Interior Health is hiring a Marketing Communications Consultant to join the team!
What will you work on?
The Marketing Communications Consultant is responsible for developing, managing, and delivering high quality, timely communication content and plans for an assigned client group. The Consultant develops and maintains collaborative relationships with the internal and external stakeholders as well as the Communications & Culture Portfolio to meet their client(s)’ needs in a manner that supports the business objectives and reflects the IH values and goals.
Additionally, the Consultant works collaboratively with Corporate & Digital Content Team members to contributing his/her particular expertise and skills as required, in support of communication content and plans across all IH channels.
Some typical duties include:
• Acts as a strategic advisor to an assigned client group of IH leaders or portfolios. Works to understand their communication needs and provide guidance on effective communications strategies that will help them inform their audience, respond to issues, and articulate their message.
• Supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of IH-wide communication plans for projects and initiatives. Works in partnership with program and department leads, to ensure their programs, initiatives, and services are effectively communicated to diverse internal and external audiences as required.
• Utilizes strong presentation and content development skills to create clear, timely communication deliverables, includuing: memos, promotions, news releases, correspondence, speaking notes, newsletters, or online content as assigned or to meet client(s)’ needs.
• Identifies opportunities for improved two-way communication and methods for IH to most effectively share information with its employees and medical staff as well as external audiences.
• Seeks out opportunities to engage with stakeholders, to increase own knowledge and understanding of context, perspective, pressures; shares learnings with Portfolio team; considers specific needs of identified audiences, including First Nations, rural communities, patients/clients, partners, community leaders, etc.
• As a member of the Communications & Culture Portfolio, participates in the development or delivery of various communications-related resources made available to senior management, directors, staff, and physicians.
• Provides on-call (after hours) coverage according to Portfolio schedule.
• Collaborates with other Portfolio members, as required, to coordinate and execute assigned tasks, ensuring that service delivery is seamless for clients and deadlines are met.
• Seeks out opportunities to increase technical communications and engagement skills and awareness of best practices, industry standards, etc., and to share key learnings with Portfolio.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
How will you create an impact?
The Consultant will play a pivotal role developing and executing marketing & communications strategies to enhance Interior Health’s brand presence through external content creation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Health Care, an entrepreneurial spirit and a love for all things content and creative to bring our brand strategy and content marketing plans to life.
Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:
An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.
Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).
Education, Training, and Experience
• A Bachelor’s degree specializing in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field.
• A minimum of 5 years or recent, related experience. Previous experience in employee or corporate communications and knowledge of the healthcare operating environment are an asset.
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, with demonstrated results in communications will also be considered.
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to work as part of a collaborative, high performance team.
• Demonstrated understanding of communications, marketing and public or media relations best practices.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication and proof-reading skills.
• Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate strategic, operational, and issues management-related communication.
• Ability to effectively work with senior leaders and other stakeholders in a wide variety of settings across the organization.
• Strong understanding of political and health care environment, including local and regional councils and leadership structures in British Columbia.
• Creative and skilled in presenting content visually through various media (websites, social media, presentations, videos, print, etc.)
• Ability to set priorities and be results-oriented.
• Ability to remain calm, alert, and high functioning under stressful situations.
• Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive issues with skill, tact, and diplomacy.
• Problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
• Advanced computer skills.
• Ability to carry out the duties of the position with a high degree of ethical and professional behaviour.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Starting salary is approximately from $67,864 to $97,555 and will be based on education, training and experience
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.