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Project Manager, Canadian Network of Smokers' Helplines, Canadian Cancer Society, National Office

Primary Duties

As part of the CNSH staff team and working closely with Health Canada staff, provide overall management to a major project. It will have three phases: planning to identify priorities for strategies and tools that can be used to promote the quitlines, working with media agencies and other suppliers to produce and test these tools, and disseminating the tools in cooperation with provincial quitlines and national agencies.
Posting Date: June 16, 2004

Closing Date: June 28, 2004

Position Type: Contract position to March 31, 2005

Reports To: Director, Cancer Control Programs Salary Grade: 6

The Canadian Network of Smokers' Helplines (CNSH) strives to improve public health and reduce tobacco use by maximizing the effectiveness of telephone cessation programs in reaching smokers and helping them quit.

The CNSH is a new collaboration among a group of quitline providers across Canada, working with Canadian health agencies and governments. The Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control provide secretariat support. An important priority is to enhance promotion in order to increase and maintain the numbers of smokers who call the quitlines.

Other duties include

* Assist in the development of the work plan for the project

* Manage the implementation of the work plan

* Manage contracts with suppliers

* Coordination with project advisory committee, quitlines, other organizations involved with the project

* Manage the evaluation plan for the initiative

* Support working groups as needed

Minimum Qualifications

* Post-graduate degree in communications or equivalent experience

* Knowledge of and experience in social marketing, mass media

* Knowledge of health promotion and behaviour change principles

* Strong project management skills, including scheduling tasks and budgeting

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Experience in working collaboratively with a variety of partners

* Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

* Attention to detail and production of high quality, accurate work

* Proficiency with MS Windows programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software programs (Word, Excel, Access)

* Non-smoker

Additional Values

* Familiarity with tobacco control and the national, provincial, and territorial stakeholders

* Bilingual in French and English

* There is potential to work from a home office

Send your application to

Canadian Cancer Society

10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B1

Fax: (416) 961-4189

Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000 pro-rated