Engagement And Outreach Specialist, Chs

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Strategies and Partnerships Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: Approx. 18 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: September 15, 2020
Date Closing: September 28, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Title

Engagement and Outreach Specialist, CHS


$49.84 to $54.17 per hour

Scheduled Hours

35 Weekly Hours

Scheduled Shifts


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Promotion and Education is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and reviewing Department policies, procedures and guidelines for public and stakeholder outreach, engagement and consultation plans, projects and programs; supports, researches, recommends and/or establishes education, awareness, outreach and engagement for the Department; supports the development of strategies, plans, programs and opportunities; assists in the development of Department strategic outreach, engagement and consultation across the organization and with external stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

•In consultation with management, leads the implementation and development of policies, procedures and guidelines for public stakeholder, outreach engagement and consultation strategies.
•Leads the development of an evaluation framework for monitoring public/stakeholder outreach, engagement and consultation outcomes.
•In consultation with management and staff, determines public/stakeholder outreach, engagement and consultation needs.
•Conducts research on best practices, as directed, to support public/stakeholder outreach, engagement and consultation trends.
•Reviews and edits communication products/materials/documents for public distribution.
•Researches various legislations, policies and programs for background material, as required.
•Identifies best practices and key performance indicators for Department outreach, engagement and consultation programs, services and practices.
•Develops, implements and monitors a process framework to track outreach, engagement and consultation effectiveness and efficiencies.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in Public Relations, Communications or Public Policy or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum of five (5) years’ demonstrated project management or public policy experience and community engagement experience.
•Experience designing, developing and delivering a variety of popular and non-traditional, culturally appropriate outreach materials to support community capacity building.
•Knowledge of community engagement principles and strategies and an understanding of the issues, services and programs that exist for vulnerable groups.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by July 14, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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