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Marketing & Communications Student- Full Time Temporary (approx 6 months) - Markham Stouffville Foundation



Job Location

Markham, Ontario

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Foundation Marketing & Commuications Intern

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


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 Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health and Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a donor and/or patient/client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


 What we are looking for:


The Marketing & Communications Intern will help enable the growth of Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) Foundation to drive revenue and maximize public awareness and exposure through optimizing and growing the Foundation’s traditional and digital strategies as part of the overall Marketing & Communication plan.

This role is a paid, 4-9 month internship for rising undergraduate students that are interested in working in marketing, public relations and fundraising.


Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute with executing key marketing activities such as communication assets, media support, advertising/promotional, organic social strategy
  • Maintain content calendars and conduct research for online engagement opportunities
  • Social media monitoring and assisting with analysis reports
  • Conducting and assisting with grateful patient/donor or department interviews
  • Writing communication pieces such as media advisories/releases, briefs, web/digital content and other items as required
  • Media relations monitoring and list management
  • Aide in the preparation of presentations, leave behinds and handouts
  • Support business development including research, coordinating meetings, drafting emails
  • Assist with photography/videography shoots
  • Cultivate strong working relationship with both internal (Foundation and Hospital) and external (donors, grateful patients, vendors, media) relationships
  • Other tasks as required   


What you bring to the role:

  • Currently enrolled in a post secondary program or a recent graduate with focus in Marketing, Public Relations, Fundraising Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, Media Studies
  • Previous office/clerical experience, preferably in a non-profit or Marketing/Public Relations department
  • Proficient computer skills using MS Office, adobe and social media
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.


Work Schedule:

3-5 days/week, Monday to Friday days (09:00-17:00). Schedule is negotiable. There may be opportunities to attend fundraising events/initiatives which may take place outside of regular business hours.  Hybrid Work Approach may be an opportunity.





Who we are:

Established in 1989, the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation has continuously raised funds to support health care for the more than 400,000 residents of Markham, Stouffville and the surrounding communities.


To meet the growing needs of the community, and thanks to tremendous support from generous donors throughout the years, the MSH Foundation has funded capital expenditures for equipment, IT infrastructure, and a major expansion and renovation project for Markham Stouffville Hospital.


Government funding can’t cover the cost of all critical life-saving equipment and top priority needs. Generous donor support is essential to the exceptional care that MSH patients can receive close to home.


Today, health care is changing at a rapid pace. The way the hospital cares for patients now will not be the way it cares for patients in the future. The MSH of tomorrow must transform health care for our rapidly growing, aging and diverse community.


As the Foundation for Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital. we are a supportive hand for our community and our hospital. The relationship between our donors and the hospital goes hand in hand – each caring for the other in the best possible way. Generous donor support ensures our patients will always be in the best hands right here at MSH.



COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


 Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement 


Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.



Union Type

Non - Union