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Competition Dates - From: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Friday, August 02, 2013
Community Relations Advisor
Dartmouth, NS
Employment Type:
Full-Time, Temporary (14 month term)
Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

“To help improve the health and well-being of people and their communities.”

Recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Medavie Blue Cross understands each one of its 1,900 employees plays a key role in building a strong and successful organization. Throughout the six provinces in which we operate, we know our people make a difference in our customers’ lives each day.  We encourage our employees to be involved and to support activities that allow for personal and professional growth and development. As a not-for-profit organization, we also place a high priority on giving back to the communities in which we live.

Medavie Blue Cross (MBC) is a leading diversified health services partner for individuals, plan sponsors, plan advisors and governments across Canada, that specializes in comprehensive health management solutions including health benefits, travel, life and disability benefits coverage.  MBC also administers of a wide-array of provincial and federal government health programs.  It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medavie Inc. (Medavie), including Medavie EMS (MEMS)  which delivers pre-hospital emergency medical services through its various subsidiary companies, in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Alberta as well as the state of Massachusetts in the U.S.A. 

If you are looking for an opportunity in a challenging, fast-paced and team-oriented work environment with a leading local organization, the career you’ve been looking for may be waiting for you at Medavie Blue Cross.

Role Summary:

As a not-for-profit organization, Medavie Blue Cross commits 13% of our annual net income to support health-related a causes in the communities where our colleagues and clients live and work.  Reporting to the Director, Communications and Medavie Health Foundation, the Community Relations advisor manages the ongoing operation and communications of the Building Healthy Communities Program.  This includes the development and execution of a comprehensive annual community giving plan, building a network of community partners and reviewing and providing recommendations for all grant and sponsorship requests.  Responsibilities also include spreading the word through a range of internal, external and digital communications as well as event planning.

As a Community Relations Advisor, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the planning and execution of announcement events and community relations activities, including news releases, media kits, media pitching, and event logistics;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including community partners and media;
  • Managing Building Healthy Communities digital content, including contributing to posts on the MBC website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and any future digital activations;
  • Foster employee engagement in community giving initiatives across the six regions where we do business through ongoing communications and activities to promote the organizations and initiatives we support;
  • Support the administration of the annual Building Healthy Communities budget and manage the ongoing grant and sponsorship requests;
  • Writing, editing and proofreading print and digital documents;
  • Collaborate as part of a team of communications professionals.

As the ideal candidate, you possess the following qualifications:

  • Have a post-secondary education in public relations or related field, and/or at least five years related experience;
  • Are a self-starter who works well independently and as part of a geographically dispersed team;
  • Have a contagious energy that allows you to successfully rally your colleagues to support a cause;
  • Are a big picture, creative thinker with a proven ability to develop unique engagement opportunities that further the overall business objectives;
  • Have a proven ability to develop and execute clear and compelling communications plans;
  • Have the ability to story tell and create narratives by leveraging your superior writing skills;
  • Actively engage in social media to establish and grow your community network beyond the boundaries of traditional communications;
  • Are flexible to occasional work outside of normal hours and open to occasional travel.

Bilingualism (English and French) is considered an asset.

If you are interested in working with a team of professionals in a challenging role and you possess the necessary qualifications, please follow the instructions for applying online via the Medavie Blue Cross corporate website by clicking on the link below.


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We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Please indicate in your application the reason you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Reliability screening will be required.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.