Strategic Communications Advisor


The Montreal General Hospital Foundation is currently looking for a Strategic Communications Advisor to join our team. Reporting to the Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, the incumbent will be a key member of the Foundation’s team and will join a dedicated group of professionals working to position the Foundation for future growth and success as a leader in healthcare philanthropy.

The incumbent’s main responsibility will be to advise the team in all its communications activities, with a particular focus on the development of original content and media relations. The incumbent will contribute to the development of multi-channel communication plans with the objective of raising the profile of the MGHF and its fundraising activities.

He or she will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the Foundation’s development and growth in a sound, dynamic environment.

General responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of communication strategies and ensure their execution;
  • Develop, write and manage the production of content related to communications and fundraising campaigns: articles, testimonials, presentation materials, speeches, press releases, flyers, Q&A materials, key messages, etc.;
  • In collaboration with our external suppliers, create graphic and video content that stands out for the website, newsletters, events, social media, etc;
  • Build trusting relationships with internal partners, as well as external suppliers, and ensure a dynamic and harmonious liaison with these stakeholders;
  • Advise internal and external partners on the promotion of their projects (distribution strategy, identification of the right channels and optimal formats, etc.);
  • Actively participate in creative discussions and propose effective and original content ideas that will attract the attention of our target audiences;
  • Act as a guardian of the CODE ViE – MGHF brand in all communication activities.

Media Relations

  • Suggest interesting topics and stories to the media to promote MGHF’s events and activities;
  • Write press releases;
  • Ensure the distribution of press releases and maintain the press contact list;
  • Participate in media monitoring and evaluation of the MGHF’s outreach.

Requirements

  • University degree in communications, public relations or other relevant field (equivalent experience may also be considered);
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in external communications and content development;
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills;
  • Excellent command of the French and English languages, both written and spoken;
  • Mastery of the main tools and software (Microsoft Office);
  • Good command of CRM/email platforms is an asset.

Other desirable skills

  • Be a versatile and motivated individual with a desire to produce original content;
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills and be rigorous, autonomous, tactful and diplomatic;
  • Effectively manage several mandates simultaneously;
  • Demonstrate a good team spirit;
  • Have a strong sense of initiative and the ability to give advice;
  • Have a strong interest in philanthropy and healthcare.

Please send your CV by August 5, 2022 to Nelly Salen : nsalen@latetechercheuse.com.

This is a full-time position. The Foundation offers a hybrid telecommuting and face-to-face work environment.

Please note that we will only contact shortlisted applicants.