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Project Coordinator, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 15, 2017

Program: Research, Jarvis Location
Position Details: 9 Months Contract, FTE 1.0
Competition: 17-021

The Handle with Care Project in the Research Department is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter as a Project Coordinator full time contract till March 31, 2018. The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Lead Investigators.

Handle with Care program is a multi-year national program and research initiative. The program is being offered in 8 provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador) and 2 territories (Yukon and Nunavut). Its purpose is to scale up an evidence-based program for equipping parents, caregivers and child care providers to promote the mental health of young children (birth to 6 years of age) in communities at risk for mental health problems.


The Project Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the project including maintaining oversight of the project, interfacing with partners in other provinces and territories, maintaining regular communication with Site Research Coordinators in other provinces and territories, maintaining records of meetings, updating the literature, assisting with preparation of materials for program rollout, program evaluation and knowledge translation. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Training and supervising Research Assistants in the National Office
  • Overseeing interview quality control procedures and practices
  • Ensuring that quality control procedures are adhered to and the highest quality data are collected
  • Coordinating and ensuring accurate coding and entry of the research and dissemination data
  • Working with Mental Health Consultant to complete annual Project Evaluation Reporting Tool (PERT)
  • Organizing and participating in regular meetings of the research team to discuss each stage of the project Please note that this position may include travel to various project sites.


  • Masters Degree or equivalent in relevant areas (e.g. early childhood education, psychology, community psychology, mental health); equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • Familiarity with at least some of the following topic areas: early child development, parenting, early childhood education, children’s mental health, community development
  • Excellent skills in written and oral communication, project planning, problem-solving
  • Excellent organizational and superior interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan proactively
  • Ability to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Familiarity with research design, program planning and program implementation
  • Prior experience managing large-scale projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS and qualitative software such as NVivo an asset

Interested applicants are asked to forward their résumés by June 15, 2017 to:

Talent & Culture – The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
Faz: (416) 633-7141 

Note: Please quote position title & competition number in the subject heading of email.

We are seeking applicants internally and externally.

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre is committed to diversity and values inclusion. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within the Centre.

The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.

Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.