CPSM self regulates the medical profession in Manitoba and has done so since 1871. CPSM’s role is to protect the public as consumers of medical care and promote the safe and ethical delivery of quality medical care by physicians in Manitoba.

CPSM is looking for a Communications Officer to join the management team and develop and lead our communications strategy. Reporting to the Registrar with direction from the Chief Operating Officer, the Communications Officer will be responsible for the communication processes of CPSM ensuring that all communications are professionally managed. The position will be responsible for guiding and directing the employees of the College in maintaining a consistent message in all external and internal communications. The Communications Officer works on communications directly and supports the senior levels of management in the development of policy and direction on communications in line with CPSM’s strategy.



  • Provides strategic advice and technical knowledge regarding online and social media communications.
  • Acts as the Press Secretary for CPSM and manages all media relations activity.
  • Works closely with the General Counsel on policy development.
  • Provides advice and direction to the Senior Leadership Team on all communications issues.
  • Provides support and direction in communication policy in support of our membership and to meet the CPSM mandate of protecting the public.
  • Responds to questions from membership, government, media and the public.
  • Builds community relations by assisting the Registrar(s) and the Senior Leadership Team in handling all community relations issues including general updates on College business, introductions of new rules and processes, membership communication on processes and assistance, as well as dealing with urgent issues like physician investigations and public complaints.
  • Establishes strong relationships with media outlets and opens lines of communication for both questions and issues.
  • Maintains the website for ease of access and ability to communicate to our various clients and stakeholders.



  • University degree in marketing, communications, public relations or journalism.
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible related experience.
  • A combination of education and work experience will be considered.
  • Experience with social and mainstream media.
  • Supervision or management experience in communications a definite asset.
  • Experience in the health care sector and / or government communications an asset.


Skills & Knowledge

  • Exceptional research, writing, proofreading and editing skills for a variety of communication materials such as website content, articles, bulletins, briefing notes, news releases and broadcast emails to the medical profession.
  • Exceptional collaboration and relationship-building skills and ability to work well with a multi-functional team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with all levels of the organization, external media, physician members, council and government.
  • Superior interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage and deliver multiple projects in a quality and timely manner, independently and under pressure.
  • Strong knowledge of current trends in digital/social media.
  • Strong technical skills including web and social media content management systems, graphic design etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office programs effectively (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to deal courteously and tactfully with co-workers, senior leadership, Council members, media representatives and the general public.


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining fit and salary expectations along with a resume by December 18, 2020 to Dave Rubel, Chief Operating Officer:

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

1000 -1661 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3J 3T7