HEALTH CARE JOBS WITH A WORLD-CLASS INNOVATOR IN MEDICAL CARE, RESEARCH, & TEACHING.
Vancouver Coastal Health delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. Our amazing jobs, workforce, and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better heath for our communities through innovation and exceptional care.
Our management teams guide and support our 20,000+ employees towards realizing our vision of ensuring healthy lives in healthy communities. VCH offers leadership positions in clinical, operational and strategic planning areas. We look for specialists who have demonstrated management experience and who have the leadership qualities necessary for our dynamic health care organization. Enjoy a career full of challenge, opportunity and career growth potential.
We are currently seeking a Communications Specialist to join our Corporate Communications team in Vancouver, BC.
Reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications, and in partnership with the Communications Leader for the designated Community of Care (CoC), the Communications Specialist is on the front lines of planning and executing internal and external communication and engagement strategies to advance local, regional and VCH-wide initiatives. The Specialist has superior written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and is extremely detail oriented, capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects and client expectations.
The Communications Specialist has a flair for 'productive innovation', meaning he/she brings new ideas for content and communication approaches to the table, but uses intuition and a keen sense of observation to understand what will work for leaders, adapt on the fly, and consistently meet deadlines.
When it comes to writing, the Specialist does it all - from original storytelling in newsletter articles, video scripts, blogs, speeches and presentations, to succinct operational communication in memos, briefing notes, web copy, intranet updates and more. The Specialist works with the Director and/or the local Communications Leader to provide input on communication strategies, but ultimately thrives on implementation, executing on the myriad of communication tools and tactics necessary to engage internal and external audiences on the issues, changes, opportunities and everyday successes happening in the world of health care.
The Specialist also has outstanding customer service skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with a broad group of internal and external stakeholders, and listen closely for insight about what clients really need in order to advance audience engagement.
On daily basis, the Specialist will attend project and team meetings, coordinate special events, conduct interviews and write original copy for numerous communication channels, run down the hall to shoot a quick video or two, and liaise with colleagues to assess emerging communication priorities. The Specialist also serves as a local point person to supplement the efforts of the Public Affairs team by investigating flagging potential good news opportunities, identifying emerging issues, drafting issues notes, and providing media escorts.
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Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.