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Project Coordinator, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Alliance Implementation Planning Project, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Alliance for Nova Scotia

The job description can also be downloaded at http://www.hpclearinghouse.ca/pdf/Project_Coordinator_CDIP_Alliance.pdf (link opens PDF file).

Part-time, 6 month contract

A Steering Committee of volunteers is taking the lead to engage health promotion stakeholders in dialogue about the purpose, structure and funding models for a Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Alliance for Nova Scotia. A draft Terms of Reference, budget and governance model have been prepared to guide the work. A Project Coordinator is being sought to assist with phase two of this project - to begin implementation of the Alliance.

Project Coordinator Accountabilities

To support implementation of the Project through:

  • development of communication materials to articulate the purpose, function and value of the Alliance
  • development and implementation of a consultation process to provide potential participating organizations with information about the Alliance and its value to members
  • development of a blended funding model that does not include fund-raising or corporate sponsorship
  • securing through memoranda of understanding financial commitments for a 2 year period to support a phased in approach to implementing the Alliance
  • development of a job description for an Executive Director for the Alliance
  • Development of a transition plan that enables the Project Steering Committee to turn over governance of the Alliance to the Coordinating Committee as per the Terms of Reference for the Alliance.

Qualifications

  • We are looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for health promotion and:
  • strong organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • experience with governance of non-profit organizations
  • familiarity with Nova Scotia's health promotion networks and organizations
  • experience with intersectoral facilitation, networking and partnership building
  • ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
  • at minimum a baccalaureate degree (Masters preferred)

Scope
6 months, part time (.5 FTE)

  • salary $17,000-20,000, no benefits
  • flexible working hours and office location
  • travel throughout the province a requirement (travel re-imbursement). Note: meetings in Halifax are required with no expense reimbursement.

The position focus is on organization building and may create future, long-term opportunities.

Please send your letter of application and resume to:

CDIP Alliance Implementation Project Steering Committee
c/o Cancer Care Nova Scotia
511 Bethune, 1278 Tower Road
Halifax, NS  B3H 2Y9
Attn: Belva Mills, belva.mills@ccns.nshealth.ca

Deadline for application is 4:30 p.m., March 4, 2008.