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Coordinator, Growing Up Healthy Downtown Project

Family Service Association of Toronto, 2 Carlton Street location

Part-time (24.5 hrs/week) Permanent Position Available

Growing Up Healthy Downtown brings together eight organizations across downtown Toronto in order to help families & communities to develop healthy children. GUHD broadens support for families, provides support & education, and advocates with families & children on issues that affect their lives. GUHD empowers agencies to create opportunities for participation. GUHD helps strengthen & build local communities. GUHD attracts, develops & shares resources to support families & children across downtown Toronto.

The Coordinator will: integrate, resource, provide advocacy and leadership for the eight local community partners, in the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive programs to promote the health and social development of children (0-6 years) and their families. Programs will incorporate education, prevention and community development activities.


* Staff & resource regular committee meetings

* Facilitate on-line conferencing, and support the use of the Internet Web page

* Identify current research to ensure effective programming is delivered

* Identify service gaps in the city in relation to the GUHD population

* Carry out advocacy activities and presentations on behalf of the Project

* Facilitate training & professional development for the GUHD network

* Support the partnership in development of funding proposals

* Carry main responsibility for annual project budget preparation

* Responsible for report submission to funders and partners

* Supervise contract staff, volunteers and students as necessary

* Participate as a member of the FSA Community Development Team


* Post secondary degree in social sciences or health-related field

* 3-5 years experience in community development, collaboration & partnership

* Demonstrated written & verbal communication skills, including presentation & facilitation

* Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills, leadership & initiative

* Experience in social action and advocacy

* Knowledge of the issues of healthy child development and parenting

* Experience in budgeting, funding and resource development

* Experience in working with issues of access faced by marginalized groups in our communities, and knowledge of strategies for overcoming barriers

* High degree of computer literacy & experience with electronic networking, Internet applications, conferencing, web boards, etc.

SALARY RANGE: $39,292 - $48,394 (to be pro-rated to time worked)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: No later than August 31, 1999

Interested applicants are invited to submit their r