HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Communications & Engagement Officer

Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada Time Frame: Will remain open until the position is fillled Position Type: Jobs Status: Full-time

Overall Purpose

The Officer will work under the direction of the Executive Director in developing, coordinating and implementing activities to identify, retain and engage foundation, corporate, and individual donors and partners.  In addition, the Officer will be responsible for building and strengthening relationships with new and existing donors and partners to increase the Foundation’s visibility, impact and financial resources.  The Officer will also play a lead role in the organizations communications, including communicating the impact of HealthBridge’s projects and programs to the wider public, through creating engaging content for a variety of channels, including the web site. Storytelling is a core function of this role.

Key Role and Responsibilities


  • Manage the organization’s online presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Website) by creating and posting engaging content relevant to HealthBridge’s mission and all program areas.
  • Lead the development and production of marketing materials.
  • In collaboration with project managers, write and disseminate cases for support and beneficiary stories that communicate the need and impact of HealthBridge projects.
  • In collaboration with the Administrator and Web Developer, maintain up to date information on the website.
  • Provide ad hoc communications support to colleagues as required.

Stakeholder engagement:

  • Identify and foster relationships with Special Patrons or Ambassadors to support and promote the cause of HealthBridge.
  • Manage the donor database, including inputting and updating information, and generating reports for analysis.
  • Foster effective relationships and communications with stakeholders.


  • Under the direction of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the Fundraising Committee, develop and implement an annual Fundraising Plan and Stewardship plan in keeping with the mission of HealthBridge.
  • Coordinate donor cultivation, stewardship and recognition activities, including the organization’s annual fundraising campaign, as needed.
  • Work with program staff to develop and write funding proposals and other materials for foundations and corporate donors.  
  • Conduct research to identify potential individuals, foundations, and corporations for funding opportunities.
  • Participate on the organization’s Fundraising Committee when necessary.


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How to Apply

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