Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator
Posting Number: 
May 23, 2019 04:30 PM
Job Type: 
Full Time Permanent

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day communications planning and implementation of communication strategies within the communications portfolio of Southwestern Public Health. 

The successful candidate to the position of Communications Coordinator will work in conjunction with program teams to plan, develop and coordinate effective communication, social media, marketing and digital brand activities for the promotion of public health program and service delivery. 

Essential Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Diploma in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of one-year work experience in public relations and/or social media coordination, preferably in a health care setting
  • Use social media fundamentals in a strategic and innovative way to customize communications and content to reflect what target audiences are sharing, liking and talking about on social media.
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders, writing and editing (photo/video/text) for social media applications.
  • Strong analytic skills and an understanding of social and digital metrics
  • Skill in photography and video for use in multimedia projects, publications, social media and websites an asset.
  • Computer skills including software and design applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), social media marketing platforms, media development software and e-newsletters.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a wide range of professionals.
  • Ability to work with high accuracy and detail.
  • Proven ability to be a team player while leading and providing guidance and consultation to front line employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and very strong customer service orientation.
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable access to an insured working vehicle.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to by May 22, 2019.

Southwestern Public Health strives to meet the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Regulation, and will support candidates to modify our recruitment and selection process, should there be a need to modify or remove barriers in order to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should a candidate be contacted and require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection processes, please notify the Human Resources representative who has contacted you.

Nicole Dagg, CHRL
Manager, Human Resources
Southwestern Public Health