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

File HHRC 5-09.05: A 7-month contract position, available immediately
Hours of work 35 h.p.w based in Toronto
Some Province-wide travel.

Closing date: 9:00 a.m. EST, September 16, 2005

Compensation: negotiable competitive salary
Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto
Relocation: expenses will not be paid

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.

This Program Co-ordinator
is primarily accountable for the HHRC coaching and consultation
service, training events and resource development and dissemination.
including: assigning consulting resources for individual/community
consulting support; co-ordinating and delivering training events;
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

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;
  • · demonstrated experience in developing and delivering training events to health professionals
  • · 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;
  • · legal entitlement to work immediately in Canada.

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

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.