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Project Coordinator, Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA), Ontario Public Health Association

0.70 FTE: approximately 25 hours/week minimum

The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is a collaborative of leading health-related organizations working together to focus on chronic disease prevention and healthy living in a comprehensive manner. Its current membership includes representatives from health-related NGOs, the health promotion resource system, health associations and specialists working in the fields of public health, nutrition, physical activity, research and academia.

The OCDPA is seeking a Project Coordinator to support its various projects and activities for the 2007/2008 year. The term of the position will commence September 1st, 2007, and is funded through to March 31st, 2008 (with the possibility of extension based on available funding).

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the completion several different projects and coordination of various activities relating to the OCDPA mandate. Tasks and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Research, Literature Review and Document Preparation

  • Prepares literature reviews and research syntheses; assists in production of research papers, briefing notes, executive summaries and policy recommendations relating to healthy eating and active living.
  • Updates and disseminates OCDPA promotional materials, newsletters, etc.
  • Prepares and/or edits presentations and workshop materials for use by OCDPA members, its Manager and Co-Chairs.

Administrative Support and Coordination

  • Supports the OCDPA website, its membership and upkeep. Assist in producing content and promotion of projects, resource and members' sites.
  • Coordinates printing of publications, mail outs, promotional materials, membership packages, resource distribution and other OCDPA documents.
  • Undertakes regular inventories OCDPA resources, equipment, etc.
  • Performs other administrative and miscellaneous job-relate duties, as required.

Support to Project Manager and OCDPA members

  • Monitors healthy eating and active living policy issues, trends, and media coverage while working with Manager and Alliance members to facilitate appropriate responses.
  • Coordinates responses and direct inquiries, comments and requests for resources and/or information relating to the OCDPA from external professionals, funders, members and others in a timely manner.
  • Provides logistical support for OCDPA meetings and specialized events in consultation and conjunction with the Manager.
  • Ensures records, files, evaluations, service-tracking and databases are organized, accurate, complete and current.
  • Supports the Manager at key meetings or on committees, as required.


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree or partial completion of a Masters in social sciences, health promotion or sciences, health policy or social work and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience, including public health, health promotion or health policy at minimum.
  • Excellent written and research skills, with ability to synthesize large amounts of information into brief plain language documents.
  • Strong organizational skills, combined with superior interpersonal skill and tact.
  • An ability to work independently or as part of a cohesive team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various committees, health professionals, project funders and field representatives.
  • Proven computer skills, specifically with Microsoft software applications, web software and internet/portal search engines.

Salary: Based on qualifications and experience

Interview date: Successful candidates will be interviewed on Friday, August 24th, 2007.

Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by 12:00 p.m. EST, Monday, August 20th, 2007

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
Ontario Public Health Association
700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 310
Toronto, ON, M6A 3B4

Thank you for your interest. The Ontario Public Health Association encourages candidates from equity-seeking groups to apply for this position. Owing to volume, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.