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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.


At Gilead, Creating Possible drives everything we do. It's evident in our mission and core values. This is how we built a culture of excellence that is fueled by a passion for improving the lives of people around the world and advancing the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.

We are driven to develop lifesaving products that make a difference for patients around the world. Every day, we to transform the promise of science and technology into breakthrough, innovative therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based bio pharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of high unmet need including HCV and other Liver diseases, HIV/AIDS, Hematology, Oncology, and Inflammatory Diseases. When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

The Role:

The Public Affairs team is a critical function within Gilead Canada, providing advice across internal and external communications, and patient advocacy. This small, yet experienced team works across all therapy areas, corporate reputation, social media and external engagement.

You will not only support the team on critical administrative tasks but own and implement our corporate giving initiatives across medical and community groups, along with strategic corporate communications. This role is responsible for day-to-day implementation of Gilead's ongoing corporate giving initiatives, closely working with colleagues in Public Affairs (across the therapy areas) to execute in a timely and accurate fashion, with maximum impact on our partners. You will also provide administrative leadership, support, and financial management of the Canadian Grants Committee (corporate giving), including the development of best practices and guidance to the entire Canadian affiliate.

This role is integral in contributing to employee and corporate communications through disease awareness and health promotion days, employee townhall support, support of the corporate website ( among other corporate communications tools.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Public Affairs, this person's primary responsibilities will be:

Corporate Communications

Manage and oversee day-to-day of internal communications related to corporate giving and health promotion / disease awareness days, working with the necessary partners, including Human Resources, to inform the communication.

Design and oversee an internal communication content calendar related to corporate giving (email, website, townhalls, etc.)

Responsible for updating language on the Canada website (in close collaboration with Global Public Affairs)

Social media strategy implementation and support for Gilead Canada corporate LinkedIn channel.

Grants Committee

Administrative oversight and management of all Canada Grant Committee (corporate giving)

Managing and liaising with all applicants from beginning to end of the process

Working closely with Legal, Medical, and Canada colleagues to ensure alignment and the appropriate disclosures are made

Financial oversight and management of the Grants Agreements, ensuring all administration, POs and GRC OpEx tracking/reporting

Act as the first point of contact for external parties and potential applicant

Ensure the Grants Committee page on the Canada website on is up-to-date and relevant for applicants

Team admin and Finance Management

Supporting the team on a variety of approval systems and processes, from contracting, to POs, to Veeva, etc.

Assist with compliance approvals and liaise with agencies and internal staff to ensure that items are uploaded on to the compliance system, Veeva

Day to day support of the Public Affairs Budget/OPEX

Assist with additional ad hoc duties when required

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Typically requires a BA degree in communications, liberal arts, business or science-oriented field and at least 3 years of administration experience in the healthcare/pharmaceutical sector, experience within Corporate Giving & Communications is an asset

A solid understanding of proven administration experience within a fast-paced team and proven ability to understand and clearly communicate on internal communications

Ability to manage relationships with a high number of internal and external stakeholders

Sound judgment and analytical skills, and strong team player

Strong project management capabilities, including the ability to balance multiple, high-urgency projects simultaneously and working in a matrix environment.

Innovative approach, willingness to learn & adopt new ideas and resilience under pressure will be a distinct advantage in the role

Proven knowledge of pharmaceutical processes and systems would be advantageous

Bilingualism in English & French is an asset


Additional Information

Canada - Ontario - Mississauga
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