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Director, Communications and Community Engagement, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline August 15, 2014

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations in Ontario that plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres, long-term care homes, community health centres , community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Committed to health improvement, innovation, and the establishment of collaborative partnerships across the South West, LHIN staff will incorporate the best aspects of teamwork and continuous learning as they work with the local community to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone. If you have a passion for excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to transform the Ontario healthcare system, then consider the South West LHIN for your next career move.

Director, Communications and Community Engagement

As an integral member of the senior management team, the Director of Communications and Community Engagement is responsible for the development of all strategic and tactical communications and media relations for the South West LHIN, and provides leadership for the South West LHIN’s outreach and consultation initiatives by creating opportunities for community participation.

In this role, the Director requires strong leadership skills to lead a team which will plan, develop, implement and evaluate the LHIN’s strategic communication plans and initiatives. These initiatives will include the development of regular communications to health service providers (hospitals, long-term care homes, community agencies, Community Care Access Centre, etc.) and the public across the South West LHIN.

The South West LHIN is already considered to be a leader in the use of social media. To communicate and engage the public and our health service providers, the new Director will be expected to advance our initiatives in social media and other emerging trends in communication. You will also coordinate special events, produce various internal and external communication materials, and ensure the overall quality, consistency and effectiveness of all communications activities.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree in communications, marketing, business, journalism or a relevant field or the equivalent in education, training and experience and seven to ten years of previous communications experience at a senior level, preferably within the health sector. This role requires demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to supervise and coordinate the work of a small team. Experience in community outreach, public consultation, facilitation techniques, and effective partnership skills in a diverse environment are required. The successful candidate should also have demonstrated superior writing and oratory skills, demonstrated knowledge or experience of current communications techniques and the ability to respond effectively to issues raised by the public and health service providers.  Proficiency in French would be an asset.

For more information about the position, please contact Jessica Grimaldi at 416-237-1500 x248 or via email at jessica.grimaldi@hrassociates.ca.

For further information on the South West LHIN or to access the French version of the job posting please visit: http://www.southwestlhin.on.ca.

How to Apply: please forward your resume by August 15, 2014 to swlhin-DCCE@hrassociates.ca.

Compensation includes competitive salary, benefits and pension plan

The LHIN is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants are welcome. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.