Communications Specialist

1 week ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Years of Experience
Mississauga Halton LHIN

Job Description

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 access centres, 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 currently recruiting a Communication Specialist


Competition Number:                FY1718-066

Date Posted:                            November 8, 2017

Date Closed:                            December 8, 2017

Portfolio:                                  Health System Strategy Integration and Planning

Department:                            Communications and Engagement

Reports To:                              Manager, Strategic Communications and Partner Relations

Category:                                Temporary Full-Time (4 Month Contract)

Primary Assigned Location:        TBD (Etobicoke Office – 401 the West Mall/2655 North Sheridan Way, Mississsauga)



The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is currently seeking a focused, collaborative and results-oriented Communications Specialist to fill a seven month contract. Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Communications and Partner Relations, the Communications Specialist is responsible for providing support for communications strategies and plans and producing content for a number of communications vehicles which will support a diverse portfolio including issues management, media relations, electronic communications, and stakeholder and government relations.




  • Works with the Communications Lead to support communication needs including delivery of corporate communication initiatives and products
  • Writes a variety of communications materials that support Mississauga Halton LHIN communications strategy
  • Research and write external news releases
  • Assist with the planning and execution of announcements / media events
  • Work with the Communications Lead to create and refresh web communications and maintain website



  • Writing and content creation for key communications deliverables including presentations, newsletters, videos, brochures, letters, memos, bulletins, web content, scripts/speaking points, advertisements and reports as required
  • Research and draft external news releases, backgrounders on new programs, special events
  • Search out facts and create stories that support provincial and local initiatives
  • Editing of materials to ensure accuracy
  • Helping internal stakeholders with communications planning and support for writing or editing needs as appropriate
  • Local PR and media outreach as required
  • Assistance on engagement projects as required
  • Maintain communications database
  • Support Lead on large-scale campaigns as required
  • Social media – outreach and content creation




Education, Training & Experience:

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or equivalent.
  • 3+ years in communications / public relations (background in Ontario’s health system preferred)


Skills and Attributes:

  • Superior writing/editing skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills required with demonstrated ability to write a broad range of exceptional copy in a variety of media
  • Sound knowledge, understanding and application of communications concepts, strategies, and technical skills required in planning, execution and evaluation of communications plans
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint
  • Website management experience
  • Design expertise is considered an asset
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work quickly, efficiently and accurately to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well and stay calm under pressure


To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1718-066 via the following link www.lhinjobs.ca or visit the Mississauga Halton LHIN Career Opportunity page at lhinjobs.ca Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


To receive any Mississauga Halton LHIN document required by the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act (AODA) and its standards, or to receive any public document on our website in an alternate format, please contact our Communications Department at 905-855-9090 or 1-877-336-9090.

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.


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