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Manager, Alcohol Education Projects, Ontario Public Health Association

The mission of the OPHA is to provide leadership on issues affecting the public's health and to strengthen the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario. The Alcohol Education Projects are dedicated to promoting healthy public policy with respect to alcohol. It is not an advocacy organization but focuses on monitoring policy and providing a forum for information-sharing, consensus-building, priority-setting and planning ways to prevent alcohol-related problems and enhance the health, safety and well-being of Ontario's citizens and communities.

The Manager will manage two projects, focusing on alcohol policy and alcohol advertising, and will plan, lead, co-ordinate and report on program delivery; identify, grow and foster networking opportunities for alcohol-related practitioners cross Ontario; support community-based planning and delivery of educational programs; provide consulting and information services; oversee the APOLNET website and listserv and provide content input; monitor and assess alcohol policy/advertising issues, news and research; develop and promote Alcohol Education Projects products and services; manage diverse and influential stakeholder relations; supervise staff; manage the budget; and perform related administration.
File APN 1-01.05: A one-year full-time contract position effective April 1, 2005, with the possibility of renewal

Closing date: 4:00 p.m. EST, February 11, 2005

Compensation: negotiable competitive salary, plus benefits

Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto

Relocation: expenses will not be paid

The position's qualifications include

* a degree in health science or a related discipline (e.g., health promotion or social work) from a recognized university or an equivalent combination of education and experience

* post-graduate education in a related discipline preferable

* thorough knowledge of alcohol issues, alcohol advertising and related consumer behaviour theories and practices

* successful experience applying state-of-the-art, needs-based health promotion techniques and tools

* successful related work experience with Ontario's community and/or public health sector, including facilitating/supporting community-based education and training programs

* strong knowledge and experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation

* excellent project/work management and practical problem-solving skills including staff supervision and managing financials

* goal and results orientation and ability to work independently, using initiative to ensure progress

* excellent all-round communication skills

* talent for relationship management with a broad spectrum of contacts, including polished leadership, supervisory, teamwork, co-ordinating, collaboration and stakeholder relations abilities

* proficiency with PC-based common office software

* knowledge of computer-based services such as websites, list serves, an asset

* French-English bilingualism an asset

* legal entitlement to work immediately in Canada

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume, including salary expectations and quoting file number to with "Manager, Alcohol Education Projects Posting" in the subject line or by mail, marked "Confidential,"


Alcohol Education Projects

Ontario Public Health Association

700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 310

Toronto, ON M6A 3B4

Thank you for your interest. Owing to volume, only candidates for interviews will be contacted.