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Requisition ID: 319598

Position Number: 20043910

Posting End Date: August 25, 2022

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Shared Health Corporate Office

Department / Unit: Shared Health Communications

Job Stream: Non-Clinical

Union: SH Exempt-OT

Anticipated Start Date: 09/12/2022

FTE: 1.00

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


Shared Health is recruiting a highly motivated and innovative communications specialist to support the organization's vision, mission and goals by effectively and strategically communicating to staff, stakeholders and the general public. Under the general direction of the Director Corporate Communications and working closely with Shared Health and Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg communications and executive teams, the communications specialist will provide strategic communications planning and support to departments, including business and service delivery areas. The successful candidate will collaborate with and provide support to all Shared Health departments and disciplines and must be able to effectively contribute as part of a team. The communications specialist will develop and deliver comprehensive updates to the organization's website and intranet to reflect Shared Health's expanded mandate for health services. The successful candidate will support business and service delivery areas in determining their communication needs, will gather information for the development of content, and will identify appropriate communication tools and vehicles. The communications specialist will meet deadlines, manage and prioritize multiple projects and assignments, and engage others though effective communication, collaboration and team-building to achieve personal, professional and organizational goals. The successful candidate will use excellent spoken and written communication skills, recognize and respect the need to maintain absolute confidentiality, and apply effective analysis and innovative thinking improve services and outcomes for our clients. The communications specialist will align decisions and actions with the organization's vision and values, assessing and evaluating outcomes, and take accountability for results.


5 years of experience in public relations or communications, preferably in a health or corporate setting, with demonstrated experience working with senior level management and leading communication initiatives in a fast-paced environment.

Proven skills in writing, editing and updating website and intranet content as well as coordinating major web redevelopments.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

A post-secondary degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or a related field from an accredited post-secondary educational institution; an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience may be considered.


Must have a valid Manitoba driver's license and use of a personal motor vehicle for regular travel within the province.


Demonstrated self and collaborative peer leadership capabilities. Shared Health has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.


Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment including the ability to lift and move items of up to 25 pounds.

Must be available for occasional off-site meetings and after hour events, which may require travel within the province.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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