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Project Coordinator – Communications, Parent Action on Drugs

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 7, 2011

Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing services for youth and their families since 1983.  The aim of PAD’s programs and resources is to address the issues related to substance use and youth and to build youth resiliency.   PAD programs and resources for youth and parents are delivered by teachers, public health personnel, community organizations and other health professionals who work with youth.

Parent Action on Drugs is a member of the Healthy Communities Consortium.   The Healthy Communities Consortium is a key pillar in the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport’s Healthy Communities Fund providing support, training and resources to community partnerships and local and regional groups.

Position Overview:

The primary area of responsibility is in supporting the communication work of Parent Action on Drugs as a member of the Healthy Communities Consortium. In addition, the project coordinator will assist with overall program development, implementation and preparation of program materials and resources.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support communications objectives and communication plan
  • Conduct research and preparation of summary documents
  • Draft website content, updates, bulletins, brochures and other written material
  • Manage and monitor social media
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of various project deliverables
  • Preparation of written documentation and resources, including proposal writing
  • Plan and deliver workshops, forums and conferences, in conjunction with partners and stakeholders
  • Build linkages and networks with community partners

Terms of Employment:  Contract position – September 19, 2011 to March 31, 2012, with possibility of extension

Location:  PAD office located at 7 Hawksdale Road with travel to sites throughout Toronto

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, may include some evenings


  • Completion of a graduate degree in health promotion, public health, social or health sciences or education.
  • Demonstrated experience in community-based health promotion
  • Demonstrated experience with communications, including research documents and internet related content

Skills required:

  • Strong understanding of health promotion and education principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Research and ability to produce professional documents
  • Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of social media
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively on various committees and as part of a team
  • Flexibility in approach including work hours
  • Competency working in Microsoft software applications, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Respect for diverse cultures, values and orientation
  • French language skills an asset

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter no later than September 7, 2011 by 4:00 p.m. to

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

Parent Action on Drugs