The Approaches to Community Wellbeing Communications Officer will coordinate health promotion and communication messages. The Communications Officer is responsible for performing a variety of technical duties including, but not limited, to marketing, writing, copy and photo editing, advertising, graphic design, coordination of health promotion campaigns, and preparation of updates. The Communications Officer will also be responsible for administrative duties, such as daily media monitoring and maintenance of media files and media network, research and briefing notes, and other general support activities.

The Communications Officer will be directly accountable to the Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing and will also report to the Public Health Physician.

Salary range starting from $60,803 to a maximum of $78,256/yearly. This is 1 Year Term position with possibility of extension.

Who can apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Post-secondary degree or equivalent work experience in public or media relations, corporate communications, journalism, marketing, health promotion, graphic design, or related field.

  • Diploma or certification in marketing an asset
  • Knowledge of local, regional, national current events and politics that affect the First Nation's Sioux Lookout area
  • Exceptional organization and time-management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced technical skills in web site maintenance, photography, and graphic design
  • Exceptional knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and other advanced computer skills
  • Highly motivated and ability to work in demanding and fast-paced work environment
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge, Awareness and Sensitivity of Anishinabe culture and tradition as it pertains to SLFNHA's geographical catchment area is an asset
  • Understanding of the realities of First Nation people and communities an asset
  • Ability to speak one of the Anishinabe language an asset
  • Must be willing and able to travel.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Develop a communication plan for Approaches to Community Wellbeing, including a social media strategy

2. Coordinate a health promotion committee to coordinate health promotion campaigns and align public health messaging.

3. Support social media messaging around Approaches to Community Wellbeing and public health information.

4. Manages Approaches to Community Wellbeing public relations including both internal and external communications.

5. Coordinate the development of resources for public health topics in conjunction with health promoters and other content specialists

6. Provide graphic design supports, or work with external graphic designers, to ensure high quality materials

7. Coordinate with video recording supports to make videos and record health promotion messaging

8. Coordinate development of regular updates on what ACW is doing

9. Work with translators to ensure written and verbal translation of resources is done as needed

10. Liaise with print agencies to develop ACW health promotion and communication materials

11. Coordinate distribution of health promotion and communication resources

12. Maintain internal and external inventories of communication and health promotion materials, including on the website

13. Support the Public Health Physician and Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing in development of briefing notes, letters, presentations, and other communication materials

14. Maintain an email account for all ACW inquiries and direct them to the appropriate person for response.

15. Media monitoring and distribution related to public health management

16. Work with the SLFNHA Communications Officer to maintain media contacts and network (partners/stakeholders)

17. Refer and respond (as appropriate) to public/media relations inquiries related to public health management as directed by the Public Health Physician

18. Assist in the promotion of ACW events and taking photos and videos as necessary

19. Develop, implement, and recommend communication programs (i.e. Information Portal) designed to inform First Nation Communities and other key stakeholders of Approaches to Community Wellbeing programs, services, and resources.

20. Work with SLFNHA's Communications Officer to align communication approaches.

21. Other duties as required.


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Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada
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