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Program Evaluation Specialist, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

CUPE Local 543.3 Position

$26.03-$30.19 per hour plus a comprehensive benefit package

Essex Site (360 Fairview Avenue West, Essex, Ontario)

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and in consultation with existing IRD Program Evaluation staff, the Program Evaluation Specialist will work within a multi-disciplinary, research-based, population health framework, providing leadership and expertise in the design and implementation of evaluation activities in areas directly related to the DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. (DCCI) Workplace Health Promotion Program.

Position Responsibilities

* Conduct in-depth statistical analysis of DCCI Employee Health surveys

* Develop several interpretative reports based on the data from the DCCI Employee Health Survey

* Assist in developing version 2 of the DCCI Employee Health Survey for administration at a later time (3-5 years)

* Conduct a comprehensive literature review on workplace health promotion evaluation systems

* Based on the literature review, design a comprehensive long-term evaluation model for the DCCI Workplace Health Promotion

* Design a software program to analyze the data for the evaluation model

* Assist with the development of strategies to collect and compile the data for the evaluation model

* Take a lead role in developing a process to assist DCCI in qualifying for the National Quality Institute's Canadian Award for Excellence - Healthy Workplace Award

* Assist with other research and evaluation projects for the DCCI program as required.


* Minimum of a Masters Degree in Health Science, Applied Social Science, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation or equivalent from an accredited university. A PhD in a related field would be an asset

* Minimum one year's experience in the area of program evaluation

* Familiarity with public health programs in Ontario would be an asset

* Familiarity with workplace health promotion programs would be an asset

* Familiarity with epidemiological data sets and methods is required

* Must have strong qualitative, and quantitative research skills

* Must be highly proficient in working with statistical and database software programs

* Must have excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills

* A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours is required

* A criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant's cost.


* Competence in both official languages

* Familiarity with the principles and standards of quality assurance programs (Best Practices, ISO, NQI, etc.)

* Familiarity and comfort with organizational and union dynamics within the manufacturing sector

* Advanced understanding of shift-work and its impact on health

Application Process

Potential applicants with questions are invited to contact Mr. Neil MacKenzie, Manager, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Department, 258-2146 x3101.

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