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Lead, Indigenous Health Communications (full Time)

Full Time
10 hours ago
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 Lead, Indigenous Health Communications (the Lead) provides strategic, tactical and practical communications leadership, guidance and support to Indigenous Health Services and to the NH Communications department for communicating and engaging with the Indigenous, Inuit and Metis populations of northern BC. The Lead, in collaboration with the Indigenous Health leadership team and staff, develops, manages, implements, and evaluates the Indigenous Health Communications Strategy and associated tactics, including supporting tracking and reporting. The Lead brings specialist knowledge to content development, social media management, and web and multimedia management. In partnership with the indigenous Health leadership team and the NH Communications department, the Lead meets with Indigenous, Inuit and Metis groups to continuously improve communication strategies and tactics.

Starting salary will be approximately from $80,935 to $101,168 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 of 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 MSP, 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, plus five (5) to seven (7) years' experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of complex service delivery systems, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Previous experience in a health care, government, public sector, not-for-profit, academic, or corporate environment is an asset.
• Knowledge of current national, provincial, and regional Indigenous health topics.
• Experience working with indigenous people and communities.

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.
• Ability to be strategic in the design of Indigenous Health department communications campaigns.
• 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.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities and skills.
• Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change.
• High degree of flexibility in a changing environment and willingness to learn.
• Strong organizational and project management skills including the ability to plan, develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs both independently and in teams.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging health services and practice issues at the provincial and national levels.
• Ability and willingness to travel.

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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