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Assistant Manager (Programming and Communication), Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB), Community Health Sciences, Brock University

St. Catharines, Ontario
Deadline September 11, 2013

Term Full-Time (12 months) with possibility of renewal
Job Group L
Salary Range: $48,105 - $73,060 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)

Why Brock?

Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence.  To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career.  Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together.  We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career.  We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs.  We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds.  Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture.  We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity

Leave the Pack Behind (LTPB) is a grant-funded, comprehensive tobacco control initiative operating on college and university campuses across Ontario.  LTPB’s programming provides a platform for applied health research.  Project management is organized around Communications, Programming and Research.  Reporting to the LTPB’s Principal Investigator and/or the Manager, the Assistant Manager (Programming and Communications) supervises all aspects of LTPB programming.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing, communicating plans for and ensuring effective implementation of multi-faceted tobacco control programming for young adults
  • Hiring, training and supervising student-staff across Ontario, as well as office administrative staff, research coordinators and research assistants
  • Effectively communicating project objectives, plans, procedures and outcomes with campus administrators, student staff/volunteers, and many other interested stakeholders
  • Assisting with budget management
  • Liaising with representatives of regional, provincial and national tobacco, control projects
  • Reporting program outcomes through professional, academic, and lay channels
  • Actively supporting program evaluation and research
  • Assisting with written reports to funders
  • Overseeing work of fee-for-service vendors (e.g. graphic designers, digital marketers)
  • Reading current research related to young adults’ use of tobacco and cessation aids, engaging social media avenues and implementing strategies for reducing tobacco use

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A graduate degree in health sciences or related discipline combined with supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience with program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Sound understanding of tobacco control, nicotine addiction, behaviour change theory, and health promotion theory and practice
  • Superior project management skills combined with excellent interpersonal abilities and communication skills (both verbal and writing)
  • Proficiency using SPSS, Microsoft Office programs, and web technologies
  • Strong organizational skills and the proven ability to multi-task
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence
  • A willingness to travel, and occasionally work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends

This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver.  Applicants are invited to apply online by selecting the Career Opportunities (Administrative-Professional Staff) section (AP 51/2013) of Brock’s website at and attaching a resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, due to volume we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment.  We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process.  Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.