Manager, Corporate Communications

  • CompanyMiddlesex-London Health Unit
  • Job TypeHealth
  • Required Experience5 years including 2 years leadership experinece
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsMasters degree in communications, marketing, or journalism or equivalent combination of education and experience in media, PR
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline02/29/2024

Job Description

Make your impact in Public Health as the full-time Manager, Corporate Communications, in the Corporate Services Division at Middlesex-London Health Unit.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Corporate Communications (CC) team is responsible for all aspects of strategic communications for the agency, including: proactive and reactive media relations; issues and crisis management; management of corporate social media accounts; overall management of the corporate website; and internal communications. Working in close partnership with the Social Marketing and Health Systems Partnership team within the Family and Community Health Division, the CC team uses their expertise to support the implementation of Social Marketing campaigns (including marketing and advertising activities as appropriate) designed to advance public awareness and influence behaviour related to key public health priorities. The department is also the steward of the MLHU brand, and ensures communications strategies are consistent with the mission, vision, values, and strategy of the agency.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CC Manager directs, coordinates, and evaluates the delivery of all services provided by the CC team.

In addition to providing strategic communications support to the Senior Leadership Team and accountable for the day-to-day functioning of the CC team, including the management of human and material resources, the successful candidate also:

Manages and executes marketing, advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and online communications activities, including graphics standards. Coordinates the development of MLHU resources and interactions with external graphic design production and online/web agencies.
Advises, consults, and recommends to staff multiple strategies for integrated communications of programs, services, and activities, in order to maximize the impact with the intended audience.
Develops and executes a variety of corporate communications resources and public relations efforts such as writing news releases, media relations materials, speeches, presentations, Q & As, and annual reports.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with partners and media representatives. Prepares and co-ordinates news conferences and special announcements as required.
Oversees the planning and implementation of special events including matters of protocol.
Develops, conducts, and evaluates in-service education programs for management and staff regarding effective media and marketing communications.
Engages in culturally humble ways with partners and other relevant parties with the aim of enhancing collective capacity to address social determinants of health and health equity;
Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

Masters degree in communications, marketing, or journalism or equivalent combination of education and experience in marketing, media or public relations.
Minimum 5 years related experience in corporate communications, public relations and issues management, including a minimum of 2 years in a leadership role.
Knowledge of public health would be an asset.
Superior creative writing skills, with demonstrated copywriting and editing capabilities.
Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with staff at all levels of the organization, media, and other external partners.
Excellent computer skills with emphasis on MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams).
Knowledge of print production and graphic design processes. Digital communications expertise is an asset.
Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities within tight deadlines.
Knowledge of the principles of health equity, and why it is a foundational standard for public health. This includes the demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and/or communities to advance public health priorities.
The ability to communicate in French and other languages would be considered an asset.

The annual salary for this position ranges from $101,377 to $119,267 based on qualifications and experience.

To apply to this position, please select “Apply Now” and submit a resume and cover letter as a single document by February 29, 2024. Please note: new applicants will need to create an online account to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Middlesex-London Health Unit; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is committed to equity in employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from equity-seeking communities including Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their cover letter, in a transparent manner, as part of the application process. When a candidate voluntarily discloses such information in their application, the information will be kept confidential. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking community will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.

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