Health Educator - Public Relations

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. 12 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: January 03, 2019
Date Closing: January 16, 2019
Number Of Positions: 1

Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable. Draw on your passion. Shape our community. Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision. We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence. We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisor, Strategic Department Communications, promotes existing and future programs and services; develops marketing plans for the Department; develops and promotes relevant educational resources; and liaises with the media to promote Public Health and other programs and services of the Department.


•Successful completion of a University degree in Health, Health Promotion, Communication or a related discipline with strong emphasis on marketing and program development or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum one (1) year experience in developing, implementing and evaluating community wide initiatives and programs using demonstrated skills in marketing and communications.
•Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
•Demonstrated experience in writing grant proposals, adult education and teaching strategies including responsibilities for media relations activities.
•Thorough knowledge of current health and human services issues and principles.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.
•Computer literacy in a Windows environment utilizing Microsoft applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, database software and desktop publishing.
•Demonstrated skills in media relations, marketing and program development.
•Presentation skills to deliver information to diverse audiences.
•Demonstrated initiative and creativity to plan and develop marketing and promotional strategies.
•Ability to write, critique and edit materials to effectively market information to targeted audiences.
•Ability to work effectively independently and cooperatively within a team environment.
•Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0830 - 1630

How to Apply

Please apply on-line by January 16, 2019, quoting competition #23332. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.


$44.45 - $48.32 per hour. This is a Union position.

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