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Senior Manager, Community Integration & Partnerships, Canadian Cancer Society

Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline July 26, 2013

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 Manager, Community Integration & Partnerships
Hamilton, ON
Regular, Full-Time
Reference #: OHPE 374

An Exciting Opportunity

The Senior Manager of Community Integration and Partnerships provides province-wide leadership in the development of strategies, partnerships, tools, campaigns and program implementation to raise the visibility and accessibility of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline in order to support and promote smoking cessation in Ontario.

Primary Repsonsibilties

  • Develops strategies that will promote Smokers’ Helpline through internal and external partnerships and by utilizing a variety of communications and promotional channels.
  • Develops and maintains key partnerships with public health, other not-for-profit organizations, government and corporations to enhance Smokers’ Helpline visibility amongst Ontarian smokers at the provincial, regional and local levels.  
  • Leads and/or supports strategic tobacco control initiatives that further CCS strategic priorities. This may include externally funded projects, relevant internal initiatives or programs, partnership development, and campaigns as well as other opportunities as they arise.
  • Develops and oversees social marketing campaigns, in conjunction with other CCS departments, that promote Smokers’ Helpline and smoking cessation in general.
  • Oversees the management of Smokers’ Helpline Online, the Society’s web-based smoking cessation platform. Ensures that community services database and referrals changes and updates are communicated to partners and networks accordingly.
  • Works with regional staff to coordinate with Cancer Prevention and Community Engagement departments to support local volunteer-led cessation education and Smokers’ Helpline promotion through training and development of relevant tools.
  • Participates in and contributes to Smokers’ Helpline planning and the national quitline, implementation and evaluation and reporting activities.
  • Represents the CCS and promotes SHL within the tobacco control sector through participation in relevant stakeholder and Smoke-Free Ontario committees and at conferences and provincial speaking engagements
  • Other projects/duties as assigned

Fiscal Management Responsibilities

  • Plans and manages budget, including ongoing tracking and variance reporting and follows appropriate financial policies and procedures

Staff Management Responsibilities

  • Leadership of offsite regional staff team and onsite communications staff team
  • Creates a positive work environment which attracts and retains high calibre individuals
  • Recruits and retains qualified staff to meet resourcing needs
  • Supports the team in achieving their commitments and departmental objectives
  • Identifies developmental needs and implements tactics to reduce the gaps identified


  • A degree in health promotion or health communications (or a related discipline such as health studies, health sciences, marketing, etc.) and/or equivalent combination of education & experience.  Experience in health related social marketing, communications or health promotion campaigns an asset.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Familiarity with of tobacco control and cessation strategies.
  • 3-5 years staff management, mentoring, development and training experience.  Experience with managing staff off-site would be considered an asset.
  • Social marketing knowledge/experience to effectively advise on program promotion and integration.
  • Well-developed stakeholder relations skills to strengthen and develop provincial and local partnerships.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Experience with hiring and managing external vendors.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several on-going projects
  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint and understanding of databases
  • Development of verbal and written communication skills. Experience in developing and delivering presentations to varying target audiences.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle and availability to travel throughout Ontario
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset
  • Non-smoker

Working Conditions

  • Office Environment

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Sits for extended periods
  • Significant computer use

Direct Reports

  • 7 Senior Coordinators (Regional Coordinators), Smokers’ Helpline
  • Senior Coordinator, Communications

Indirect Reports

  • None

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 in the low to mid 70K 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 #OHPE 374 in the subject line of the email by July 26, 2013, 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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