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Senior Coordinator, Prevention, Candian Cancer Society

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 22, 2013

Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian has to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society, our teams include people just like you: dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to creating real change.

As Canada’s largest national health charity and leader in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has had more impact in more communities than any other cancer charity:

We spearhead life-saving research. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Society has invested more than one billion dollars in research so far, and efforts have led to breakthroughs that revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed, treated and prevented.

We empower people facing cancer with free information and support services for patients and their families. Since 1996 the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service has helped more than one million Canadians with their cancer-related questions.

We lead change for a healthier Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society has been a forceful and persistent voice on the tobacco control front, and efforts have led to laws that prohibit smoking in public spaces and workplaces, ban cigarette displays and vending machines and help control contraband.

The Society also mobilizes a community of fighters – 60,000 volunteers in Ontario alone – to help deliver programs, organize fundraising events, push change through government and fuel prevention efforts.

All of this is made possible through our ground-breaking fundraising programs and campaigns such as Relay For Life and Daffodil Month, as well as the unwavering support of our corporate partners and donors.

Be part of our team and make the biggest difference in the fight against cancer as a:

Senior Coordinator, Prevention
Toronto, ON
Regular, Full-Time
Reference #: OHPE 328

An Exciting Opportunity

Under the direction of the Director, Tobacco Control and Cancer 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.

Primary 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, tobacco use, cancer screening, environmental and occupational carcinogens, UVR and sun safety)
  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of provincial, regional and local Prevention-related initiatives and activities
  • 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
  • Support the development, review, revision and integration of cancer prevention messaging within Society materials, initiatives and publications
  • Liaise, develop relationships and work with other departments within the Society to better integrate prevention messaging and programming
  • 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

  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
  • Reviews and complies with the Health and Safety Policy


  • Related post-secondary education in the field of health promotion, health sciences, 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
  • Experience working in one or more of the following is an asset: tobacco control and/or healthy weights, healthy eating or physical activity.  Familiarity with one or more of the following areas: UVR and sun safety, cancer screening, and environmental and occupational carcinogens
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, strategic thinking, project management, 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)
  • Intermittent evening and weekend work, and periodic travel within Ontario required
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an assetA criminal record check is requiredNon-smoker

What We Offer

The Society offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer.  We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:

  • Caring
  • Courage
  • Integrity  
  • Progressive

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a salary in the low to mid 50K range, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

How to Apply

Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting the reference #OHPE 328 in the subject line of the email by March 22, 2013, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.