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Senior Coordinator, Prevention, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline May 31, 2010

We have more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada. Join the fight today and help make cancer history!

Job Purpose

Responsible for promoting and advancing the Society’s mission, role and priorities related to primary and secondary cancer prevention with key internal and external stakeholders. Specifically, this position will work to support provincial initiatives as well as enhance staff and volunteer capacity within Toronto Region Mission Delivery and South Central Region to develop, implement and deliver prevention-related activities.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Support the Prevention department’s planning, functions and activities related to the primary and secondary prevention of cancer
  • Act as a resource and consultant to enhance knowledge and awareness related to cancer-related risk factors for staff, volunteers and the public (e.g. healthy weights, healthy eating and physical activity; cancer screening and vaccines; environmental and occupational carcinogens; UVR, sun safety and vitamin D)
  • Support the development, review, revision and integration of cancer prevention messaging within Society materials, initiatives and publications
  • Support internal capacity building with staff and volunteers within assigned regions to promote and integrate prevention priorities and messages into community materials, initiatives and activities
  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of provincial, regional and local Prevention-related initiatives and activities
  • Liaise, develop relationships and work with other departments within the Canadian Cancer Society (i.e. fundraising, volunteer engagement, diversity, public affairs, information services, marketing and research)
  • Support secretariat function of internal multi-stakeholder groups, as required
  • Assist with prevention planning and community engagement of under-served communities and/or priority populations
  • Represent the department and/or the Society at external meetings and committees, roundtables and conferences, workgroups and networks


  • Related post-secondary education in the field of health promotion, community development, social work or adult education
  • 2+ years experience working within a non profit or community service setting, experience in a multi-level, non profit organization is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion approaches and strategies related to cancer prevention and screening
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, strategic thinking and communication skills
  • Dynamic presentation and public relations skills
  • Strong ability to problem solve and reach sound resolutions
  • Strong initiative and capacity to work independently, balanced with teamwork
  • Flexibility, ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
  • A Criminal Records Check is required
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be an asset
  • Non-smoker
  • Working Conditions
  • Works independently, but as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Works with volunteers and community stakeholders
  • Intermittent evening and weekend work
  • Frequent travel within Greater Toronto Area and Central Ontario required (once or twice per week)
  • physical/mental requirements
  • May sit or stand for extended periods
  • May involve significant computer use
  • Occasional lifting, carrying and set up of equipment/materials for presentations

In return for your contributions, we offer a very attractive compensation package, which encompasses a salary starting in the high 40K range, excellent benefits, including a pension plan, 3 weeks of vacation, flex-time, and the chance to work in a supportive and progressive environment. Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter by May 31, 2010, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department
55 St. Clair Ave W
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

For more information about this and other opportunities to become a member of our dynamic team, please visit our website at and go to Careers, under About Us.

Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.