Current Opportunities

St Mary's Foundation

Communications & Special Events Coordinator
(Maternity Leave Contract 18 months )

St. Mary’s General Hospital

Located in the heart of Kitchener, St. Mary’s is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and a Regional Cardiac Care Centre. It proudly serves the residents of Waterloo, Wellington County, and extends its reach to Dufferin, Grey-Bruce and beyond.
Its nearly 2,000 staff, physicians and volunteers provide excellent, compassionate care to hundreds of thousands of patients and families every year in its core areas of clinical focus: Cardiac Care (Regional Cardiac Centre), Respiratory Care (Level 1 Thoracic Surgery Centre), Outpatient (Day) Surgery, General Medicine, 24/7 Emergency Care.

The Foundation
While the Foundation was formally incorporated in 1986 to act as the official fundraising arm of the hospital, St. Mary’s has counted on the generosity of its community since 1924. Its goal is to tell the stories that make the hospital great and to ask the community to invest in St. Mary’s mission of healing and hope.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director of Communications and Community Engagement, the Communications and Special Events Coordinator will be primarily responsible for assisting in the development, design and delivery of community targeted communications supporting St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation events promotion, advertising and appeals.
The Coordinator will play a key role in bringing to life the fundraising messages and event experiences planned for delivery to both donor and community audiences throughout the calendar year. Specific responsibilities will include content development, digital and social media management, graphic design and community communications.
In addition, the Communications and Special Events Coordinator will assist in the implementation of St. Mary’s signature events and provide support for third party events; helping to ensure that in association with the Foundation, organizers maximize their event potential and create a positive interaction and/or experience for the community.

The ideal candidate will possess:
 Post-secondary education, and a minimum of two years’ experience in the areas of
communications, marketing or public relations
 Experience in event coordination and volunteer management
 Excellent written and verbal communications skills
 Proven experience managing internet content using a Content Management System
 Adept in the planning, development, scheduling and monitoring of social media content and
accounts; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
 Exceptional organizational skills and able to manage multiple, concurrent deadlines under tight
 Outstanding attention to detail and proven ability to proofread and audit website content for quality
 Self-starter and problem solver
 Experience working in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Adobe Illustrator
 Well versed in all Microsoft Office products
 Available to work weekend and evening hours, as required
 Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required
 An understanding of Search Engine Optimization
 Past experience in fundraising or the not-for-profit environment
 Experience with Raisers Edge software

Above all we are looking for a great team player with the ability to contribute quickly and an enthusiasm
for connecting with their community.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter on interest in one
document/attachment online no later than December 1st, 2017

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will
be contacted.
St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation
911 Queen’s Boulevard
Kitchener, On, N2M 1B2