The Heart and Stroke Foundation
Life. We don’t want you to miss it.TM That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-
saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives. Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country.
We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 100,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.
As part of a national team, we are looking for a passionate, confident, solution-oriented communications leader to support an assigned national portfolio of foundation work.
This professional is expected to understand the annual business goals and strategic plans of each of their internal clients, in order to help anticipate, plan for and implement communication solutions that maximize value to the Foundation.
This position is the first point of contact for client requirements related to Communications and is expected to bring forward broad-
based solutions. This role will be responsible for supporting all levels of management on a day-to-day basis.
Communications strategy development, planning and execution
Lead development and implementation of multi-dimensional communications plans on a variety of mission, fundraising and corporate communications portfolios (approximately 3-
5) to build awareness of the Foundation, strengthen its image and advance mission and fund development work.
Understand the intersection of communications and marketing, and integrate with marketing strategy, creative services, digital and social media as appropriate
Liaise with and support provincial execution team to ensure needs are met and expectations clear
Protect the Foundation’s position as the credible and authoritative voice on cardiovascular disease
Strengthen the Foundation’s reputation as a leading health charity, with a focus on increasing understanding of the Foundation’s mission, goals, strategies and achievements / outcomes
Support collective and provincial communications colleagues and other foundation teams as appropriate based on skills / expertise and capacity Counsel and leadership
Provide senior level counsel to foundation teams on communications and reputation management
Coach, mentor, and develop colleagues and volunteers
Integrate volunteers when appropriate to achieve volunteer engagement and operational efficiency
Facilitate meetings with relevant stakeholders to ensure that they are fully informed and appropriately involved
Build, manage, and sustain internal relationships
Create a productive and supportive team environment with colleagues; provide leadership and guidance
Behave according to the foundation’s values and hold others accountable to do likewise Budgeting and administration
Report progress regularly to the Director; provide final reports against all portfolio plans with analysis and recommendations
Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the communications department
Create realistic budgets to support communications plans, and track spending
Communications strategy development, planning and execution Counsel and leadership Budgeting and administration
Education Experience and Skills