Status and Job type: Temporary part-time, 1-year term with option to renew with the possibility of a renewal for up to 4 years
Hours: 20 hours/week (0.53 FTE)
SRI has been tasked to create a pan-Canadian network in Image Guided Therapy (IGT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with the goal of strengthening the national IGT sector. This new network, named INOVAIT, will engage in bringing together academic and industry stakeholders, and in running competitions for collaborative projects. We will disperse up to $42M in funding from the Government of Canada to the strongest IGT and AI projects. We are building a small highly motivated team to build out INOVAIT and maximize the impact of this opportunity. As part of the team, Sunnybrook Research Institute is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Communications Officer for our new network, INOVAIT.
INOVAIT is a national network with a strong industry focus that harnesses breakthroughs in IGT and the power of digital systems, enhanced analytics and AI to advance medical imaging, diagnostics and precision treatments.
INOVAIT’s mission is to help grow Canada’s IGT industry into a true global leader, by facilitating the integration of AI data handling into the most promising Canadian IGT companies and technologies, ensuring that the fundamental research is harnessed for better patient outcomes. INOVAIT will leverage Canadian expertise in image-guided therapy and artificial intelligence to build a legacy industry that will create high tech healthcare jobs, strengthen the economy, and create better health outcomes, bringing Canada to the forefront of global health technology clusters in IGT.
Reporting to INOVAIT Directors, and working collaboratively with the INOVAIT team, the Communications Officer will oversee all of INOVAIT’s marketing activities and will be responsible for developing, executing and measuring INOVAIT’s marketing strategy, using a results-driven and analytical approach. The incumbent will be responsible for creating and delivering impactful and inspiring communications that promote the network’s activities. Success in this role is defined by building our community across all channels and supporting collaboration and coalition-building between academic and industry partners across Canada and internationally.
Lead the development and implementation of INOVAIT’s marketing and communication strategy
Produce a variety of communication materials including print, digital and social media, project management and applicable budget management
Develop and manage the INOVAIT brand ensuring high quality and consistent messaging and branding across all channels and materials for all audiences (e.g., website, social media, press releases, monthly newsletters, video and photo galleries, etc.)
Manage and monitor INOVAIT’s communication channels including social media
Maintain and update the INOVAIT website
Participate in the coordination and management of networking and community events (e.g., conferences, networking mixers, experiential learning events, IGT days)
Collaborate strategically with leading organizations and press in Canada’s IGT/AI ecosystem (e.g., industry sponsors, universities, government investment offices) to reach target audiences and strengthen partnerships
Work with academic and industry professionals and subject matter experts to create and develop cutting edge and engaging content (i.e., articles, stories, news, videos, case studies, etc.) that showcases the IGT/AI network programs, partners and assets
Qualifications and Skills
The ideal candidate for this role is a skilled writer who possesses strong problem-solving skills, analytical ability, political navigation instincts and deep professionalism. The candidate should also have:
A post-secondary degree, in English, Marketing, Communications or related discipline
3-5 years of marketing/communications and professional writing experience
Strong interviewing and research skills – able to extract meaningful and relevant information
Fluency in French, verbal and written communication is considered an asset
Digital communications skills including social media, email marketing and website content management systems
Experience with data analytics (e.g. Google and social media analytics)
Experience developing influential visually compelling communications materials
Experience working in the healthcare innovation ecosystem is considered an asset
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral)
Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail
MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite
Able to work effectively in a dynamic team environment (working both independently and as part of a small team)
Qualified applicants should submit their resume along with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “INOVAIT Communications Officer Position” in the subject line of your email and attach your cover letter and resume in a single pdf file named in the following format ‘__MCOApplication.pdf’.
Deadline for applications is end of day April 16, 2021. We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration guidelines, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.