Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Primary Health Care, the Senior Communications Advisor is a provincial leadership role accountable for communications planning, change management, implementation and capacity building for the provincial Primary Health Care (PHC) program and Primary Health Care Integration Network (PHCIN).
The Senior Communications Advisor position is responsible for developing and maintaining complex partner relationships for the purpose of collaborating on numerous short- and long-term initiatives that are high profile and multifaceted. Working independently with minimal guidance, the Senior Communications Advisor will directly supervise PHC staff and lead large functional teams. The Senior Communications Advisor also contributes to and supports program and PHCIN strategic direction as set out by program leadership and works to ensure Alberta Health Services values, goals and principles are implemented and integrated within all communications plans and tactics. As a key member of the program leadership team, the Sr. Communications Advisor applies expertise to identify and execute communications strategies at zone and provincial levels to contribute to the achievement of integrated primary healthcare service delivery.
- Classification: Senior Advisor
- Union: Exempt
- Department: AHS Unrestr.Com Administration
- Primary Location: Drumheller Community Hlth
- Negotiable Location: Provincial
- Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
- FTE: 1.00
- Posting End Date: 03-FEB-2021
- Date Available: 01-MAR-2021
- Temporary End Date: 04-JUL-2022
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 2
- Shifts per cycle: 10
- Shift Pattern: Days
- Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
- Minimum Salary: $34.52
- Maximum Salary: $59.20
- Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Minimum of an undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field. 3-5 years' experience in a team leadership role. Minimum of eight years relevant experience working in communications or similar field. Excellent computer skills including expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required. Knowledge of design program including Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator preferred. A minimum of eight years of relevant experience with progressive responsibility in area of expertise in a related environment. Demonstrated pattern of professional and personal development. Experience in communications planning and implementation. Experience in a healthcare organization preferred. Knowledge of best practice related to communications, engagement, public relations, media relations and social movements. Demonstrated abilities in strategic communications planning. Strong writing and editing skills and experience creating key messages, memos and other communications materials. Additional Required Qualifications :
Demonstrated abilities in strategic communications planning. Strong writing and editing skills and experience creating key messages, memos and other communications materials. Demonstrated team leadership skills, including ability and comfort with decision making, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Evidence of ability to foster a culture of change acceptance, adoption and advocacy. Ability to search out and evaluate best evidence required. Proven ability to work collaboratively within a team as a contributing member. Proven ability to work effectively with senior leaders. Requires exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written and listening skills. Ability to develop and facilitate presentations to convey information or transfer knowledge. Demonstrated ability to work independently within a large, complex system with a variety of stakeholders. Demonstrated needs identification, gap analysis, critical thinking skills, decision-making, innovative problem solving. Demonstrated abilities in conflict resolution and management and well developed facilitation skills. Ability to juggle a variety of complex projects and meet tight deadlines. Proven ability to understand complex environments and develop communications strategies that leverage opportunities and address challenges.