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Program Evaluation Specialist, Health Protection Division, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Windsor, Ontario
Deadline November 19, 2010

(Grid Level 901-950) CUPE Local 543.3


Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, the Program Evaluation Specialist will work within a multi-disciplinary, research-based, population health framework, providing leadership and expertise in the design and implementation of program planning and evaluation activities in areas directly related to Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program requirements.

Position Responsibilities

  • Have a lead role in a wide range of program planning and evaluation activities.
  • Assist in developing and implementing research models as required.
  • Assist in developing and implementing return on investment models, analysis and reports.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of surveys (i.e. on-line, scantron, paper) and other quantitative assessment strategies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of qualitative assessment strategies (e.g. focus groups, journaling, etc.)
  • Develop and ensure the appropriateness and integrity of data files.
  • Conduct in-depth statistical analysis of survey data.
  • Develop interpretative reports based on the data analysis of surveys.
  • Be up to date on the broad spectrum of health promotion evaluation systems
  • Assist with grant identification and application to relevant and appropriate funding agencies
  • Must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.


The position requires:

  • Minimum of a Masters Degree in Health Science, Applied Social Science, Public Health, Biostatistics,
  • Epidemiology, Program Evaluation or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Minimum one year's experience in the area of program evaluation
  • Familiarity with public health programs in Ontario
  • Familiarity with workplace health promotion programs
  • Familiarity with relevant research data sets and analysis methods
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Proficiency in working with statistical and database software programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including E-mail and Internet use
  • A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours
  • A criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant’s cost.

Assets include:

  • A PhD in a related field
  • Competence in both official languages
  • Familiarity with the principles and standards of quality assurance programs
  • Familiarity and comfort with organizational and union dynamics within the manufacturing sector.

Application Process

Qualified individuals are invited to forward a resumé and cover letter by Friday, November 19, 2010, to

Nancy Smith, Manager of Human Resources
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette Ave.
Windsor, ON  N9A 4J8
Fax: (519) 258-6003
or by e mail: [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.