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Manager, Health Promotion, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation--Ontario Region

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 24, 2013

Position: Manager, Health Promotion
Status:  Full Time, 1 Year Contract
Reports To: Director, Health Promotion, Policy And Advocacy
Location: 20 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.  Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community.

At an operational level, the Foundation carries out its work across Canada through the efforts of its five business units and their staff and volunteer resources:  four regional offices in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Prairies/NWT and BC/Yukon, and one Central Office in Toronto.  Each of the five business units of the Foundation has defined roles and responsibilities within a shared-services organizational structure, maximizing operational efficiencies and delivery of consistent nation-wide messaging.  

The largest of the Foundation’s four regional offices, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region raises and allocates funds for programs unique to the needs and priorities of the breast cancer community in Ontario.  The Region carries out its mission through its provincial Board of Directors, its volunteer network across the province, and its staff.

Position Summary:
The Manager, Health Promotion role will support  Ontario Regions ‘s  health promotion strategies and act as a subject matter expert  in developing print and digital  health communication content and tracking and monitoring program indicators to support program evaluation strategies.  This role will be of interest to individuals with a career focus on health promotion, health communication, and/or adult education, within the not-for-profit health charity funding environment.


a) Health Promotion

  • Conducts  research including surveys, environmental scans and literature reviews, and consultations with stakeholders as required to inform health communication content and  program strategies
  • Develops and edits clear and engaging evidence-based materials and digital heath communication content (web, blog, and social media)
  • Identifies stakeholders and channels to extend reach of  health promotion messages and inform content dissemination strategies with focus on digital outreach and engagement
  • Supports the development of external grant and funding applications for health promotion programs
  • Acts as a health promotion subject matter expert for CBCF staff on key issues related to relevant  health promotion programs and strategies  
  • Acts as a resource to Ontario Region Communications and Government relations team as required
  • Keeps the Director, Health Promotion, Policy and Advocacy, and the Vice President, Grants and Health Promotion, apprised of all relevant issues and work

b) Program Evaluation

  • Provides program evaluation support  to the Ontario Region Health Promotion team
  • Monitors, tracks, and analyzes daily social media metrics and digital engagement
  • Tracks and monitors  performance indicators against program goals and board strategic indicators
  • Manages the development of program evaluation tools and contributes to reports for sponsors, partners, the CBCF Board and Committees

c) Board of Directors, Advisory Committees, Subject Matter Experts and Leadership Volunteers

  • Acts as a resource to the Cause Leadership and Brand Management Advisory Committee  as required
  • Supports the preparation of materials and reports for the Cause Leadership and Brand Management Advisory Committee and Ontario Board of Directors related to area of responsibility

Required Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years programmatic experience in health communication, health promotion, or adult education
  • Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, health communication, communications,  adult education, or social sciences  
  • Background knowledge and application of  health behavior change models, health communication strategies  and applied research skills
  • Exceptional writing skills demonstrated by a diverse portfolio of  online and printed products for diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated  program  management and  related administrative tools and techniques
  • Experience with grant writing  and the development of funding proposals
  • Strong understanding of health literacy and its digital application in online environments (via web, blogs, social media etc.)
  • Familiarity with social media, online content management systems and desktop publishing
  • Demonstrated ability to develop evaluation tools (survey’s, polling) implement health promotion/ health communication program evaluation, including developing metrics and benchmarks
  • Ability to build and sustain positive and mutually supportive relationships with interdisciplinary team and diverse external stakeholders
  • Strong computer skills with experience in MS Windows, Excel, Word, databases and web-based  applications
  • Excellent analytical oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;  ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build trust and solid relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity
  • High attention to detail; ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to plan and coordinate complex activities, organize multiple tasks and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to travel in the province of Ontario
  • Desirable Qualifications and Abilities:
  • Experience working in cancer, chronic disease or the field of women’s health
  • Experience working in a complex, multi-level environment or organization
  • Knowledge of French
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience within the not-for-profit health sector

Conditions of Employment:

The position is based in our Ontario Region office at 20 Victoria Street, Toronto. Standard workweek is 35 hours, over 5 days, representing 8 hours at the office daily including a daily one-hour break. Occasional work outside of the regular work day is expected for attendance and participation at special events. Note: CBCF Ontario Region policy on working hours and compensatory time specifies flex time and compensatory time arrangements. All employees are guided by this policy.

To Apply:

CBCF is committed to employment equity and offers a competitive salary. The deadline for applications (cover letter and resume) is March 24, 2013. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application online by visiting

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.