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Research Coordinator, Leave The Pack Behind, Brock University

St. Catharines, Ontario
Deadline December 2, 2016

Temporary Full Time, Contract ending August 31st, 2017 (35 hours/week)
Job Group J - Administrative & Professional Staff
Salary Range $41,793 - $61,785 per annum* (effective May 1, 2016)
Do you enjoy exploring challenges and looking for creative ways to engage young people? Join the Leave The Pack Behind team and be part of a tobacco control program that offers young adults smoking and quitting information, personalized support, and quitting resources. Leave The Pack Behind is looking for an energetic and outgoing person who is a strong communicator, excels at building and maintaining relationships and has experience using social media (specifically Facebook and Instagram) to engage young people.
The Opportunity
Reporting to the Assistant Manager, the successful candidate will implement the day-to-day activities of Leave The Pack Behind, particularly those related to programming, communications and evaluation/research in the community. This person would be responsible for overseeing the implementation of Leave The Pack Behind in communities across Ontario, communicating regularly with partners via phone and email, and contributing to the development of training materials, promotional resources and evaluation reports for Province-wide coordinated social and digital marketing campaigns. This position also would entail overseeing Leave The Pack Behind’s social media accounts and identifying creative ways to reach young people.
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)

Applicants are invited to apply online by selecting the Career Opportunities (Administrative-Professional and Exempt Staff) of Brock’s website at and attaching a resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by Friday, December 2, 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, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy ( 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.