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Communications Advisor

Full Time
5 days ago
Position Summary
If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

The Communications Advisor is a member of the team responsible for the marketing and communications needs of Northern Health's (corporate) department, including:
•Communications direction with projects and services of interest to stakeholders, including but not limited to physicians, staff, public audiences, community groups, interest and advocacy groups, various levels of government, and media.
•Developing the day-to-day informational needs of stakeholder groups.
•Assisting the communications team and program areas with content planning and development, for web, social media, advertising, printed materials, etc.
•Leading the development and implementation of communications priorities established within department plans and NH's business plan.
•Providing communications leadership and advice to projects, both internal and external to NH.
•Guiding community relations and consultation activities and health promotion and improvement initiatives.
•Providing leadership in other communications activities, including emergency situations, as required.

Starting salary will be approximately from $67,864 to $84,830 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•"Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

•Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing;
•Minimum five (5) years' related experience in communications, public relations, journalism, or marketing, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
•Previous experience in a health care, government, public sector, not-for-profit, or corporate environment an asset.
•Experience with social media, multimedia, website content development and management an asset.

Skills and Abilities:
•Outstanding written communication skills, including exceptional copy-editing abilities and a passion for clear, effective communication
•Skilled in customizing writing for a variety of audiences and media, including email newsletters, stories, print, video (scripts), Web, and social media.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and foster relationships.
•Ability to work effectively with senior leaders and other stakeholders in a wide variety of settings across the organization.
•Ability to develop engaging and interesting original content.
•Extensive knowledge of communications tools and practices used in a corporate environment.
•Working knowledge of design, photography, publications production, desktop publishing, video, and electronic communications.
•Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.
•Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally in a confident and effective manner.
•Ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive issues in a professional manner.
•Ability to remain calm, alert and high-functioning under stressful situations.
•Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
•Ability to set priorities and be results-oriented.
•Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining a positive and proactive attitude.
•Flexibility to provide after-hours service in emergencies or unpredictable circumstances.
•Knowledge of current health topics and issues in BC and within the NH region an asset.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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