Senior Communications Strategist
Medical Council of Canada
Ottawa, ON Canada
5d ago

Explore an amazing career at the Medical Council of Canada (MCC).

For more than 100 years, the MCC has been striving to achieve the highest level of medical care in Canada through excellence in assessment of physicians.

Every member of our dynamic team, at any level, contributes to ensure patients in Canada receive the safe, high-quality medical care that they expect and deserve.

We are fueled by passion, creativity and innovation at the MCC. And we’re looking for excellent talent to join our collaborative team.

Senior Communications Strategist

Full Time Permanent

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Working in a fast-paced and bilingual environment, you will be focused on developing and leading integrated and multiplatform corporate communications plans and strategies to effect change within Canada’s medical community.

Acting as the subject matter expert, you will lead and guide the MCC with issue and reputation management, stakeholder relations and change management.

You will be creating strategies and oversee the delivery of tactics that align and advance the organization’s strategic objectives.

What you’ll do

  • Lead the development and execution of communication strategies and plans to effectively support corporate strategic initiatives
  • Develop stakeholder engagement plans to assess initial and ongoing impressions of MCC strategic initiatives among key partner groups
  • Conduct qualitative and / or quantitative research with stakeholder groups, establishing baselines and proposing communication strategies to build awareness
  • Cultivate and manage strategic business relationships with stakeholders, including medical regulatory authorities, faculties of medicine, Council and test committees, government, etc.
  • Develop communication tactics and products in support of MCC strategic plans
  • Liaise and engage with internal and external team members in the development of communication products including written and digital content
  • What you need to succeed


  • Fluently bilingual; excellent oral and written skills in both English and French
  • Education

  • Degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or communications
  • Experience

  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible and relevant communications, engagement or external relations experience
  • Experience with issues management and dealing with politically contentious issues / environments
  • Experience developing integrated communications, engagement and external relations strategies and programs
  • Experience acting as an official spokesperson for strategic initiatives, and experience with news media campaigns, including media relations strategies and developing key messaging, news releases, backgrounders and Qs & As
  • Technical Skills

  • Ability to conduct stakeholder outreach and engagement initiatives in English and in French
  • Strong computer skills and excellent knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent knowledge of professional editing standards and practices
  • Ability to adapt the writing style and content to a specific audience, as well as to the intended media / channel for distribution / dissemination
  • Competencies

  • Demonstrated skills working with and motivating teams, and engaging support from dedicated and non-dedicated team members alike
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with high-level stakeholders across the medical community and in government
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Our benefits and perks

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • A complete benefit package as of your first day on the job
  • Three weeks’ vacation right off the bat
  • A company-paid holiday closure in December
  • A 35-hour work week
  • Compressed and telework programs
  • Free onsite parking
  • An onsite gym plus complimentary Yoga, Bootcamp, Movement & Strength and Stretch classes
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