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Public Policy & Advocacy Specialist, Safe Kids Canada

Temporary Full-time Contract (1 year)

Department: Safe Kids Canada, the national injury prevention program of the Hospital for Sick Children

Available: Immediately

Description of the Position: You will be responsible for developing an overall advocacy strategy to advance regulatory public policy changes and environmental changes in both the public and private sector. You will develop, coordinate and manage appropriate working groups and steering committees. You will monitor childhood injury related issues

in the Federal and Provincial legislatures. You will conduct research and gather background materials on childhood injury related issues, policies and programs and report findings. You will seek opportunities to advance health public policy and environmental changes in the area of childhood injury prevention. You will coordinate Safe Kids Canada response to public policy issues.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree in health, social or political sciences with a Master's degree in a related field an asset.

Minimum of 3 years directly related experience in the public policy field is essential. Extensive experience in developing and implementing successful advocacy strategies and target government relations activities as well as coordinating environmental change. Understanding

of the Canadian government at a provincial and national level, familiar with government decision-making processes and knowledge of standards and codes. Strong working knowledge of issues in injury prevention/health promotion fields, child health and health care system is required.

Possess strong program development and management skills, including the ability to conduct literature searches on both academic databases and the Internet. Ability to develop working groups. Exceptional organizational and time management skills, excellent oral and written

communication skills, strong presentation skills, ability to work well both in an individual and group environment, highly motivated and proven ability to think at the conceptual level. Well developed insights to government relations and change strategies.

Hours : 35 hours/week

Salary: Commensurate upon experience

Available to qualified internal and external candidates

Deadline: February 10, 2001

Submit Resume to

Andriana Katsimitsoulias

Human Resources, Room 5426

555 University Avenue

Toronto, Ontario M5G1X8

Fax (416) 813-5671

Must Quote File Number SKC0102-AK. Only those applicants selected for an

interview will be contacted.