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Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
Closing date: October 21, 2021
The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport's strategic focus is on quality of life and economic growth and we do this by working with diverse groups and communities to enhance the province’s cultural, artistic, recreational and social life. We promote excellence in the arts, culture, heritage and sport and represent the interests of the province’s French-language population. The ministry also manages and enhances Saskatchewan’s provincial parks system and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, conserving ecosystems and cultural resources and providing recreational and interpretive opportunities for visitors.
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is currently seeking a dynamic, inclusive, strategic leader for the position of Executive Director, Communication and Marketing. As part of the Executive Management team and the Senior Leadership committee reporting to the Deputy Minister, the successful candidate will:
- Provide communications and marketing services including our provincial park system, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the Status of the Women Office;
- Provide leadership and guide the strategy of the communications and marketing functions, including allocating the operating budget, policy and procedures, and be ultimately responsible for the results;
- Develop and manage the ministry's annual communications and marketing plans, ensuring activities are aligned with the ministry's key strategic directions;
- Provide senior leadership and expertise in the design and implementation of media, public relations, and communications and social marketing strategies;
- Develop and manage communications links between the ministry and stakeholders at the regional, provincial and national level; and
- Design and manage communication and marketing activities intended to both influence and communicate Ministry business priorities to internal and external stakeholders.
Typically, the knowledge and competencies for this position would be acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in journalism, communications or related field of study, supplemented with several years of management and leadership experience in strategic communications planning, marketing, and media relations.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the Saskatchewan Public Service core values of: respect and integrity; serving citizens, practicing excellence and innovation; and acting as One Team, including participating in and contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.
Ministry of Finance
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary Range: $34.028 – $42.641 Hourly
The Public Employees’ Benefits Agency (PEBA, Agency) administers two of Canada’s top 100 Pension Plans, including Canada’s top Defined Contribution Pension Plan, along with a number of other pension and benefit programs. Our vision of Fostering Financial Wellness leads the work we do in providing valuable pension and benefit services to the over 100,000 members we proudly serve.
PEBA is seeking two (2) experienced, energetic, highly-organized and creative communications professionals to join our Education and Engagement team as Communications Consultants. A key focus for PEBA is engagement communications - initiatives that increase member/stakeholder awareness, education and involvement in PEBA’s pension plans. You will work independently and as part of a communications team to provide multimedia communications services to achieve PEBA’s goals and objectives.
As Communications Consultants, you will use a client-centred approach to:
- lead and support the development, implementation and design of communication strategies and multi-media products that build support for and awareness of the Agency’s policies, programs and services;
- manage member correspondence and publications as well as develop and manage web content, digital assets and governance standards;
- establish relationships and liaise with content owners and various stakeholders; and
- respond to media inquiries.
The Ideal Candidate
Our successful candidates will be well organized with superior interpersonal skills and demonstrate:
- an in-depth knowledge of strategic communications and the ability to identify key issues;
- the ability to develop, implement and evaluate communication strategies and tactics that support the Agency's strategic goals;
- the ability to communicate information to a variety of audiences to build support, educate and promote understanding of the Agency, its programs, and services using different methods, mediums, equipment and software;
- knowledge of basic graphic design;
- the ability to organize and prioritize a high volume of projects with competing deadlines to consistently produce high-quality work; and
- the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with PEBA staff, members and stakeholders.
Typically, the knowledge and abilities required for this position would be acquired through a degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field of study, combined with several years of communications experience. Related skills and experience considered to be assets are:
- graphic design/desktop publishing and digital communications (we are willing to strengthen this skillset);
- professional accreditation (ABC, APR) or certification (CMP, SCMP) in the communications profession;
- knowledge of PEBA’s program areas and pension plans; and
- demonstrated knowledge of government practices and protocol.
What We Offer
The Agency offers dynamic and challenging work for talented individuals in an environment that supports innovation, creativity, diversity and inclusion. In addition, the Saskatchewan public service offers a number of employment advantages such as:
- a competitive salary;
- comprehensive benefits package including pension;
- advancement opportunities;
- flexible work arrangements; and
- vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave.
Education and Engagement is hiring one permanent full-time position and one term full-time position under competition COM001472. When applying, please indicate in the pre-screening questions which position you are applying for.
We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: A - SGEU Office 36 - one day off every two weeks
Number of Openings: 2
Closing Date: Oct 23, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
City of Regina
Closing Date: October 29, 2021
The City of Regina’s Citizen Experience department is seeking a Senior Communications Strategist to help tell the City’s story by informing and engaging residents on a wide variety of projects, programs and services. The Senior Communications Strategist will join a team of more than2,700 employees dedicated to a shared vision of Regina as Canada's most vibrant, inclusive, attractive, sustainable community, where people live in harmony and thrive in opportunity.
