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Manager, Screening Saves Lives Program, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 23, 2011

2 year contract, Full-time

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Prevention, the Manager, Screening Saves Lives is responsible for the operation and administration of the Screening Saves Lives (SSL) Program and to support the Division’s implementation of strategic initiatives in the area of cancer screening and prevention.

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Functional Duties

  • Support the planning, development and activities related to the primary and secondary prevention of cancer
  • Support the development, review, revision and integration of screening messages within SSL materials, initiatives and publications
  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of the SSL program, initiatives and activities
  • Lead the expansion of the program to identified communities in Ontario.
  • Ensure that all materials, policies and procedures are updated on a regular basis
  • Support internal capacity building with staff and volunteers to promote dissemination of materials, initiatives and activities
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to by volunteers and staff
  • Liaise, develop relationships and work with Units/Regions to better integrate the SSL program
  • Represent the department and/or the Society at relevant external meetings and committees, roundtables and conferences, workgroups and networks
  • Identify opportunities for meaningful collaboration related to cancer prevention with external groups/organizations
  • Initiate opportunities to communicate Canadian Cancer Society mission, programs and support for research to the local community
  • Participate as a member of the provincial management team
  • Act as a media spokesperson for the SSL program
  • Support Division projects and other projects/ duties as assigned.

Staff Management Responsibilities

  • Manage the program’s human resource needs as required, including recruitment, training and development, coaching and performance management for the program as well as for individual achievement

Fiscal Management Responsibilities

  • Monitor program adherence to financial policies and controls
  • Ensure an adequate audit trail is in place to meet internal requirements
  • Determine expense projections as part of the budgeting process
  • Monitor expenditures against a plan and initiate remedial activity as required

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
  • Applied knowledge of program development and evaluation
  • 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

Direct Reports

  • Community Coordinator, Lay Health Education (3)

In return for your contributions we offer a starting salary in the high 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-170 by September 23, 2011 before 12:00 pm 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.