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Research Coordinator, Leave the Pack Behind, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

St. Catharines, Ontario
January 18, 2016

Term Full-Time (12 months)
Job Group J - Administrative & Professional Staff
Salary Range $41,135 - $60,812 per annum* (effective May 1, 2015)
 
We're looking for an energetic and outgoing person interested in mentoring and motivating young adults to identify new ways to reach young adults who smoke. Are you enthusiastic about social media and identifying creative ways to reach young people, then this position may be for you.

Why Brock?

We appreciate a diverse environment, and provide training for those candidates with the right attitude and the willingness to learn. For more information click http://brocku.ca/about/why.

The Opportunity

Leave the Pack Behind (LTPB) is a comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco control initiative, which combines programming with applied research. Dual goals of Leave The Pack Behind are to promote smoke-free living at colleges and universities across Ontario, and investigate patterns of tobacco use among post-secondary students. You will implement the day-to-day activities of Leave The Pack Behind, particularly those related to programming, communications and research on campuses and in the community.
 
Here’s how…

Reporting to the Assistant Manager:

  • Oversee the implementation of Leave The Pack Behind on post-secondary campuses within numerous communities across Ontario while maintaining continuous communication with health professionals 
  • Facilitate regular teleconferences for student team leaders and community partners to provide guidance, ensuring high quality programming
  • Develop new training methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Leave The Pack Behind programs through planning, organizing and facilitating training conferences for students, health professionals and community partners
  • Create training materials relevant to Leave The Pack Behind’s campaigns with corresponding print and online programming resources
  • Assist with research and program evaluation activities on all post-secondary institutions and in numerous communities across Ontario
  • Coordinate and conduct quantitative data collection as it pertains to Leave The Pack Behind’s social marketing campaigns, cessation interventions and evaluation activities
  • Develop visual and verbal presentations about Leave The Pack Behind’s research and evaluation activities
  • Maintain accurate records of interactions with student-teams, health professionals and community partners

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in health science, psychology, sociology, or a related field
  • Related experience and knowledge of health promotion programming, social marketing, community engagement, tobacco control, nicotine addiction and behavior change theories
  • Understanding of social marketing principles, health education/promotion theories, community engagement principles and tobacco control strategies
  • Demonstrated experience training and supervising young adults; overseeing student staff and delegating appropriate tasks
  • Experience working with health care professionals and community health organizations
  • Ability to engage and communicate with young adults effectively
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs and web technologies
  • Excellent judgment, problem solving and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy and professionalism while adhering to Brock University’s policies and procedures
  • Reliable means of transportation
  • French language skills (an asset)
  • Training and certification in tobacco control (e.g.: TEACH training, OTRU online courses) (an asset)

This position includes comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver.  Applicants are invited to apply online by selecting the Career Opportunities (Administrative-Professional Staff) of Brock’s website at http://brocku.ca/hr and attaching a resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by Monday, January 18, 2016.

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 under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy (http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/6557). Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

* The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by assessing related skills, experience, internal equity and market competitiveness, subject to available budget.