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Project Coordinator, Project, Ontario Public Health Association

OPHA is seeking a full-time (35 hours/week) Project Coordinator for the Project.

This position is available as of December 1st, 2007 to November 30th, 2008 for approximately 12 months, with the possibility of extension, pending funding.  

File:  APN 4-10-07    Project Coordinator for the Project

Closing date:  4:00 p.m. EST, November 9th, 2007
Compensation: Negotiable competitive salary plus benefits
Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 310, Toronto, ON  M6A 3B4. This  may be arranged as primarily a telecommuting (working offsite) position.
Relocation:  Expenses will not be paid.

The mission of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is to provide leadership on issues affecting the public's health and to strengthen the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario.

The project coordinator for the project is responsible for the coordination, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive media campaign for English, French and Aboriginal youth, ages 15 to 18, in Ontario.  The project goals are to

  • increase awareness about the relationship between alcohol use, dangerous drinking, and health and safety.
  • increase knowledge of effective strategies to reduce risk and increase safety among youth, parents, and health professionals.

Duties will include

  • Coordination  of all aspects of the project; including strategic and operational planning, financial management, and staff and consultant supervision
  • Promote the current Keepcontrol campaign initiative and offer support to youth, parents, professionals who are currently using the program information;
  • Engage in a partnership with youth, substance abuse prevention specialists, researchers, marketers, broadcasters, health promotion and prevention practitioners to advise and promote the project;
  • Work with local community organizations in developing plans for dissemination of material;
  • Writing of abstracts for conferences where the project could be highlighted;
  • Ongoing speaking engagements;
  • Compose reports detailing all the steps and outcomes of the campaign strategy
  • Recruit or work with the current marketing firm in the production of a multimedia campaign based upon the Keepcontrol campaign for first year students attending university /college and aboriginal youth living in northern Ontario.   
  • Management of evaluation component that measures the impact of the campaign.

Qualifications include

  • A relevant degree, post graduate preferred, in health promotion, public health, communications, or related discipline from a recognized university/community college, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Successful related work experience with Ontario's community and/or public health sector, including facilitating/supporting community-based knowledge transference, education and training programs;
  • Sound knowledge of alcohol issues, social marketing concepts, and experience with youth issues
  • Skill in social marketing, communications, and application of health promotion and behavior change theories and practices;
  • Advanced skills of program planning, implementation and evaluation techniques;
  • Strong research, analytical, critical thinking skills;
  • Advanced skills in financial management and government reporting;
  • Sound judgment, practical decision-making and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Proficiency with PC-based common office software;
  • Knowledge of common office software, and computer-based services such as websites and list serves; and
  • French-English bilingualism an asset.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume, including salary expectations and quoting file number to  with "Project Coordinator, Project" in the subject line, or by fax (416) 367-2844, with ATTN: Human Resources.

Thank you for your interest. Owing to volume, only candidates for interviews will be contacted.