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Workplace Health Challenge Co-ordinator, Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres

Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres (OAYEC) - The ‘go to'
organization for Youth Employment issues, is seeking an energetic,
high-spirited, team player with a passion for health, physical activity
and its promotion in the community .  We are a non-profit,
charitable organization serving over 70 community-based youth
employment agencies across Ontario - in our 17th year of supporting and
advocating for a sustainable youth employment delivery network.

Position Summary    

The Workplace Health Challenge Coordinator will conduct preliminary
research through consultations with stakeholders, complete a marketing
plan, and launch a recruitment campaign that will encourage OAYEC
members to participate in a healthy workplace challenge. You will be
responsible for participant recruitment, training, communication,
tracking and reporting and will assist in the co-ordination of an
additional sponsored fitness event. The Workplace Health Challenge
Coordinator position demands a highly versatile individual with a good
understanding of workplace health promotion principles and
practices.  The ability to develop systems, resources, processes
and experience in community-based program development is also an


Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Transfer, you will

  • Conduct consultative research with member centres to determine program needs, values and capacity
  • Recruit and facilitate an Advisory group comprised of diverse
    stakeholders and experts, as well as agency-based team leaders in each
    community across the province
  • Create a flexible training and tracking program that informs an excellent reward and recognition plan
  • Work with marketing/design specialists to develop communications strategy including graphic design and print collateral
  • Collect, analyze and communicate monthly statistics on team participation/fitness goals
  • Compile monthly e-bulletins to be sent to program participants  
  • Work within specified timelines and report regularly to supervisor and funder
  • Participate in team meetings, planning sessions and other duties as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • University graduates preferred
  • Experience in health promotion, exercise prescription, nutrition and/or physical education
  • A sound understanding of mainstream nutritional principles, workforce development and change management
  • Facilitation skills are essential
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong ability to organize, plan and multi-task
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with diverse stakeholders


  • 35 hours per week   
  • Position duration: 14 month contract
  • Some travel required
  • Salary $42,223 -$46,617

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Donaldson, Manager,
Knowledge Transfer at by 5:00 p.m., January 2, 2006.
Faxed resumes will not be accepted.

Members of equity groups are encouraged to apply.  Only those
selected for interviews will be contacted. All applicants please be
advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful
completion of a police records check