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Special Project Coordinator: Environmental Causes of Cancer, Environmental Defence

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 22, 2011

Environmental Defence ( is Canada's most effective environmental action organization. We challenge and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

Position Summary and Core Expectations

We seek a senior staff person to develop and implement an outreach program to the cancer survivor community regarding environmental causes of cancer. The ideal candidate will have one or more post-secondary degrees or equivalent experience, will have a facility with scientific concepts, will be familiar with the cancer survivor community, and will have a strong social skills and a desire to meet new people. He or she will have an interest in environmental causes of cancer and be willing to work flexibly in a team setting, and to travel. This position reports to the Director of Policy and is based in our Toronto office.


  • Campaign development and planning
  • Outreach to cancer organizations and partnership development
  • Direct outreach to cancer survivors
  • Issue research and analysis
  • Public speaking and writing for public consumption
  • Participation in Communications and Campaign team meetings


  • Minimum five years experience working in the field of health care, health advocacy, and/or with issues related to environmental causes of cancer
  • Excellent social, writing, presentation and creative skills; French is an asset
  • College or university degree or equivalent experience; facility with scientific materials an asset
  • Familiarity with broader environmental issues is an asset

This is a full time, salaried position. We offer a benefits package after the 3 month probationary period.

Applications will be accepted until 9 am Tuesday August 22, 2011.  

Your application should include a resume and cover letter.

Please direct your application BY EMAIL to

Include “Special Project Coordinator” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.

Environmental Defence is an equal-opportunity employer.  We thank all candidates in advance for their application, but only those contacted for an interview will receive a reply.