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Specialist, Person-Centred Perspective (Level 7), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 8, 2018

18 month Maternity Leave replacement beginning February 2018

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. The Partnership's vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.

The Position

The Specialist, Person-Centred Experience, is the content lead responsible for subject matter and plays a key leadership role in the successful delivery of the Patient Experience and Survivorship Initiatives as well as contributing to the overall work of the Person-Centred Portfolio. Under the direction and in collaboration with the Director, this position is accountable to develop and execute programs designed to improve and contribute to the overall patient experience through collaboration with other portfolios such as knowledge mobilization on the creation of effective tools, interventions, frameworks and approaches. The position works closely with the Delivery Manager, Financial Analyst, and other members of the PCP team. The position will champion the work through effective collaboration and team work with the PCP Director, Senior Scientific Lead and Expert Lead, internal staff, external partners, advisory groups and patient and family representatives.  The Specialist is a key leader within the Person-Centred Perspective Team engaged in building effective relationships and partnerships that will contribute to national system improvement.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • A Master’s degree preferably in health care related discipline (Social Work, Nursing, OT, etc) or related field (such as a MPH or MBA with health care experience)
  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in health program management, including leading teams and/or projects within the patient experience or survivorship domains
  • Extensive knowledge of the issues related to the cancer patient experience, related to and including, caregivers, families and health care providers, health system leaders
  • Strong knowledge of palliative care programs, primary care , community services and patient/family supportive care
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with experience leading large and complex initiatives
  • Experience networking and collaborating with a range of cancer control partners, organizations and stakeholders on shared activities
  • Strong work experience in the health care sector, with focus on research, writing, and analysis; writing for the cancer control sector a strong asset
  • Previous experience in knowledge mobilization (e.g., communications, education/training, toolkit development, stakeholder engagement) a strong asset
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including ability to proactively lead and respond to change
  • Excellent research, analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills
  • Strong relationship management skills, internal and external, including with partner organizations
  • Strong mentoring, facilitation, coaching and knowledge-sharing skills

Closing Date: January 8, 2018

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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