Be the Voice of Healthcare Innovation at Providence Health Care as a Senior Communications & Engagement Specialist!

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Providence Health Care
June 4, 2024
11th floor, 1190 Hornby Street, Vancouver, Canada
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Until Filled


Are you a master storyteller with a talent for igniting passion and spurring action? Do you have a deep desire to make a lasting impact on the future of healthcare? If you're ready to put your skills to work on something truly meaningful, we have an incredible 1-year full-time opportunity for you to join the Innovarium team at Providence Health Care (PHC).

What is Innovarium?

Innovarium is PHC's innovation engine - a dynamic ecosystem that brings together brilliant minds across disciplines to accelerate health innovation. We provide a unique model for creative collaboration, focusing on researching, developing, testing, and implementing novel ideas and technologies to sustainably improve care delivery. By breaking down silos and forging unconventional partnerships, we're able to drive evidence-based change that enhances outcomes for our patients, staff, and communities.

Your Mission:

As our Senior Communications and Engagement Specialist, you will be the voice of Innovarium, sharing our stories of progress and engaging others in our mission. You will work closely with the Director of Marketing Communications and the PHC Communications & Public Affairs team to develop and deliver captivating communications and engagement initiatives that build excitement, understanding, and support for our work.

Key duties in this fast-paced role include:

• Executing a communication, marketing and stakeholder engagement strategy aligned with Innovarium's objectives

• Creating and curating compelling multi-channel content (web, social, video, print) that highlights our accomplishments and impact

• Establishing strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including staff, physicians, researchers, industry partners, donors, government representatives, and community organizations

• Coordinating and facilitating meetings, events, and consultations to foster productive dialogue and gather valuable input from stakeholders

• Providing strategic advice and support to integrate public and stakeholder engagement into planning and decision-making processes

• Monitoring and analyzing stakeholder feedback to identify trends, concerns, and opportunities

• Collaborating with PHC Communications to ensure adequate issues management, reputation management, and brand alignment

• Supporting the planning and execution of media relations activities to secure positive coverage

• Contributing to the development and management of the Innovarium website and social channels

• Assisting with budget development and adherence for communication initiatives

• Continuously evaluating and optimizing communication and engagement approaches based on metrics and best practices

What You Bring:

• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or equivalent

• Minimum 5-7 years of experience developing and implementing strategic, integrated communication and engagement programs, ideally in a health care, research or innovation environment

• Exceptional written and oral communication abilities with a flair for storytelling and a keen eye for detail

• Proven ability to translate complex information into clear, compelling content for diverse audiences

• Strong understanding of public/stakeholder engagement principles and practices (IAP2 training is a plus)

• Track record of building productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

• Solid knowledge of communication best practices, issues management, and reputation management

• Excellent project management and planning skills with the ability to juggle competing priorities

• Highly organized and self-motivated with a positive attitude and customer-service mindset

• Proficient in MS Office, digital media tools, and website content management

• Experience or interest in health care innovation is a definite asset

Why Join Providence:

Providence Health Care is at a transformational point in its 130+ year history. With the development of our new world-class hospital St. Paul’s Hospital and Clinical Support and Research Centre, we have an unprecedented opportunity to revolutionize healthcare delivery. By joining Innovarium, you'll work with a talented team of innovators to bring creative solutions from concept to implementation. You'll also enjoy a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for ongoing learning and professional growth.

If you're ready to use your communication superpowers for good, we want to hear from you! Apply here:

Providence Health Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Accessibility accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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