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Education and Health Promotion Specialist, National Programs, Ontario March of Dimes

Provincial Office Toronto


The Education and Health Promotion Specialist will be the key driver of
all educational and health promotion initiatives for our national
subsidiary (Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, Canada)
especially focused on Polio Canada and Stroke Recovery Canada.
Responsibilities will include 

  • Develop, implement and evaluate education and health promotion activities for Polio Canada and Stroke Recovery Canada.
  • Provide support to local pilot projects from needs identification and program development to ongoing evaluation.
  • Develop and draft program materials, including newsletters, education and promotional materials, and media releases.
  • Work with professional advisory groups to identify research
    highlights, identify information gaps and implement a strategy to fill
    void, and to compile updated information packages
  • Coordinate educational programs and forums, including delivery of programs and presentations regarding OMOD services
  • Work with community based associations groups, key stakeholders,
    as well as local affiliated groups to identify information needs and
    document best practices in peer support and community re-engagement
  • Plan, implement, support and evaluate annual awareness campaigns


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in related field (Health Promotion, Education or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years with related health promotion and education experience
  • Knowledge of principles of adult education as well as direct
    experience using these principles in program design and implementation
  • Experience working with volunteers at a community and leadership level
  • Experience building community partnerships
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Customer service focus
  • Ability to take verbal and written direction and follow through to complete assigned tasks
  • Flexibility to changing demands of the job
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong research and internet skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience and comfort level working with Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic personality
  • A valid Ontario driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends occasionally / non-traditional hours
  • Ability to travel

Salary Range: Currently under review
Applications accepted until January 15, 2005

Send application and resume to
Kimberley Dowds
Associate Director, National Programs
10 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, ON  M4H 1A4
Fax: (416) 425-1920