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Senior Coordinator, Smokers’ Helpline, Canadian Cancer Society

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 21, 2012

Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian has to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society, our teams include people just like you: dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to creating real change.

As Canada’s largest national health charity and leader in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has had more impact in more communities than any other cancer charity:

We spearhead life-saving research. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Society has invested more than one billion dollars in research so far, and efforts have led to breakthroughs that revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed, treated and prevented.

We empower people facing cancer with free information and support services for patients and their families. Since 1996 the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service has helped more than one million Canadians with their cancer-related questions.

We lead change for a healthier Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society has been a forceful and persistent voice on the tobacco control front, and efforts have led to laws that prohibit smoking in public spaces and workplaces, ban cigarette displays and vending machines and help control contraband.

The Society also mobilizes a community of fighters – 60,000 volunteers in Ontario alone – to help deliver programs, organize fundraising events, push change through government and fuel prevention efforts.

All of this is made possible through our ground-breaking fundraising programs and campaigns such as Relay For Life and Daffodil Month, as well as the unwavering support of our corporate partners and donors.

Be part of our team and make the biggest difference in the fight against cancer as a:

Senior Coordinator, Smokers’ Helpline
Toronto, ON
Regular, Full-time
Reference #OHPE 291

An Exciting Opportunity:

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Community Integration & Promotion, the Senior Coordinator is responsible for promoting Smokers’ Helpline services including telephone, online and text, throughout the Toronto Region, to increase service awareness and utilization.

This position works out of the Ontario Division office, located in Toronto.

The successful candidate will be a champion for progressive change, who can act as a strategic partner, cultivate strong relationships, communicate with passion, embrace continuous learning and deliver with impact.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with regional cessation services and service providers to promote Smokers’ Helpline and increase utilization
  • Represent and promote Smokers’ Helpline services and promotional initiatives as well as  centralized operations at local/regional levels
  • Collaborate with regional cessation services, healthcare and community service providers to coordinate Smokers’ Helpline with tobacco control programs and to create effective referral mechanisms
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of regional/provincial promotional activities
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of a database of regional evidence-based cessation services
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager


  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline (health promotion, health studies or health sciences) areas and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar type of position.
  • Developed verbal and written communication skills.  Experience in developing and delivering presentations to varying target audiences.
  • Understanding of tobacco control issues and cessation strategies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with a multi-level non-profit or community health organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, relationship building and strategic thinking skills.
  • Flexibility, ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle as travel will be required.
  • Computer literate, proficient in MSOffice (Word/Excel).
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset.
  • A criminal record check is required.
  • Non-smoker.

What We Offer:

The Society offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer.  We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:

Caring   Courage   Integrity   Progressive

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a salary starting in the high $40K range, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

How to Apply:

Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting the reference number in the subject line of the email by October 22, 2012, to:
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.

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