Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, the Director Corporate Communications oversees the strategic planning and operational requirements of specialized communication services including internal, online, design, strategic planning and virtual agency support. Working with the Senior Director Agency and External Communications, the Director ensures specialized communications services are aligned with the overall strategic direction of PHSA, achieve consistent quality standards, and maximize opportunities for efficiencies. The Director also ensures agency based communications teams have the support required to achieve the communications objectives for each agency. The Director Corporate Communications liaises with the presidents and provincial executive directors of PHSA agencies to ensure the unique needs of individual agencies are met. In addition, the Director takes the lead on sensitive communication projects and files that impact a number of PHSA agencies or that, while impacting specific agencies, are driven at a corporate level.
- Develops, coordinates, directs and monitors specialized communication plans and services to support the PHSA strategic communications plan and ensure alignment with overall PHSA strategic direction.
- Maximizes performance of individuals and corporate communications teams by mentoring, coaching, developing, motivating and managing agency communication directors and by acting as a content expert.
- Ensures consistency and alignment amongst agencies for cross-PHSA communications initiatives.
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or a related field with 7 to 10 years of progressively senior experience.
Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of strategic communications and ability to respond to the needs of stakeholders in sensitive situations support by acute awareness of the impact of actions. Senior manager capabilities in the areas of leading self, engaging others, achieving results, developing coalitions, and system transformation are required.
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