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OPHA Volunteer/ Communications Assistant, Ontario Public Health Association

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is seeking a bilingual individual to fulfil the position of Volunteer/ Communication Assistant.

OPHA has developed this full-time position as part of its commitment to volunteerism and to effective and timely communication; both within the association and throughout the public and community health sector in Ontario.

This support position requires an individual who has excellent communication skills combined with a working knowledge of volunteerism and coalition building.

Responsibilities include connecting and supporting a network of volunteer co-ordinators in public and community health; supporting issue-specific workgroups within OPHA; acting as managing editor (including layout and production) for a monthly newsletter and quarterly association journal; and regular web-site and list serve maintenance.

The ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written French and English are mandatory.

Applied experience in, and knowledge of, Windows, Office 2000 (including MS Word) in addition to Pagemaker, and web site/ list serve management is required. A demonstrated ability to manage the layout and production of multiple publications, both in print and for on-line posting is essential.

A university degree is preferred in combination with with 3 - 5 years of proven volunteer/ communications experience such as coalition building, advocacy and/or policy research; writing, editing and web site maintenance.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. on August 7th to:

Volunteer/Communications Hiring Committee c/o Ontario Public Health

Association 468 Queen St. East, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1T7 Fax: 416-367-2844.

OPHA hiring practices conform to its Access and Equity Policy. However, we regret that due to the volume of respondents, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

OPHA's web site address is