanding and commitment to quality service and best practice
Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change
Ability to analyze information, problem-solve and make good decisions
Self-directed with an ability to organize, plan, prioritize and multi-task
Demonstrated critical thinking
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ensures effective and professional communications with all internal/external contacts to establish and maintain a range of contacts with health professionals, service providers and organizations within the community
Works respectfully, positively and collaboratively within a team environment sharing experience and lessons
Good negotiation, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
Solid mentoring and coaching skills to provide instructions and guidance to employees with respect to activities, challenges and questions specific to communications/public relations
Ability to communicate in French or another language an asset
Mississauga Halton LHIN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity. We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted.
To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1718-031 via the link above or visit the Mississauga Halton LHIN Career Opportunity page at lhinjobs.ca.
Thank you for your interest in joining our exceptional team at Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN)!