BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver, BC
What you’ll do
Lead strategic communications and media relations for BCCHR consistent with PHSA overall strategic communications plans. Advise executive, leadership and spokespersons on communications opportunities and issues. Contribute to the overall leadership of the communication function of the PHSA as a key member of the communications team, participating in developing and implementing communication plans. Collaborate with members of the communication team by sharing information and proposing recommendations, which will enable the integration of all programs and services consistent with the overall strategic communications plans for PHSA.
Plan, implement and evaluate goals and objectives for communications at BCCHR consistent with the BCCHR strategic plan and overall strategic direction of communications within PHSA. Lead analysis of the current situation and future requirements of the area, initiating the development of specific goals and objectives and setting priorities for planning and implementing strategies in conjunction with corporate communications staff, BCCHR executive and leadership.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the communication function at BCCHR, including compliance with PHSA policy and applicable UBC polices. Provide leadership to staff through coaching, guiding and role modeling key behaviors/strategies, encouraging dialogue and providing guidance and advice to facilitate resolutions to work issues. Assist team members to define shared and individual goals, meet target dates and ensure alignment of team goals with customer needs.
Develop the capital and operating budget for the department. Responsibilities include monitoring budget performance, reporting variance, planning and adjusting operations and / or staffing to meet projections and annual targets, approving expenditures, and preparing summaries for fiscal reporting as required. Participate in quarterly reviews of the BCCHR budget with Senior Director, Administration & Operations contributing to the optimization of budget resources across BCCHR Administration Group.
What you bring
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a university degree in communications, journalism or a related field.
Seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience, including two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
Knowledge of the principles of communications and marketing.
Knowledge of social marketing as applied to healthcare.
Knowledge of legislative policy development and processes of various levels of government.
Leadership and managerial skills.
The ability to create and execute strategic communication plans.
Demonstrated understanding of the essence and subtleties of communications in order that exchanges are understood at all levels within a complex internal and external network.
The ability to respond to the needs of stakeholders supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions.
What we bring
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 professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (12) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0800-1600/0830-1630/0900-1700
Requisition Number: 111178
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages 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, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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