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Senior Coordinator, Prevention, Canadian Cancer Society

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 28, 2011

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Prevention, the Senior Coordinator, Prevention is 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 assigned regions to develop, implement and deliver prevention-related activities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Functional Duties

  • Support the Prevention Department’s planning, development 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, environmental and occupational carcinogens, UVR and sun safety)
  • 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 Society to better integrate prevention messaging
  • Assist with prevention planning and community engagement for 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
  • Other projects/ duties as assigned.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations (Use or wear any protective equipment or devices required, report any incidents and unsafe conditions to your manager, and do not use equipment or work in any way that may endanger any worker or volunteer).
  • Review and comply with the Canadian Cancer Society’s health and safety policy.


  • Related post-secondary education in the field of health promotion, community development or social work
  • 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 and the ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Proficient in MSOffice (Word/Excel)
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset
  • A criminal record check is required
  • Non-smoker

In return for your contributions we offer a starting salary in the low 50K range, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work in a caring and progressive work environment.  Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting job OHPE-#167 by August 28, 2011 to:

Human Resources
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

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.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.