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Projects Coordinator, Ophea

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 25, 2011

12 month Contract

Ophea is a dynamic not-for-profit organization with a staff of approximately 30 individuals. Ophea exists to support schools and communities through quality program supports, partnerships and advocacy to enable children and youth to lead healthy active lives. Services are provided to a variety of individuals including elementary and secondary school teachers, public health professionals, and recreation leaders.  Ophea also works closely with provincial government ministries, corporations, and other not-for-profit organizations.

A Projects Coordinator is required by Ophea to support Ophea’s strategic goal to “Apply an innovative, creative, evidence-based approach to increasing knowledge and skills of leaders (in education, recreation, public health and others) so that they are equipped to foster healthy active living for all.”

The Projects Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of Ophea’s programs and initiatives as assigned.  This includes the execution and implementation of the logistical details within projects, at conferences and events.  This position supports the Project Leaders and Division Managers in the planning, reporting and administration processes.

  • Knowledge (formal education or general knowledge) required:
  • Post secondary education in Physical and Health Education, Sport Administration, Business or related discipline.  Knowledge of the health and physical activity community particularly as it pertains to children and youth is required.

Skills & Experience required:

  • Experience in the execution of events, training sessions, presentations, program evaluation and meetings.  General understanding of project management and budgeting.  Computer experience in word processing, data base management, and the Internet is required.  Bilingualism and formal Project Management training are very strong assets for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports (and leads where appropriate) the execution of logistics for programs and initiatives as assigned
  • Provides administrative support
  • Supports Leads with budgets specific to programs
  • Assists with planning and reporting of programs as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned

To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations no later than November 25, 2011 to:

1 Concorde Gate, Suite 608
Toronto, Ontario  M3C 3N6
Fax: (416) 426-7373   

Please note: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted