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Program Co-ordinator, Heart Health Resource Centre, Ontario Public Health Association

* File HHRC 3-03.05: A 1 year maternity leave replacement position, available immediately

* Hours of work negotiable between 17.5 and 35 h.p.w.

* Some province-wide travel.

* Closing date: 9:00 a.m. EST, March 14, 2005

* Compensation: negotiable competitive salary

* Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto

* Relocation: expenses will not be paid

This Program Co-ordinator is primarily accountable for the HHRC coaching and consultation service, including assigning consulting resources and providing individual/community consulting support; co-ordinating and providing coaching; planning and co-ordinating other products and services of the HHRC; participating in program evaluation services; and supporting the Manager in developing and implementing effective solutions and practices.

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 mandate of the HHRC is to enhance the capacity of public health agencies and their community partners to implement comprehensive, multi-risk factor, community-based heart health programs.

The qualifications include

* a degree in health science from a recognized university or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

* preferably post-graduate education in health promotion or a related discipline;

* excellent community networking and facilitation abilities, including community consultation and coaching skills;

* working knowledge of chronic disease prevention theories and trends;

* excellent written and oral communications;

* successful experience with evidence-based approaches, techniques and tools applied to chronic disease prevention and health promotion;

* experience with Ontario's community and/or public health sector, including particular knowledge of chronic disease and heart health-related programs;

* capacity to develop and manage relationships well with diverse communities and individuals;

* broad knowledge and experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation;

* strong teamwork, project management, co-ordinating, administrative and practical problem-solving skills;

* ability to work independently and use initiative;

* proficiency with PC-based common office software;

* French-English bilingualism an asset; and

* legal entitlement to work immediately in Canada.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume, including salary expectations and quoting file number to

or by mail, marked "Confidential," to

The Heart Health Resource Centre

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.