At Ontario Health, we are committed to developing a strong organizational culture that connects and inspires all team members across the province. Our vision is that together, we will be a leader in health and wellness for all. Our mission is to connect the health system to drive improved and equitable health outcomes, experiences and value. How we work together is reflected through our five values: integrity, inspiration, tenacity, humility and care.
What Ontario Health offers:
Achieving your career goals is a priority to us. Benefits of working at Ontario Health may include the following based on employment type:
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage from your first day
- Health care spending account
- Premium defined benefit pension plan
- 3 personal days and 2 float days annually
- Individual contributors start at 3 weeks’ vacation with 4 weeks at 2 yrs.
- Career development opportunities
- A collaborative values-based team culture
- Wellness programs
- A hybrid working model
- Participation in
Communities of Inclusion
Want to make a difference in your career? Consider this opportunity.
The Communications Advisor, working within corporate communications, is responsible for developing and implementing multi-faceted communications plans and outreach activities to broaden awareness and support for key strategic and operational priorities and objectives at Ontario Health. Working closely with internal stakeholders, the position also contributes to a better understanding of health care policy and delivery contexts to ensure the value, the relevance and utility of our communications products and vehicles.
Here is what you will be doing:
Develop, implement and monitor/measure integrated communications plans and content development strategies that support and align with the overall Ontario Health mandate, Annual Business Plan and operational objectives.
Create high-quality communication strategies and ensure key deliverables are achieved and measured, including the writing and editing of communication plans, materials, presentation content and web copy – ensuring a brand appropriate and consistent tone and voice.
Build strong supportive relationships with internal business and portfolio partners for effective communications delivery; share communications best practices and handle tactical assignments with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced but complex environment.
Work with internal business partners to determine corporate communications priorities, manage communications specific workflows and deliver multiple communications initiatives effectively and on time.
Act as a subject matter expert in communications, based on best practice learnings, and provide expertise and advice across the organization to ensure products, information, guidance and resources are widely available, known and utilized.
Create communication products and plans that advance the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression and decolonization, and provide advice and guidance to a wide range of communications.
Develop a strong understanding of health care issues in Ontario in order to inform communications strategies.
Work alongside other communication team members to support goals and objectives related to projects and initiatives
Other duties may be assigned within the scope of this position.
Here is what you will need to be successful:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations/marketing or a related field with experience developing communication plans for corporate project and initiatives
Minimum 5+ years of communications or related work experience
Experience working in a large-scale organization, public sector experience preferred
Experience working in project teams to deliver on communications plans and strategies
Health care experience would be an asset
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent understanding of communication principles, processes and stakeholder relations
A strong writer and editor, specifically in preparing engaging content for a wide variety of target audiences and communications vehicles
Communication planning and project management skills with an ability to work well with diverse teams with competing priorities across a complex organization
High degree of collaboration and the ability to influence to achieve program/project objectives while protecting/enhancing the organizational brand
Strong storytelling experience and aligning strategies to the overall corporate narrative
Experience creating communications plans, strategies, key messaging, for programs or services
Well versed in communications tools
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with Microsoft Office tools (Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Ability to work flexibly to tight deadlines, under pressure, as part of a team
Ability to multi-task and have good organizational and time management skills
Sound judgement, discretion and decision-making ability
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability and experience to work across all levels
Commitment to customer service
Bilingualism is an asset
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Salary Band: 5
Location: Ontario (currently hybrid; subject to change)
All applicants must be a resident of Ontario to be considered for roles at Ontario Health.
Internal Application Deadline Date: August 16, 2023
Ontario Health encourages applications from candidates who are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous; Francophone; Black and racialized; members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities; trans and nonbinary; and disabled.
We encourage applicants with accessibility needs to notify us if they have any accommodation needs in the application and/or interview process.
Note: As part of the initial recruitment screening process, applicants must confirm that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If applicants are not fully vaccinated, they will be required to identify any accommodation needs pursuant to a protected ground under the Code. Applicants who identify an accommodation need will be required to provide supporting documentation with respect to their need for accommodation when requested by Ontario Health. If no such accommodation is identified, the applicant will not be eligible to proceed through the recruitment process.