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Mackenzie Health Foundation

Communications Specialist – Mackenzie Health Foundation

Posted On: November 15, 2021
Closing On: December 15, 2021

Location: Richmond Hill, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate

Communications Specialist – Mackenzie Health Foundation
Permanent Full Time position
Mackenzie Health Foundation supports Mackenzie Health’s mission to relentlessly improve care to create healthier communities through the funding of capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. The Foundation is currently spearheading a $250-million fundraising campaign – the largest ever for a community hospital in Canada – to help build and equip Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, Canada’s first smart hospital, and enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.
The Foundation’s marketing communications team is looking for a service-minded self-starter with a passion for writing and the ability to deliver high-quality donor communications. Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, and as a member of an integrated communications team, the Communications Specialist will work in partnership with the fundraising teams and become an extension of their efforts. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for delivering engaging, donor-centric content and marketing communications materials on multiple platforms to raise awareness of the Foundation and engage our current and prospective donors in support of the Ultimate campaign. 
Contribute to safe, quality care by:
  • Managing a workload effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Addressing and resolving issues in a productive, respectful manner
  • Exercising sound professional judgment and using best practice guidelines
  • Contributing to a safe, inclusive environment for all through compliance with patient and staff safety policies and procedures.
Contribute to the Foundation by: 
  • Writing, researching and interviewing to produce a wide range of internal and external marketing communications products including donor proposals, event marketing materials, speaking remarks, website content, grateful patient stories and more. 
  • Developing creative and compelling marketing materials in support of fundraising efforts, including brochures, posters, billboards and promotional items.
  • Preparing briefing notes, key messages and speaking remarks for donor events. 
  • Working with the fundraising teams to ensure marketing communications deliverables and requirements are clearly defined and delivered on time, on budget and on brand.
  • Proofreading and fact checking communications and marketing materials to ensure accuracy.
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at the Foundation and Hospital.
What you must have:
  • College or university diploma or degree related to communications, public relations, marketing or journalism.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, with knowledge of CP Style and demonstrated ability to write compelling and emotive stories that demonstrate the impact of giving. 
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience as a communications professional.
  • Experience with a hospital foundation considered an asset. 
What else do you bring:
  • The ability to take complex medical/health care concepts and communicate them in a compelling, approachable and persuasive way.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to develop critical paths and workback plans and work collaboratively with peers and colleagues to deliver on them. 
  • Critical thinking with strong organizational, research, interviewing and information-gathering skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt writing styles for various audiences and communications channels. 
  • Strategic digital communications skills, including content and asset development to maximize engagement.
  • Experience developing and executing marketing campaigns. 
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively to prioritize competing demands and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software applications, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. 
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.*
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders/partners.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • The ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Behaviours consistent with the Foundation’s Commitment to Caring.
  • Behaviour aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health Foundation– Excellence, Leadership and Integrity.  
  • A commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
* Foundation staff are required to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends on occasion. You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health. 
Interested candidates please apply online.
Salary range: $62,600 – $79,895