Thunder Bay, Ontario
Deadline July 29, 2015
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:
Regional Coordinator, Smoker’s Helpline
Thunder Bay, ON
Reference #: OHPE 612
An Exciting Opportunity
The Regional Coordinator, Smokers’ Helpline is responsible for promoting Smokers’ Helpline interventions including telephone, online, text and information services, by collaborating with local cessation services and service providers and CCS community offices to increase awareness and utilization of Smokers’ Helpline in the local area.
- Promote Smokers’ Helpline interventions throughout the assigned region to increase service awareness and utilization
- Contribute to the development and implementation of local/regional activities to increase cessation capacity. For example involvement in cessation communities of practice, orienting health care providers to programs in Ontario’s cessation system, providing training on smoking cessation or other knowledge exchange activities, etc.
- Collaborate with regional cessation services and service providers to coordinate Smokers’ Helpline services with local tobacco control programs and to create two-way referral mechanisms
- Collaborate with regional cessation services and health care providers to promote the use of and referrals to Smokers’ Helpline
- Coordinate projects that enhance regional or provincial partnerships and/or Smokers’ Helpline promotional efforts
- Represent and promote Smokers’ Helpline intervention and centralized operations at local/regional levels
- Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of a database of regional evidence-based cessation services
- Support CCS community offices in assigned region with volunteer training and engagement related to tobacco control
- Other projects/duties as assigned
Health and Safety Responsibilities
- Works in compliance with The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
- Reviews and complies with the Health and Safety Policy
- Post-secondary degree in a related discipline (health promotion, health studies or health sciences) areas and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
- 2-3 years of experience in a related position or field
- Developed verbal and written communication skills; and experience in developing and delivering presentations to varying target audiences
- Understanding of tobacco control issues and cessation strategies
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Working knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
- Bilingual in French and English is an asset
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
- A Criminal Records Check is required
- Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be an asset
- Office environment
- Overtime/Flex hours may be required
- Regular travel within the region
- Sits for extended periods
- May involve significant computer use
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 competitive salary in the 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 612 in the subject line of the email by July 29th 2015, 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.
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