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Community Mission Specialist, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Position: Community Mission Specialist   
Reports to: Manager, Community Mission Team
Department: Research Advocacy and Health Promotion
Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Hamilton (supporting Hamilton/Niagara/Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk/Halton)
Grade: C2

Purpose:   

As part of the Community Mission Team, the incumbent will be assigned to the Hamilton area , supported by leadership volunteers, deliver and support activities to engage communities for community impact on mission.  The incumbent will develop and implement an annual regional plan that reflects a province wide community based mission plan and responds to regional and local needs and priorities.

Key Accountabilities:

Monitor regional needs and develop annual regional plan

  • Complete an environmental scan and monitor, on a continuing basis, key health partnerships, their current priorities and programs (Hearth Health Networks, Tobacco Control Action Networks, School Health, Blood Pressure Control) in their assigned region.
  • Develop an annual mission plan for region with input from Regional Manager and Senior Specialist Health Partnerships.  Initial key focus will be Spark Together for Health Kids and Resuscitation.
  • Complete annual evaluation of progress against plan.

Contribute regional perspective to provincial plans

  • As part of the Community Mission Team provide input on the development of a community based strategy to inform regional and provincial goals and plans.

Manage regional and local delivery of mission initiatives

  • Provide leadership and influence health partners and volunteers concerning local advocacy efforts.

Volunteer recruitment and support

  • With the assistance of the Community Volunteer Specialist and in consultation with Area Managers, recruit and guide community mission leadership volunteers

Coordinate with other HSFO Programs

  • Working within fundraising environment to provide information to Foundation fundraisers, inform vis-à-vis community mission activity and pertinent mission priorities

Key Competencies:

Managing Relationships

  • Demonstrates Interpersonal Savvy through proven and effective communication with a variety of different audiences in order to establish credibility for the community mission business
  • A team player that demonstrates the ability to build persuasive arguments through an understanding of key internal and external stakeholder business objectives and without direct authority.
  • Excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, volunteers and external partners

Managing Personal Effectiveness

  • Accountable for Results.  Results-oriented self-starter with strong focus on achieving desired outcomes and ability to achieve results.  Takes action to address obstacles and demonstrates pride and commitment to work.
  • Has strong background in related discipline (such as public health, dietician, nursing, health promotion, education)
  • Strong knowledge/experience with community planning and development, acting as a change agent/facilitator, mobilizing diverse stakeholders to impact government and community policies and programs

Managing the Business

  • Superior Customer Focus through understanding and exceeding the expectations of internal and external customers.  Proactively anticipate and resolve potential issues.
  • Demonstrates Business Smarts and Innovation through creative problem solving, and strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional planning, organizational and project management skills with acute attention to detail.

Key Relationships:

Internal

  • Field fundraising staff; Regional Manger/Area Managers
  • Sr. Manager, Government Relations and Partner Programs
  • Senior Manager, Diversity
  • Parent Brand Team
  • Resuscitation Team
  • Senior Specialist, Health Partnerships
  • Community Volunteer Specialist

External

  • Heart Health Coordinators
  • Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN's)
  • Health Units
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • MPPs

Key Challenges/Constraints:

  • Maximizing opportunities and minimizing overlaps/confusion between existing fundraising programs and new initiatives
  • Balancing the need to be responsive to communities as well as to province wide goals for greatest impact on mission
  • Building a personal support system in a situation in which the job's focus is mission within a broader team that is focused on fundraising
  • Health Promotion arena is complex and changing with many stakeholders
  • Managing a large number of relationships both internal and external dealing with complex information
  • Managing diverse stakeholder expectation and perceptions of the Foundation's role in Health Promotion
  • Measuring success of regional/local programs
  • Managing through situations where autonomous decisions have been made and implemented by self or others but within a set internal structure
  • Speed and pace of change

Accountability Dimensions:

  • Accountable for developing and implementing regional mission plan
  • Accountable for building and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders

Other Requirements:

  • Prior experience developing health promotion partnerships
  • Knowledge or experience working with volunteers
  • Proven ability to persuade and lead
  • Proven ability to manage workload with little structure
  • Good networking skills
  • Related post secondary education (i.e., public health, dietician, nursing, health promotion, adult education)
  • 4-6 years of experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Please forward your resume to:

Human Resources Department
2300 Yonge Street, 13th Floor,
Toronto, Ontario   M4P
resumes@hsf.on.ca

Please include job title in subject line of email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.