COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT – MEDICAL ( TEMPORARY POSITION)

Summary

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy & Communications, the Communications Assistant – Medical will help to enhance HPIC’s brand and impact across social media and digital platforms. The Communications Assistant – Medical will monitors HPIC’s social media accounts and develop and deploy frequent on-brand digital content, stories and testimonials that tell the story of HPIC’s work and increases visibility and supports awareness for HPIC followers, donors and partners.

Description

Position title:   Communication Assistant – Medical

Job status: Temporary – 8 Weeks Placement

Canada Summer Jobs #017851049

Location/Compensation

Start Date:  Remote opportunity at $15.00/Hr at 35 Hrs per week. Anticipated by June 1, 2021

About the Organization

Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to increasing access to medicine and improving healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable people. The strength of HPIC rests in its collaborative working model that brings together different actors in the health care system. Every year, HPIC reaches about 1 million people with health care services and medicines through a well-established network of donor pharmaceutical companies, Canadian volunteers and global NGO partners. Over the past 30 years, HPIC has successfully implemented a number of health system strengthening projects, managed multi-year grants from Global Affairs Canada, and built a solid reputation and considerable expertise in emergency relief. HPIC implements programs is five key areas: 1. Access to medicine; 2. Mother and Child Health; 3. Non Communicable Diseases; 4. Emergency response; and 5. Pharmaceutical Management. Since 1990, HPIC has provided over $580 million in donated Canadian medical aid to millions of people in more than 100 countries.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy & Communications, the Communications Assistant – Medical will help to enhance HPIC’s brand and impact across social media and digital platforms. The Communications Assistant – Medical will monitors HPIC’s social media accounts and develop and deploy frequent on-brand digital content, stories and testimonials that tell the story of HPIC’s work and increases visibility and supports awareness for HPIC followers, donors and partners.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Helps to develop social media content from different sources that help feature HPIC key areas of work and its impact to restore health around the world.
  • Helps to maintain HPIC’s social media calendar with the goal to publicize stories, updates 3-5 times per week.
  • Updates content on HPIC’s website and blog post as needed and requested. Helps to monitor HPIC’s public posts and public comments/responses.
  • Helps to develop other communications (content) for internal & external uses such as organizational key messages, donor reports and updates
  • Supports the promotion of virtual campaigns, online events and captures online results
  • Helps to keep track of social media KPI’s and provides summary of online visits etc.
  • Act as brand storyteller, content creator and curator, which includes managing staff content creation, volunteers, suppliers and relevant content from other sources
  • Helps to maintain the voice of HPIC and keeping its key messages current, positive and impactful
  • Helps to prospect media partnerships (funds & GIK) opportunities to show case HPIC
  • Helps develop templates and designs for reports, direct mail campaigns (print & digital) and other external communications for different teams and program areas
  • Works closely with philanthropy, programs and healthcare industry teams to gather content, testimonials and stories that speak to HPIC every day and impact

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary College Diploma level and/or a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • Experience in fundraising or in the healthcare/not-for-profit sector is an asset
  • Experience creating digital content/design for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, for marketing purposes is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office & trending design applications

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, Abilities/ Aptitudes, Attitudes

  • Superb written and oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create content for digital and print communications – digital skills
  • Demonstrated command of language and extensive editing experience
  • Bilingual (English and French) is an asset
  • Resourceful team player with good time management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Demonstrates behaviour consistent with HPIC policies and Code of Conduct.
  • Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of HPIC – Honesty, Integrity and Accountability, Respect and Dignity, Compassion and Caring, Leadership, Vision and Innovation.

Working Conditions

This role is a remote working opportunity with the flexibility on in an in-office environment when COVID-19 restrictions clear. Physical location: Health Partners International of Canada, 2907 Portland Dr. Oakville, ON L6H 5S4

HPIC welcome all applicants; new immigrants/refugees, visible minorities and new youth to the work force to apply.

HPIC encourages those interested to send their resume and cover letter to [email protected]. This position will remain posted online until filled.

Published:

May 14, 2021


Deadline:

May 21, 2021


Type:

Contract Position

Organization:

Health Partners International of Canada

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