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Contract to Mar 31/99

The Community Coordinator will be responsible for liaising with local councils on smoking and health across Ontario to support their activities in the areas of coalition building, volunteer development, program implementation and evaluation. The successful candidate will have direct experience in community or program development, working with volunteers and local agencies, and be willing to travel. Strong communication, facilitation and writing skills are required. A working knowledge of tobacco-related issues is desired, and bilingualism an asset.

Reports to: Executive Director

Responsible to: Regional Development Committee, representing local councils

Key Responsibilities:

1. Facilitation and Collaboration

* liaise with local councils on issues regarding volunteer recruitment, retention and project management issues

* facilitate local collaborative tobacco projects in consultation with the Regional Representatives

* travel to local councils to assess needs and requirements for assistance as required

2. Partner Support

* facilitate training and other activities with other Resource Centres (i.e. Program Training and Consultation Centre, Heart Health, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse)

* coordinate information exchange and project information where required

3. Program Support

* assist in planning and implementation of NNSW/WNTD programs and provincial evaluation

* research and prepare any materials in response to member/public requests

* assist the Executive Director and attend Regional Development Committee and Board of Directors meetings as required

Skills and Experience:

The position requires someone with experience in the health promotion or public health system in Ontario who can adapt successfully to changing and demanding environments

* degree in community development or health promotion

* two to three years experience in direct community work with volunteers and organizations, including training/facilitation work

* experience in mobilizing volunteers and assist in planning and problem-solving

* ability to analyze issues and develop program materials or approaches for province-wide application and outcome evaluation

* strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communications

* conversational French an asset

Candidate Requirements:

* candidate must have own car and valid driver's license, be willing to travel, be flexible in meeting member needs and times

* understanding of WordPerfect 7, Internet, other presentation software


The position salary is $3,250/month plus selected benefits to be negotiated.

Prospective candidates should send their resumes in confidence to the Executive Director at 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 604, Toronto ON M4T 1N5 or fax them to (416) 962-6464. Resumes should be sent to the office by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.