Uplift is a school-community-university partnership that will enhance the environments where children and youth learn, grow and play. Uplift supports the health, well being and learning of children and youth and ensures sustainability and the development of a health-promoting school ethos. Key components of UpLift include youth engagement and leadership, systems change, sharing what’s working and evaluating the impact. UpLift is co-designed by multiple partners such as the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and others.
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Communications Coordinator will provide tactical communications, media and government relations support to the Core Project Team. The Communications Coordinator will also be responsible for providing direction and guidance to UpLift to ensure the strategic communication and stakeholder engagement plan is consistently implemented and conveys the overall mission and vision and messages of UpLift.
Undergraduate degree in Communications, Public Relations or related discipline with 2-3 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Experience working on projects related to health and education at the provincial level is an asset. Sound knowledge, understanding and application of communications concepts, strategies and technical skills are required for the planning, execution and evaluation of communications plans for internal and external audiences. Proficient in business application software including related website (Squarespace), social media, word processing and graphic design (Canva) software. Demonstrated ability to plan and write a broad range of documents and an ability to translate complex ideas and concepts into readable copy is essential, along with ability to plan and coordinate media publicity and special events. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment and possess excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain working relationships with multiple stakeholders. Strong attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects is required.
UpLift/ Healthy Populations Institute
1318 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
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