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Project Coordinator, Communications
, Parent Actions on Drugs

Toronto, Ontario

Deadline April 5, 2012

Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing services for youth and their families since 1983.  The aim of PAD’s programs and resources is to address the issues related to substance use and youth and to build youth resiliency.   PAD programs and resources for youth and parents are delivered by teachers, public health personnel, community organizations and other health professionals who work with youth.

Parent Action on Drugs is a member of HC Link. PAD is responsible for leading the communications and knowledge exchange work of HC Link. HC Link supports the work of local and regional community partnerships, coalitions, groups and organizations working on health promotion and healthy communities initiatives in Ontario by providing consultations, learning and networking events, resources and referrals.  HC Link is funded by the Government of Ontario as part of the Healthy Communities Fund.

Position Overview:

  • The primary area of responsibility is in supporting the communication work of HC Link.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support communications objectives and communication plan (including social media strategy)
  • Draft website content, updates, bulletins, brochures and other written material
  • Manage and monitor website
  • Manage and monitor social media (including Twitter and Blog)
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of various project deliverables
  • Preparation of written documentation and resources
  • Conduct research and preparation of summary documents
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver workshops, forums and conferences, in conjunction with partners and stakeholders
  • Build linkages and networks with community partners

Terms of Employment:  Contract Position for Maternity leave – May 7, 2012 to March 31, 2013

Location:  PAD office located at 7 Hawksdale Road with travel to sites throughout Toronto

Hours: 0.8 FTE Position


  • Completion of a graduate degree in health promotion, public health, social or health sciences or education.
  • Demonstrated experience in community-based health promotion
  • Demonstrated experience with communications, including research documents and internet related content

Skills required:

  • Strong understanding of health promotion and education principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Research and ability to produce professional documents
  • Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of social media
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively on various committees and as part of a team
  • Flexibility in approach
  • Self-starter with ability to multi-task
  • Competency working in Microsoft software applications, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Competency working with social media platforms (Twitter and Blog)
  • Respect for diverse cultures, values and orientation
  • Competency using website management programs (such as Joomla) an asset
  • French language skills an asset

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter no later than April 5, 2012 by 2:00 p.m. to

We thank everyone for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Parent Action on Drugs