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Community Resources Associate, SMARTRISK

SMARTRISK is a national injury prevention organization created in 1992. SMARTRISK helps people see the risks in their everyday lives and shows them how to take those risks in the smartest way possible so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. SMARTRISK is seeking applicants to join our dynamic team of injury prevention professionals for the following full-time position: Community Resources Associate.

Working within a team environment, your responsibilities will include two main areas of emphasis: provision of professional development opportunities and resource support and advice for injury prevention practitioners.
Professional Development Functions

* conducting needs assessments to determine priorities for professional development, planning, delivering and evaluating the SMARTRISK Learning Series, a distance-education professional development program, including identification of and contracting with speakers, promoting the program and maintaining participant databases

* acting as the lead for the management of the Ontario Injury Prevention Conference held annually by reporting to the conference steering committee and chairing the planning committee, coordinating procurement processes to secure an event planner, venues and other suppliers, overseeing all elements of the conference including production of agendas, materials and the registration process, promotion of the conference to exhibitors and sponsors, budget development and management and preparation of the final conference report

* acting as SMARTRISK's representative on committees responsible for planning and implementing national injury prevention conferences

* coordinating SMARTRISK's involvement in national and international conferences including the submission of abstracts and related matters

* acting as a provincial co-facilitator for the Canadian Collaborating Centres Injury Prevention Curriculum program, responsible for organizing and delivering the program to interested practitioners

* leading SMARTRISK's internal team charged with planning and implementing in-house learning sessions

Resource Centre Functions

* developing an organizational plan and logic model for the injury prevention resource centre

* researching and identifying new resources with respect to unintentional and intentional injury prevention for potential acquisition or linkage

* operating a telephone/electronic information retrieval system for injury prevention

* organizing and cataloguing print and electronic resources for quick retrieval

* responding to telephone and electronic inquiries for information on injury prevention, best practices, consultative advice and referrals to additional sources

* providing assistance as required to injury prevention networks in Ontario

* assisting in the development and maintenance of the Smart Facts electronic database containing current injury prevention data and information

The ideal candidate for this position is highly motivated with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and manage multiple assignments. You have experience in program design, management and evaluation, an understanding of the field of injury prevention, demonstrated experience in delivering health education or health promotion programs in an adult education context, strong research and analytical skills to identify, compile and organize information in a concise manner, excellent organizational skills to catalogue and retrieve information, experience in event planning an asset, and superior written and verbal communication skills to produce and present information to diverse audiences. The incumbent is able to use a wide variety of computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases (e.g., Filemaker), with experience in a Macintosh operating system environment an asset.

Suitable candidates will ideally have a post-secondary degree in health education, health promotion or a related field. The ability to communicate in both official languages is considered an asset.

This position offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, within a progressive environment. SMARTRISK is an equal opportunity employer. Although we welcome all applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume by fax, email or mail, not later than August 20, 2004, to


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