Healthy Start / Départ Santé Project Background:
Healthy Start / Départ Santé (HSDS) is a provincial and bilingual early years health promotion initiative, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Community Initiative Fund. Healthy Start / Départ Santé’s increases opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating in early learning and childcare settings and is delivered in French and in English throughout Saskatchewan. The initiative has also expanded in New Brunswick.
We are seeking a bilingual, energetic and self-motivated Health Promotion Communications Coordinator to advance the Healthy Start / Départ Santé knowledge transfer, communication strategies and to disseminate the results of the evaluation project.
Sponsor Organisation / Project Lead: Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan (RSFS) – provincial francophone NGO, network for health services in French
Status: New position, 1 year with possibility of extension for 2 years.
Salary Information: The salary range is 40 000$ to 42 900$ per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Location of work: In an office setting at the RSFS in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Primary Purpose: The Communications Specialist will provide leadership and support for the development, implementation and evaluation of communication strategies that support the project’s strategic objectives. The communications specialist contributes to the HSDS objectives by communicating project highlights, activities and successes to internal and external stakeholders locally, nationally, internationally as well as to the general public.
Nature of Work: The specialist works closely and collaboratively with all members of the HSDS team, including team members in New Brunswick, advisory groups and the HSDS evaluation team.
Reporting to the Project Manager and accountable to the RSFS, the successful candidate is required to perform the following in both official languages:
Education/Experience: Three to five years of directly related progressive experience in communications. Experience and success in developing, implementing and evaluating effective communication strategies using a variety of mediums and channels. Experience conceptualizing the development of marketing initiatives and design. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, experience in in knowledge translation / transfer; Education, or Business/Commerce (marketing). Past experience in project coordination and an understanding of cultural and diverse communities.
Skills and Abilities:
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those who fit the criteria and requirements will be contacted for an interview.
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