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OWHN - Acting Provincial Coordinator, P/T, maternity leave contract

Since 1997, the Ontario Women's Health Network (OWHN) has been assisting individuals and organizations to take action to promote women's health, by linking women to relevant tools and resources, and by providing channels to voice women's health concerns. See the OWHN website for more information -

OWHN's Provincial Coordinator will be on maternity leave from November 2000 to June 2001. Thus, we are seeking to contract a dynamic, creative individual with strong senior management skills to work on a part-time basis from November 1, 2000 to June 15, 2001.

The Acting Provincial Coordinator will be responsible for:

- Project Coordination (3 projects - development of women's health resource directories, regional community development, and organizational review)

- Prepare interim and final reports

- Liaise with funders

- Ensure project deliverables are completed

- Project evaluation

- Coordinate media/promotional strategies

- Initiate and develop funding proposals for continued projects

- Personnel

- Supervise team of 7 staff members, contracted consultants

- Facilitate monthly Board meetings

- Maintain close contact with Board Co-Chairs

- Board recruitment and development

- Participate on various sub-committees

- Implementation of newly developed Sustainability Strategy

- Proposal development, submission and tracking

- Liaise with potential partners and funders

- Membership development

- Implementation of newly developed strategic plan

Skills and knowledge required:

- University degree in social sciences, women's studies, community health, or related degree

- Knowledge of women's health issues from a feminist perspective, particularly in Ontario

- Demonstrated ability in working with diverse communities (disability, culture, ethnicity, immigration status, geography, age, sexual orientation, etc.)

- Experience in coordinating projects

- Proven proposal and report writing skills

- Demonstrated teamwork, leadership and administrative skills

- Highly organized and effectively able to handle multiple tasks

- Experience working with networks, coalitions or non-profit organizations

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Computer literate with a practical knowledge of Microsoft Office 97

- Ability to work independently in a flexible, highly productive workplace

- Asset: available to attend Board/Staff strategic planning session on October 23 or 24

Remuneration: $16,000.00 for the contract (part-time Nov 1 - June 15). Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 10 by 3:30p.m. No telephone/email inquiries please.

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to: Attn: Robina Lord-Stafford, Provincial Coordinator, Ontario Women's Health Network, 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1900, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8 Fax: 416-408-2122 Email: