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Health Promotion Consultant, Health Nexus

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 27, 2015

For 30 years Health Nexus has been enabling communities to promote health in Ontario and beyond. We help organizations and individuals develop and implement prevention and health promotion strategies. We focus on fostering healthy child development; facilitating the creation of inclusive and engaged communities; promoting conditions that contribute to healthy communities; and influencing the development of healthy public policy.

Health Nexus seeks a part time Health Promotion Consultant to support a two-year project on diverse and inclusive leadership. This position requires sound knowledge of health promotion and community development. The successful applicant will work with Health Nexus and its project partner, the Ontario Public Health Association, to support the documentation of practice based evidence, co-develop a variety of knowledge exchange resources and co-host learning activities, in order to build capacity across the nonprofit sector to embrace inclusive leadership perspectives and practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the project lead and members of the project guidance committee in the development of project plans
  • Coordinate the implementation of activities and deliverables within the timeline for the project.
  • Coordinate and conduct participatory research, data analysis and reporting activities
  • Develop training curriculum and related materials
  • Deliver training to support the development of capacity for inclusive leadership
  • Maintain regular and engaging communications with project partner groups and communities.
  • Support the guidance committee through the orientation and integration of new members, and preparation of meeting materials
  • Share enthusiasm for continuous learning throughout the project
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and initiatives with various local, provincial and national organizations and health promotion professionals.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree and/or equivalent experience in a discipline related to community development and/or equity studies.
  • Ability to work in both English and French, with an understanding of Francophone communities in Ontario
  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing resources and hosting knowledge exchange events using adult education principles
  • Comprehensive understanding of health promotion and the broad determinants of health
  • Demonstrated experience working in the non-profit sector/not-for profit sector
  • Comfort working with an anti-oppression approach.
  • Commitment to principles of diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination and strong communications skills to support collaboration among diverse and geographically disparate partner groups
  • Strong facilitation strategies and skills for enhancing inclusive and collective dialogue and decision-making.
  • Strong project management skills and solid participatory research and data analysis skills
  • Solid skills in word processing, presentation software, e-mail, internet/intranet usage, spreadsheets & databases
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral team member.

Closing Date:  March 27, 2015
Employment Dates:  April 2015 – March 2017
Location: Toronto preferred. Travel throughout Ontario is required.
Status: 2 year part-time contract (3 days per week) with benefits

Please submit a letter of interest and resume, in confidence to:

Human Resources, Health Nexus
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
Toronto ON, M5G 1Z8
Fax: 416-408-2122
Email: inclusive-leadership@healthnexus.ca

Please see our websites for more information (http://www.healthnexus.ca, http://www.beststart.org).

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Health Nexus is an equal opportunity employer.