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Health Promotion Coordinator, Data and Knowledge Exchange, Parachute

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: August 14, 2012


Health Promotion Coordinator, Data and Knowledge Exchange

Posting Type: Permanent, Full-time      

Date Ad Posted:August 3, 2012

Application Deadline: August 14, 2012

Job Region:  ON – Metro Toronto           

Job Posting Number:140812    

Parachute is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of injuries. It was formed on July 1, 2012 through the amalgamation of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and Think First. The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) is a Resource Centre of Public Health Ontario hosted at Parachute. The OIPRC’s mandate is to enhance the capacity of public health injury prevention practitioners and their community partners to implement comprehensive, multi risk factor, community-based injury prevention programs.


The health promotion coordinator will serve as the first point of contact at the OIPRC for information requests, data issues, and program-related issues.  They will conduct analysis of administrative health data to produce reports as needed.  They will be responsible to review services by the OIPRC and develop new content for OIPRC products, as required. Support injury prevention activities in Ontario through the sourcing or producing, and provision of relevant resource materials in various forms. Assist in planning and logistical management of OIPRC activities (e.g., annual IP Forum). Support the Manager, OIPRC and other OIPRC staff with public presentations, webinars, etc.  Will provide support to annual planning and evaluation of OIPRC activities.  Other related duties, as assigned.


The ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated and organized team player who has:

§  BSc or equivalent in public health, nursing, health promotion, epidemiology or a related field

§  Experience with health promotion concepts

§  Familiarity with injury prevention stakeholders in Ontario

§  Ability to analyze and report on injury data

§  Familiarity with SPSS would be an asset

§  Ability to multi-task

§  Highly motivated to provide timely and accurate responses to requests for information

§  Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders

§  Detail oriented with regard to logistics and service tracking

§  Facilitation, training and program skills would be an asset

§  Strong written and verbal communication skills

§  Ability to function independently within established parameters

§  Familiarity with Mac computers would be an asset

§  A willingness to travel on occasion

The position is based in Toronto and will involve travel. We offer competitive compensation in a progressive environment.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume no later than August 14, 2012. Please reference the title of the position you are applying for and the job posting number “140812”. No phone calls please.

Attention to:

Jayne Morrish

Research Coordinator


36 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 704

Toronto, ON, M4R 1A1

Fax:  416-596-2721

Parachute is an equal opportunity employer. Although we welcome all applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Compensation Type: Salary                                 

Contact By: E-mail, Fax, Mail

Amount: $ TBD                    

More information about the OIPRC can be found at