The successful candidate will be an experienced communications professional with a proven track record of creativity, innovation and excellence, while exemplifying the City’s values of Accountability, Collaboration and Respect. They will plan and execute strategic communications and marketing strategies aligned with the City’s goals, while working closely with City departments to ensure the deployment of strategic communications tactics that help them achieve their business objectives. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience with traditional and new media including the development of a wide range of materials like news releases, backgrounders, web and social media content, stakeholder communications, brochures, and much more.
This role requires keen analytical skills, as it is responsible for undertaking research, understanding complicated business needs, evaluating demographics, and problem solving. This work will require acute attention to detail while working within tight deadlines.
To view the full job description or to apply, please visit the City of Regina Employment & Careers page at https://regina.hgcareers.com/js/ Job ID Number: 4793
Applications are being accepted until October 29, 2021.
Prairie Payments Joint Venture
In response to the rapidly changing payments landscape and the multiyear Payments Canada modernization initiative, the Centrals of Alberta, Manitoba (CUCM) and Saskatchewan formed a joint venture known as PPJV on behalf of all prairie credit unions. PPJV resources are in year two of a multi-year project to move to a payments as a service model with IBM. They are also intent upon streamlining the payments functions between the three Centrals. The goal is to ensure prairie credit unions are competitive in payments and have access to efficient, cost-effective, modernized payments processing infrastructure. This position is currently designated as a remote position. Ideally, candidates will be located in our current customer areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.
This position is responsible for supporting the success of PPJV’s marketing & communications efforts by developing and influencing strategic communications plans and executing tactical marketing and communication activities. This position will keep key internal and external stakeholders informed and engaged as well as increase credit union system understanding and awareness of the PPJV. This position reports into the Vice President, Strategy and Engagement.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Develop, implement, and evaluate integrated, strategic stakeholder communications plans that support corporate strategic initiatives, generate understanding about PPJV and the credit union system, as well as support engagement with stakeholders. This includes identifying areas for improvement and recommendations for new and effective ways to communicate with credit unions and other key stakeholders.
- Provide expertise and guidance to senior management and project leads on communications methodology and strategies. This includes developing annual communications strategies that help the PPJV achieve its strategic goals.
- Write strategic communications material that support the organization’s internal and external stakeholders’ communications objectives. This includes program updates, payment feature sheets, presentations, web copy etc.
- Manage PPJV digital and social media properties and any media relations efforts.
- Act as a resource for incident response through communications counsel and incident response communications planning and messaging.
- Develop and implement an integrated strategic marketing plan to develop and advance PPJV’s brand identity on a strategic and operational level and effectively position the company with key customers and industry players
- Provide consulting to key executives and leaders to develop and ensure consistent messaging among the leadership team and across the organization.
- Manage the Prairie Payments internal information portal and external public website including updating/developing all web content.
- Mange content and distribution of the program newsletter.
- Support planning and execution of program webinars.
- Support material and presentation development for the PPJV Engagement Team
- Create and manage communications/marketing budgets within area of responsibility.
- Establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with the PPJV Engagement Team, work stream leads and senior leadership team.
- All other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Communications, Public Relations or Marketing degree or certification preferred and a minimum of 6 years related experience; or a combination of formal education and experience.
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Able to create content that will engage across all levels of an organization
- Experience in partnering with internal and external stakeholders
- Project Management experience would be considered an asset
- Possess high level of technical proficiency using MS Office programs specifically PPT and ability to do basic work in WordPress and be able to learn other technical systems including Adobe InDesign.
- Strong meeting facilitation skills.
- Able to balance competing priorities while working collaboratively and effectively with people.
This position is currently designated as a remote position. Ideally, candidates will be located in our current customer areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba
Candidates interested in exploring this opportunity are encouraged to submit a resume with cover letter, no later than October 31, 2021 to [email protected].
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan
Duration: Permanent Full Time Opportunity
Location: Regina, SK
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is searching for a motivated, seasoned marketing professional for the position of Manager, Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Development, the Manager of Marketing and Communications supports the development and delivery of internal and external marketing, communications, fundraising and engagement initiatives to increase awareness for The Lung Association of Saskatchewan.
