Senior Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications (Temporary)

Work Area: 
Hornby and Remote
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Temporary Full Time
End Date: 
Oct 31, 2022
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union


Reporting to the Director, Communications & Public Affairs, the Senior Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications is accountable for developing, planning and delivery of Providence Health Care’s (PHC) corporate communications. This position provides strategic leadership and consultation in all aspects of corporate communications to advance organizational priorities while maintaining and strengthening the health organization’s reputation with stakeholders.


Knowledge of the principals of communication and marketing.
Demonstrated ability to create and execute strategic communication strategies.
Applies facilitation and consensus building skills to develop communication strategies and messaging involving a variety of stakeholders.
Ability to recognize emerging issues and opportunities, and help coordinate the response to them, while demonstrating tact, diplomacy and composure.
Demonstrated communication and research skills, especially the ability to write, edit and proofread at a professional standard.
Ability to translate technical or complex information into language tailored for use by many diverse audiences and understands the challenges faced by the organization to communicate across diverse sites and audiences.
Uses advances computer skills in a variety of software applications and web-based technologies including content management to develop communication materials.
Ability to work effectively with others at all levels both internal and external to the organization.
Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task and work effectively under pressure to meet multiple deadlines.
Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.


Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations or a degree in a relevant discipline plus a minimum of five (5) years of progressive related public relations and change leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Provides strategic communications advice, planning and leadership to leaders and a variety of other stakeholders across the organization.
Plans, coordinates and executes effective communications and change management strategies and techniques designed to meet needs of target audiences.
Provides advice and guidance and communications direction to ensure the successful implementation of communications strategies.
Conducts research and evaluation, including survey and focus groups, to benchmark and measure the effectiveness of the organizations communications strategies. Recommends communications strategies in response to evaluations outcomes to make appropriate adjustments.
Takes a lead role in planning, coordinating and implementing special projects and events to advance strategic priorities and increase organizational engagement. Provides event design and coordination by scheduling and organizing events, setting up speakers, developing briefing notes and presentations.
Researches, writes, edits and produces diverse communication materials such as social and on-line media, internal briefs, newsletters, brochures and pamphlets, displays, speeches, presentation and other materials in collaboration with other team members.
Determines content in conjunction with leaders and staff and works with other stakeholders such as designers, photographers and printers.
Works with other team members to ensure writing, production and delivery of messages is consistent throughout PHC and participates in joint communications initiatives.
Determines appropriate assignments and/or projects for and mentors, coaches and develops the Communications Coordinator position. Sets performance expectations and conducts performance reviews, identifying areas requiring improvement and taking follow up action as required to address performance problems. Promotes cooperative working relationships within Communications and across other corporate departments.
Performs other related duties as required.