Please note that while you may notice the UHN logo or a reference to UHN in this posting, UHN is only hosting this online application on behalf of The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership). The successful candidate will be employed by the Partnership.
Position: Communications Intern
Reports to: Manager, Corporate Communications
Location: Downtown Toronto (work from home until further notice)
Employment category: 12-month paid Internship
Job level: $20-$25/hour (based on experience)
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is the steward of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy). Its work is guided by the Strategy, which was refreshed for 2019 to 2029 and will help drive measurable change for all Canadians affected by cancer and a future where fewer people get cancer, more people survive cancer and those living with the disease have a better quality of life.
The Partnership works with those on the front lines of cancer care, and people living with the disease, to make system-level changes that improve all aspects of the cancer continuum from prevention, screening and diagnosis through to treatment, clinical care, palliative care and survivorship. Partners include provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, health-care professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, governments and organizations.
The Partnership’s work is guided by a commitment to reducing inequities in cancer care for underserviced people in Canada such as those living in rural and remote areas, those with low income and new immigrants, and addressing First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples-specific cancer control priorities and actions, outlined in the Strategy, reflecting Canada’s commitment to reconciliation.
The Partnership is funded by Health Canada. Learn more about the impact being made by the Partnership with partners across Canada at: www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca .
The Partnership’s Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation Division drives improvements in Canada’s cancer system through data, research, economic modelling and innovations such as digital healthcare. This division monitors emerging health technologies and leverages data systems to determine gaps and opportunities for improvements in cancer care and informs internal partners on innovative approaches, international best practice and compelling evidence to support key partnership decision making. The division enhances regional integration, with leads located across the country with the mandate of increasing responsiveness to local cancer care needs and opportunities. This division also leads data collection, analysis and reporting to Canadians on the performance of the cancer system and progress of the Partnership and its partners in delivering on the eight priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control .
Overview of Role
The Communications team is looking for a motivated individual with an interest in health-care communications to join our team. The Communications Intern position provides on-the-job training and experience in employee communications, media relations, social media, and project management. This one-year internship will provide you with the broad range of skills needed to start your communications career along with a well-rounded portfolio of work samples.
The Intern, Communications supports the Strategic Partnerships Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Communications the incumbent provides support across the team and the organization to deliver on project objectives. As a highly organized professional with strong time management skills this position delivers on the tasks of the job while contributing to Partnership’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on all Canadians.
Program Specific Responsibilities
• Researches, writes and edits clean copy for internal and external channels
• Plans and implements virtual events that support employee engagement
• Coordinates small scale projects and campaigns as needed
• Collects and organizes visual asset materials (photos, videos, etc.) as needed
• Supports media monitoring, research, coverage tracking and measurement
• Performs other communications duties as assigned
The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.
• Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
• Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
• Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
• Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
• Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity
Experience and Qualifications
• Undergraduate Degree or College Diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
• Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
• Familiarity with additional software e.g. WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Google Ads, and various social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
• Education or experience with First Nations, Inuit and Métis is an asset
• Bilingual in both English and French is an asset
March 18, 2021
If you are interested in applying to this position, please attach your CV and cover letter combined in one file to the application.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at TM@partnershipagainstcancer.ca .
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