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Health Promotion Manager, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 8, 2015

Position:  Health Promotion Manager
Reports To: Senior Manager, Health Promotion And Community Engagement
Term: Full Time


Established in 1986, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.  The Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.

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 Health Promotion Manager has a deep understanding of health promotion, health communications and related best practices.  A proven track record of flawlessly implementing complex, strategic and evidence based health promotion and health communications initiatives, the Health Promotion Manager understands the importance of evaluation and applies relevant learning to the work of the Foundation.

The Health Promotion Manager possesses knowledge and understanding of cancer, breast cancer and/or other women’s health issues. S/he also demonstrates well developed project management skills and pays attention to detail and accuracy.  S/he has the ability to build and maintain relationships across the organization and with key stakeholders to enable the success of HP initiatives.


  • Gather, analyze, synthesize, evidence to develop and effectively communicate breast health/breast cancer content and health promotion messages through a variety of mediums including; print resources, electronic communication, mass media and social marketing initiatives
  • Act as a subject matter expert ensuring accuracy of content of all breast cancer related information materials and correspondence
  • Generates options with rational for action and demonstrates an understanding of internal and external dependencies with a focus on strategic implications of issues/actions
  • Implements Health Promotion plans and programs
  • Participates in the budget planning process and  owns budget pertaining to applicable HP programs
  • Reviews partnership proposals and ensures that they are aligned with the Foundations practices and values
  • Committed to working in tandem with internal stakeholders to support short term and long term needs that enable the success of health promotion initiatives
  • Acts as a health promotion subject matter expert for CBCF staff on key issues related to relevant  health promotion programs and strategies, ensuring the social determinants of health are effectively addressed within   
  • Remains current on best practices in health promotion  and health communication
  • Actively support the Foundation’s culture of health promotion within the context of its mission
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Occasional travel may be required

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in health communications, health promotion, public health or adult education
  • Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, health communication, communications,  adult education
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of diversity issues and experience addressing the social determinants of health
  • Exceptional writing skills demonstrated by a diverse portfolio of online and printed products for diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated  program  and project development and evaluation
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and research skills with the ability to efficiently analyze and synthesize complex information
  • Experience with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience with grant writing  and the development of funding proposals
  • 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
  • Language skills beyond English an asset

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 or other languages
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience within the not-for-profit health sector

Conditions of Employment:

CBCF is committed to employment equity and offers a competitive salary. 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 daily including a daily one-hour break. 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:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter on-line by June 8, 2015. Please visit to apply.

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