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Communications and Public Relations Specialist – Continuous Quality Improvement and Central Resources, KFL&A Public Health

Kingston, ontario
No deadline noted

Full Time (1.0 FTE)

KFL&A Public Health, an accredited local public health agency affiliated with Queen’s University, serves to promote and protect the health of the more than 180,000 residents of Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington area. The Continuous Quality Improvement and Central Resources Team has an immediate opening for a Communications and Public Relations Specialist. The Communications and Public Relations Specialist is responsible for providing strategic communications direction in support of the agency mission and health promotion and health protection program and service objectives and for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating communications plans and strategies for both external and internal audiences.  The successful candidate will also provide leadership in public relations, community relations, media relations, and risk and emergency communications and work collaboratively with others to achieve organizational objectives while ensuring agency communications are efficient and effective, and meet corporate identity standards.

KFL&A Public Health is committed to providing staff with a healthy work environment. A new large, bright, spacious, and airy physical environment complete with in-house gym/shower facilities; together with continuing education and professional development opportunities; flexibility in work hours; family-friendly policies; strong community and clinical leadership and support and an open-minded, caring, supportive environment, all play an integral role in employee retention.

Kingston offers a unique combination of history, culture, recreation, and a rich academic community which together make our city a showcase for quality living and careers. A family oriented centre, Kingston was chosen as one of Canada’s top five cities for business and lifestyle–all good reasons to consider a career with KFL&A Public Health and a life in Kingston.

The successful candidate will have a University degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or equivalent and three (3) years progressive experience in communications, public relations or marketing.  Demonstrated knowledge and skills in social marketing, research methods, and development and evaluation of communication strategies are critical to success in the role.  Public health, health promotion and local media knowledge are definite assets.  

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply to:  Human Resources, KFL&A Public Health hr@kflapublichealth.ca

KFL&A Public Health welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all those who take the time to apply, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.