141 Weber Street South, Waterloo ON, Regular Day Shift.
The Director, Communications is accountable for leading the planning, development and execution of the Waterloo Wellington CCAC's corporate communication strategy and enabling programs in support of the delivery of outstanding care – every person, every day and reflective of our organization's values: Person-Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Respectful, Innovative.
NATURE & SCOPE:
Leading the development of a function-specific strategy that is aligned with the organization's strategic priorities including public relations, stakeholder engagement, marketing, brand management, social media and issues management
Creating and monitoring a function-specific risk management plan; monitoring and creating action plans for mediation, as required
In consultation with the CEO, responding to media inquiries; as necessary, works with senior leadership team and/or Board of Directors in developing crisis management action plans
Providing strategic direction in the development and delivery of communications – identifying issues, managing issues, developing content and key messages
Proactively monitoring the external environment to identify and develop action plans re: issues that impact the WWCCAC
Developing an annual work plan, including determining priorities and performance indicators
Determining annual budgets in the context of the organization's broader budget – monitors budget and takes corrective action as needed
Determining staffing requirements based on annual plan (department and organization) and work plan,
Determining an efficient and effective service delivery model, including partnerships and technology requirements,
Leading the development of function-specific policies and procedures
Ensuring compliance with all legislation and regulations
Overseeing / monitoring the implementation of programs, and reviewing performance indicators to ensure programs are effective
Providing subject matter advice and guidance to the executive team as required
Participating and/or leading internal and sector committees and initiatives, including partnerships with other CCACs or service providers
Providing leadership to the full communications team with a focus on engagement and culture
Providing direct leadership of manager/lead resources including development/assessment of an annual performance plan, identification of learning opportunities, career coaching and on-going mentoring
Must have a degree in communications, public relations or journalism
Must have a minimum of 5+ years' experience in communications
Must have exceptional leadership skills and proven abilities as a strategic communicator and collaborative team player
Must have superior planning, writing and editing skills with meticulous attention to detail
Must have strong issues management and media relations experience
Knowledge of the Ontario health sector and trends within the sector
Knowledge of the CCAC's programs and services an asset Experience with a wide variety of communications mediums including print, video, online and social media required.
Managerial skills in support of strategic and operational planning, budget development/maintenance, and people leadership
Strong problem solving skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize
Advanced computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, etc.)
Ability to travel to off-site locations within and outside the local geography (GTA); occasional meetings outside of the regular work day will be required.
WWCCAC strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting posting #15/A/07 before 4:30 p.m. on May 15, 2015 to Human Resources (e-mail: email@example.com). We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.
THE WATERLOO WELLINGTON CCAC IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.