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Folic Acid Project Manager, Folic Acid Alliance Ontario

Full-time contract to June 1, 2002

$50-60,000 range per annum

The Folic Acid Alliance Ontario is seeking a Project Manager to oversee the implementation and a management of a province wide

public awareness campaign to reduce the number of birth defects in Ontario by promoting the consumption of folic acid. Working with

the Folic Acid Alliance Steering Committee, the successful candidate will ensure an awareness campaign is in place for all stakeholders.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

* Provides Team Leadership to the Folic Acid Alliance Steering Committee.

* Provides overall project management, monitoring and reporting on progress against significant milestones and identifying any issues or gaps.

* Ensures consistency of folic acid image and maintains control of all information that goes out to market (i.e. key messages, collaterals, sponsorship agreements, advertising, etc.).

* Develops and oversees communications strategies

* Brings expertise to the table to be able to advise on and recommend strategic communications initiatives linked with corporate positioning, business development, public awareness, advocacy, etc.

* Provinces strategic communications advice and expertise across the organization.

* Works closely with committee members to develop content of the 2002 Advertising Campaign

* Determines corporate positioning and profile, develops key messages, oversees development of creative, and works with suppliers to determine appropriate media

* Provides strategic leadership to support community outreach programming

Financial Responsibilities: Responsible for a budget of $451,500, managing expenditures within the parameters of established

policies and signing authority. Reports to the Alliance on budget on a regular basis.

Reports to: Project Leader and the Chair, Folic Acid Alliance

Major Internal Contacts: Project Leader, President & CEO, Easter Seals, Folic Acid Alliance Steering Committee, Children's Secretariat, Whitehall Robbins

Major External Contacts: Media, Advertising Agencies, Printers, Electronic Media Vendors


* University graduate with a degree in public relations/communications * five year's experience in managing communications;

* knowledge of communications strategy and implementation

* demonstrated project management expertise

* knowledge of Microsoft Office

* knowledge of Desk Top Publishing

* strong team player

Competencies: Leadership, Creative Thinking, Project management, Communications, Team Work, Achievement Orientated

Technical Requirements: Windows 95/97, Word, Excel, DTP, Project management, Internet Skills

Applications must be received by May 14, 2001 at 5:00 pm. Please forward applications to

Folic Acid Alliance Ontario

c/o Best Start Resource Centre

180 Dundas Street, Suite 1900

Toronto ON M5G 1Z8

Fax: 416-408-2122