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Community Food Advisor Program Coordinator, Nutrition Resource Project, Ontario Public Health Association


Term: 12 months (part time)



The Nutrition Resource Project (NRP) at the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) requires an individual to provide provincial coordination and support to the Community Food Advisor (CFA) Program in Ontario.



Background:

The CFA program is a volunteer peer education program in which citizens with knowledge and skills in food handling are provided with technical and leadership training. Upon completion of a training program, the volunteer peer educators are certified as Community Food Advisors and work in their communities to improve and promote safe and health food selection, preparation and storage practices. The CFA Program was initiated in 1991 and is currently operating in 21 sites across Ontario with approximately 400 trained volunteers.



Qualifications:

* Degree in health sciences/studies with a Master's Degree an asset

* Demonstrated project management and administrative skills, including the ability to set priorities, establish timeframes, organize resources and resolve issues

* Experience in health promotion program planning, implementation and evaluation, preferably at the provincial level

* Familiarity with current health promotion programming practices and theoretical models

* Strong interpersonal, consulting and oral/written communication skills

* Working knowledge of foods/nutrition and consumer behaviour theories and practices

* Knowledge of volunteer management practices

* Excellent computer skills.

* Ability to work independently

* French language skills an asset

* Some travel in Ontario will be required



Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with salary expectations to



Nutrition Resource Project Manager

Ontario Public Health Association

468 Queen St. East, Suite 202

Toronto, ON M5A 1T7

Fax: 416-367-2844

[email protected]



Closing date: March 23, 2001