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Program Manager, Sudbury & District Health Unit

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) is a progressive, accredited public health agency committed to the concepts of workplace wellness.  With a head office in Sudbury and four branch offices throughout the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, the SDHU delivers legislated public health programs and services under the leadership of the Medical Officer of Health and governance of the Board of Health. The SDHU is designated as one of five provincial teaching health units and is affiliated with Laurentian University.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to our organizational mission:  working with our communities to promote and protect health and to prevent disease.

Full-time Permanent Position

Reporting to the division director, you will contribute to excellence in public health practice by promoting the development and integration of practice, education and research in accordance with health unit policy. You will be responsible for the management of assigned personnel, programs, research and evaluation projects, and for assisting the director in overall divisional administration. You will demonstrate leadership and innovation in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programs, ensuring that programs address local needs and are delivered in compliance with the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines. As a member of the management team, you will promote cooperative planning and decision making with other teams and divisions. You will participate on health unit committees, advise and contribute to the development and management of effective program policies, procedures and processes. You will also participate on external committees, as well as cooperate, collaborate and network with external partners in the interdisciplinary planning and implementation of assignments and programs.

You are a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. You have knowledge of and demonstrated abilities in the areas of human resources, labour relations, team building, policy development, financial management, as well as quality and risk management. You have demonstrated computer skills, the ability to set priorities, manage multiple initiatives, and work independently as well as collaboratively.  You have knowledge of and demonstrated abilities in the areas of needs assessment, program planning, research, evaluation, community health, population health, public health science and education.  You are familiar with pertinent federal, provincial and municipal legislation, regulations and guidelines. You have a keen interest and understanding of comprehensive workplace health and rural health promotion.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has a strong management background, preferably in public health. Applicants will have a minimum of five years management experience. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational and excellent communication skills, both written and oral.  A recognized Masters degree in health or a related discipline and fluency in both official languages are preferred. Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a satisfactory criminal reference check are also required for this position.  

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, February 16, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. and should be sent in confidence to:

Ms. Louise Mitchell
Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street
Sudbury, ON  P3E 3A3 (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: (705) 522-9200 x430  
Fax: (705) 522-5182

Please include title of the position in the subject line.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The SDHU is an equal opportunity employer. All information is collected solely for the purposes of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Visit us at