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Senior Coordinator, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 2, 2015

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for health promotion and wellness? Do you thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment working on high profile provincial initiatives and managing relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders?

Consider this unique opportunity with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, where you can showcase your program management and project leadership skills.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Your role will include:

  • Providing program leadership, guidance and support for planning, delivery and implementation of strategies and program initiatives.
  • Leading implementation of chronic disease prevention, health promotion, wellness, and healthy active living programs and initiatives.
  • Providing health promotion expertise, oversight/monitoring and direction to community service providers, health care organizations and other transfer payment recipients and partners.
  • Providing project management leadership to the development of operational/tactical plans for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ministry prevention and health promotion programs and strategic initiatives.
  • Researching, preparing and presenting briefing notes, presentations, reports and papers to senior leadership on complex subject areas pertaining to health promotion, disease/injury prevention and community wellness.
  • Carrying out identification and mitigation of risks and contentious issues impacting program delivery.
  • Coordinating and participating on projects and work teams comprised of branch and ministry partners, internal and external stakeholders, service providers and the broader community.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Program Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of health promotion, chronic disease prevention
  • Knowledge of program implementation, delivery and evaluation principles, methods and best practices
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply knowledge of complex policies, legislation and government decision-making processes
  • Knowledge of policy and research tools/resources, program design and program evaluation techniques for monitoring and evaluating ministry programs

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

  • Writing and analysis skills to prepare reports, papers, briefing notes and other health promotion/prevention related program documentation for management
  • Presentation skills to synthesize, analyse and relay complex information to senior leadership including briefings, operational plans, issues/information requests, strategies and program recommendations
  • Verbal communication and active listening skills to interact informatively and effectively with stakeholders at all levels including senior leadership
  • Leadership and facilitation skills to lead projects and working groups
  • Negotiation and mediation skills to resolve issues and achieve consensus
  • Interpersonal and people skills to deliver effective presentations, productive discussions and collaborative relationship-building to help achieve shared objectives

Project Management & Analytical Skills

  • Project management skills and expertise to guide implementation of high profile projects/programs and deliver approved commitments in a timely manner
  • Analytical skills to assess and address program and operational policy issues
  • Time management skills to manage deadlines and competing priorities

Other Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative/accountability for achievement of approved deliverables and operational commitments
  • Creativity and conceptual-thinking skills to explain situations and recommend solutions to problems
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple competing priorities with a high degree of independence
  • Proficiency with common computer applications

Salary Range: $67,590-$99,600 per year

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 7 months (with possible extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months (with possible extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, December 2, 2015, by visiting and entering Job ID 83973 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.