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Senior Coordinator, Regional Coordination, Canadian Cancer Society

Richmond Hill, Ontario
Deadline February 10, 2014

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, Regional Coordination
Richmond Hill, ON
Regular, Full-Time
Reference #: OHPE 433

An Exciting Opportunity

The Senior Coordinator is responsible for promoting Smokers’ Helpline intervention including telephone, online and text services, by collaborating with local cessation services and service providers, to increase awareness and utilization of Smokers’ Helpline in the local area.

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Functional Duties

  • Promote Smokers’ Helpline intervention, both telephone and online services, throughout the assigned region, to increase service awareness and utilization.
  • Collaborate with regional cessation services and service providers to promote the use of the Smokers’ Helpline.
  • Collaborate with Canadian Cancer Society community offices in the assigned region to leverage opportunities to support and promote Smokers’ Helpline and the Society.
  • Represent and promote Smokers’ Helpline intervention and centralized operations at local/regional levels.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of local/regional promotional activities.
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of a database of regional evidence-based cessation services.
  • Collaborate with regional cessation services and service providers to coordinate Smokers’ Helpline services with local tobacco control programs and to create two-way referral mechanisms.
  • Train and support volunteers to do community-based tobacco education and promotion of Smokers’ Helpline.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Works in compliance with The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations.
  • Reviews and complies with the Health and Safety Policy.


  • 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; and experience in developing and delivering presentations to varying target audiences.
  • Understanding of tobacco control issues and cessation strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook).
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • A Criminal Records Check is required.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be an asset.
  • Non-smoker

Working Conditions

  • Will work outside standard business hours, as necessary. May flex hours or work overtime as appropriate.
  • Regular travel within the region.
  • Works independently and reports to a manager who works at another location.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • May involve periods of prolonged sitting or standing.
  • May involve significant computer use.

Direct 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 mid 50K 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 433 in the subject line of the email by February 10, 2014, 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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