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Nutritionist, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, the Nutritionist will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a research-based, population health promotion framework. The Nutritionist will have a lead role in the planning, design, development, and evaluation of nutrition and nutrition-related programs and activities. The position involves working inter-departmentally as well as with human service professionals, workplace health contacts, community groups, and coalitions.
CUPE Local 543.3 Position

$26.03 to $30.19 per hour (70 hour pay period)

Essex Site (360 Fairview Avenue)

Position Responsibilities

* Assist in interpreting national, provincial, and local surveys and Health Status reports in order to recommend relevant Nutrition programs and services

* Advocate and assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of policies that promote and support healthy eating in the school, workplace, and community environment

* Design, implement, and evaluate strategies such as special events, communication campaigns, contests, and promotional activities in order to improve the nutrition knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours of WEC residents

* Work with local media by providing articles, conducting interviews, preparing media kits, hosting news conferences, developing media scripts in order to assist with correct interpretation of nutrition research, as well as encourage and promote positive nutrition behaviours

* Provide leadership and support to relevant human service professionals, workplace health contacts, community groups, and coalitions

* Promote good nutrition throughout the lifecycle by assisting with the research, design, development, implementation, and/or evaluation of nutrition education resources and programs

* Interpret and disseminate scientific nutrition information and government guidelines

* Identify and prepare grant proposals from time to time

* Initiate, conduct, and summarize topic specific literature reviews in order to support resource and program development


* A minimum of a Masters Degree in Applied Human Nutrition or equivalent program

* At least one year's experience working in the area of community health nutrition

* A strong background in research, program evaluation, policy development, social marketing, and behaviour change models

* Advanced communication, problem solving, analytical, time management, and interpersonal skills

* A high level of proficiency with word-processing, spread sheet, e-mail, World Wide Web, and other current and relevant software

* A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a vehicle for use at work

* Ability to communicate in French will be considered an asset

Application Process

Potential applicants with questions are invited to contact Mr. Neil MacKenzie, Manager, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Department, (519) 258-2146 x3113.

Qualified individuals are to forward a resume no later than Friday, August 20, 2004, to

Human Resource Officer

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

1005 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, ON N9A 4J8

Fax: (519) 258-6003

[email protected]

Successful candidates will be required to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 543.3. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit wishes to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. For information about our organization, visit