BC Children’s Hospital Reseach Institute
What you do
- Liaise with internal stakeholders to implement communication plans and activities, and with external stakeholders to respond to requests for information, collaborate on joint initiatives and events, and to coordinate communication activities. Ensures BCCHR communications activities are carried out in compliance with PHSA and UBC policy.
- Research, write, and produce diverse communications. Coordinate the development, production and distribution of internal and external communication products. Determine content in conjunction with subject matter experts under direction of the Director, Communications, BCCHR. Create action plans, detailing the necessary steps to implement changes or enhancements. Prepare required information for senior staff and leadership.
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to develop a broad understanding of important issues, challenges and strategic direction being undertaken and to foster open dialogue between key stakeholders
- Conduct interviews with internal and external audiences. Write, edit, and coordinate production of a variety of content and material for internal and external publications, digital and print communication channels.
- Research, write and assist in the management of proactive media releases under the direction of the Director, Communications, BCCHR. Provides media support, including serving as a media escort and obtaining patient consent for media interviews when required. Develop and maintain relationships with media and professional bloggers. Support proactive media relations activities to highlight BCCHR achievements. Support the Director in addressing media relations including responding to requests for information and interviews.
- Provide issues management support and communications advice to BCCHR and PHSA as assigned.
- Provide reporting metrics and analytics to BCCHR, and prepares reports as required.
- Plan, organize and delivers special events including news conferences, Town Hall meetings, specials forums/meetings, receptions and other events as required.
- Review overall quality, consistency, factual accuracy, and effectiveness of complex communication materials. Edit and proofread publications for accuracy and to ensure PHSA’s policies and style standards are maintained
What you bring
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or a related discipline
- At least three (3) years of recent, related experience.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Solid journalistic writing and editing skills.
- Knowledge of media production methods.
- The ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive issues with skill, tact and diplomacy is important as is excellent decision-making skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; flexibility to reprioritize quickly to meet changing priorities and deliver required results on deadline.
- Demonstrated initiative and understanding of internal and external communication issues.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, dataset and web-based programs.
- Understanding of SEO, website information architecture, and intranet/web analytics is advantageous, as is knowledge of Photoshop.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
Closing date: Until filled
Hours of work 8:30 – 16:30 or 9:00 – 17:00
Reference number: 103955
What we do
Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia (C&W) is made up of British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, British Columbia’s Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. As a teaching hospital and major provincial resource, C&W has three main roles: patient care, education and research. C&W’s services include: caring for B.C.’s most acutely ill or injured children; providing developmental and rehabilitation services to children throughout B.C., offering the full range of health services required by child- bearing women and their babies; providing a broad range of specialized health programs; educating and training students in a wide range of health professions; conducting research to advance health and care, supported by the B.C. Research Institute for Children’s & Women’s Health, which is operated in partnership with the University of British Columbia. C&W’s vision is to improve the health of children, youth and women by working with partners to ensure access to the best care in the best setting.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.