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Administrative Coordinator, Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion (CWHP) Project, The Health Communication Unit, Centre for Health Promotion

The Health Communication Unit, at the Centre for Health Promotion, is seeking a consultant to provide project coordination services on a contract basis. Our mandate is to provide health promotion practitioners in Ontario with training, consultation and material resources in the area of Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion (CWHP).

More information about the project can be found on our website at


THCU seeks a consultant to

  1. Support the THCU Manager (Larry Hershfield) in the coordination of team activities through scheduling , publishing an agenda, active participation, and minute taking at team meetings
  2. Coordinate the writing, project team reviews, and revisions of funding proposals, as well as interim and final reports to funders
  3. Provide reasonable secretariat support (estimated to vary widely but average one day per week), to emerging workplace Coalition
  4. Manage registration process and other logistical support for events, including workshops, conference and webinars
  5. Encourage and otherwise manage contributions to project website and Virtual Community
  6. Field online and telephone Service Requests from clients, directing them to appropriate team members as appropriate
  7. Provide technical support to project team regarding use of Microsoft Live Meeting, THCU virtual communities, Zoomerang online survey, Meeting Wizard, Dream Weaver, blogware
  8. Other duties as assigned

Incumbent may also participate in other related projects undertaken by the Centre for Health Promotion and The Health Communication Unit (as appropriate).  Occasional overnight travel is required.


This is a contract position, based on a per diem rate and without benefits. Current funding is pending to the end of the fiscal year (March 31, 2008) with some possibility of ongoing renewal.

In contracting for services, University of Toronto will outline deliverables and the number of days allocated for each.

We are seeking self-employed individuals, who provide their own workspace and equipment/supplies. Hours are flexible, and will vary throughout the year.


Those interested are asked to apply in writing by June 15, 2007.
Please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining in brief

  • experience and interest in CWHP
  • relevant skills (e.g., community facilitation, project management, writing, computer)
  • expectations regarding compensation
  • The ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset.

Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted and resumes may be retained for possible future short-term contract assignments.


For more detailed information, please contact Larry Hershfield, Manager, at (416) 978-0585,, or fax (416) 971-1365.

Further information is available from the current incumbent Ali Kilbourn at (416) 978-0595 or

Please submit application to

Attention: Larry Hershfield
The Health Communication Unit
at the Centre for Health Promotion
University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building
155 College Street, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Tel: (416) 978-0522
Fax: (416) 971-1365