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan believes that good lung health is essential for everyone's wellbeing and quality of life. Our programs and services focus on protecting lung health, preventing lung disease, and ensuring that the right resources are available for those who need them. Thanks to our work, Saskatchewan has seen tremendous strides in lung health policies, research, education, and patient support programs.
Strategy and Brand:
- Promote and protect The Lung Association of Saskatchewan brands and reputation.
- Maintaining superior knowledge of The Lung Associations mission, strategies and programs in
order to be responsive to stakeholders.
- Write and edit content for various internal and external documents including our annual report,
direct mail, and breathe chronicles.
- Oversees the development of content for monthly e‐newsletter.
- Delivering and telling Ambassador stories in an effective manner that resonates with
stakeholders and inspires them to take action.
- Preparing copy for print or broadcast.
- Responsible for overseeing website and social media content developed by the Marketing
- Participate in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of year‐round
integrated marketing strategies for Health Promotion and Community Care campaigns.
- Develop, or supervise the development of graphic materials.
- Applies established graphic standards to all materials and supports other staff to do same.
- Manages the collection, culling and dissemination of photos as needed.
- Creates accurate, clear specifications for print and other designed products, works with suppliers
to ensure satisfactory delivery.
- Provides communications and media relations support for events, campaigns, and activities.
- Track and monitor earned media.
- Participating in community events and striving to expand The Lung Association’s network within
- Work with Development and Marketing team to organize fundraising event and award
- Acts as communications liaison at events, which includes media relations, audio visual logistics,
taking photographs and video, and/or coordination of photographers.
Online Media Engagement
- Work with Director and Coordinator to develops strategies and tactical plans for the deployment
of social media content supporting revenue campaigns, advocacy campaigns and programs and
- Oversee all social media messaging across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and
other appropriate social media channels.
- Work with the Coordinator and Enterprise Technology to ensure effective messaging and
branding across all websites.
- Manages social media response for issues management and stakeholder concerns in
collaboration with Marketing team.
- University or college degree or diploma in communications or a related field with five or more
years of relevant experience in a communications / marketing role.
- 1 – 3 years of relevant experience managing staff.
- Software proficiency in Microsoft and Adobe Create Suite applications is required; knowledge
and experience with web content management systems (Drupal CMS preferred).
- High level of proficiency in writing skills. Please include samples of your work with your resume.
- Valid driver’s license is required and access to a vehicle.
- Experience in a not‐for‐profit environment would be an asset.
- Outstanding communications skills – written and verbal
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to meet competing deadlines
- Prompt, self‐reliant and detail oriented
- Ability to take initiative and practice good decision making and problem solving
- Ability to be flexible and respond to a diverse workload
- Sensitive to issues of disability, lung health and diversity
- Actively engaged in social media and familiar with new social media vehicles
- Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with internal and external constituents
- Excellent attention to detail
- Normal office hours between Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with occasional evening and
weekend working hours.
- Combination work from home / in office.
- Attendance at events for communications support as required.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with salary expectations by November
Director, Marketing and Development
We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only contact those selected for interviews.
Lung Health Foundation
Duration: Maternity Leave 18-month Contract
Reports to: VP, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives
Location: Fully remote to start, hybrid of remote and in-office starting in January 2022 – possible fully remote for the right candidate
Closing Date: November 5, 2021
Imagine a future where people living with lung cancer have a fighting chance, where no one loses a loved one to asthma, where people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) live their lives to the fullest, where older adults don’t lose their independence in life, and where future generations don’t suffer the debilitating effects of lung disease.
The Lung Health Foundation is committed to making this future a reality. And this new future starts now.
The Lung Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the lung health of Canadians, and we will achieve this through:
- Groundbreaking research;
- Policy and practice change;
- Urgently needed programs and support; and
- Public education around lung health issues.
And at the heart of it all? Helping those who have been impacted by lung disease.
Reporting to the VP, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, the Bilingual Manager, Marketing and Communications is someone who is excited about building a brand identity and creating compelling content. The person in this role will be a clear communicator and knows how to shift perception and change behaviours. You will work closely with the rest of the marketing team to manage the communications for the organization and will also work cross-departmentally as the need arises.
The Bilingual Manager, Marketing and Communications will also manage the Coordinator, Marketing & Communications role.
This role is a maternity leave contract and the duration will be at least 18 months.
