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Senior Communications Officer

JOB SUMMARY

Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) is dedicated to working in collaboration with our partners, to raise funds to improve health care for the people of southern Saskatchewan. Since 1987, the Foundation has raised more than $249 million for technology and equipment, education, and patient-centered research in Regina’s three hospitals – the Regina General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. The lives of thousands of people are made better each year, thanks to our community’s generosity.
 
Our Foundation is growing fast and we are looking for a strategic and creative professional to fill a newly created role of Senior Communications Officer.  

The Senior Communications Officer plays a crucial role in developing effective marketing and communications campaigns that help promote the Foundation and support its strategic vision.
 
This position requires someone who is an exceptional storyteller and writer, with a sound knowledge of Canadian Press style. Working on a variety of campaigns and projects, the Senior Communications Officer needs to be detail-oriented, well organized and effective at managing priorities. If you like a fast-paced environment, variety in your work and seeing the tremendous impact the Foundation has on patients and their families, this role is for you.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Writing and editing
 Lead writer/storyteller and editor for materials such as newsletters, annual reports, website stories, social media content, marketing pieces, video scripts, key messages and media releases. Knowledge of Canadian Press Style is required.
 
Marketing and communications management
Responsible for research, project management and content development for the Foundation’s newsletters, annual report, website, social media channels, email solicitations, special events materials, brochures, presentations and donor stewardship projects. This includes coordinating with and managing external vendors.
 
Website and social media
Manages all aspects of the Foundation’s website including content, updating, analytics and technical issues. Experience with content management systems is considered an advantage.
 
Creates and coordinates the development of a monthly content calendar and maintaining and monitoring all social media channels associated with the Foundation. Experience in managing social media channels, creating posts, scheduling, monitoring and reporting analytics is required.
 
Strategic marketing and communications planning
Collaborates with the Vice President, Marketing and Communications on innovative and creative strategies that deliver high-impact results that align with the Foundation’s strategic priorities.
 
Graphic design
The ideal candidate is fluent with design programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva and basic video editing software.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Seasoned writer with experience in creating content for a wide variety of media
  • Thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work is imperative
  • Experience with and knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines, along with exemplary editing and proofreading skills
  • Intermediate level knowledge of social channels such as Facebook/Instagram and X.
  • Proven success with developing social media strategies and managing various social and online channels.
  • Experience in generating performance reports using Google Analytics (GA4) and other analytic tools is required
  • Demonstrated experience with content management systems; monitoring and updating a website
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and effectively manage competing priorities and project deadlines
  • Experience with graphic design, video editing and photography
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Leads by example in fostering positive, productive working relationships
  • Fluent in software applications such as Microsoft Office 365 and working knowledge of programs within Adobe Creative Suite
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, preferably in Communications, Journalism or a related field; equivalent experience may be considered
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant communications experience
  • Experience in the charitable sector is an asset
 
OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS

The Senior Communications Officer works 37.5 hours per week in an office environment located in downtown Regina, with the possibility of relocation to another Foundation office in Regina. Occasional work outside of regular office hours will be required during periods of peak activity, special events or high-priority projects.
 
Hospitals of Regina Foundation offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package for the successful candidate, including health, vision, dental, a group RRSP with matched contributions by the Foundation, and opportunities for advancement.
 
If you are interested in applying for this fulfilling career opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter to hrf@hrf.sk.ca by July 22, 11:59 p.m. CST.

This position is open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those legally able to work in Canada. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


 
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