- Develop and execute marketing and communications strategies to increase awareness and engagement
- Develop and execute national awareness and education campaigns in both official languages that shift perception and change behavior
- Serve as a senior writer and editor, writing compelling copy for digital and print
- Serve as a lead for the earned media strategy to help share our brand story with Canadians through traditional and new media
- Act as a guardian of the brand, ensuring internal and external marketing and communication is aligned with brand voice, tone, look and feel
- Maintain and execute an editorial calendar for e-newsletters and other digital communication
- Collaborate with other departments to ensure marketing and communication needs are supported to advance our mission to improve the lung health of Canadians
- Lead and mentor a marketing and communications coordinator
- You have post-secondary education in marketing, communications, or related field
- You have at least five years of experience in a similar role (healthcare-specific experience is not required)
- You’re fluent in French and English, written and spoken
- You have previous experience leading direct reports
- You’re effective at pitching media
- You’re a strong writer who can bring a story to life with emotion
- You know how to make complex subjects simple
- You’re highly organized and can effectively manage multiple priority projects and deadlines at the same time
- People like to work with you because you’re collaborative, creative, and openly share your ideas and thoughts
- You have strong attention and appreciation for detail
We’re also looking for people who share our values:
- To lead with courage and passion
- To act as one unified and integrated team
- To be nimble, open and quick to adapt
- To demonstrate genuine integrity
- To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the patients and caregivers that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our LHF family
WHY THE LUNG HEALTH FOUNDATION?
Beyond the good feels you’ll get from making a real difference in the lives of the one-in-five Canadians living with lung disease, we offer:
- collaborative and creative environment
- robust benefits package, including an RRSP matching program
- flexible work environment – hybrid of 2 days per week in-office (January 2022), but fully remote work is possible for the right candidate
- we help you grow - both professionally and personally
The Lung Health Foundation is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, we will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
The Lung Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the province where we operate. At the Lung Health Foundation, we value the insights and innovation that diverse and inclusive teams bring to work.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this opportunity and have the skills and experience required, we invite you to email your cover letter (with the position title you are applying for included) and your resume to [email protected] We appreciate your interest in this opportunity, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Preparing for an interview
An employer will often interview several qualified applicants for a job. An interview can be a simple, informal meeting between you and your potential employer, or it can be a formal interview between you and a group of people with set questions. To prepare, learn about interviews according to four steps: planning, interview materials, interview, after the interview.
When you are contacted to schedule an interview, you can ask if there will be a test as part of the interview process. You can also ask how many people will be at the interview.
When you prepare for an interview, plan and rehearse answers to potential interview questions. It may be useful to memorize your training, skills and experience, and be ready to answer questions on what you did and how you did it.
Confirm the scheduled interview time and arrive early. Find out ahead of time where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Drive or travel the route a day or two ahead, at the same time of day as you will on the day of the interview. Set aside at least an hour for the interview.
Carry a folder or envelope to the interview that contains:
- A copy of your résumé for each interviewer.
- Copies of your reference list.
- Paper and a pen, so you can write down the interviewer's name, the time of any future interview, or
other information you might need later.
- Copies of letters of recommendation, if you have any.
Here are some suggestions to help you succeed in an interview:
Greet the interviewer or panel members. Introduce yourself and shake hands firmly. Smile. A sincere smile will help to put you, and the interviewer, at ease. Stand until you are invited to sit down.
Let the interviewer or panel members take the lead and set the tone. Make eye contact, and answer the questions in a firm, clear, confident voice. Relax and sit naturally. Be prepared to tell the interviewer more about your education, training and skills, work experience, and the personality traits that make you right for the job.
Ask for more explanation if you do not understand a question. It is better to ask for clarification than to answer inappropriately.
During the interview, you may be asked if you have any questions. Prepare a couple of questions that show you are informed about the company. Ask for more information about the position for which you are being interviewed.
After the interview
After an interview, you may wait days or weeks to hear if you were successful. What can you do in the meantime?
Write a letter to the interviewers: Thank the interviewers for taking the time to interview you. Restate your interest in the job and remind them of your qualifications. If possible, mail or e-mail the letter the same day as your interview.
Go over the interview in your mind: Consider what parts went well and did not, what you feel worked and what did not, what you would say or do differently the next time. This will help you learn from each interview.
Follow-up call: If the employer is supposed to call you on a certain day, be available to take the call. If you are not called at the specified time, make a follow-up call. If you agreed to call the employer back, be sure to do it on the agreed-upon day. If you did not make any arrangements, and you have not heard from the employer in about two weeks, call to find out the status of the hiring process.
Ask questions: If you find out you did not get the job, you can ask why. "Can you tell me what would have made me a better candidate for the position?" Ask if the employer knows of any other job openings in your line of work. Always thank the employer or personnel manager for considering you. Be professional and polite. Even if you do not get the job, you never know when the employer may be hiring again.
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